Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- 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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format in single column format
- 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.
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1. Arrange of Manuscript as per the following headings viz. ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, AUTHORS’ CONTRIBUTION, DECLARATION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, REFERENCES.
NO SUB-HEADING WITHIN THE MAIN HEADING IS ACCEPTED. If the MS is not in this format it will be immediately rejected .
2. Title should be short, clear and should be in line with the MS without scientific name of the crop
3. Keywords should be carefully chosen, and must mention the scientific name of crop
4. MS should be written in English with short and simple sentences having clarity of expression.
6. AS FAR AS POSSIBLE EACH MS SHOULD CITE REFERENCES PUBLISHED IN IJH ISSUES ON SIMILAR WORK APART FROM CITING RELEVANT RECENT RESEARCH PUBLISHED ELSEWHERE.
7. Data presented in the mnuscript should be recent one and relevant on the date of publication.
8. Introduction should be kept minimum (Not more than 2 paragraph ) focusing on the importance of the study, research gaps and objectives. PL FOLLOW THE WORD LIMIT
9.Point wise reply on action taken on the comments raised by reviewer, editor and editor-in-chief in a separate page.
10. Follow the strict GENERAL guidelines on citation of references in the MS mentioned below
a. Style of citing references in Indian Journal of Horticulture
Research Paper: Scaffer,B. and Guaye, G.O. 1989. Effects of pruning on light interception, specific leaf density and chlorophyll content of mango. Sci. Hortic. 41:55-61.
Thesis: Laxmi, D.1997. Studies on somatic embryogenesis in mango (Mangifera indica L.). Ph.D. Thesis, P.G. School, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
Book Chapter: Sunderland, N. 1977. Nuclear cytology. In: Plant Cell and Tissue Culture, Vol. II. H.E. Street (Ed.), University of California Press, Berkeley, California, USA, pp. 171-206.
Proceedings of Symposium: Chase, S.S. 1974. Utilization of haploids in plant breeding: breeding diploid species. In: Haploids in Higher Plants: Advances and Potential. Guelph. K.J. Kasha (Ed.),Intl. Symp. 10-14 June, 1974, University of Guelph, Canada, pp. 211-30.
Book: Panse, V.G. and Sukhatme, P.V. 1978. Statistical Methods for Agricultural Workers, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 381p.
b. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the references. To minimize citation errors, authors should verify references against the original documents. All listed references must be cited in the text.
c. References should be limited to pertinent works or papers that have been published recently or accepted for publication in journals covered by major scientific databases (MAXIMUM UPTO 16)
d. An abstract or paper published in conference proceedings, research reports, or theses may be cited only when it is the sole source. An internet address as source for a reference is only allowed when it points to a peer reviewed electronic journal. In case a reference points to a foreign language journal, the language should be provided in square brackets (e.g. [publication in French]). This is also only allowed when it is the sole source.
e. Avoid citing a personal communication unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text. Authors should obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of a personal communication.
f. The list of references should be alphabetically by the last name of the first author, and numbered serially. Appropriate numbers in square brackets should identify citations in the text and consecutive references should be concatenated (e.g. [7, 12-15]). The names of all authors should be listed. References by the same author or group of authors should be listed in chronological order
g. Journal titles should be properly abbreviated according to ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see http://www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php
This is to certify that the MS has been submitted/revised in light of all the points mentioned in the checklist mentioned above and I undertake the responsibility of rejection of MS due to not following the above guidelines.
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