Guidelines for Authors

The journal ‘Archives of Agriculture and Environmental Science’ publishes papers of international significance relating to the Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Science and related fields.

Types of papers

  • Original papers (Regular papers) should report the results of original research. The material should not have been published previously elsewhere, except in a preliminary form.
  • Reviews should cover a part of the subject of active current interest. They may be submitted or invited.
  • A Short communication is a concise, but complete, description of a limited investigation, which will not be included in a later paper. Short communications should be as completely documented, both by reference to the literature and description of the experimental procedures employed, as a regular paper. They should not occupy more than 6 printed pages (about 12 manuscript pages, including figures, etc.).
  • Letter to the Editor: correspondence.

Language

The manuscripts must be written in good English (American or British usage is accepted, mixture of these should be avoided).

Ethics in publishing

For information on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication read the guidelines.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Copyright

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a ‘Journal Publishing Agreement’ (for more information on this and copyright. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a ‘Journal Publishing Agreement’ form or a link to the online version of this agreement.

Online Submission

The research papers/reviews/short communications can be submitted for its forthcoming issues. The research papers can be submitted any time preferably online at www.aesacademy.org or via email to [email protected] or [email protected]

All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision, will take place by e-mail. All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter detailing what you are submitting.

Referees

Authors are required to identify four persons who are qualified to serve as reviewers. Authors are requested not to suggest reviewers with whom they have a personal or professional relationship, especially if that relationship would prevent the reviewer from having an unbiased opinion of the work of the authors. A working e-mail address for each reviewer is essential for rapid review in the event that reviewer is selected from those that are identified by the authors. You may also select reviewers you do not want to review your manuscript, but please state your reason for doing so.

Article structure

  • Title of the manuscript: The title of the manuscript should be short, specific and informative. The author(s) name and their full address with the name of the department, institute, city, pin code, state and country. Complete addresses of corresponding author along with E-mail id must be provided on the title page and the name of corresponding author must be indicated by star (*) in the names of authors.
  • Abstract: Abstract (not to exceed 250 words) should be written with the aim, major findings (numerical values) and a conclusion statement including novelty of the work.
  • Keywords: At least three to five keywords must be added at the end of abstract. Keywords must not be included in the title of the manuscript.
  • Introduction: Clearly write the introduction of research problem, objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results and significance of the study in the introduction section.
  • Materials and Methods: Materials and methods should be written clearly and systematically. Standard methods used in the study should be mentioned. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
  • Results and Discussion: Results should be clear and concise and should be presented either in the tables and figures. Repetition of results should be avoided. Results should be discussed with input of current references and should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive and old citations and discussion of published literature.
  • Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusions section followed by Results and Discussion section. Conclusion should be written in view of the major findings of the study. Do not use non-standard or case-specific abbreviations in the Conclusions. Citations should be avoided in the conclusion section.
  • Acknowledgements: Funding agency that provided financial support for the conduct of the research : and/or preparation of the manuscript and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication should be acknowledged. Grant number/file number must be mentioned for a funding agency.
  • Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined in the text where they are used first.
  • Tables: Tables should not be excessively large. All the tables should be cited consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Carefully use the tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Table caption for each table must be provided.
  • Figures: Colour or gray scale figure with high resolution must be provided. In case of graphs well defined axis should be preferred. Figure caption for each figure must be provided.
  • References: All the references should be cited both in the text and reference section of the manuscript and vice versa.
  • Citation in the text

For single author:  The author’s name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication, Example: (Chopra, 2015).

For two authors: Both authors’ names and the year of publication, Example:  (Kumar and Chopra, 2015).

For three or more authors: First author’s name followed by ‘et al.’ and the year of publication, Example:  (Kumar et al., 2015).

Groups of references: should be listed chronologically of their publication year. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, etc., placed after the year of publication. , Example: (Kumar and Chopra, 2014a; 2014b; 2014c).

