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Author Guidelines

1. INTRODUCTION

Gezira Journal of Agricultural Science is a refereed scientific journal that aims at publishing articles, critiques and scientific and technical findings in all fields of agriculture. Manuscripts submitted for publication should not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The journal accepts original papers, short communications, letters to editors,  reviews of books,  research and reports. Articles should be written in Arabic or English with the abstract written in both languages.

2. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Articles sent for publication must be original reports of research not simultaneously sent to, nor previously published elsewhere. The journal also accepts short notes, communications and review papers. Manuscripts should be submitted online:   http://journals.uofg.edu.sd/index.php/gjas/ . Papers must be written in English or Arabic, with both Arabic and English abstracts. Each manuscript will be assessed by two independent referees. The correspondence author will be informed immediately thereafter of acceptance, rejection or need of revision. The editorial staff reserves the right to revise the manuscript. Major alterations, however, will only be made in accordance with the author(s) consent.

A. Short Communications

Preference is given to short communications which contain novel experimental results in short form. A short communication has no summary and should not exceed 5 type written pages (including tables, figures and references). The same divisions, as described under (II), should be applied. The term short communication should be added below the title.

B. Reviews

Reviews are comprehensive, critical descriptions on the present knowledge of actual research subjects or technological developments. The division is left to the author(s); otherwise the explanations under (II) are valid. Reviews are frequently submitted on invitation; however they are of course accepted from other authors too.  The term "A review" should be added below the title.

C. New Conceptions

These are contributions containing novel research or strategies, novel methodical, technological or technical procedures or novel methods of education or teaching which have to be scientifically well founded, but which have not yet been confirmed by experiment or practice.

Before submission of your manuscript, the following documents should be prepared:

  1. The scanned and signed copyright document
  2. The original manuscript
  1. Copyright document: Please print the copy right document, sign and scan it then upload along with your manuscript. The document is available to download from here.
  1. The original manuscript:

IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure the blind reviewing, please upload your manuscript as fellows: 1. A copy of the complete manuscript, WITHOUT authors names and affiliations, 2. The first page of the manuscript WITH authors names and affiliations.

A. Plagiarism check: The manuscript should be an original work, please note that ONLY manuscripts with plagiarism 25% or less for articles "or 30% for review" will be published in the journal.

B. Manuscript organization

 (I) Style and format: you have to follow the journal format provided in the below table. The journal template is available here.

File format

Manuscript files can be in the following formats: DOC, DOCX. The submitted file should not be locked or protected.

Length

The maximum length of the manuscript is 25 pages

Font and spacing

Use Times New Roman font with size 12 and spacing of 1.15 pt.

Layout

Do not format text in multiple columns

Headings

Limit manuscript sections and sub-sections to maximum of 3 heading levels.

Page number

Include page numbers in the manuscript

Language

Manuscript could be written in Arabic or English

Abbreviations

Define abbreviations upon first appearance in the text.

Do not use non-standard abbreviations unless they appear at least three times in the text. Keep abbreviations to a minimum.

Equations

Use Math Type or Equation Editor or Microsoft's Insert Equation function  for display and inline equations.

Structural diagrams and Tables

Structural diagrams and tables should  be drawn or written in the manuscript in the places in which they belong. They should always stand alone, i.e. occupy extra lines. They should be marked with Arabic numerals in parentheses in the right hand margin. Greek letters and unusual symbols in equations should be identified in the typesetter.

 

(II) Article organization

The article must include, in the following order:  a title, an abstract, an introduction, materials and methods or alternatively research methodology and methods, results and discussion, references, in addition to nomenclature if relevant.

Title

The title should be concise and reflect the article contents. It should be followed by the author(s) name(s) and the address for correspondence. Author(s) name(s) should be written in full with their names listed in order of their contributory role. Each author's last name is to be followed by number to report author's address. Last name of the corresponding author should be followed by (*).

Abstract

The abstract should be presented in a separate page. It must contain all the components of the article in not more than 350 words. Abbreviations and references to diagrams or equations inside the main body of the article are not permissible.

Keywords

Up to six can be presented at the end of the abstract.

Introduction

The introduction must contain an appreciable and concise amount of information concerning the subject of the article, its background, the problem to be tackled and the objectives of the research. These should be based on logic and methodology according to recent scientific references. At the end of the introduction the justification and objectives of the research are stated.

