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Author Guidelines

Format and Style

Manuscripts

All manuscripts must be printed (font size 12) in one and half space on one side of A4 paper with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Authors should submit one soft copy via email to the editor.

Cover Page (First page of Word file containing article/paper

Manuscripts of a paper should have a cover page providing the title of the paper, the name(s), address, phone, fax numbers and e-mail address of all authors and acknowledgments, if any. Author should clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

Abstract

Following the cover page, there should be an abstract page, which should contain the title of paper, the subtitle Abstract and a summary of the paper in double space. It should not exceed 150 words in length along with three to four key words. The text of the paper should not start on this page, but on a fresh page. References should be cited in the style prescribed in the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Guidelines).

Figures and tables

TABLE FORMAT SUITABLE FOR PRINTING

  • Don’t use space bar, tab or enter key for formatting table, rather use separate cell for different entry/text/value. 
  • Use Times New Roman font size 9 Pt.
  • Avoid abbreviated column headings e.g. use September in place of Sept.
  • Please don’t use bold font for tables

Table 1. Relative humidity, relative sunshine duration, maximum, mean and minimum temperature in orchard from 15 September to 19  September. The application of 7 % lime sulphur was performed at 30 % bloom, on 16 September

Parameter15 September16 September17 September18 September19 September
Relative humidity (%) 2170664546
Relative sunshine duration (%)7450835475
Maximum temperature (ºC)1422.5 16.5 17.515.6
Mean temperature (ºC)2312.47.910.710.3
Minimum temperature (ºC)21-1.141.96.4

EXAMPLES OF TABLE NOT SUITABLE FOR PRINTING

• Don’t use grid lines for entire table as used in following table. Only use lines as given in above table

Parameter15 September16 September17 September18 September19 September
Relative humidity (%) 2170664546
Relative sunshine duration (%)7450835475
Maximum temperature (ºC)1422.5 16.5 17.515.6
Mean temperature (ºC)2312.47.910.710.3
Minimum temperature (ºC)21-1.141.96.4

• Don’t print all values of a column in single cell. Separate row not by using enter or using space rather use separate cell of the table as given below and not suitable:

Table 1. Relative humidity, relative sunshine duration, maximum, mean and minimum temperature in orchard from 15 Sept. to 19 Sept. The application of 7 % lime sulphur was performed at 30 % bloom, on 16 Sept. 

Parameter15 September16 September17 September18 September19 September
Relative humidity (%) 2170664546
Relative sunshine duration (%)7450835475
Maximum temperature (ºC)1422.5 16.5 17.515.6
Mean temperature (ºC)2312.47.910.710.3
Minimum temperature (ºC)21-1.141.96.4