International Journal on Agricultural Sciences

Guidelines for Authors


International Journal on Agricultural Sciencesis a broad-based, peer-reviewed open access International Journal and publishes research papers from all areas of Environment.

Journal is published bi-annual with two issues in a year? June & December.

All the papers published in the Journal, are reviewed by a group of reviewers / referees for their scientific merit. Journal follows dual blind review system and the manuscript decisions are solely based on the results of peer reviews.
Authors will be notified of acceptance, need for revision or re-revision or rejection. Once rejected that paper cannot be resubmitted. Editor reserves the right of rejecting the paper at any stage without assigning the reason.

Rapid Publication Facility (RPF) and Technical Language Editing Facility (TLEF) are also available to authors.

1) Aims and Scope

International Journal on Agricultural Sciences(IJAS) publishes original research papers dealing with all aspects of Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Pollution, Agricultural Technology? in English language.

Scientists who use English as a foreign language are strongly recommended to have their manuscripts (MS) checked by a native English proficient colleague or English Editing Services for linguistic correctness, before submission.

2) Open access

All research papers published in International Journal on Agricultural Sciencesare made available online Free, immediately upon publication of print version without any kind of charges or fee.

3) Terms and Conditions

Submission of manuscript to this journal implies that

(i) it has not been published elsewhere and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, (ii) it does not consist of duplicate material already published, (iii) it does not contain plagiarized material, and that (iv) it has been approved by all the authors and the concerned institutions

4) Supplement or Special Issue

International Journal on Agricultural Sciences may consider publication of Supplement or Special Issue based on proceedings' research papers and reviews (National & International Conferences).
Manuscript Preparation
Manuscript should be computer typed in double spacing on one side of A4 size white paper, leaving wide margins on both sides.
The manuscript should be prepared and submitted strictly as per the following guidelines:

(a) Use standard symbols of Units conforming to the International System of Units (SI). Some examples are: km, m, cm, mm, ?m, ?, nm; kg, g, mg, ?g, mol (mole); l (liter), ml (milliliter), ?l (micro liter); yr (year), wk (weak), d (day), hr (hour), min (minute), sec (second), ?s (microsecond); ppm (parts per million), ?C (centigrade), SD (standard deviation), SE (standard error), CV (coefficient of variation); sc (subcutaneous), ip (intra-peritoneal), iv (intravenous); mg l-1 (milligram per liter), ms-1 (meter per second), g l-1 (grams per liter), ha (hectare).

For enzymes, use the trivial names as recommended by IUPAC-IUB Commission.
For abbreviations, standard international practices should be used. Full form of all abbreviations should be given at their first citation with abbreviations in the bracket e.g. ethyl methane sulphonate (EMS)

(b) Tables should be typed in Microsoft-Word Table format on separate pages, and should be numbered using Arabic numerals. They should be supplied with headings and should be referred to as ?Table 1, 2, ??.

(c) Figures should be planed to suit a column width of 8.2 cm or a page width of 17 cm. Figures may be combined to a maximum plate size of 17x23.5 cm. Photographs should be sharp, contrast and must be submitted in JPEG or TIFF format, with a resolution between 300-600 dpi. Line diagrams (e.g. graphs, histograms, etc.) should be submitted in Excel format. Figures should be submitted on separate pages and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals (e.g. Fig. 3).

Legends for figures should be given below the figures. Illustrations taken from outside source should be accompanied with source (reference).

Colour figures are printed at the authors' expense. (d) Page 1 of the paper should contain the following only:-

1. Title of the paper- concise and descriptive
2. Author(s) name(s)
3. Author(s) affiliations (Department and Institution)
4. Short running title
5. Full postal address with Postal or Pin code and Telephone number of corresponding author with alternative e-mail and mobile number also.
6. Type of paper (Review, Original, Short communication etc.)
7. E-mail ID of the corresponding author
8. Total number of Tables, Figures and Pages in the paper

(e) Page 2 should contain Title of the paper, followed by Abstract (about 200 words), 4-5 Key words and Text proper. To facilitate the review process, there should be no name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) on this and the subsequent pages of the Text.