Materials and Methods or Methodology

The materials used and the methods or methodology followed in the research should be written in the past passive tense. All the methodological procedures must be explained and full information of the design and other tools for conducting the research must be clearly explained. Full description of the procedures followed and references will help other researchers to repeat the research. Data and statistical analysis, if any, should be explained.

Results

Results are written in the past passive tense. Numerical results can be presented in tables and figures. Full description and interpretation of the tables and figures should be presented without repeating unnecessary data.

Discussion

Discussion should be based on the results obtained compared to the objectives of the research and the literature reviewed. Discussion should judge, estimate and assess the scientific value and the practical significance of the results in association to previous findings and the objective of the research. It may be pooled with results or presented under a separate section.

Conclusion and recommendations

The conclusion and recommendations deal with the most important results and recommendations found by the author(s). They should be explicit and appropriate to the research results and allow deductions that lead to suggestions of avenues for new research proposals or the application of the findings of the current research work.

References

References cited should be related to the research subject. All references in the text should appear in the reference list in italics. They should be arranged alphabetically by senior author and the examples of reference listing format given below should be followed:

Articles in a journal

 Last name of author(s) followed by initials Year. Title of the paper. Journal name Volume (number): pages containing the article.

Example:

Yousif, L.A. 2016. Mathematical models to predict repair and maintenance for 2WD tractors in the mechanized rainfed areas, Eastern Sudan. Gezira Journal of Agricultural Science 14(1): 1-17.

 

Pray, C.E., J. Huang and S. Rozelle. 2002.  Five years of Bt cotton in China: The benefits continue.  The Plant Journal 31:423-430.

 

Abdel Wahab, D. M. 2009.  Effects of differential irrigation practices on yield of sugarcane at Kenana Sugar Scheme, Sudan. Arcsudan. Sd/arc/conferences/meeting 44/pdf/5.pdf

 Books

Barnum, S.R.2005. Biotechnology, 2nd edn. Brooks-Cole, Belmont, CA, USA. Guides, handbooks, manuals and reports

 Overholt, W.A., K.V.N. Maes and F.R. Goebel. 2001. Field Guide to Stemborer Larvae of Maize,  orghum and Sugarcane in Eastern and Southern Africa. ICIPE Science Press, Nairobi, Kenya.

 Chapters in a book

Frank, F.J., I.G. Christen and I.B. Bullerman. 2000.Tests for groups of  microorganisms, pp. 271 – 286. In: R.T. Marshal (ed.).  Standard  Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products, 17th  edn.  American

Public Health Association, Washington, D.C., USA. Unpublished theses and dissertations

 

Adam, A.M. 2008. Reduction of Harvest Losses in Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Fruit Using Improved Harvesting Methods. M.Sc. Thesis.

 

The National Institute for the Promotion of Horticultural Exports, University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan.

Proceedings

Seiler, G., J.C. Jan and T.J. Guluy. 2008.  Use of Helianthus species in sunflower breeding, pp. 71-76.In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Conventional  and Molecular Breeding of Field and Vegetable Crops, 24-27 November, 2008, Novisad, Serbia.

 

Views expressed in the articles are those of the authors, and the responsibility of their contents rests exclusively on the author(s). The journal bears no such responsibility what so ever.

FINAL REMARKS 

The authors are cordially asked to follow these instructions. In this way they facilitate the work for themselves and for the editorial staff and the referees. Authors are encouraged to supply e-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers. These are likely to speed up communication. Acknowledgements of financial support, advice or other kinds of assistance should be made at the end of the text before Bibliography under the heading "Acknowledgements".

(III) Correspondence

All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor–in-chief., Gezira Journal of Agricultural Science, Faculty of Deanship of Scientific Research, University of Gezira, P.O. Box 20, Wad Medani, Sudan.

E-mail : gjas@uofg.edu.sd

E-mail : Kashif@uofg.edu.sd

Tel.: +249914080710

 

Publication Charge:

 After acceptance of a paper, the below publication charges are applied:

Address of the first author

Publication charge

Sudanese institution

2000 SDG

Non- Sudanese institution

100 $

University of Gezira (Teaching staff)

Free

University of Gezira (Sudanese postgraduate student)

1000 SDG

University of Gezira (Non-Sudanese postgraduate student)

50$

Sudanese institution (Non-Sudanese postgraduate student)

50$

 University of Gezira (BSc student)

Free

*SDG= Sudanese pound, $: United State Dollar

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