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Author Guidelines

Gezira Journal of Agricultural Science is a refereed journal aiming at the dissemination of scientific and technological information resulting from research focusing on all aspects of agriculture. Articles sent for publication must be original reports of research not simultaneously sent to, nor previously published elsewhere. The journal also accepts short notes or communications and by invitation from the editorial board, review papers may be published. Articles may be written either in English or Arabic with both Arabic and English abstracts. Three copies of a typed manuscript with wide margins on the four sides of the paper should be submitted to the editor-in-chief. Every page should be numbered at the bottom centre. When a paper is accepted for publication the author(s) will be asked to provide a copy of the entire manuscript on a compatible computer diskette.


Title: Should be specific, concise and informative. First and last (family) name(s) of the author(s) should be fully written with initials for middle names. Author(s) address(es) should be included. Footnotes are discouraged.

Abstract: Should be short and condensed stating clearly the significant findings and important conclusions of the research work.

Introduction: Includes an introductory statement, concise literature review and objectives.

Materials and methods: Should include materials used and details of relevant methodology.

Results and discussion: May either be pooled or presented under separate sections. Principal findings of research should be presented using the past tense. Numerical results should be depicted in tables and not repeated in the text. Tables should be typed on separate sheets, numbered consecutively in arabic numbers and with titles at the top of the sheet. Presenting too large tables should be avoided. Illustrations must be numbered consecutively, submitted on separate sheets, unmounted and not folded. Only black and white photographs are accepted. Discussion should judge, estimate and assess the scientific value and practical significance of the result in association to other findings.

References: Should be arranged alphabetically by senior author and the examples of reference listing format given below should be followed:

Articles in a journal

Ibrahim, A.E.S. 1995. Summer forage yield of irrigated Sudan grass (Sorghum sudanense “Piper” Stapf) and Phillipesara (Vigna trilobata Verd.) in monoculture and mixtures. Tropical Science 35(1): 1-8.

El Tinay, A. H., S. O. Mahgoub, S.A. Mahgoub and A. H. Daoud. 1993. Amino acid composition and proximate analysis of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) seeds. University of Khartoum Journal of Agricultural Sciences 1: 62-73.


Anderson, V.L. and R.A. Mclean. 1974. Design of Experiments-A realistic approach. Marcel Dekker, New York and Basel.

Chapters in a book

Cook, R. and K. Evans. 1987. Resistance to tolerance, pp. 179-231. In: R.H. Brown and B. R. Kerry (eds). Principles and Practice of Nematode Control in Crops. Academic Press, New York.


Pichard, G. and P.J. Van Soest. 1977. Protein solubility of ruminant feeds, pp. 91-98. In: Proceeding of Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufactures, Syracuse, N.Y.1-3 Nov. 1977. Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Not more than 15 references should be cited.

Proofs: Will be sent to corresponding author to correct typographical errors only. They should be returned within 15 days.

Reprints: Ten reprints are sent free of charge to the corresponding author. Additional reprints should be ordered at cost when returning the proofs.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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ISSN: 1728-9556