Abstract should be in single paragraph and should indicate significant findings, data/data range, conclusions and relevance of the study. It should be in a form such that abstracting agencies may use it without change.

Key words should adequately index the subject matter and should not be more than 5. They should be arranged in alphabetical order.

Text proper should be subdivided into sections: 1. Introduction
2. Materials and Methods
3. Results and Discussion
4. Acknowledgments
5. References

Do not use capital letters for author names and headlines. All scientific names, from the level of genus downward, should be made italics (e.g. Rattusrattus).
Introduction should precisely include the aims of the study. It should be concise and specific with no sub-headings. Reviewing of literature should be avoided.
Materials and Methods should be sufficiently detailed to enable the experiments to be reproduced. The standard techniques and methodology adopted should be supported with references.

Results and Discussion should be combined. Results may be split into sub-headings. Results should be co-related and discussed. Data emerging out from the study should be included, arranged in a unified and coherent sequence, and statistically analyzed with significance. Position of Figures and Tables should be indicated in the left margin of Text. The same data should not be presented both in Tabular and Graphic forms. Lengthy, confusing and irrelevant discussion should be scrupulously avoided. It should deal with interpretations and the conclusions drawn, based on results and supported by relevant latest references. Repetitions should be curtailed.

It should be ensured that the references cited should be current. Unpublished papers should not be included / cited in the paper.

Acknowledgments should include the names of those who contributed substantially to the work described in the manuscript but do not fulfill the requirements for the authorship. It should also include the sponsor or the funding agency of the project of which the paper is a part of.

References should be cited in the Text by surname of the author(s) and the year e.g. Migal (2011); Luo and Hu (2013). In case of more than two authors, surname of the first author followed by et al. and the year should be cited in the text e.g. Anwele et al. (2015). If two or more papers were published by the same author in one year, distinction of these should be made by adding a, b or c -- e.g. Chandra (2010 a, b).

Paper in a Journal
Bhinder, P.: Chlopyrifos induced gene mutations in Culexquinquefasciatus. J. Environ. Biol., 36, 531-535 (2015).

Dwivedi, N. and S.J.S. Flora: Sub-chronic exposure to arsenic and dicholorvos on erythrocyte antioxidant defense systems and lipid peroxidation in rats. J. Environ. Biol., 36, 383-391 (2015).

Bravo-Hernandez, E., S.S.S. Sarma and S. Nandini: Effect of malathion on the demography of Daphnia pulexLeydig and DiaphanosomabirgeiKorinek (Cladocera). J. Environ. Biol., 35, 57-65 (2014).

APHA: Standard Methods for examination of water and wastewater. 22nd Edn., APHA, AWWA, WPCF, Washington DC, USA (2012).
Zakrzewski, S. F.: Environmental Toxicology. Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, 3rd Edn. (2002).
Chapter in a Book
Wilkinson, C.F.: Introduction and overview. In: The effects of pesticides on human health (Eds.: S.R. Bakers and C.F. Wilkinson). Princeton Scientific Publishing Co. Inc., Princeton, NJ., p. 5 (1990).

The abbreviations et al., idem and ibid should not be used in reference section.
Unpublished research including theses and personal communications should not be cited in the Text and Reference sections. Footnotes should be avoided.
In the list of references (Reference section) at the end of the paper, full and complete references should be given in the style and punctuation given on cover page 3 (see box), arranged alphabetically by first author's surname.
When papers originally published in languages other than English (e.g. Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Spanish.....) are cited in the text, their references in the Reference section should be translated into English language, along with the original language.
While giving the names of the periodicals, standard abbreviations listed in the International Serials Catalogue, published by International Council of Scientific Unions Abstracting Board (ICSUAB) should be used. Even if a reference contains more than two authors, the names of all the authors should be given.

