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Publication Guidelines


For Papers in Hindi (Kurtidev-10) , and English (Times New Roman) of the manuscript in your submission.


Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about APA style.

Some Specific examples of references


Goldberg, D., B. Cornat and Y. Bar, 1991. The distribution of roots, water, and minerals as a result of trickle irrigation. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci., 96: 645–648.


Fu, J., N.F. Weeden, J.R. Kikkert, B. Wang and S.K. Brown, 1999. Development of a BAC library from Russian Seedling R12740-7A, an apple selection with two genes conferring resistance to scab. Plant & Animal Genome VII (Abstr. P108).


Guariento, M. 1977. Semi-forcing and protection of table grapes. Vignevini (1977) 4(6/7): 39-46.

(Hort. Abstr., 48(3): 2195; 1978),


Hartmann, H.T., D.E. Kester and F.T. Davies, Jr. 2002. Plant Propagation: Principles and Practice. Seventh Edition. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.


Janick, J., J.N. Cummins, S.K. Brown and M. Hemmat, 1996. Apples. p.1-77. In: Fruit Breeding

Volume I: Tree and Tropical Fruits, J. Janick and J.N. Moore (eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Brown, S.K., R.C. Lamb and D.E. Terry, 1986. Peach and nectarine varieties in New York state.

NY Food Life Sci. Bull. 117. Cornell Univ., Geneva, NY.


WSU Apple Breeding Program, 2004, <http://hort.tfrec.wsu.edu/breed.php>


American Society for Horticultural Science. Tropical Region, 2000. Proc. XVIII Annu. Mtg., Miami, 25–30 Oct. 2000. (Proc. Trop. Reg. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci., 14).


Johnson, H.A., J.L. McLaughlin and J. Gordon, 1996. Monthly variations in biological activity of  Asimina triloba (The North American pawpaw tree). Progress in New Crops: Proceedings of the Third National New Crops Symposium (J. Janick, ed.), John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996, p. 609-614.


U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2006. Agricultural statistics for 2005. U.S. Dept. Agr., Washington, D.C.


Morse, S.I. 2000.  The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Urban Landscape, 1827–1927. Ph.D. Diss., Temple University, 2000. 188 pp.


The total length of the paper should not exceed 2000 words (Includes abstract, table, chart, reference etc). Authors are requested to strictly follow the prescribed length. Paper containing more than 2000 words will be charged extra or returned to the author(s) to abridge.


TitleFACTORS AFFECTING FRUIT ABORTION IN A GYNOECIOUS CUCUMBER CULTIVARFactors affecting fruit abortion in a gynoecious cucumber cultivar
Author(s) nameA. TAZUKE, P. BOONKORKAEW, S. HIKOSAKA AND N. SUGIYAM Or Tazuke A., Boonkorkaew P., Hikosaka S.  and Sugiyama N.  A. Tazuke, P. Boonkorkaew, S. Hikosaka and N. Sugiyama   Initials followed by surname and use “and” before last authors name if the number is more than one.
Main headingsABSTRACT,INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, REFERENCES, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, References, Acknowledgement    Please use upper lower case  
Sub headingsEvaluation of the initial period of slow growth: To evaluate the effect of the sum of RGRs, the  sum of GRs, and the number of competing fruit on the period of initial slow growth,Evaluation of the initial period of slow growth: To evaluate the effect of the sum of RGRs, the sum of GRs, and the number of competing fruit on the period of initial slow growth, Subheading should be bold followed with colon and then the text (not bold).
ParagraphsTo evaluate the effect of the sum of RGRs, the sum of GRs, and the number of competing fruit on the period of initial slow growth, Indent by using tab key or space bar not requiredTo evaluate the effect of the sum of RGRs, the sum of  GRs, and the number of competing fruit on the period of initial slow growth,   Start paragraph from first column  
  • Use Times New Roman 12 points for text
  •  You can read a reprint at the end of the file for more clarity of the formatting style.

