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Author Guidelines

• Contribution may be original papers, critical reviews or research notes which have not been published earlier or have not been simultaneously offered for publication elsewhere without the consent of the Chief Editor of this Journal.
• Research papers and review articles may deal with any aspect of cotton research, development or utilization, such as breeding and genetics, bio-technology, agronomy, soil science, physiology, entomology, pathology, mechanical and chemical and bio-chemical processing, utilization of by-products, marketing etc.
• Each paper/article should not exceed 5000 words. Brief reports or research notes should normally not exceed 800 words.
• The manuscript should be submitted in triplicate, typed in double space, on one side of the paper with 4cm margin. Illustrations should be preferably laser prints. Photographs should be on glossy paper.
• Results represented in diagrammatic form should not also be given in the form of Tables. Column headings should be kept to the minimum. If a brief heading is not possible, a number or letter may be used and an explanatory note is given at the foot of the table.
• The use of Greek characters should be kept to a minimum.
• An abstract must be provided for each paper. The abstract will precede the main text of the paper and draw attention to its salient points.
• Reference are to be indicated by author’s name with year. These should be arranged in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. Acknowledgements should be brief.
• The authors should send the revised manuscript of the paper after incorporating the changes/alterations suggested by the referee along with a soft copy.
• All articles are subject to the approval of the Editorial Board of the Journal.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • Intended submission is original paper / critical review / research note, pertaining to cotton production and processing.
  • Intended submission is not published earlier or have not been simultaneously offered for publication elsewhere, without the consent of the Chief Editor of this Journal.
  • Original paper / critical review is within 5000 words and research notes within 800 words. Article title is followed by Name of Author/s indicating corresponding author and affiliation/s. An abstract is provided before the main text of the paper with keywords.
  • Manuscript is typed in double space with 4 cm margins on all sides. Illustrations and images are clear. Results represented in diagrammatic form are not duplicated in table form. Table title / column headings kept to a minimum.
  • Use of Greek or special characters kept to a minimum. Formulae are typed.
  • Alphabetically ordered references are indicated by author's name with year. Format followed for Journal is: Name/s of the author/s, the name of the journal, volume and page numbers. For book: Name/s of the author/s, the title of the book, name and location of the publishers and page numbers. Personal communications and unpublished work are excluded from references, but are incorporated in the text.
  • Acknowledgement is brief.
  • At least first author or any author is member of ISCI.
  • Copyright vests with the ISCI and deemed to accepted by author/s on submitting the contribution.

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Review articles on topical issues are invited from prominent scientists, peer-reviewed and published.

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