Author’s Guide: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Symposium

General Instructions

  • Page numbers
    • The maximum length should not exceed 5 pages.
  • Spellings 
    • British English.
    • Latin words and phrases should be in italic.  
  • Major Heading 
    • uppercase, center and bold.
    • Major headings: Abstract, Introduction, Materials,Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments and   References.
  • Abbreviations, Symbols & units of Measure=
    • Use only standard abbreviations.
    • Use full term when it’s first use in abstract and text.For all measurements use International System of Units (SI).
  • Format Details
    • Page size should be A4.
    • Manuscript should be in 10point font, single space, double column with recommended margins.
    • All pages should be numbered.
    • First page should contain the title, the name (s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s).
    • Abstract should be limited to 250 words.
  • Tables and Figures
    • Arabic numerals, all tables & figures must be numbered.
    • Caption should be provided directly above each table & below each figure.
  • Scientific Names
    • Italic font.
    • Common names can be used for well-known plants once the scientific names has been provided.
  • References
    • Use the “Name & Year” or the “Harvard system”.
E.g: Jiang, J.S., James, K. and Zhou, Z.Y. (1997). Prospects of science and technology for natural rubber in China. Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops, 21, 1-7.