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Introduction
Advances in Agricultural Science publishes original theoretical, experimental and technical contributions in the various fields of Agricultural science (Physiology, Genetics, Agricultural engineering, etc.) at diverse levels of integration. Opinions expressed in the journal are the sole responsibility of the authors and publication does not imply the editors’ agreement.

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic pre-print), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Open access

This journal is an Open Access journal. All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Open access publishing is not without costs. Advances in Agricultural Science therefore levies an article-processing charge of $75 for each article accepted for publication.

Types of paper
Advances in Agricultural Science publishes several types of articles: Reviews, Papers and Short Papers. Articles for Reviews are either invited by the editor or proposed by the authors for the editor’s prior agreement. Reviews should not exceed 40 typewritten pages and Short Papers no more than approximately 8 typewritten pages. The fundamental character of Advances in Agricultural Science remains that of a journal for original results.

Conflict of interest

Advances in Agricultural Science requires all authors to disclose any financial conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. Authors must declare any such conflict in the cover letter accompanying the manuscript and in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript itself.

Manuscript Submission

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online and you will be guided step-wise through the creation and uploading of your files.

Please use the template of the journal  to write your manuscript

Title Page

The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

Abstract

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Keywords

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) for text.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Do not use field functions.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Use the equation editor or Math Type for equations.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Publication Ethics

Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics)

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas.


Plagiarism

All Advances in Agricultural Sciences (AAS) authors are committed to submitting only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

  • Directly copying text from other sources without attribution
  • Copying ideas, images, or data from other sources without attribution
  • Reusing text from your own previous publications without attribution or agreement of the editor
    • Exception: Reusing text from the Methods section in the author’s previous publications, with attribution to the source, is acceptable.
  • Using an idea from another source with slightly modified language without attribution.

If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may issue a correction or retract the paper, as appropriate.


Duplicate Submission

Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission/publication sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.


Citation Manipulation

Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.


Data Fabrication and Falsification

Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.


Improper Author Contribution or Attribution

All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.


Redundant Publications

Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.


Sanctions

In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in AAS journal, the following sanctions will be applied:

  • Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.
  • Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to AAS journal by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript.
  • Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to AAS journal, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors. This prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 24 months.
  • Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of AAS journal.

Informed Consent

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.

Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

The requirement for informed consent should be included in the journal’s instructions for authors. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.


Human and Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

To make a submission to AAS journal, you will first need to register as an Author. After that, when you login, you will be taken to your Dashboard.

To register with the journal, click the Register link on the upper right corner or right sidebar.
This will open the Registration Form for you to complete with all required information.
All fields with an asterisk (First Name, Last Name, Affiliation, Country, Email, Username, Password, Repeat Password) are mandatory.
You will be automatically registered as a Reader and an Author. You will be given the option to register as a Reviewer as well.
Submitting an Article
Start a new submission by clicking the New Submission button on the right side of the screen. You will be taken to Step 1
of a 5-Step process to upload and describe your submission.
Step 1
In Step 1 you will provide preliminary information about your submission.
 To begin select the appropriate section for your submission (e.g., article, review, etc.). If you aren’t sure which section is appropriate, make your best guess.
Read and agree to the statements in the submission checklist by checking each box. Include any comments for the editor,
read the journal’s privacy statement, and then click the Save and Continue button to move to Step 2.
Step 2
On Step 2, a window will open allowing you to upload your submission file.
First, you MUST select an Article Component. This lets the system know whether the file is the body of the manuscript, an image, a data set, etc. This must be selected before your file will upload.
Once you’ve made that selection, you can then upload your first file. It is important to note that you an only upload one file at a time. Additional files can be uploaded later in the process. Typically, this first file will be the body of your manuscript. Hit the Continue button once the file uploads.
After uploading the file, you will be asked to review the name of the file. Use the Edit link to make any changes.
Click the Continue button.
Next, you have the option to repeat the process to upload additional files (e.g., a data set or an image). Once you have finished uploading all of your files, click Complete; this will close the upload window.
You will be brought back to the Submit an Article screen where you will see the files you’ve uploaded. If you need to make changes, expand the blue arrow to the left of your file and make any changes using the Edit link.
Click ‘Save and Continue’ to move to Step 3.
Step 3
On Step 3, you will be asked to add more information about the submission, including the title of the submission (broken down into prefix, title, and subtitle), the abstract, and scrolling down…
…any additional contributors.
You can add more contributors (e.g., co-authors), by clicking the Add Contributors link. This will open a new window with fields to enter their information.
Hit Save, and the new contributor will appear on the screen.
Depending on the journal you are submitting to, you may see additional fields to complete, such as keywords.
To enter keyword, simply type the word or phrase and hit your Enter key. The word or phrase will be formatted as a keyword.
Click Save and Continue to move forward.
Step 4
On Step 4, you will be asked to confirm that you are happy with your submission.
Click Finish Submission.
A box will pop up asking you to confirm you are finished. Click OK.
Step 5
Your submission is now complete! The editor has been notified of your submission. At this point, you can follow the links to:
Review this submission
Create a new submission
Return to your dashboard
Dashboard
And here is your submission in your Dashboard. You can see that it is currently in the Submission stage.

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