Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

  • Chief EditorV. Geethalakshmi

  • Print ISSN 0367-8245

  • Online ISSN 0976-058X

  • NAAS Rating 5.60

  • SJR 0.293

Frequency :
Bi-monthly (February, April, June, August, October and December)
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The Indian Journal of Agricultural Research (IJOAR) is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes original research articles, reviews, and short note on all aspects of agricultural research. These guidelines aim to assist authors in preparing their manuscripts for submission to IJAR, ensuring that all manuscripts meet the required ethical, scientific, and formatting standards.

The IJAR covers a wide range of topics related to agriculture, including but not limited to:

•    Agronomy and crop science
•    Soil science and fertility management
•    Plant breeding and genetics
•    Plant protection and integrated pest management
•    Agricultural biotechnology
•    Horticulture and forestry
•    Animal science and livestock production
•    Agricultural engineering and technology
•    Agricultural economics and policy
•    Food science and postharvest technology
•    Environmental impacts of agriculture and sustainability
•    Climate change and agriculture

IJAR accepts the following types of manuscripts:

•    Original Research Articles
•    Review Articles
•    Short Communications

General Formatting

•    Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
•    The font should be 12-point, Times New Roman.
•    Text should be double-spaced, with 1-inch margins on all sides.
•    Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page.

Title Page

The title page should include:
•    The title of the manuscript (concise and informative)
•    The full names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors
•    A corresponding author's contact details, including email and postal addresses
•    A running title of no more than 50 characters (including spaces)

Abstract and Keywords

•    It should provide a clear and concise summary of the study's objectives in three parts, methods, results, and conclusions.
•    Keywords (4-6 words or phrases)

Main Text

The main text should be divided into the following sections:
•    Introduction: Briefly outline the background, rationale, and objectives of the study.
•    Materials and Methods: Describe the experimental design, materials, procedures, and statistical analyses in sufficient detail to allow replication.
•    Results: Present the data clearly and concisely, using tables and figures as necessary.
•    Discussion: Interpret the results in the context of the study objectives, comparing them to previous research and highlighting the study's implications and limitations.
•    Conclusion: Summarize the main findings and their significance, suggesting directions for future research.


Authors should acknowledge any financial support, technical assistance, or other contributions to the work.


•    References should be formatted using the IJAR reference style.
•    Citations should be numbered consecutively in the order they appear in the text.
•    The reference list should be placed at the end of the manuscript.

Editorial Insights: When you decide to cite a dissertation or thesis, you'll need to look for the following information to use in your citation:

1. Author's last name, and first and middle initials.
2. Year published.
3. Title of thesis or dissertation.
4. If it is unpublished.
5. Publication or document number (if applicable; for published work)
Citing a published dissertation or thesis from a database

If a thesis or dissertation has been published and is found on a database, then follow the structure below. It’s similar to the format for an unpublished dissertation/thesis, but with a few differences:
• The institution is presented in brackets after the title
• The archive or database name is included

Author’s last name, F. M. (Year published). Title in sentence case (Publication or Document No.) [Degree type thesis or dissertation, Name of institution]. Database name.

Examples 1:
Knight, K. A. (2011). Media epidemics: Viral structures in literature and new media (Accession No. 2013420395) [Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.
Ethics and Conflict of Interest

You should ensure that your research is conducted ethically and in compliance with relevant guidelines and regulations. You should obtain informed consent from research participants, maintain confidentiality, and avoid any form of coercion or deception. This includes obtaining ethical approval for the study and disclosing any financial or personal relationships that may have influenced the research. If your research involves human subjects or animals, be sure to follow all relevant ethical guidelines. You should also ensure that the research does.

Tables and Figures

•    Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and have descriptive captions.
•    They should be placed within the text at appropriate points or provided as separate files during submission.
•    Authors should ensure that tables and figures are of high quality and resolution, and that any symbols, abbreviations, or units are clearly explained.

Supplementary Materials

•    Additional materials, such as large datasets, videos, or detailed protocols, may be submitted as supplementary materials.
•    Supplementary materials should be clearly labeled and referenced in the main text.

Language and Style

•    Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise, and grammatically correct English.
•    Authors may consider using professional language editing services if necessary.

Online Submission

•    Manuscripts should be submitted through the IJAR online submission system.
•    During submission, authors will need to provide information about the manuscript type, author details, conflicts of interest, funding sources, and any ethical considerations.

Peer Review Process

•    All submitted manuscripts will undergo a double-blind peer review process, in which both the authors and reviewers remain anonymous.
•    Reviewers will evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, methodology, results, and overall quality.

Revision and Resubmission

•    Authors may be asked to revise their manuscript based on reviewer feedback.
•    Revised manuscripts should be submitted with a point-by-point response to the reviewers' comments.

Accepted Manuscripts

•    Upon acceptance, manuscripts will undergo final editing and formatting by the IJAR editorial team.

Proofreading and Corrections

•    Authors will receive proof of their manuscript for final review and approval before publication.
•    Any corrections should be communicated to the editorial team promptly.

Copyright and Licensing

•    Authors will be asked to sign a copyright transfer agreement or open access license, depending on the publication model chosen

These comprehensive guidelines are designed to help authors navigate the submission, review, and publication process at the Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. By adhering to these guidelines and ethical standards, authors can contribute to advancing knowledge and promoting best practices in the field of agricultural research.