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Author Guidelines

Preparation of manuscripts: Manuscripts should be clearly and precisely written in English. Manuscripts should not normally exceed 15 typed pages. Reviews should not exceed 24 pages. It should be type written on one side of the A4 paper with 2.5 cm wide margins and double spacing throughout including abstract, footnotes, references, etc. Every page of the manuscript including references, tables, etc. should be numbered. Manuscripts should be organized in the following order :

Title: (clear, descriptive and not too long; limit to 15 to 20 words).

Name(s) of author(s): Complete postal address (es) of affiliation for correspondence including e-mail and Fax number.

Abstract: (brief and informative; presented as one block; 250 words).

Key words: (Normally 3-6; words appeared in title should not be given).

Introduction: (should give relevant background information, reasons and aims of study).

Materials and Methods: (detail accounts of area, methods and techniques used).

Results and Discussion: (should indicate what was learned and how results relate to existing knowledge; must correspond to aims and methodologies of study).


References: (limit to 20 in research paper; in review paper limit to 40).

Tables: (Large tables should be avoided; must find reference in text).

Figures: (should not duplicate data presented in table).


Following system for arranging the references should be used in alphabetical order.


A. Periodical

Gupta, V.K. and Patil, B.D.1987. Heterosis and inbreeding depression in su-babul (Leucaena leucocephala (Lam) de Wit). Indian J. Genet. 17:187-192.


B. Edited Symposia, Special Issues, Proceedings etc.

Solanki, K.R., Kackar; N.L., Singh, M. and Jindal, S.K. 1992. Ga.netic improvement of Prosopis cineraria. In: Prosopis species: Aspects of their Value, Research and Development (eds.R.W. Dutton, M. Powell and R.J. Ridley). Proc. of the Prosopis Symposium. Univ. of Durham, UK, July 27-31,1992.pp.157-173.


C. Book Chapter

Dadhwal, K.S.1994. Stablisation of degraded limestones mined lands with special reference to agroforestry. In: Agroforestry Systems for Degraded Lands (eds. P. Singh, P.S. Pathak and M.M. Roy).Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt., New Delhi, India.pp. 63-69.


D. Books

Narayanan, T.R. and Dabadghao, P.M.1972. Forage Crops of India. ICAR, New Delhi, India.

 Abbreviate the titles of periodicals mentioned in the list of references according to the "International List of Periodical Title Word Abbreviations". Works accepted for publication but not yet published should be referred to as "in press". Metric measurements in SI units should be used. Good illustrations and black and white photographs are encouraged to bring clarity in scientific information.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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