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Guidelines to the Authors

The Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture is a biannual journal published in English by the Doctor's Krishi Evam Bagwani Vikas Sanstha, Lucknow, India. This journal is published half yearly in the month of January and July. Journal is devoted to basic and applied aspects of Agriculture, Horticulture, Environmental Science and Human Ecology and welcomes original research papers in these areas. The articles can be published as full research paper or as short communication. The Editorial Board may invite important short reviews from eminent scientists working in the respective fields. Authors may note that the articles submitted to the Journal of Ecofriendly Agriculture are not submitted simultaneously to any other journal for publication. All Research papers and review articles submitted for publication will be reviewed by referees. Authors may provide the names of at least five referees with complete postal address, who can be approached to review the paper. However, final decision will rest with the Editorial Board.
Content: The articles published in this journal should be related to eco-friendly agriculture viz; bio-pesticides, bio-agents, bio-fertilizers, IPM, IDM, INM and other allied eco-friendly areas. Special emphasis must be laid on the qualitative aspects of modern agro practices interventions vis-a-vis environmental sustainaibility at large.
Preparation of manuscript : Articles (3 copies) should be computer typed in double space in font size 12 (Arial or New Times Roman) on one side of good quality bond paper in A 4 size with one inch margin on all four sides. After acceptance of the paper, the revised article in final computerised typed format (one original and two hard copies) should be sent along with a CD. Use a new CD and ensure that the electronic version is free of virus. Mention file name, name of the software and version used and name of the corresponding author. File format of the text should be MS Word.
Title : It should normally be short running into not more than 6-8 words.
Abstract: It should cover the main findings of the research paper and should not exceed 150 words.
Key words: Maximum of 6 words. Separate the words with comma (,). It is for both, full and short communication.
Text : It should be divided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions Acknowledgements and References. Footnotes should be avoided. New paragraphs should be indicated by clear indentation. Metric units of weights and measures should be used. Tables, figures and legends should be given on separate pages.
Introduction: It should be brief with clear objectives and justification for taking up the study. This section should have a very short review on work done in the concerned area. However introduction heading is not to be given.
Materials and Methods: All procedures followed in the experimentation should be indicated in brief. Methods adopted from other references should be indicated by quoting proper references. If a new method is included, it should be given in detail so that othe rworkers may be able to use it.

Results and Discussion: This should be combined to avoid repetition.
Do not describe the results already indicated in table or graph but blend it with the discussion with supporting references. All the data presented in the paper should be statistically analysed. A short conclusion may be written.
Acknowledgments: This should appear after the main text.
References: Literature cited should be arranged alphabetically (names of authors) with year, title of paper, name of the journal, volume and pages. Citation of personal communication should be avoided but if necessary, it may be cited in the text as: (G.S. Fraenkel-personal communication). This should not be included in the reference list. Write full name of the Journal. For e.g., references should be quoted as follows: Mathur, A.C.; Krishnaiah, K. and Tandon, P.L. 1974. Control of tomato fruit borer (Heliothis armigera Hub.). Pesticides, 8 : 34-35. Pasricha, N. S. 1998. Integrated nutrient and water management for sustainable crop production. In: Ecological Agriculture and Sustainable Development, Vol. I. (eds. G. S. Dhaliwal, N. S. Randhawa, R. Arora and A.K. Dhawan). Indian Eco. Soc. and CRPID, Chandigarh, p. 521-535.
Book by one author:
Cressie, N.A.C. 1993. Statistics for Spatial Data. John Wiley, New York, 900 p.
Book edited by more than one author:
Pedigo, L.P. and Nuntin, G.D. (eds.). 1994. Handbook of Sampling Methods for Arthropods in Agriculture. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 714 p.
Manuscripts and Page charges: All authors should be the member of this Sanstha (Society) before or during the submission of research paper/review article. Responsibility of membership fee would rest with senior author/next author, in case any author(s) has left the institutions, where the studies were conducted. The charges for membership is Rs. 500 per author and for reprints Rs. 250 per page. It should be sent in form of DD in favour of Doctor's Krishi Evam Bagwani Vikas Sanstha payable at Lucknow. Research paper/
Review will not be printed unless the dues are cleared.
The Society will bear the cost of publication. However, due to increase in postal charges and printing costs, a uniform amount of Rs. 500/- (US $ 50) for each article will be charged as processing charges. Reprints: Fifty reprints may be made available to authors at Rs 250/ - (US $ 20) per printed page.
Declaration: Interpretations and data presented in the research paper and reviews will be the sole responsibility of the author(s) and not the Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture. Mention of the proprietary products does not necessarily mean its endorsement by the Sanstha (Society).
Use of Materials Published in the Journal: Persons interested to use the illustrations published in the Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture should obtain permission from Chairman, Doctor's Krishi Evam Bagwani Vikas Sanstha and must provide a line crediting author(s) and Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture as a source of material. Original manuscripts and other related materials are discarded one month after publication.

CORRESPONDING ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION OF THE MANUSCRIPT
Dr. R.P. Srivastava, Gen. Secretary, Doctor's Krishi Evam Bagwani Vikas Sanstha,A-601, Sector-4, Indira Nagar,Lucknow-226 016 (U.P.) India, Phone No. 0522-2351389 (R), Fax 91-522-2351389, e-mail: ecofriendlyagriculture@gmail.com. Website : ecoagrijournal.com
While submitting papers, the following points may be considered:

  1. Provide E-mail address and Mobile No. in All Correspondence
  2. Submit D.D. of Rs. 500/- as processing charges + Rs. 500 for each author
  3. Manuscript in duplicate
  4. C.D. having the manuscript
  5. Article by e-mail
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