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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

All manuscripts should be addressed to the Secretary, Inter-disciplinary Society for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences and Technology,
(ISASaT). Dapoli, Dr. B. S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli 415 712. Submission of an article implies that it has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and further, that if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere. Manuscripts of all categories are to be submitted online with a letter of intimation giving (i)Names and complete addresses (including telephone numbers, e-mail id. etc.) of all the authors and (ii)Title of the contribution

AARTJ is a multidisciplinary journal for the Agriculture and allied subjects including Animal Science and Fisheries. Research and review papers of general significance that are written clearly and well organized will be given preference. Papers found unsuitable in terms of the overall requirements of the journal will be returned to the authors. The others will be sent for detailed review. Authors of these papers will be notified of acceptance, need for revision or rejection of the paper. It may be noted that papers once rejected, cannot be resubmitted. Illustrations and other materials to be reproduced from other publications must be properly credited; it is the authors responsibility to obtain permission for reproduction of figures, tables, etc. from published sources.

Supplementary material

Detailed tables can be submitted as supplementary material, which will be published online. If tables with huge data are not submitted as supplementary material and are found suitable for online publishing only, the discretion to use this as supplementary material lies with the journal. The authors will be informed about this during the processing of their manuscripts.


Author conflict of interest statement

Authors must acknowledge the organizations that have provided financial support for their work. Any other conflict of interest must be declared while submitting the manuscripts.

Categories of Manuscripts


1. Review articles (not exceeding 6000 words, cited references to be limited to about 100 in number) are expected to survey and discuss current developments in a field. They should be well focused and organized, and avoid a general 'textbook' style.


2. Research articles (not exceeding 4000 words) report research results of major significance. They should include an abstract, an introductory paragraph, and brief subheads.


3. Short Notes (not exceeding 2000 words) contain important new findings that are novel and of fairly broad interest. They should include a brief abstract and an introductory paragraph. Text should NOT be broken up under subheads.


Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced. The pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and through the text, reference list, tables and figure legends. The manuscript should be ordered as follows:

 

Title page, abstract, key words, text, acknowledgements, references, tables, figure legends (on separate page preceding the first figure), figures (one figure per page; the figures should be labeled). The title page should contain Title, Authors, Affiliations, and Corresponding author and address. Title Page should be brief, specific and amenable to indexing.

 

Keywords numberingnot more than five should be indicated separately; these should be chosen carefully and must not be phrases of several words.
Abstract and summary should be limited to 100 words and convey the main points of the paper, outline the results and conclusions, and explain the significance of the results.

 

Text: All papers should have a brief introduction. The text should be intelligible to readers in different disciplines and technical terms should be defined. Tables and figures should be referred to in numerical order. All symbols and abbreviations must be defined, and used only when necessary. Superscripts, subscripts and ambiguous characters should be clearly indicated. Units of measure should be metric or, preferably, SI.


Table Tables with footnotes if any should be indicated as Footnotes, a, b, c, d.

Figures: Figures with footnotes if any should be indicated as Footnotes, 1, 2, 3, 4. Line drawings should be roughly twice the final printed size. Photomicrographs and other photographs that require it must have a scale bar, which should be defined clearly in the legend. Primary data should be submitted as far as possible (e.g. actual photographs of electrophoretic gels rather than idealized diagrams). The references in the text shall be mentioned as (Kanshal et.al, 2013 or Abrol and Gupta 1998). The map of India, if forming a part of the article, must conform to official maps released by the Survey of India, giving reference to the source map. Lettering should be sufficiently large to be clear after reduction to print size.

 

References: should be numbered in superscript, serially in the order in which they appear, first through the text and then through table and figure legends. References should not include unpublished source materials. The list of References at the end of the text should be in the following format.
1. Jackson, M.L (1958) Soil Chemical Analysis, Prentice-Hall Inc., Eaglewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
2. Pal, D.K., Bhattcharyya, T., Ray, S.K., Chandran, P., Srivastava, P., Durge, S.L. and Bhuse, S.R. (2006) Significance of soil modifiers (Ca-zeolites and gypsum) in naturally degraded Vertisols of Peninsular India in refining the sodic soils. Geoderma,136, 210-228
3. Tanpure, V.D., (1971) A study of salinity in well waters of saline Tract of Vidarbha, M Sc thesis (unpubl.) Dr. PDKV, Akola.
4. Bush, D. (2016). Elementary Education of self-help groups for extension education. In Proceeding: National Seminar on Climate Change, 20-25 June, 2015. Dr BSKKV, Dapoli.

 

Acknowledgements: Should be as brief as possible.
Footnotes: will not normally be allowed except to identify the author for correspondence.

 

Jurisdiction: The jurisdiction for all disputes concerning submitted articles, published material, advertisement, subscription and sale will be at courts/tribunals situated in the State of Maharashtra only.