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Author Guidelines

Authors are requested to submit their manuscript text, figures and tables in the same file.

• Accepted text file types: Word (.DOC or .DOCX) or Rich Text Format (.RTF) only.

• Times New Roman font, 12-point size

 

Research article format

Title page

• Title informative and not more than 30 words

• Authors listed with first names as initials only (preceding the name)

• Addresses at which the work was carried out follow the names

• Author for correspondence indicated by an asterisk with an e-mail address provided (one author only)

• Key words – provide up to 5

Abstract

• Indicate why and how the work was done, the result and conclusions

• 350 words or less

• Abstracts should not be unnecessarily descriptive and must, where appropriate, contain quantitative data.

Introduction

• Describe, succinctly, the current state of work in the relevant field

• Describe the reasons for carrying out the experiments

• Give a clear statement of the objectives and hypotheses being tested

Materials and methods

• Sufficient information must be given in this section to allow the reader to understand the experimental design and statistical methods used in the data analysis. All experiments should have adequate replication and, where relevant, should have been repeated for confirmation.

• Système International (SI) units are preferred. Others should be related to SI units at the first mention.

• Commercial equipment and products used in experiments should name the product and company, but addresses should be omitted.

• State the methods used e.g. analysis of variance (ANOVA) and ensure that the analysis method chosen is appropriate for the data. Data tables presenting, for example, mean values should include the appropriate standard errors (SE) and degrees of freedom (DF) relevant to the SE. Where comparisons are made between data values care should be taken to ensure that the SE values quoted are suitable for the comparisons. Indiscriminate use of multiple range tests should be avoided.

• Molecular marker data need to be properly replicated using appropriate positive and negative controls and provide an assessment of error rates based on independent DNA extractions.

Results

• Results should be presented in an orderly fashion

• Make use of tables and figures where necessary and without duplication

Discussion

• Discussion normally should be presented separately from the Results

• Focus on the work presented and its relationship with other relevant published work

• It should not digress widely into general discussion of a research area, or into excessive speculation, and should not normally exceed 5 pages in length

Acknowledgements

• Sources of funding should be listed

References

• Only papers accepted for publication or published may be cited

• Not normally > 30 in total

• In the text, cite by author and date in chronological order. Use & between names of 2 authors; use et al. for 3 or more authors

• At the end of the paper, give full details as per the examples below

• Personal communications in the text should be cited as: initials, name, brief address, personal communication

Journal (article) Elmer PAG, Reglinski T, 2006. Biosuppression of Botrytis cinerea in grapes. Plant Pathology 55, 155–77.

Journal (online) Gibbs MJ, Ziegler A, Robinson DJ, Waterhouse PM, Cooper JI, 1996. Carrot mottle mimic virus (CMoMV): a second umbravirus associated with carrot motley dwarf disease recognized by nucleic acid hybridization. Molecular Plant Pathology Online [http://www.bspp.org.uk/mppol] 1996/1111gibbs.

Book Sutton BC, 1980. The Coelomycetes. Kew, UK: Commonwealth Mycological Institute.

Book (edited) Palti J, Kranz J, eds, 1980. Comparative Epidemiology. A Tool for Better Disease Management. Wageningen, the Netherlands: Centre for Agricultural Publishing and Documentation.

Book (chapter) Jones CS, Smith N, Brown RS, 1979. Biology of diseases caused by Botrytis spp. In: Smith N, Brown RS, eds. Diseases of Vegetables. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 40–9.

Conference proceedings (published) McIntosh RA, 1992. Catalogues of gene symbols for wheat. In: Miller TE, Koebner RM, eds. Proceedings of the Seventh International Wheat Genetics Symposium, 1987.Cambridge, UK: IPSR, 1225–323.

Agency publication Harvey JM, Pentzer WT, 1960. Market Diseases of Grapes and Other Small Fruits. Washington, USA: United States Department of Agriculture: USDA publication no. 189. (Agriculture Handbook Series.)

Dissertation or thesis Lenné JM, 1978. Studies of the Biology and Taxonomy of Colletotrichum Species. Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne, PhD thesis.

Online material Lu HJ, Kottke R, Martin J, Bai G, Haley S, Rudd J, 2011. Identification and validation of molecular markers for marker assisted selection of Wsm2 in wheat. In: Plant and Animal Genomes XIX Conference, abstract W433. [http://www.intl-pag.org/19/abstracts/W68_PAGXIX_433.html]. Accessed 20 April 2012.

Tables

• Self-explanatory with an appropriate legend without abbreviations

• Number with arabic numerals, e.g. Table 2

• Refer to tables in the sequence in which they are presented

• Use lower-case letters, e.g. a, b and c, for footnotes

• Not embedded as an image

Figures

• Use arabic numerals in the text, e.g. Figure 2

• Subdivisions within figures should be labelled with lower-case letters, e.g. a, b and c

 

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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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Article Publication: 100.00 (USD)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

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