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Author Guidelines

Please make sure before submitting that: All manuscripts must be written in clear and grammatically correct English (UK). The manuscript is proofread several times by the author(s); and is criticized by some colleagues. The language has been checked by a professional proofread or a native English speaker. The structure of the manuscript in accordance with the guidelines (sections, references, quality of the figures, etc). Abstract provides a clear view of the content of the paper and attracts potential readers/citers. The number of cited references complies with the limits set by this journal (around 20 for research papers).

The manuscript should be as short as possible, with the abstract 250 words maximum. Manuscript of original research should be written in no more than 8,000 words (including tables and picture), or proportional with articles in this publication number. The review articles will be accommodated, while short communication should be written at least 2,000 words, except for pre-study (can longer) (excl. abstract, tables, figures, references). For a research paper, the manuscript should be arranged in the following sections and appear in order: Title, Abstract, Keywords (placed from A to Z), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, and References. For reviews and short communications, it is accommodated.  

The manuscript is written on white paper of A4 (210x297 mm2) size, in single column, single spaced, 12-point (12 pt) Times New Roman font. The margin text is 3 cm from the top, 2 cm from the bottom, and 1.8 cm from the left and right. Smaller lettering size can be applied in presenting table and figure (9 pt). Word processing program or additional software can be used; however, it must be PC compatible and Microsoft Word-based (.doc or .rtfor .docx). The metric measurement uses IS denomination; usage another system should follow equivalent with IS first mentioning. Abbreviations set off, like g, mg, mL, etc. do not follow by a dot. Minus index (m-2, L-1, h-1) suggested being used, except in things like "per-plant" or "per-plot". Equation of mathematics does not always can be written down in one column with text, in that case, can be written separately. Number one to ten is expressed with words, except if it relates to measurement, while values above them written in number, except in early sentence. The fraction should be expressed in decimal. In the text, it should be used "%" rather than "percent". Avoid expressing ideas with a complicated sentence and colloquial words, and keep concise and clear sentence.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License Share Alike that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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