Please use MS Word 98 and above, and Times New Roman font 12 pt with double spacing and 2.5 cm or 1 inch margins all sides. The title should be in bold . The author(s) names with initials should be in the next line. Superscripts may be used to designate affiliation of authors if different from each other as in the Abstract. The Corresponding Author should be marked with an asterisk (*). The length of the paper should not be more than 4000 words excluding title, affiliations, references and tables. The editors reserve the right to edit papers that are longer than required.
The title should give the reader what the paper is about. Therefore, it should be brief and informative. Use common names for crops and avoid abbreviations. The usual limit for a title is 12 nouns (that is, not counting “the”, “of”, “and”, etc.
Footnotes are generally not encouraged, but may be used if absolutely necessary. Number any footnotes consecutively.
References in the text of the paper should follow the author-date system (e.g., Sadeghi, 2015; Collard and Mackill 2009; Singh et al. 2017) with no comma between author name and date. Use the following examples in references which should be listed alphabetically at the end of your paper.
Sadeghi, B. 2015 Zizyphus mauritiana extract-mediated green and rapid synthesis of gold nanoparticles and its antibacterial activity. Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry 5: 265–273.
Collard, B.C.Y. and D.J. Mackill. 2009. Start codon targeted (SCoT) polymorphism: a simple, novel DNA marker technique for generating gene-targeted markers in plants. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 27(1):86-93
Singh, S.K., S. Chhajer, R. Pathak, R.K. Bhatt and R.K. Kalia. 2017. Genetic diversity of Indian Jujube cultivars using SCoT, ISSR and rDNA markers. Tree Genetics and Genomes 13:12-18.
Maude RB. 1996. Seed-borne diseases and their control: Principles and practice. Wallingford: CAB International. p 280.
Rawson, H. 1981. A Dioctionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk. Crown Publishers, New York, NY, USA.
Bari, A., A. Della and J. Konopka. 1998. Locating diversity using germplasm passport data and herbarium records: case of Aegilops in Cyprus. Pages 53-56. in Use of Triticeae in Wheat Improvement (A.A. Jaradat, ed.). Science Publishers, Enfield, NH, USA.
N.B.:- Do not capitalize the chapter title, but capitalize the book title.
Amri, A., J. Valkoun, M. Ajlouni, R. Assi, Y. Sbeith and A. Saad. 2003. Promotion of insitu conservation of dryland agrobiodiversity in West Asia. Pages 38-39 in Sustainable development and management of dry lands in the 21st century: Proceedings of theSeventh International Conference on Development of Dry Lands. 14-17 September 2003, Tehran, Iran.
Hawtin, G.C. 1982. The genetic improvement of faba bean. Pages 15-32 in Faba Bean Improvement: Proceedings of the Faba Bean Conference (G. Hawtin and C. Webb, eds.), ICARDA/IFAD Nile Valley Project, 7-11 M arch 1981, Cairo, Egypt. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague, The Netherlands.
N.B.:- In the second example there is no need to repeat the sponsor’s address in publisher’s place as the sponsor’s address and the location of the conference are the same, and the sponsor is the publisher of the proceedings volume.
Hawtin, G. and C. Webb (eds.). 1982. Faba Bean Improvement: Proceedings of the Faba Bean Conference (G. Hawtin and C. Webb, eds.), ICARDA/IFAD Nile Valley project, 7-11 March 1981, Cairo, Egypt. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague, The Netherlands.
ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid tropics). 1975. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Grain Legumes. ICRISAT, 18-20 January, Hyderabad, India. ICRISAT, Patancheru, TS, India.
Avoid quoting the above
Citations referring to communications which cannot be retrieved by readers should not be included in the reference list. Such communications (personal letters or verbal discussions, etc.) should be mentioned in the text as follows: …. as was recently discovered (A.B. Damania, ICARDA 1999 pers. comm.).
Journal articles, book chapters that are accepted for publication but not published as yet can be included in the references list, but they will be without volume and/or page numbers. In this case the words (in press or under preparation) should be at the end of the reference.
Each table title should be self-explanatory. All Tables should be numbered consecutively and referred to in the text at appropriate places as Table 12 (for example). Do NOT imbed your table in the body of the paper. Include it at the end of your paper or in separate files. There should be only one table per page.
Each figure title should be self-explanatory. All figures should be numbered consecutively and referred to in the text at appropriate places as Fig. 11 (for example). Do NOT imbed your figure in the body of the paper. Include it at the end of your paper or in separate files. There should be only one figure per page.
Photographs can be submitted as *jpeg or *.tiff files only. Color photographs do not reproduce well in black and white. However, if the subject is bright they can be included.
Please use grammar and spellings as mentioned in the Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary.
i) For expressing any number that immediately precedes a standard unit of measure (abbreviated):
ii) 44 g 88 mm 250 m2
For a date, an expression of time, a page number, a percentage, a decimal quantity, or a numerical designation:
13 April 2017 the time is 07:45 page 123
37.8 g a magnification of 40 88%
14 multiplied by 3 a factor of 4
Four plants three flowers 12 leaves 32 pods
Germplasm scientists collected 5 genotypes of chickpea, 25 of durum wheat, 19 of faba bean, and 7 of lentil from a village near Aleppo.
Twenty-five seeds were sown in each pot.
Fifteen or 20 seeds were sown in each pot.
1.2 million (NOT 1,200,000) 46 µg (NOT 0.000046 g)
Fig. 22. Table 11.
About one-third of the plants in the field survived the disease.
All surviving plants (1/3 of those sprayed) were selected for crosses.
Write the day, month and year in this form:
28 July 1960 (NOT July 28, 1960)
The 2016/17 season winter of 2016/17 fiscal year 2015/16
2012-15 10:00-11:00 a.m.
April-May 2017 pp. 130-155.
From 2005 to 2016 (NOT from 1985-92)
From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
From January to July
Between 2001 and 2004 (NOT between 2001-04)
Twenty-first century (NOT 21st century)
1990s (NOT 90s or nineties)