Author Guidelines

Agriculture for Sustainable Development ISSN 2347-5358 (Print)/ 2349-2228 (Online)

Agriculture for Sustainable Development ISSN 2347-5358 (Print)/ 2349-2228 (Online)

Publishes in the month of June and December . At the same time, it appears in electronic format on website: ( giving free access to the full text, for a greater international visibility of the authors and the journal. The manuscripts must be written in English. The Editorial Committee and referees are all outstanding national and foreign researchers. The Editorial Board decides on the acceptance or rejection of a paper, and appeals are not accepted.


Original articles should represent a true contribution to scientific knowledge and should not be submitted simultaneously to other journals. Writing style should be clear, concise, and precise. The length must not exceed 15 typed pages for the research articles, reviews and mini reviews sections, 6-8 typed pages for short communication.

Manuscript accepted in MS Word format only. All the articles submit via email attachment. Use letter size paper, 12 point Times New Roman, 2.5 cm margins, Manuscripts should be prepared with numbered lines, with wide margins and double spacing throughout, i.e. also for abstracts, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc. should be numbered.


Title of article should be informative, comprehensive and self-explanatory. It should be set in capitalized each word, using one font size higher than the remaining text. The title should indicate the scientific name of the crops or organisms studied, wherever relevant. The name and address of author(s) should include the name of the institution, city, country and pin code. When a paper has several authors from different institutions, key the author (s) to the address with superscript Arabic numerals. Corresponding author address and email should be given as a footnote.


The abstract, written in complete sentences, should not have more than 250 words. It should contain a very brief account of the materials, methods, results and discussion. It thus gives: the 1-2 major results using precise trends and data, then the interpretation of those results, then the claimed novelty of those results versus current knowledge, then the basic or applied benefits of those results agriculture for sustainable development.


KEY WORDS (indexing terms), normally 4 – 6 items, alphabetically arrange.


The introduction part should be brief and limited to the statement of the importance of the study, problem or the aim of the experiment. This section should argue the case for your study, outlining only essential background, but should not include either the findings or the conclusions. It should not be a review of the subject area, but should finish with a clear statement of the question being addressed. Please provide a context for the report with respect to previous work done in the field. The literature should be cited.


The materials and methods, including experimental design and the techniques employed. Where the methods are well known, the citation of a standard work is sufficient. All modifications of procedures must be explained. Experimental materials and statistical models should be described clearly and fully with references.


This section should present the data as clearly as possible. Authors are encouraged to describe the rationale for the experimental design, but extensive interpretations must be reserved for the discussion. Please avoid redundancy in the presentation of data. Results in the form of a figure may not be presented additionally as a table or vice versa. It should give the main conclusions from the experimental data without repeating them in length, and should interpret them with respect to relevant literature. Self‐explanatory tables should be typed on separate sheets and carry appropriate titles. The tabular matter should not exceed 30% of the text. Any abbreviation used in a table must be defined in that table.


Acknowledgement of personal, institutional and financial assistance if applicable.


1. Bala, H.M.B., Ogunlela V.B., Kuchinda N.C. and Tanimu B. 2011. Response of two groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) varieties to sowing date and NPK fertilizer rate in a sami-arid environment: yield and yield attributes. Asian Journal of Crop Science 3(3):130-134
2. GOI. 2012. Economic Survey 2011-2012. Statistical Appendix (1)  National Income and Production (Table 1.9 to 1.19), pp 14.
3. Hariprasanna K.L., Chuni and Radhekrishana T. 2008. Relationship between flowering duration and physical-quality traits as well as pod yield in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 78(2):180-2.
4. Leong S.K. and Ong C.K. 1983. The influence of temperature and soil water deficit on the development and morphology of peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.). Journal of Experimental Biotechnology. 34, 1551–1561.
5. Nuttonson. 1955. Wheat climate relationship and use of phenology in ascertaining the thermal and photothermal requirement of wheat. American Institute of Crop Ecology, Washington DC, pp 388.


Manuscript (s) must be sent by email attachment using: Upon receipt the manuscripts are allocated MS number within 72 hours and reviewed initially by the Editorial Board, and if found suitable is sent for further review. The manuscripts not conforming the journal format and style sell be returned to authors . Authors are required to Send names of three referees along with E-mail ID from institute other than place of work for on online and fast processing MS.


All efforts will be made to send acceptance letter to the corresponding author(s) after receipt of positive response of the referee and editorial board. Electronic proofs will be sent (E-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the article. With the exception of typographical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors can download the PDF file from website Free of charge:


Submission of an article is done with the understanding that the article has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication somewhere else; that if and when the article is accepted for publication, the authors consent to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.