  • Citation in reference section

Reference to a journal publication

For single author: Kumar, V. (2014). Fertigation response of Abelmoschus esculentus L. (Okra) with sugar mill effluent in two different seasons. International Journal of Agricultural Science Research, 3(9): 164-180.

For two authors: Kumar, V. and Chopra, A.K. (2014). Ferti-irrigational impact of sugar mill effluent on agronomical characteristics of Phaseolus vulgaris (L.) in two seasons. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,186:7877–7892.DOI 10.1007/s10661-014-3974-4

For three or more authors: A.K., Srivastava, S., Kumar, V. and Pathak C. (2013). Agro-potentiality of distillery effluent on soil and agronomical characteristics of Abelmoschus esculentus L. (Okra). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185: 6635-6644. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-012-3052-8

  • Reference to a book publication

Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith, R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.

  • Reference to a book chapter

Kumar, V. and Chopra, A.K. (2013).Contamination of heavy metals in vegetables irrigated with textile effluent at Haridwar (Uttarakhand). Climate Change Effects on Agriculture and Economy, Biotech Books, New Delhi, 73-80.

  • Reference to an online documentation

The Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. (2004). Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies: Opportunities and Uncertaintie. pp, 20-22. Retrieved August, 18 2006 from www.nanotec.org.uk/finalreport.htm

Submission checklist

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.

Ensure that the following items are present:

  • Manuscript Submission Letter (Download)
  • One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
  • E-mail address
  • Full postal address
  • All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
  • Keywords
  • All figure captions
  • All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
  • Further considerations
  • Manuscript has been ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar-checked’
  • References are in the correct format for this journal
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)

Submission and publication

There are no any publication charges for publication of manuscripts in Archives of Agriculture and Environmental Science. As all the articles will be published with DOI number, and the Agriculture and Environmental Science Academy is a not for profit society registered under the societies registration Act XXI of 1860 and do not getting any funding from any sources thus, only a reasonable DOI services charges will be borne by the authors. The author shall submit their manuscript via e-mail or through the online submission portal (http://www.aesacademy.org/). The submitted manuscript will be acknowledged and a manuscript number is allotted, then the manuscript will be sent for review by the potential reviewer(s). On completion of the review process and depending on the quality of manuscript, the authors will be informed of the decision after which he/she may be invited to revise the manuscript and to make changes/corrections, if any. After submission of the revised manuscript it will be checked for the changes made by the author(s). After that, if the manuscript is accepted, an acceptance letter will be send to the corresponding author. The decision of Editor-in-Chief would be final for the acceptance of manuscript for publication in the journal. A galley proof will be sent to the corresponding author who should be returned within five days of receipt, by e-mail. However, on non-receipt of the proof, the papers will be published on the recommendation of Editor-in-Chief to avoid any delay in publication. A secured pdf (e-print) file of the published research paper/review article would be provided free of cost by e-mail to the members of Agriculture and Environmental Science Academy.

Proofs

Galley proofs of the accepted manuscript will be sent to the corresponding author and should be returned within five days of receipt by e-mail. However, on non-receipt of the proof, the care would be taken by the publisher to get the papers corrected and published at the earliest possible. As part of our Go Green initiative, AESA has decided to publish the journal online. This will help us to fulfill our environmental commitment to care of our mother earth for ourselves and generations to come. There will be nominal charges to cover publication and administrative costs. A secured e-print (pdf file) of the published research paper/review article would be provided free of cost by e-mail to the members of Agriculture and Environmental Science Academy. Authors will be able to access the manuscript published in the journal after free registration on the website of the journal.

Other contributions

The book reviews/announcements of forthcoming seminars/conferences and their reports/ book reviews/letters to the editors would also be considered by the Editors for publication.

*Fellow of the Academy (FAESA): The life members of the academy will be considered for the fellow of the academy. The payments would be accepted preferably online /or through Bank draft in favour of ‘ Agriculture and Environmental Science Academy’ payable at Haridwar (Uttarakhand) and should be sent by registered/ speed post to Dr. Vinod Kumar, President, AESA, Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar-249404, (Uttarakhand), India. Cheques will not be accepted.