5) Manuscript Submission

Paper should be submitted online through E-mail to: The following mandatory elements should also be E-mailed:
(i) Soft copy of paper
(ii) SWIFT copy / NEFT UTR Number of Editor Fee
(iii) Panel of Reviewers
Hard copy of the paper, Panel of Reviewers and Editor Fee (SWIFT copy or NEFT UTR Number) OR Bank's Demand Draft should also be sent by Postal mail.

Acknowledgment of the manuscript will be sent to the Corresponding author by E-mail and a Manuscript Registration Number (MRN) will be assigned. Author should use this number for future communications.
The process of review shall start only after Editor Fee (Registration Fee) is credited to our Bank account.
A panel of four potential reviewers (experts of the field) for reviewing the manuscript should be provided on a separate page with their complete contact details including postal address, e-mail ID and telephone numbers.

6) Caution

Materials contained in the Manuscript represent the opinion of the author(s) alone and should not be construed as the opinion of the Editors, Editorial board or of the Publisher.
The paper shall be rejected at any stage of publication if found containing plagiarised content.

7) Submission of Revised Manuscript
After receiving the Reviewer Reports, the Manuscript may be sent back to the corresponding author for revision. Manuscript should be carefully revised and read twice before submission. The revised Manuscript should be submitted by email to and also by post to National Environmental Science Academy (NESA) along with the following mandatory elements:

a. One copy of the final revised version of the manuscript
b. Certification and Copyright transfer agreement form - completed and signed
c. Author's Checklist-completed and signed
d. Certification regarding Plagiarism
e. Compliance sheet

The hard copy of the final revised or re-revised Manuscript should exactly match the soft copy sent by e-mail. Journal is published directly in page set. Authors are, therefore, advised to cite the Figures and Tables on the left margin of the Manuscript.

8) Acceptance Letter
Revised or re-revised manuscript is subjected to compliance check of reviewers' reports and final re-check by our R&D division before releasing the acceptance letter.

9) Page Proofs
Page-proofs will be sent to the Corresponding author only once for approval and for minor corrections. Excessive changes / alterations made in page proofs by Authors will be charged as per line reset.

10) Fees and Payments
There are two separate Fees that are applied to Authors: (a) Registration Fee, and (b) Page Fee
(a) Editor Fee or Registration Fee must accompany each paper at the time of first submission prior to start of peer-review. The Editor Fee is Non-refundable.

(b) Page Fee or Publication Fee is applied to authors after acceptance of paper prior to start of publication.. All communication should be addressed to the Editor - IJAS at the following contact address mention below:

Editor Fee
Page Fee
Per Page
Per colour fig/page
For India-based Authors
INR 1200
INR 500
INR 250
For Outside-India Authors
USD 35
USD 25
USD 10

Page Fee invoice will be sent to the Corresponding Author after the Manuscript has been accepted for publication along with page proofs. Page Fee should be paid immediately after the receipt of the invoice. Corresponding Authors will receive a pdf reprint of the published paper by E-mail.

An extra fee may be applicable to some manuscripts depending on the extensive tables and excessive changes in page proofs. This would be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and the authors would be invoiced for it along with the Page Fee.

11) Mode of Payment
India-based Authors should make all payments either in the form of Bank's Demand Draft in favor of: National Environmental Science Academy, payable at New Delhi. India. or by direct transfer to our Bank Account. Outside-India Authors should make all payments only by direct transfer to our bank account in India.

10) Copyright

Copyright of all the papers published in International Journal on Agricultural Sciences belongs to National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), India.]

11) Contact and Correspondence

All communication should be addressed to the Editor - IJAS at the following contact address mention below:

Postal Address E-mail Telephone
Editor-International Journal on Agricultural Sciences NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ACADEMY 206, Raj Tower-I, Alaknanda Community Centre, New Delhi - 110 019 011-2602 3614