Please don’t format the manuscript in two columns as given in reprint, formatting will be done by the press.

(Use titles of the journal as per abbreviation list given in this section)

References list should include only published, significant, and relevant sources accessible through a library or an information system. These include research papers, books, thesis, dissertations, proceedings, bulletins, reports, and published abstracts. Unpublished work, or information received personally should be noted parenthetically in the text [e.g., “(M.K. Singh, unpublished data)” or “(J.B. Howard, personal communication)”]. Manuscripts submitted to a publisher may not be used in literature citations unless the work has been accepted for publication, and the work may be cited as “(In press.)” at the end of the citation.

All citations mentioned in the text must be included in the references; also, all references listed in the References must be cited at least at one place in the text. Check the reference list against literature citations in the text before submitting the manuscript for publication. When two or more citations are listed in the text, list the citations alphabetically first, then chronologically, e.g., “(Kader, 2001; Sharma, 2003, 2004; Stassen, 1996).Authors should ensure that each reference is complete, accurate, and traceable. Authors must see the original source and do not copy a reference from a previous list of citations, because the odds are that at least one error will be copied.  


Literature citations follow the last name(s) of the author(s) and the year of the publication cited in the text. References are arranged alphabetically (letter by letter not word by word) by last names of authors (then initials if last names are the same) and chronologically if duplicate author names appear.


If a work has no author, give the name of the organization (committee, agency, etc.) responsible for the publication. If no authority is known, credit the work to the publisher, not to Anonymous. If an editor or editors is given, their names are followed by “(ed.)” or “(eds.),” respectively. 

Following the name(s) of the author(s), give the year of publication (the copyright or publication date listed on the publication) followed by a period. If more than one work by the same author or set of authors is cited, list the publications in chronological order and, if the year is also identical, insert lowercase letters (in alphabetical sequence) after the date. All single-authored articles of a given individual precede multiple-authored articles of which that individual is senior author.

Titles should be lowercase except for the first word, proper names, or certain foreign-language conventions. Do not italicize titles except for words or phrases italicized in the title of the published work. Do not use quotation marks around titles. If an article, book, or chapter title has a subtitle (indicated by a dash, colon, semicolon, smaller type, or different typeface), place a colon before the subtitle and capitalize the first letter of the first word. Never abbreviate titles. Titles of non-English publications should retain their native spelling and diacritical marks. Languages that capitalize nouns (such as German) retain their capitalization, but the rest of the title should follow style in lowercase.

Do not translate titles into English unless a translated copy was used. Titles that have been translated or transliterated into Roman characters should carry a parenthetical note [e.g., “(in Spanish)”] before the period ending the title.

Don’t abbreviate the titles with one-word names, e.g., HortScience, Euphytica, Hilgardia, Nature,Phytopathology, Science. Italicize publication titles. Capitalize the first letter of all words, but delete extraneous prepositions and articles. Abbreviate the roots of words when they stand alone or with a prefix, e.g., Anal. Biochem. (See “Abbreviations for Citation” for abbreviations of commonly used words in periodical titles.) Give the volume number in Arabic numerals, followed by the issue number (if available) in Arabic numerals in parentheses. Issue numbers are only necessary if the publication’s pages are renumbered from 1 with each issue within a volume. The pagination of the publication follows, connected to the volume number and/or issue number by a colon, and one space after “:” 56(6): 545–548. Give full pagination, e.g., use “1081–1082,” not “1081–2” or “1081–02.”  

