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Aims and scope
AGRIEAST publishes research information of broad practical significance pertaining to both tropical and subtropical Agriculture. The journal has a wide coverage of subject area relevant to Agriculture which include crop genetic resources, crop improvement, crop protection, plant physiology, tissue culture, biotechnology, ecology, environment, agro forestry, post-harvest technology, food science and technology, food engineering, farm power and machinery, irrigation and water management, remote sensing and GIS, solid and waste water treatment, soil science, soil and moisture conservation engineering, cropping and farming system, horticulture, agricultural economics, extension, livestock production and agrostology, ruminants and non-ruminants, breeding of farm animals, etc.
Submission of manuscript to the Editor involves the assurance that it is original and that no similar paper, other than an abstract or a poster presentation, has been or will be submitted for publication elsewhere, without the consent of the Editorial Board. Research papers, read at Symposia and Reviews may be submitted. Research papers should describe original investigation or technological achievements. Reviews should be critical evaluations of existing knowledge in a specialized field. The journal also accepts research notes.
Presentation of Manuscripts
No maximum contribution is prescribed, but papers should be written clearly and concisely. All unnecessary textual matter, figures and tables must be eliminated. Manuscripts should be submitted in Triplicate including the original type written copy – type throughout in double spacing on one side of A4 paper with 4cm margin all sides and font size of 11pt. the typescript should be free of corrections. The papers should be divided in to section such as Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Material and Method, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements and References.
Title and Author affiliation
The title should be concise and appropriately informative. The name of the institute where research was carried out should be started with author’s name. Present address of the authors should be given as footnotes.
A short title not exceeding 45 characters should be provided for the running title.
This should state concisely the scope of the work and the principal findings and should be suitable for direct use by abstracting journals. It should not exceed 200 words.
A list of key words not exceeding fie words chosen from the principal findings and should be suitable for direct use by abstracting journals. It should not exceed 200 words.
All references to publications made in the text should be presented in a list of references at the end of the paper. The manuscripts should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of author’s names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list. In the text refer to the author’s name (without initial) and year of publication. If reference is made in the text to publications written by more than two authors, the name of the first author should be used followed by et al. the list of references should be arranged alphabetically on authors’ name in the list is also mentioned with co-authors, the following order should be used.
Arulnandhy,V., G.R.Bowers and O.D.Smith (1984) Evaluation of soybean genotypes for seed viability during storage. Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Science 21:71-81. (Journal name should not be abbreviated)
Little, T.H and F.J.Hills (1978) Agricultural Experimentation. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 350 pp.
Sections of Book
Gregg, B.R. (1982) Soybean seed quality and practical storage pp. 52 – 56. In: Soybean seed quality and stand establishment (Eds. J. B. Sinclair and J.A. Jacobs), INSTOY series NO. 22, University of Illinois, Illinois.
In referring to a personal communication, the two words are followed by the year (eg. S. Sandanam, personal communication, 1993)
Abbreviations and Symbols
They are according to the recommendation in various parts of British standards, 1991: Letter symbol, sign and abbreviation should be used. Authors are encouraged to use SI system of units.
Formulae and Equations
Formulae should be type written, leaving ample space around the formulae. They should be stared on the left margin and the number placed in parentheses to the right of the equation. Give the meaning of all symbols immediately after the equation in which they are first used.
The Journal may include a limited number of research notes. Authors should submit research notes only when they believe that rapid publication of their results is of utmost importance. A research note should not exceed 1,200 words, inclusive of illustration and tables. Research notes should be complete and suitable for citation with the title clearly indicating the contents.
Submission of Manuscripts on CD
The disk version may be submitted at the time of acceptance of the manuscript for publication with the revise manuscript, after minor revision. The disk copy and paper copy should match, i. e. the disk copy should be the version used to get the final print. The CD should be labeled with word processing package used, corresponding author’s name and the name of the file.
All papers once accepted and published in the journal become a copy of the Eastern University Sri Lanka. No part of the paper is permitted to be copied, edited or duplicated in any form without prior permission from the Editor/ AGRIEAST.
Full description of the peer-review process used
The review process at ‘AGRIEAST’ is carried out in three stages. First, the Editor evaluates whether the paper meets the formal criteria and falls within the scope of the Journal and assigns the manuscript to Associate Editor who evaluates the paper specifically and sends to two experts for reviewing according to his/her research expertise. The final decision on acceptance is made by the Editor, considering the opinion of the reviewers, with the eventual help of other Editorial Board members, if necessary.
The review process in ‘AGRIEAST’ is anonymous (double-blind review). The review is clear, detailed, timely, and reflects the unbiased opinion on the scientific quality of the contribution. Reviewers are asked to be impartial in their opinion. If they cannot separate the evaluation process from their personal views or if they have a conflict of interest, they should excuse themselves from reviewing. They are also expected to protect the confidentiality of the manuscript and ensure that it is not disseminated or exploited in any form prior to publication.
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.
All papers once accepted and published in the journal become a copy of the Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University Sri Lanka.
All rights reserved. No part of the paper is permitted to be copied, edited or duplicated in any form without prior permission from the Editor/AGRIEAST.