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 Updated: 1/1/2017

Important issues before submitting

 The manuscript submitting to Azarian Journal of Agriculture should be prepared in the MANUSCRIPT TEMPLATE form. The papers which are not prepared in the form will not be reviewed.

–  Author/s should submit their contributions electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office:

Website: www.azarianjournals.ir

– Manuscripts could be withdrawn up to 3 days after submission. If the author wants to withdraw the manuscript, the author needs to send the letter to Editor In-Chief which is signed by all authors of the manuscript stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawal.

-Authors want to withdraw the manuscript after beginning of the review process, should pay the review process charge.

–  The papers submitted to Azarian Journal of Agriculture are immediately indexing in “Azarian Journal of Agriculture-in review papers” page on the website.

– The Co-author should respond to emails from the Journal regularly.

Scopes: Original scientific researches, reviews and short communications in all fields of Agronomy and Plant breeding, Animal and Feed research, Biotechnology, Horticultural Science, Plant Protection and Soil Science.

Procedure

1- Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review in first evaluating if the content and formats are not appropriate for the Journal scopes.

2- Author/authors is (are) responsible for submitting well-written manuscripts. Manuscripts should be written in simple declarative sentences and must conform to accepted standards of English style and usage. It is strongly recommended that the text should be run through computer spelling and grammar programs such as MS word spelling option and Grammar program; www.grammarly.com .

3-The Editorial Board will decide on the publica­tion of papers, taking into account peer reviews, scientific importance, and manuscript quality.

4- Copyright: The journal is protected by copyright held by the publisher after the manuscript has been accepted for publication. As concerns the transfer of rights, the corresponding author takes responsibility for all authors.

5-Manuscript layout: MS Word should be used for creating the text (font Times New Roman; size 10, Align Left, double-spaced, Justify throughout with 2.54 cm margins on all sides of the page. If symbols such as ×, μ, η, and ν are used in the text they should be added using the “Symbols” menu on the “Insert” menu with the “Symbol” font selected. Manuscripts should be prepared in Manuscript template form.

6-Manuscript Structure: Manuscripts should be divided into the following sections: Title, Name/s of author/s, Affiliation/s, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion (is recommended to be written together), Acknowledgements (optional), References.  Note: the Tables and Figures should be inserted at the end of the paper. All tables and figures must be numbered continually, according to the order included in the text. The used abbreviations should be explained appropriately in first using place. It is not advisable to use any abbreviation/s in the title and the abstract.

6-1 Title: Font 12 bold, Times New Roman. It should be short and intelligible, not exceeding 25 words. No subtitles or numbering of serial articles should be used. Full name/s of author/s, affiliation/s  and E-mail/s should be written in 11 Time New Roman and referenced by 1, 2, 3, … format. Mark corresponding author by * symbol. The corresponding author *E-mail should be written with no line space after the author/s  affiliation/s.

6-2 ABSTRACT: Font  10 normal Times New Roman. A short summary of the objective, methods, results and conclusions of the paper must be clearly written at this section (Innovation of study should be written at the end of abstract). The maximum permissible words are 250.  At the end of the abstract, maximum of 6 key words in alphabetical order (allowing a 1-line space) should be included. Since key words are used for indexing, avoid terms that are too general (e.g. plant). Avoid use of abbreviations as key words.

Note: Persian abstract is necessary for Iranian authors. Please translate exactly English abstract for this purpose (Add to the main file after the tables or figures at the end of the paper). Persian abstract is including paper title, author’s names, abstract and key words.

6-3 INTRODUCTION: Should outline the main reasons why the research was performed and demonstrate contemporary knowledge of the investigated subject with a brief review of available literature published in scientific journals.

6-4 MATERIALS AND METHODS: All preliminary materials, experimental/s design/s, their extent, conditions and course should be described in detail in this section. All original procedures and analytical methods should also be described.

Methods of statistical processing, including the software used, should also be listed in this section.

6-5 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The results obtained from the experiments, including their statistical evaluation and any commentary, should be presented. Do not number subtitles in this section.

7- REFERENCES: References should be cited in the text. Research papers, review papers and short communications should have at least 25, 55 and 15 references respectively. The author should confront partial results with data published by other authors whose names and year of publication are to be cited by including them in the text directly Damadi (2014) or indirectly (Aliloo and Shokati 2011), (Prasai et al. 2015). It is strongly recommended that the author/s should use the updated references (recently 10 years) unless the references at materials and methods section. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the corresponding author.

A list of refereed literature arranged in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first authors. Hanging line by 0.7 cm.

Journal articles:

Bahrami M.K. Mahdavinia GH.R. (2016) Carrageenan-based semi-IPN nanocomposite hydrogels: Swelling kinetic and slow release of sequestrene Fe 138 fertilizer. Azarian Journal of Agriculture, 3(1): 1-10.

Osipitan O.A.  Adigun J.A. Kolawole R.O. (2016) Row Spacing Determines Critical Period of Weed Control in Crop: Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) as a Case Study. Azarian Journal of Agriculture, 3(5): 90-96.

Books:

Cochran W.G. Cox G.M. (1957) Experimental Designs. John Wiley and Sons, New York.

Website:

FAO. (2007) On-line crop database ECOCROP. URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropSearchForm [Accessed 27 March, 2016].

Conference paper:

Brown J. (2005) Evaluating surveys of transparent governance. In UNDESA, 6th. Global forum on reinventing government: towards participatory and transparent governance. Seoul, Republic of Korea 24-27 May. United Nations: New York.

Thesis:

Trent J.W. (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California. USA.

 

Units of measure: The metric system is standard, and SI (International System of Units) units must be used as kg ha-1, mg L-1 and etc. Do not use units as given in the following examples: kg\ha, g\m2. The abbreviation for “liter” is always capital (upper case) “L”, for example mL

Tables: Font  9 normal Times New Roman. For all tables, please use Word’s “create table” feature and in tables, each item should be placed into a separate cell. Avoid the use of vertical lines to separate the columns.  Write tables’ caption directly in the table.

Figures: Font 9 normal Times New Roman. All illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphs, etc.), must be labeled “Figure”. Photos or drawings must have a good contrast of dark and light (image quality 500 dpi). Legends of figures should be brief, but complete and self-explanatory so that the reader can easily understand the results presented in the figure. Please insert the used Figures and their captions in a table. 

Note: Table/s and Figure/s should be placed at the end of the paper.

Publication Charges

The Iranian author(s) is required to pay the publication charge (2,000,000 Rial (I.R.R.)) and also, authors from outside of Iran could publish their paper free of charge for the first submission. Further submissions is $100 USD per article, if the paper is accepted for publication. Azarian Journal of Agriculture may grants waivers to some authors who are unable to afford manuscript handling fee. Please see the Waiver Policy.