Author Guidelines

Manuscript requirement

The author(s) has to prepare the  manuscript before submission, using the IJAGRI Template with the following paper classification:

  • Research paper
  • Case study
  • Literature review
  • Short Communication

The paper should be written in English, a maximum of 20 pages. It must contain abstract, not longer than 500 words. After the abstract, a maximum 5 or 6 keywords should be presented. The research methodology should be clearly described under a separate heading. The information about the author, 50 words maximum, might be given at the end of the article and the author’s photograph can be enclosed too.

1.Paper Submission

Authors will be required to submit, MS-Word compatible (.doc, .docx), papers electronically after logging in at our portal and accessing submit the paper link, available at Online Submission. Once the paper is uploaded successfully, our Editorial office staff assigns a Unique Paper ID, acknowledges it on the screen and also sends an acknowledgment email to the author at her/his registered email ID. The authors must quote /refer the paper ID in all future correspondences.

If you find difficulties in submitting the manuscript please forward your doc file to support@ijagri.org   our support team will assist you in the submission process and other technical matters.

2. Paper Format and Page Layout

While preparing and formatting papers, authors must conform to the under-mentioned MS-Word (.doc, .docx) format:-

  • All manuscripts must be in English and in MS-Word (.doc, .docx) format
  • The total length of the paper, including references and appendices, must not exceed 20 pages. It should be typed on one-side with a single column, 1.15-line spacing, 10 font size, Times New Roman, in MS Word (.doc/.docx).
  • The Top, bottom, left and right Margin should be 0.5cm. Page layout should be a portrait with 0.2 Header and Footer margins. Select the option for different Headers and Footers for different for the First page in Layout (under Page Setup menu option of MS Word). The authors are not supposed to write anything in the footer.
  • The title in bold should appear in a single column on the first page in 16 Font size, below which the name of the author(s), 12 font size, name of affiliation (Department name, College/University/Institute) 12 font size and email id should be provided centrally aligned in 12 font size.
  • To avoid unnecessary errors, the authors are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of the word processor.
  • The author should be typed references in single-line spacing, 10 font size.
  • Complete author’s profile
  • The complete template has been prepared and is available at: Paper Template

3.Structure of the Manuscript

These guidelines for research papers are flexible, especially for case studies. The manuscript is to be arranged in the following order:

  1. Title, author(s), and complete name(s) of institution(s)
  2. Contact no & valid Email address
  3. Abstract
  4. Keywords
  5. Introduction
  6. Literature Survey
  7. Problem definition or experimental work
  8. Results and Discussion
  9. Conclusion

Acknowledgment

Reference

To structure your manuscript, please follow the guidelines. To structure your manuscript, please try to restrict yourself to a maximum of three levels of headlines.

Title page:

The title page has to contain the name(s) of all author(s) and their complete mailing addresses with the corresponding author marked clearly. Please use an extra page for the title page.

Abstract: Articles must include an Abstract of 250 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. The abstract should not repeat the information which is already present in the title. References should be avoided.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 to 6 keywords.

Text: The paper must be divided into sections and subheadings starting preferably with Introduction and ending with Conclusion followed by Acknowledgement.

All papers cited in the text, tables, and figures must be included in the references and all papers cited the references section should be cited in the text. The authors should monitor references at all phases of manuscript preparation.  In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like a and b after the date to distinguish the works.

Introduction: The introduction should introduce the research problem that the study was designed to address and its significance. It should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. What gap is the current study designed to fill? In other words, the introduction should provide the information for the reader that he/she will need in order to understand and appreciate the science you will report on later in the article.

 The materials and methods:

This should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited and the relevant literature should be provided in the citation. The important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer(s) name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail. All the data should be applied with statistics Experimental / Research work. If the manuscript reports on work conducted on vertebrate animals, the appropriate institutional approval number should be listed in this section of the text.

 The results and discussion:

This should describe the observations with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the Results: author’s experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. The data should be arranged in a unified and coherent sequence so that the report is developed clearly and logically. The same data should not be presented both in tabular and graphic forms, which should be numerically (Arabic numerals as 1, 2, etc.)  Cited in the text and interpreted. Only such tables and figures as are necessary should be given. Interpretation of the data should be taken up under discussion; in some cases, however, it may be desirable to combine the results and discussion in a single section. Whenever possible use figures rather than tables as it is much easier to see trends in a graphical presentation of data. If you do use figures and tables each of these must be titled descriptively.

Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.

Discussion: The discussion should interpret the significance of the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusion:  State the significance of the results in the conclusion in a few sentences at the end of the paper.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

Authors must indicate whether or not they have a financial relationship with the organization that sponsored the research.

This section is used to acknowledge the contributions of institution authorities who provided the facilities to carry out the research work or

Acknowledgment:

 This section is used to acknowledge the contributions of institution authorities/funding agencies who provided the facilities to carry out the research work.

References:

  • All the references Indexed in the paper should be cited by the author name, cite by reference number accordingly as they appear in the text.