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Author Guidelines

1. Membership of the journal for authors is obligatory for the publication of papers.
2. Manuscripts that contain new and significant findings are welcome with the understanding that the contents have not been simultaneously submitted or published in any other journal. Manuscript should be typed in double space on one side of white bond paper (A4 size) leaving at least 5 cm margins on each side, not exceeding 12 typed pages including Tables. The manuscript may be sent through e-mail ( or to hasten the process of reviewing. Three copies of the manuscripts should be sent by registered post/speed post to THE SECRETARY, COTTON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, CCS HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, HlSAR-125 004 (HARYANA)
3. Arrangement of the Manuscript : Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order :
(a) Cover page should contain concise but self explanatory title (up to 20 words), typed in double space with capital letters. In addition, a short running title should be given and typed on top of the cover page of the manuscript. By line should contain, in addition to the name (s) and initials of the author (s), the name of the institution where the research was .carried out. Change of address should be given as a footnote. The ABSTRACT (not exceeding 200 words) should be followed by not more than 10 key words in alphabetical order.
(b) Full paper should be prepared with the headings : ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS and RESULTS AND DISCUSSION.
(c) Short communications should follow the sytle of full paper with text headings omitted except ABSTRACT and KEY WORDS.
(d) Table : Each table should be concise and typed on separate page.
(e) Figures drawn with black ink on white paper are preferred.
(f) Photographs for reproduction should be glossy prints with dark and light contrasts (atleast of Post Card size).
(g) Acknowledgement, if any, should be in brief.
(h) References should be arranged alphabetically by the name of the first author and then, if required, by the second and third author and so on (surname precedes intitials), year of publication, title of article, abbreviated title of journal in accordance with the latest edition of the World List of Scientific Periodicals 4th ed. London, volume number (double underlined), colon and page range. If there is more than one publication by the same author (s) in the same year, the letters ‘a’, ‘b’ and so on should be added after the year, both in the text and in the list of REFERENCES at the end.
4. Complete name of publishers and place of publication of books should be given. For proceeding or other publications complete details should be given. The style and punctuation of references should conformed to the examples illustrated below :
Journal Article
Grover, R. K. and Moore, J. D. 1962. Toximetric studies of fungicides against the brown rot organisms, Selerotinia fructicola and S. laxa. Phytopathology 52 : 876-80. Book
Pradhan, S. 1983. Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi pp. 267.
Contribution to a book
Randhawa, L. S. and Singh, T. H. 1995. Heterosis breeding for crossing present yield barriers in cotton. In: GA. Constable and N. W. Forester (eds.), Challenging the Future; Proceedings of the World Cotton Research Conference I, CSIRO,Austrialia, 617 pp. Thesis
Sharma, P. 1995. Effect of integrated weed management on yield and qualify of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). M. Sc. Thesis, CCS HaryanaAgricultural University, Hisar.
Papers in conferences/symposia/workshops
Khadi, B. M. Kulkarni, V. N., Katageri, I. S. and Mahantahivayogayya,K. 2004. Development of Cotton hybrids in India and their role in increasing cotton production. National Symposium on “Changing World Order-Cotton Research, Development and Policy in Context”held at ANGRAU, Hyderabad from August 10-12-2004 pp. 40-48.
5. The revised manuscript should be sent on C.D. in M. S. Word with Two hard copy alongwith the original.
Manuscripts which do not confirm to these directives are liable to be returned to the authors.
The Editorial Board takes no responsibility for facts or the opinion expressed in this Journal which rests entirely with the authors.
“For Style of manuscripts, consult the recent issue of the Journal”

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • Manuscript should be according to the mandate of journal
  • Heading should be clear and brief
  • Repetition of results should not be there
  • Methodology should according to the objectives.
  • Interpretations should be adequate and brief
  • Three copies should be attached
  • Membership fee should be attached - demand draft only obligatory for all authors
  • Association name check properly
  • Follow the guidelines for preparation of manuscript

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