Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors

Introduction
Authors should read the editorial policy and publication ethics before submitting their manuscripts. Authors should also use the appropriate reporting guidelines in preparing their manuscripts.

Manuscript submission

Submission of a paper will be considered to imply that:

1) The material in the manuscript has not been published, is not being published or considered for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere unless rejected by the journal editor or withdrawn by the author(s);

2) To the best of the author’s(s’) knowledge, the material in the manuscript does not infringe upon other published material covered by copyright; Authors should document their data sources, models, and estimation procedures as thoroughly as possible, and make the data used available to others for replication purposes.

Authors can Submit their manuscript Online or electronically as email attachment to the Editor-in-chief through the following address: shengli28@yahoo.com. After submission, Authors will receive a confirmation via e-mail. they will also receive an e-mail once a decision has been made on their manuscript.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts are to be submitted to the Journal of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Ecology making sure that they are formatted according to the guidelines. All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text within the abstract.

Affiliation

On the title page include full names of authors, academic and/or other professional affiliations and the complete mailing address of the author to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent. Do not submit position titles.

Illustrations

Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher
  • sized to fit on journal page
  • EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only
  • submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files.

Colour illustrations will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in their printing and publication. A custom quote will be provided for colour art totaling more than 4 journal pages. Good-quality colour prints or files should be provided in their final size. The publisher reserves the right to refuse publication of colour prints deemed unacceptable.

 Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be embedded in the electronic text. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All

units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction.

 References

Include only references to books, articles, and bulletins actually cited in the text and cite references in the text by author and date (Li, 1983) (Ubi et al., 2000). Prepare a reference list as follows:

Book Chapter: Eneji, A. E. (2007). Status of desertification and drought in Nigeria. In Principles and practices of desertification, eds. Y. Hu, G. Huang and Z. Li, 99-143. Beijing Meteorological Press, Beijing, PR China.

 Journal Article: Hattori, T., K. Sonobe, S. Inanaga, P. An, W. Tsuji, H. Araki, A. E. Eneji and S. Morita (2007). Short term stomatal responses to light intensity changes and osmotic stress in sorghum seedlings raised with and without silicon. Environmental & Experimental Botany 60 (2): 177-182.

 Book: Gomez, K. A. and A. A. Gomez. (1984). Statistical procedures for Agricultural Research.

John Wiley and Sons, New York. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.

 Proofs

All proofs must be corrected and returned to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt. If the manuscript is not returned within the allotted time, the editor will proofread the article and it will be printed per his instruction. Only correction of typographical errors is permitted at the proof stage.

 Offprints

The corresponding author of an article will receive one complete copy of the issue in which the article appears. Reprints of an individual article may be ordered for a fee.

 Publication fees

A publication fee will be billed to the authors for each manuscript accepted for publication. After 8 pages, an additional charge of $10 per page will accrue. These fees are to cover publishing of the manuscript, peer-reviewing, copy-editing, design and correspondence. Only those who have paid their publication fees will receive proofs of their papers for the final prepublication check. Additional reprints may be ordered at the cost of $10 each.