Common precautions while formatting references

Precaution   Incorrect Correct 
Surname of the first author followed by initials. Initials of second author followed by surname. Each author name separated by “,”  Use “and” to separate author name if authors more than two.  Goldberg, D., Cornat B. and Bar Y. 1991. The distribution of roots, water, and minerals as a result of trickle irrigation. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 96: 645-648.Goldberg, D., B. Cornat and Y. Bar, 1991. The distribution of roots, water, and minerals as a result of trickle irrigation. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci., 96: 645648.  
No space between initials N. F. WeedenN.F. Weeden
In case of  more than 2 authors comma after the surname of the last authorGoldberg, D., B. Cornat and Y. Bar. 1991.Goldberg, D., B. Cornat and Y. Bar, 1991.
Please use comma after the name of the journalGoldberg, D., B. Cornat and Y. Bar, 1991. The distribution of roots, water, and minerals as a result of trickle irrigation. J. Amer.Soc. Hort. Sci. 96: 645-648.Goldberg, D., B. Cornat and Y. Bar, 1991. The distribution of roots, water, and minerals as a result of trickle irrigation. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci., 96: 645648.
Space between colon and page numberJ. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 96:645-648.J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci., 96: 645648.  
Use “-“ between page numbers  not “—“96: 645—648.96: 645-648.
Use stop at the end of the ReferenceJ. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 96: 645-648J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci., 96: 645648.
Name of the journal in italicsJ. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 96: 645-648J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci., 96: 645648.  

Electronic citations should include: (i) Name of author, editor, compiler, or translator of the source. (ii) Year of electronic publication; (iii) Title; (iv) Complete electronic address.

Please follow following abbreviations for title of the journal


The following list gives some of the more commonly used abbreviations in literature citations (note the words that are not abbreviated). When the proper abbreviation is in doubt, spell out the word; editors will abbreviate if appropriate. Generally, any word ending in “ology” is abbreviated “ol.” And any word ending in “culture” is abbreviated “cult.” 

Word                   Abbreviation                 Word                   Abbreviation

Abstract                Abstr.                             Culture                 Cult.

Academy              Acad.                             Cytology,              -ical Cytol.

Acta                      Acta                               Department           Dept.

Advances              Adv.                               Development        Dev.

Agriculture            Agr.                                Digest                   Dig.

Agronomy            Agron.                            Disease                 Dis.

America, -an         Amer.                             Dissertation                    Diss.

Analytical             Anal.                                        Distribution                    Distrib.

Annals                  Ann.                               Division                Div.

Annual                 Annu.                             Ecology, -ical        Ecol.

Applied                Appl.                                       Economy              Econ.

Archives               Arch.                                       Education             Educ.

Associate(s), -ed    Assoc.                            Encyclopedia        Encycl.

Association           Assn.                                       Engineers, -ring     Eng.

Australian             Austral.                          Enology                Enol.

Austrian                Aust.                              Entomology, -ical Entomol.

Biochemistry         Biochem.                        Environment         Environ.

Biology                 Biol.                               Experiment           Expt.

Biotechnology      Biotechnol.                     Extension             Ext.

Botany                  Bot.                                Fertilizer               Fert.

Breeding               Breeding                         Food                     Fd.

British, Britain      Brit.                                Forestry                For.

Bulletin                 Bul.                                Gazette                  Gaz.

Bureau                  Bur.                                General                 Gen.

Canada, -ian          Can.                               Genetics                Genet.

Center                   Ctr.                                 Government          Govt.

Chemical, -istry     Chem.                            Handbook            Hdbk.

Circular                 Circ.                               Heredity               Hered.

Citriculture            Citricult.                         Horticulture, -ae, -al        Hort.

Climatology, -ical Climatol.                        Indian                   Indian

College                 College                           Industry, -ial         Ind.

Colloquium                    Colloq.                           Information                    Info.

Commonwealth    Cmwlth.                        Institute,                -ion

Communication    Commun.                       International          Intl.

Conference           Conf.                                       Irrigation               Irr.

Congress               Congr.                            Japanese               Jpn.

Contribution(s)     Contrib.                          Journal                 J.

Cooperative                    Coop.                             Laboratory, -ies     Lab.

Leaflet                   Lflt.                                Science(s)             Sci.

Letters                   Lett.                                Scientia                 Scientia

Magazine              Mag.                               Scientific               Scientific

Management         Mgt.                               Series                    Ser.

