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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines

We strongly encourage the authors to go through Journal of Scientific Agriculture Aims & Scope,

Editorial Policies, Publication Ethics, Plagiarism Policy and Retraction Policy.

Authors willing to submit their manuscript to Journal of Scientific Agriculture are requested to carefully go through the guidelines as given below, [The papers submitted without following this style and format will not undergo review process, and will be returned to authors].

Article Types

Three types of manuscripts may be submitted: Regular Articles, Short Communications, Review Articles.

All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page. The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. Following the abstract, about 3 to 6 Keywords that will provide indexing should be listed. The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject. Materials and Methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the Conclusions in a few sentences at the end of Discussion. The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc., and should be brief. Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Figure should be prepared using JPEG file. Tables and Figures should be included in the manuscript file in exact places.


While preparing the manuscript, the references should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text by bracketed numbers [1], and provide a list of references at the end of the article in numerical order with square brackets around the numbers.

Example of Reference listing:

Zamin M, Khattak AM, Alyafei MA, Sajid M, Shakur M, Shah S, Khan I, Rashid HU. Sporobolus spicatus, a potential turf grass under the climatic conditions of United Arab Emirates. Journal of Scientific Agriculture. 2018;2:1-8.


Simon TL, Snyder EL, Solheim BG, Stowell PC, Strauss RG, Petrides M. Rossi’S Principles of Transfusion Medicine. 4th ed. West Sussex: Blackwell Publishing; 2009.

Web Link

United States Food and Drug Administration. FDA Code of Federal Regulations 21, Part 50. Available from: .cfm?CFRPart=5. [Last accessed on 2016 Jul 01].


Mahesh G, Gindhar A, Saikumar S, Kumar R, Savita B. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Pattern among Health Care Providers Regarding Diabetic Retinopathy. All India Ophthalmological Conference Proceedings; 2010.


Desmedt C, Azambuja E, Larsimont D, Haibe-Kains FL, Rouas G, Selleslags J, et al. Predicting the Efficacy of Anthracyclines in Breast Cancer (BC): The Results of the TOP Trial and Their Validation in the BIG 00-01 Trial. Abstract, 1893. Presented at the AACR Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.; 18-22 April, 2009


Niyonsavye L. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Diabetic Retinopathy among General Practitioners in District and Regional Hospitals in the North Region of Burundi M.Sc. Thesis in Ophthalmology to University of Nairobi; 2015.


World Health Organization. Implementing antimicrobial drug resistance surveillance and contentment for HIV, TB and malaria. An Outline for National Programs. [WHO document WHO/CDS/CSR/RMD/2003]. Geneva: WHO; 2003.

Abbreviations of journal titles should follow those listed in the Index Medicus. Responsibility for the correctness of the references lies with the author(s). After manuscript revisions, authors should double-check that all in-text citations are in the reference list and vice versa. Failure to do so will result in the delay of proof generation and possibly publication. Please make sure that the References are double-spaced and no bullets, numbers, or other listing formats are used.

Peer Review Process:

The submitted articles will be assigned to 2 external reviewers for peer review process which helps the journal to maintain its high integrity.

Article Processing Charges

There is no Article Submission or Processing Fee, but author(s) is required to pay a very nominal fee for proof setting and online publishing, if the article is accepted after review and revision. The fees depend upon the number of pages of article.

Articles are accepted or rejected for publication solely based on merit (after the peer review and revisions). Authors will also be charged for excessive alterations on proofs and submission of revised files after the article has been transferred to the publication division.

There is a provision for partial waiver if the research is not funded, the corresponding author should request in writing for such partial waivers.


One set of galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for typographical checking only, only when it is absolutely essential, which should be returned immediately. 

Online Publication: 

As Journal of Scientific Agriculture follow a continuous publishing model, the article will be published online with page numbers soon after proof correction.

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