• AETDS, Uttarakhand, India.
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Author Guidelines

Papers submitted to the ‘International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences (IJAAS)’ will be subjected to “Double-Blind Peer Reviewed”. On the basis of the referee’s comments, the author(s) will be asked by the editor to revise the paper/answer the queries. Members, as well as non-members of the Agricultural & Environmental Technology Development Society (AETDS), can publish articles in this journal. Original Research Articles are accepted on the understanding that the work described is original and has not been published elsewhere and that the authors have obtained the necessary authorization for publication of the material submitted. At present one or two Review articles will be accepted for publication in each issue. The average time of the article publication is 4 to 8 months.

Subject Matter:

Articles on all aspects of agricultural and life sciences will be accepted.


It should be in clear concise English, typewritten in double space with at least 2.5 cm margins. The full research paper should not exceed 15 typed pages including tables and figures and should contain an abstract with 4-5 keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgment, and references. Short notes, not exceeding 6 typed pages, may also be divided into different sections with a short abstract. MS Word file is preferred. Submitted papers will be acknowledged. Journal reserves the right to accept/reject and modify the articles into research article/ research note. Review articles should be up to 30 pages in the prescribed format including at least 80 references with a maximum limit of 120 references in the bibliography format of the standard journal. All articles should be submitted online only (Email: chiefeditorijaas@agetds.com, entowajid@gmail.com).

Authorship of the Paper:

To maintain the standard of the authorship of research documentation, it is suggested to the leading/corresponding author that the authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The other contributors who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. One author should be designated as the corresponding author. The corresponding author should ensure that no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Corresponding author:

The corresponding author is fully responsible for any disputes arising due to the published manuscript.

Title page:

The title should be crisp and clearly indicates the contents of the article. Bold all words having four or more than four letters, Capitalize after colon and en dash. This should be followed by the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, and mailing address including the e-mail of the corresponding author.


A brief informative abstract should follow on the second page of the manuscript. It should clearly bring out the scope of the work and its salient features. It should be a single paragraph of not more than 300 words.


The abstract should be followed by the important keywords (not more than five) of the article, which can be included in various indexes.


It should be brief, crisp and introduce the work in clear terms. Key references related to the work must be cited.

Materials and Methods:

The standard and already reported method must be clearly given or cited. Any modification of the original method must be duly highlighted. There is no need for details of statistical methodology in this section, except the original paper of statistics. This section may be subtitled for clarity. Use standard abbreviations of the various units. ISI units should be used for measurements.

Results and Discussion:

This section is the core of the research article; you have to emphasize your work with facts and citations. It can also be subtitled for clarity. Results and discussion should be combined. Salient results must be highlighted and discussed with related works. A brief conclusion of the research finding and future line of work may be given at the end.

Figures and Structures:

Structure drawings, graphs, and diagrams should be given in JPEG format separately and also placed in the text preferably through MS Word. Figures/structures must be numbered with figure numbers like Fig.1, Fig 2, and their approximate position in the text indicated. It is the author’s responsibility to provide suitable figures and drawings.


Tables should be typed on separate sheets and numbered consecutively within the text in Arabic numbers. They should bear a descriptive short heading in lower case, which starts with the word “Table". Their place in the text should be indicated.


Relevant references shall be quoted under each section and must be cited in full in the reference section. References to unpublished work and abstract citation may be avoided. The following style should be followed:


Name and year style. If there are more than six authors in the reference list, the first six authors should be included followed by ‘et al.’ en dash for page ranges
Examples: Journal reference
Weikert, S., Freyer, D. and Weih, M. 2005. Central nervous system in culture. Brain Res.748(5): 1-11.
Book Reference (Textbook or whole edited book)
Strunk, W., and White, E.B. 1979. The elements of style. Third ed. McMillon, New York, IX, PP. 209.
Book Reference (Edited book)
Strunk, W., and White, E.B. 1979. Interface friction and energy dissipation. In: Dowson, D., Taylor, C.M. (eds.), Dissipastive Process in Tribology, Vol. 27. Elsevier, Amsterdom, P. 223-234.
Fang, C.L. 2005. New Models in Logistics Network Design (Ph.D. Thesis) Nanyang University, Singapore, PP. 216.
Research report:
Thompson, C.P. 2007. Warp strike in New Zealand through fisheries. Report no. 33. Ministry of Fisheries, Wellington.
Conference Proceeding:
Fang, C.L. 2005. Spectral Shape Analysis. In: Wada, K. (ed.), Proceedings of International Symposium on …….., Japan, May 2-5, 1990. Location, Publisher, 223-234.

Statement about Open Access and copyright:
Open Access:

This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies the following:

The work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of thesis).

This manuscript is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences (IJAAS)uses the Creative Commons (CC) license, thus preserving the integrity of the articles in an open-access environment and ensuring the rights of the authors:

  • The publication reserves the right to make normative, spelling, and grammar changes in the original documents to maintain a refined standard language but respecting the style of the authors;
  • The original documents will not be returned to the authors;
  • The authors hold all the rights to their work published in the International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences (IJAAS) and their full or partial reprint. Deposit or republication is subject to the express authorization from the editor of the journal, fomented through the CC-BY license;
  • The original source of publication should be acknowledged;
  • The opinions expressed by the authors of the articles are their sole responsibility.

Errors in published works:

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Concurrent Publication:

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Plagiarism Policy:

The Editorial Board of the International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences (IJAAS) considers very seriously plagiarism in manuscripts received. In case of any allegations of plagiarism brought to the notice of the Editor, it will be investigated properly. It will be exposed if found true. A notice of the discovery will be included in the corresponding issue itself.

Acknowledgment of Sources:

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

The article Withdrawal Policy
Withdrawal of an article is not possible after the publication. The author can withdraw the article before the publication after the peer-review and the typesetting (but not yet published) the author will pay charged Rs. 5000/- for India & for other countries USD 100 per article.

Manuscripts and communication:

All submitted articles:
– must be original
– must be previously unpublished research results
– must be experimental or theoretical
– must be in IJAAS prescribed word template
– and will be peer-reviewed
– may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during the review period

Manuscripts and all communications should be submitted through email only.

(Email: chiefeditorijaas@agetds.com, entowajid@gmail.com)