Description : Agricultural Science Digest is an organ of the Agricultural Research Communication Centre. It provides a forum for the scientific community to publish original research notes/short communication for quick dissemination of latest research findings on plant and soil science and to open new grounds for further research. The objective of the journal is to provide a forum to the scientific community to publish their research findings and also to open new vistas for further research. The journal is being covered under international indexing and abstracting services.
Subjects Covered: Agricultural Chemicals, Economics, Engineering, Extension, Physics, Agronomy, Biochemistry, Entomology, Environmental Sciences, Floriculture and Landscaping, Fruits and Horticulture Genetics, Irrigation, Genetics, Microbiology, Nematology, Plant Breeding, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Genetic Resources, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Post Harvest Technology, Seed Science and Technology, Soil Science, Chemistry, Vegetable Science etc
Title: Title should be brief, specific and informative, the scientific name(s) in italics/underlined.
Authors: Names of authors to be typed, in capitals unaccompanied by their degrees, titles etc.
Address: Address of the institution where the work was carried out be given below the name(s) of author(s). Present address of correspondence should be given as footnote indicating by asterisk the author to whom the correspondence is to be addressed.
Abstract: The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory,briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be in about 100 to 150 words. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.
Key words: Following the abstract, key words not more than 8 that will provide indexing references should be listed and in alphabetical order.
Introduction: This should be brief and the review of the literature should be pertinent to the theme of the paper. Extensive review and unnecessary detail of earlier work should be avoided.
Materials and Methods: It should inform the reader about appropriate methodology etc. but if known methods have been adopted, only references be cited. It should comprise the experimental design and techniques with experimental area and institutional with year of experiment.
Results and Discussion: It should be combined to avoid repetition. The results should not be repeated in both tables and figures. The discussion should relate to the significance of the observations.
Table numbers should be followed by the title of the table, Line drawings/photographs should contain figure number and description thereof. The corresponding number(s) of Tables, Figures etc should quoted in the text.Size of tables and figures should be below 1 MB.
References: The author should use the author-date format for citations and references (e.g., Hebbar et al. 2006; Subba Rao, 2001). A List of all the references quoted should be provided at the end of the paper. It should be prepared alphabetically with surname of all the authors followed by these initials and year of publication in brackets. The titles of the articles should be mentioned. Full journal name should be used and be typed in italics. Volume numbers need to be in bold type and pagination in normal type.
Page/Line Number: Authors are requested to mention Page number and Line number to each line in the MS for easy and quick review. Text Alignment, line spacing, word count, figures, tables etc must be as per format. Kindly go trough below sample paper for the reference.
The journal invites the following kinds of submissions:
1. Full-length articles (not exceeding 3,000 words including references but excluding Tables and Figures).
2. Short theoretical articles (not exceeding 2,000 words including references).
3. Review Articles (not exceeding 6000 words).
Send one file only including Text, Tables and Figures. Total size of Word file must be less then 1 MB in size.
All the papers are peer reviewed. The responsibility for any statement in the article rests with the author(s). The corresponding author should send a certificate that the article or its data has not been sent/will not be sent elsewhere for publication. If a manuscript is returned to the authors for revision, it must be resubmitted within 20-25 days of its receipt. The article number allotted should invariably be referred in all correspondence.
All Foreign submissions should be sent through Online Submission Platform or as email attachments (not as part of the email) at email@example.com and Indian submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should also indicate the type of submission. For example, the subject line should read as: Research Article submission (Name of the Journal) or Review Article Submission (Name of the Journal).