Guide for Authors

Instruction for Authors:


 Manuscript style:

 Cover letter:

Authors must provide a Cover letter, which will be inserted as the first page of manuscript, including manuscript's information, name and contact details (affiliations, reviewing interests and emails are necessary).

Potential Reviewers:

At least 4 qualified- active referees which must be in different universities or institutions than author's.

 Abstract

Please provide a abstract with maximum 250 words which should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Introduction
This section outlining only essential background and it should not be a review of the subject area, but should finish with a clear statement of the question being addressed.

 Keywords

Provide up to 5 key words in alphabetical order, not included in the title.

Abbreviations
the explanations of abbreviations should be collected alphabetically arranged in a list after Keywords.

 Materials and methods

This section provides sufficient methodological details to allow a competent person to repeat the work.

Results 
This should highlight the results and the significance of the results and place them in the context of other investigations.

 Discussion

A comprehensive discussion section is required to justify the results.

Conclusions

The final paragraph ought to provide a resume of the main conclusions.

 Acknowledgments

Just mention a quick thanks to the fund providers, supporters, etc.

Reference

Use the special format of this journal which is described in the end of this file.

 Tables

Tables should be placed at the end of manuscript, after reference section, with the legends and numbered consecutively. Just use Table 1., Table 2. ............etc. 

Figures
Figures should be placed at the end of manuscript, after Tables, with the legends and numbered consecutively. Just use Fig 1., Fig 2. ............etc.

Cross-referencing
In the text, a reference identified by means of an author's name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. In the text when there are more than two authors, only the first author's name should be mentioned, followed by 'et al.,'. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter.

 References

1. Journal papers:

Baker RJ, 1988. Tests for crossover genotype × environment interactions. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 68, 405–410.

Becker HC, Leon J, 1988. Stability analysis in plant breeding. Plant Breeding 101, 1–23.

Bertero HD, de la Vega AJ, Correa G, Jacobsen SE, Mujic A, 2004. Genotype and genotype-by-environment interac­tion effects for grain yield and grain size of quinoa (Che­nopodium quinoa Willd.) as revealed by pattern analysis of international multi-environment trials. Field Crops Research 89, 299–318.

2. Book chapter:

Annicchiarico P, 2002. Defining adaptation strategies and yield stability targets in breeding programmes, 365–383 p. In: Kang MS, (ed.). Quantitative genetics, genomics, and plant breeding. CABI,Wallingford,UK.

 

3. Book:

Annicchiarico P, 2002. Genotype × environment interactions: Challenges and Opportunities for Plant Breeding and Cultivar Recommendations. FAO,Rome,Italy. 115 p.

 

4. Paper of conference:

 Zobel RW, 1994. Stress resistance and root systems. p. 80–99. In Proc. of the Workshop on Adaptation of Plants to Soil Stress. 1–4 Aug. 1993. INTSORMIL Publ. 94–2. Inst. of Agriculture and Natural Resources,Univ.ofNebraska,Lincoln,US.

Commentst:

1. In the cover letter, authors must clearly indicate that they (and their institution) have read and are fully aware of the journal policy (read below carefully). 

2. All submitted manuscripts will be rigorously reviewed by 3-5 external peer-reviewers.

3. An initial decision will be made one week from the submission date to see whether the manuscript should be proceeded further to the peer-reviewing process or not, after checking the minimum English language and scientific quality of content.

4. After receiving all reviewer comments, a final decision will be made and notified to authors (by editor) exactly based on reviewers recommendations.

5. The journal language is English. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used in article.

 6. Please provide your manuscript in double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12) left alignment, Word format.

 7. The file size should not be more than 2 MB, otherwise you will encounter problems to submit. If so, please submit figures as supplementary data or turn your MS to PDF.

 8. Authors will be asked to download, sign and submit the copyright form as soon as they received the review report, when revisions requested.

9. Papers are only considered for publication on the understanding that no substantial part has been, or will be, submitted/ published elsewhere. Publication of a paper in Current Opinion in Agriculture implies that papers will be distributed freely to researchers, for non-commercial purposes without any limitations.

10. Research notes should not exceed six pages of printed text (approx. 3600 words), including references, tables and figures.

11. A manuscript for a research note should be assembled in the following order: Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), Key words, Abstract, Abbreviations, Manuscript text, Acknowledgments, References. Tables and figures should be cited in the appropriate area in the text with the legend and numbered consecutively.

 12. Review papers should not exceed 20 pages of printed text (approx. 12000 words), including references, tables and figures.

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