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Author Guidelines

Journal of Sugarcane Research (JSR) is a bi-annual periodical of the Society for Sugarcane Research and Development (SSRD), located at ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (India). It publishes original research articles, short research communications and review articles on basic and applied aspects of sugarcane agriculture. All contributions to the journal are reviewed by referees and are selected on the basis of quality and originality of the work.

JSR  provides immediate open access to its content and there is no processing or publishing charge for papers.

Submission of manuscript

  • Authors are requested to submit their manuscript online preferably in Microsoft Word 97-2003 format .
  • Each full length research paper must not exceed 6000 words including tables and illustrations.
  • Short communications should be restricted to about 2000 words including tables, figures and references.
  • For review article and New variety/genetic stock/Scientific Correspondence, authors may contact the editor at before sending the manuscript. Review articles, as far as possible, should not exceed 8000 words.

  • No page proofs will be sent to author(s).
    • No editing or material changes at the proof stage will be permitted.
  • A Title page should be uploaded along with the manuscript with the following details. 
    • Title of the paper
    • Authors, sequentially
    • Affiliation of author(s) along with email ID and other contact particulars.
    • Acknowledgements, if any
    • Provide names of three reviewers who are experts in the same field (optional) in this page.
  • The submitted  paper should have the following.


  • Please provide an abstract not exceeding 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


  • Please provide four to six keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Main Headings

  • Each full-length research paper will be divided into the following main sections which are to be typed only the first letter capitals and aligned to the left of the page: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, References.


  • Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word.
  • Use a normal, plain font (11-point Times New Roman) for text.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


  • Typed flush left in first letters capital.


  • Introduction should be brief and limited to the area of specific research work.
  • The literature reviewed should be restricted to the problem undertaken.

Materials and methods

  • This section should include relevant details on the nature of material, experimental design, the techniques employed, and the statistical methods with citation of references.

Results and Discussion

  • Results should contain data, which are essential for drawing main conclusions from the study. Statistically analyzed data have to be provided and shall not be presented in both table and figure.
  • The discussion should deal with the interpretation of results.


  • Generic and specific names should be italicized and the first reference to the latter should be accompanied by the authority.


  • Tables should be placed at appropriate places in the text.
  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, please supply a table caption explaining the components of the table.

Figure Captions

  • Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts.
  • Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type.


  • Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. References should be listed in alphabetical order by the last names of the first author of each work.

JSR follows the CSE Name-Year Citation Style. Click here for details.

A.  Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses.


  • Sugarcane takes twelve years from hybridization to the release of cultivars (Heinz 1987).
  • Insect pests account for more than 10% of yield losses in sugarcane worldwide (Ricaud and Ryan 1989).
  • Hasu et al. (1996) have reported the role of female parent in the inheritance of sucrose content.
  • Auxin is known to promote the entire process of lateral root formation (Xie et al. 2000, 2002; Dubrovsky et al. 2008).

B. Listing of references

It should be in alphabetical order. Author's names to be written in normal sequence, with surnames first, followed by initials (with a space) and year within brackets.


Article from a Print Journal

Format:Author's(s') name(s). Date. Article Title. Journal title. Volume(issue):page numbers. Full journal title, if the standard abbreviation of the journal is not known.

Example: Kesselheim AS, Solomon DH. 2010 Jun 3. Incentives for drug development: the curious case of colchicine. The New England Journal of Medicine. 362(22):2045-2047.

Electronic Article from a Database

Format:Author's(s') name(s). Date. Article Title. Abbreviated journal title [Internet]. [cited date]; volume(issue): page numbers. Available from: web address (include the DOI number, article or document number, if available)

Example:Castonguay LG, Boswell JF, Constantino MJ, Goldfried MR, Hill CE. 2010 Jan. Training implications of harmful effects of psychological treatments. Am Psychol [Internet]. [cited 2010 Oct 24]; 65(1):34-49. Available from:  doi: 10.1037/a0017330

Electronic Article from Publisher's Website

Format: Author's(s') name. Date. Article title. Abbreviated journal title [Internet]. [cited date]; volume(issue): page numbers. Available from: web address (include the DOI number, article or document number, if available)

Example: Ward-Fear, G, Brown GP, Shine R. 2010 Apr. Using a native predator (the meat ant, Iridomyrmex reburras) to reduce the abundance of an invasive species (the cane toad, Bufo marinus) in tropical Australia. J Appl Ecol [Internet]. [cited 2010 Oct 24]; 47(2):273-280. Available from:  doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01773.x

Electronic Article from Online-Only Journal

Format:Author's(s') name(s). Date. Article title. Abbreviated journal title [Internet]. [cited date]; volume(issue):page numbers. Available from: web address  (include the DOI number, article or document number, if available)

Example: Soundrapandian C, Sa B, Datta S. 2009 Dec. Organic-inorganic composites for bone drug delivery. AAPS PharmSciTech [Internet]. [cited 2010 Oct 25]; 10(4):1158-1171. Available from:  doi: 10.1208/s12249-009-9308-0


Author(s) name. Â Date. Â Title of dissertation or thesis [content designator -dissertation or thesis]. Â Place of publication: Publisher. 


Harry SR. 2010. Bioanalytical approaches to chemical biology [dissertation]. Nashville (TN): Vanderbilt University.

Technical Report

Author(s) name. Date. Title of report. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher. Report No.: Notes.


Barbely NL, Sim BW, Kitaplioglu C, Goulding P 2nd. Â 2010 Jan 20. Â A study of acoustic reflections in full-scale rotor low frequency noise measurements acquired in wind tunnels.  Moffett Field (CA):  NASA Ames Research Center (US).  Report No.: ARC-E-DAA-TN1156.  Available from:  NTRS, Hanover, MD; 20100026469.

Conference Paper

Author(s) of paper.  Date.  Title of paper.  In: Editor(s).  Title of book.  Number and name of conference; date of conference; place of conference.  Place of publication: Publisher.  Location.  p. page numbers of the paper.


Wagner M, Taylor MW.  2005.  Isotopic-labelling methods for deciphering the function of uncultured micro-organisms.  In: Gadd GM, Semple KT, Lappin-Scott HM, editors.  Micro-organisms and earth systems' advances in geomicrobiology. Proceedings of the 65th Symposium of the Society for General Microbiology; Staffordshire (England). New York (NY): Cambridge University Press.  p. 1-10.

Conference Abstract

Author(s) of paper.  Date.  Title of paper [abstract].  In: Editor(s).  Title of book. Number and name of conference; date of conference; place of conference.  Place of publication:  Publisher.  Location.  p. page numbers of the paper.


Flint HJ.  2006 Apr 3-6.  The significance of prokaryote diversity in the human gastrointestinal tract [abstract].   In: Proceedings of the 66th Symposium of the Society for General Microbiology; Coventry (UK). Â Cambridge (UK): Â University Press. p. 3.



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. Preferably in 97-2003 format.

    A title page in a separate MS Word file, carrying  the Title of the research paper, Name(s) /sequence of the Author(s), their affiliation followed by E - mail IDs , other contact particulars and Acknowledgements should be uploaded along with the blinded-manuscript. 

    Therefore, two word files have been uploaded.

  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.5 or double -spaced; uses a 11-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. Please click here for details of CSE Name-Year citation style.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Scientific Correspondence

Scientific correspondence is intended to provide a forum for rapid communication of important new findings or topical reports of general scientific interest.

From the Field

The From the Field section would include editorially reviewed and peer commented (but not peer reviewed) descriptive articles (2000-5000 words) on sugarcane research & development, in the field.

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