Instructions to Author

Sample_Research_Article

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHOR

OBJECTIVES

The aim of JOURNAL OF PROGRESSIVE AGRICULTURE is to contribute towards developing and disseminating of knowledge through publishing original research, review papers and short communications in the various fields of agricultural sciences and all relevant areas related to agricultural sciences. Manuscripts must contain significant new findings and must not have been published elsewhere nor be simultaneously under consideration for any other publication outlet.

 SCOPE AND THRUST AREAS

JOURNAL OF PROGRESSIVE AGRICULTURE will publish original, peer refereed research pertaining to the agricultural sciences, technology and the applications of these sciences. The Journal covers a wide range of interest in the fields of agricultural sciences. The Journal is focused on publishing research work; however review papers are also published. JOURNAL OF PROGRESSIVE AGRICULTURE will cover following Subjects:

  • Agricultural Sciences and Relevant areas
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Social Sciences

 TYPE OF MANUSCRIPTS

Original articles should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental methods should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of an original article is the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. Short communication also contain abstract. The list of references should not exceed 15. The presentation of Short Communications should contain headings such as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, etc. Submissions of review articles and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged.

 PUBLICATION TIME

All articles will be published in the journal within 4 to 5 months.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Manuscripts (in English), together with a covering letter from the author responsible for all correspondence, should be submitted via Electronic form in Microsoft word may also be submitted through e-mails to : dsbhati06@rediffmail.com, jrofprogagri@rediffmail.com, All manuscripts with a covering letter from the author of correspondence should be submitted to:

 Dr. D.S. Bhati [General Secretary]

316/A, Christian Ganj, Ajmer – 305 001 Rajasthan, India.

Mobile No. 094145 36224

Email: dsbhati06@rediffmail.comjrofprogagri@rediffmail.com

 REVIEW PROCESS

All manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial board as well as by qualified reviewers from the concerned field.

 PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Manuscripts should be prepared in English using a word processor. Manuscripts should be typed in double-spaced throughout including the reference section, with wide (2.5 cm) margins, in each side.

 TITLE

Should be short, specific and informative. The title page should include the names (s) of author(s), affiliation, mailing address and contact with e-mail of corresponding author, a running short title not exceeding 40 characters. By-line should contain the place (organization) where research was conducted.

 ABSTRACT

Italic Forms, Written in complete and simple sentence should not be more than 200 words. Key words (maximum 7) must be given, and these should appear just beneath the abstract.

 INTRODUCTION

Beginning with a new page, it should be brief and limited to the statement of the problem/ objectives and aims of the experiments with brief review of literature pertaining to the type of work.

 MATERIALS AND METHODS

Relevant details should be given including experimental design and the technique (s) used along with appropriate statistical methods used clearly along with the year of experimentation (field and laboratory).

 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

It should include important findings discussed briefly. Wherever necessary, elaborate on the tables and figures without repeating their contents. Interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. However, coloured photographs can be published only if the authors agree to bear the cost.

REFERENCES

References should be referred by a number in the text, listed according to this numbering at the end of the paper. Unpublished data should not be cited in the references. The references should comprise the following information and in the order as given in the examples below:

 Research article:

[1]. (a) Vedivel S and Ebenezar EG 2006. Eco-friendly management of leaf blight of tomato caused by Alternaria sulani. J Mycol Pl. Pathol 36 (1): 79-80.

 Proceedings/Seminar/Conference papers:

[2]. Estruch, J., Warren, G.W., Mullins, M.A., Nye, G.J. Craig, J.A. & Joziel, H.G. (1996).

 Transgenic

Plants: An emerging approach to pest control. In: Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 1995, USA, 93:5369-5395.

 Book and chapters:

[3]. Sarbhog AK, Varshnvey JL and Agrwal DK. 1996. Fungi of India. CBS Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi 350 P.

 [4].Stork, N. (1997). Measuring Global Biodiversity and its Decline (Eds. Reakakudla, M.L., Wilson, D.E. and Wilson, E.O.) Biodiversity II, Joseph Henry Press, Washington DC, p.41-68

 TABLES

Tables should be typed on separate sheets and should bear a short descriptive title.

 FIGURES

It should be of good quality [600 dpi JPEG format] drawn in black and white or colour on good quality tracing paper. The captions of the figures should be typed on a separate page. The figures should not exceed 18 x 15 cm size.

 PHOTOGRAPHS

The photographs (JPEG format) for publication should be of high contrast on glossy paper without folds or creases. Each illustration or plate should be as a separate sheet with the name(s) of author(s) and figure number printed lightly with soft pencil on the reverse side.

 EQUATIONS AND UNITS

All equations should be type written by equation editor or other software. Mathematical notations should be simple and suitable for multidisciplinary audience. All data should be in metric units with single decimal. The data must be accompanied with statistical analysis. The papers not conforming to the above format will be returned without processing.

 PUBLICATION CHARGES

For all article within 6 pages (including figures and tables B/W) are peer reviewed before acceptance for publication and the author (s) need to pay Rs.1500/- towards publication fee per article.

 COPYRIGHT POLICY

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication, in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal or as a part in a book which is formally published and made available to the public. For the mutual benefit and protection of authors and publishers it is necessary that authors provide formal written consent to publisher and transfer of copyright form after acceptance of papers.

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