Market                  Mkt.                               Quarterly               Qrtly.

Meeting                Mtg.                               Regulator, -ion, -y          Regulat.

Meteorology, -ical                    Meteorol.              Report(s)               Rpt.

Microscopy                    Microsc.                         Reporter                Rptr.

Molecular             Mol.                               Research               Res.

Monograph                    Monogr.                         Resources             Resources

Mycology, -ical     Mycol.                           Review(s), Revue(s)       Rev.

National                Natl.                               Service                  Serv.

Nematology, -ical Nematol.                        Society                  Soc.

Netherlands                    Neth.                                        Soil                       Soil

New Zealand         N.Z.                               Special                  Spec.

Newsletter             Nwsl.                             Standard               Stnd.

New York             NY                                 Station                  Sta.

Nucleic                 Nucl.                                        Statistics, -ical       Stat.

Nutrition, -al         Nutr.                              Supplement(s)       Suppl.

Official                 Offic.                              Symposium                    Symp.

Pathology, -ical     Pathol.                            Technical, -que     Tech.

Photosynthesis      Photosyn.                       Technology, -ical Technol.

Physics, -ical         Phys.                                        Temperature          Temp.

Physiology, -ical, -ia       Physiol.                United States         U.S.

Phytology, -ical              Phytol.                  Transactions          Trans.

Phytopathology, -ical      Phytopathol.         Tropical                Trop.

Plantae, -arum       Plant.                                       University             Univ.

Pomology, -ical     Pomol.                           Variety, -ies           Var.

Proceedings                    Proc.                              Vegetable(s)          Veg.

Products               Prod.                             Virology               Virol.

Progress                Prog.                              Viticulture             Viticult.

Propagation                    Prop.                                        Workshop             Wkshp.

Publication(s)        Publ.                              Yearbook              Yrbk.


Sending figures

• Please don’t submit online files larger than 6 MB and should be submitted on CD ROM.

• We can accept the  PC formatted CD-ROM disks

• Disks should be clearly labeled with file names and types, author name and manuscript number

allotted by online submission system.

Presentation of figures

• Lettering should be in a sans-serif typeface, preferably Helvetica or Arial.

• Please use the same font and size throughout all figures in a paper. If the figure is to be reduced, lettering must remain readable and lines sufficiently heavy to print clearly after reduction.

• Use type between 6 and 8 point, and lines between 0.5 point at the final, reduced size.

• The dimension of figure should be based on the width of the column of JAH and preferably 9 or 19 cm in width.

• Don’t use bold fonts

Electronic file formats

We prefer:

• Graphs were prepared in Excel, Sigma Plot, Statgraphics, submit (original file).

• WMF (Window meta file format) or EPS but not converted from jpg, tiff or other raster file

• CorelDraw (up to version 12) or  Adobe Illustrator, format for graphs and line drawings

• Adobe Photoshop or TIFF format (high resolution, 300-600 dpi) for photographic images

We can accept:

• WMF for line diagrams. Please don’t convert jpg, tiff or other raster file to wmf. We require the wmf file generated from the directly from the graphic software used for making graphs.

• Corel Draw (up to version 12)

• Microsoft Word 98 (and above), Excel and PowerPoint  

Notes for preparing artwork

• Images in rasterized (or bitmapped) formats such as Photoshop, TIFF and JPEG must be saved at high resolution – at least 300 dpi, and up to 600 dpi if they have small lettering and other fine detail. 

• Line artwork should be saved in a format which preserves text and lines as separate, editable components. This is easier and quicker to edit as necessary, and gives a sharper result in print.

• Figures without LSD or SE values are of less value until unless statistical analysis is not possible or required. LSD or SE bars are required for comparison of treatments.

• It is better to submit the data also used for making graphs in excel file so that changes are made if any modification is required in the press.

Please don’t give 3D bar graphs until unless necessary,   prefer 2D bar diagram