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Author Guidelines

Title of the Article

  • Catchy, short and attractive
  • Compel the readers to read the article
  • Time-oriented
  • Serve the purpose of audience – means it should be audience-oriented
  • News-oriented

Intro/Introductory Paragraph

  • It has gist of the article
  • Preferably give answers of all 4 Ws and 1 H
  • Ws stands for: what, where, why and when
  • H stands for: how
  • Intro paragraph should convey the complete message so that reader is satisfied.


  • The very first paragraph of articles is known as Introduction
  • It is an introduction for the article
  • It shows the need of writing article
  • For example, we write an article on a new hybrid. We have to write its importance that it is better in such and such regards
  • It should be really one paragraph or two paragraphs if the subject is broader

Text of Article

  • Remaining text should be in a descending order of importance
  • Emphasize on your own findings
  • Here follow proper heading scheme
  • Use key words in headings
  • Follow central heading, subheading, inset heading etc.

General Guidelines

  • Follow guidelines strictly
  • Stick to number of words required (2,500 words)
  • Do not exceed page limit
  • Write captions separately
  • Give 1-2 tables or graphs (avoid repetition)
  • Name(s) of author(s), Complete postal address(es) of affiliations (place where work was conducted).
  • Complete correspondence address including e-mail address of authors should be provided (these are given as footnote on first page).
  • Units in metric system; full forms of all abbreviations used in table; source of data should be given in detail. Units of measurement, symbols and standard abbrevia¬tions should conform to those recommended by the International Union of Biochemi¬stry (IUB) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Metric measure¬ments are preferred, and dosages should be expressed entirely in metric units (SI units). In exceptional circumstances, others may be used, provided they are consistent.
  • Figures: Author is required to submit high-resolution images, preferably with the initial submission but no later than revision stage. Electronic images (figures and schemes) must be at a minimum resolution of 600 d.p.i. for line drawings (black and white) and 300 d.p.i. for color or grayscale. Color figures must be supplied in CMYK not RGB colors. Please ensure that the prepared electronic image files print at a legible size (with lettering of at least 2 mm).A number of different file formats are acceptable, including: PowerPoint (.ppt), Tagged Image File Format (.tif), Encapsulated PostScript (.eps), Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg), Graphics Interchange Format (.gif), Adobe Illustrator (.ai) (please save your files in Illustrator's EPS format), Portable Network Graphics (.png), Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and Excel (.xls) but not Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Type in double space everywhere
  • Do not leave typing error
  • Well -presented articles are given priority
  • There should not be more than two authors of one article. However, there may be three or maximum four authors,  if the article is on an inter-sectoral package.

Rewrite Your Article

  • Rewrite your article after 2-3 days
  • Show it to your friends/colleagues
  • You may show it to a person working on the same problem


  • Use simple words
  • Use short sentences in a logical order
  • Use active voice
  • Avoid passive voice
  • Relate all sentences with each other
  • Maintain coherence
  • Paragraphs should be short and readable
  • Short paragraphs give pause to readers
  • Give human touch to your article to make it interesting
  • Give practical information

Writing for Success Stories
Who has got success in:

  • Introducing new technology/methodology etc.

  • Diversification of any farming system in a particular area for more return

  • How he/she is inspiration to other farmer

  • What is cost:benefit ratio of the farm produce?

  • What are the prospects of that farm commodity?

  • Show the difference in adoption of that particular technique, variety, seed, tool etc.

Summary: Summary of article should be provided at the end of article under the heading “Summary”

Papers should be composed in MS Word, and double‐spaced throughout (including references and tables). Article (including illustrations) should be sent after a careful check‐up of typographical errors.

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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 file 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.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Article is based on recent experiments or practical experience of the author. Data is correct, authentic and updated.
  • Article is not based on compiled matter or on some survey, report or record of extension education.
  • Article is not of theoretical nature or only of local relevance. Article text gives complete relevant details of practical utility to the farmer in clear and simple English.

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