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Author Guidelines

Journal of Arable Crops and Marketing provides rapid publication of research article. After rapid review process (45 days approx.), an accepted paper will be placed under “In Press” and will be published in the next issue of the journal. Please consider the following guidelines for submitting your manuscript to Journal of Arable Crops and Marketing.

Submission of a manuscript infers that the work described has not been published earlier (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis), and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The publications by Journal of Arable Crops and Marketing are freely available to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt, provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.


Plagiarism Policy

Journal of Arable Crops and Marketing has devised a specific plagiarism policy as per Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad, Pakistan criteria to promote honest work in academics. As per plagiarism policy, 19% plagiarism is admissible in any submission to the journal. It is more convenient to submit Turnitin report while submitting paper to the journal.

Article Submission
In order to save time and avoid inconvenience, authors should assure that the level, length and format of a manuscript submission conforms to Journal of Arable Crops and Marketing requirements at the submission and each revision stage. Submitted articles should have a full author as well corresponding author name/s, summary/abstract, keywords separate from the main text. The summary does not include references, numbers, abbreviations or measurements unless essential. The summary should provide an introduction to the field; a brief account of the background and principle of the work; a statement of the main conclusions; and 2-3 sentences that place the main findings into a general context.

Format for Journal of Arable Crops and Marketing contributions:

Cover Letter
All submissions should be accompanied by cover letter of up to 350 words briefly stating the significance of the research, author’s agreement for publication, number of tables and figures, supporting manuscripts, and supplementary information.

Contact Information
Author must include current telephone and fax numbers, as well as corresponding postal and E-mail address to maintain communication.

Article Formatting Guidelines

Manuscript title
The title should be limited to 25 words or less. The title shouldn’t contain abbreviations and it should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the manuscript.

Author Information
Full names and affiliation of all authors, including contact details of the corresponding author (Telephone, Fax and E-mail address).

The informative, complete and self-explanatory abstract should briefly present the topic and state the scope of the experiments, indicating significant data. It should point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should summarize the manuscript content in less than 300 words. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided in abstracts. The preferable format should accommodate a description of the study background, methods, results and conclusion.

Following the abstract, a list of 3-10 keywords and abbreviations must be included.

The introduction should set the nature of the paper by providing a vibrant study statement. It should include the relevant literature on the study subject and the proposed approach or solution. The introduction should be general enough to attract a reader’s attention from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods
This section should provide a complete overview of the study design. Comprehensive descriptions of materials or participants, comparisons, interventions and types of analyses should be mentioned. Previously published procedures should be cited and the new procedures should be described in detail. Important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address also if available.

Results and Discussion
This section should provide complete details of the experiment that are required to support the conclusion of the study. Results and Discussion should be in separate sections. Speculation and detailed explanation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.

This section includes salutation of people, grant and fund details etc.

Journal of Arable Crops and Marketing follows in-text citation style (Last name of author, publishing year) and endnotes for insertions. Only cited text references should include in the reference list and the references should be written in Journal of Arable Crops and Marketing referencing style. This list must be alphabetically arranged, not numbered. The author should go to the primary source of information. The secondary source of information may be used in case of unavoidable circumstances or when the original article is in a language other than English. Only published work or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Abstracts, conference proceedings, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. Authors should provide online link for each reference.

Published Papers
Gondal, A. S. 2018. The first report of tomato foot rot caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 PT from Pakistan. Journal of Plant Pathology, 100: 101-101.
Gondal, A. S., A. Rauf and F. Naz. 2018. Anastomosis Groups of Rhizoctonia solani associated with tomato foot rot in Pothohar Region of Pakistan. Scientific Reports, 9: 1-12.

Sneh, B., L. Burpee and A. Ogoshi. 1991. Identification of Rhizoctonia species. APS press, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Sneh, B. 1996. Rhizoctonia Species: taxonomy, molecular biology, ecology, pathology and disease control. Springer, Berlin, Germany.


Article in Serial Publication/ Book Section
Agrios, G. N. 2005. Plant diseases caused by fungi, Plant Pathology, 5th ed. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. p. 385-614.
Cubeta, M. A., R. Vilgalys and D. Gonzalez. 1996. Molecular analysis of ribosomal RNA genes in Rhizoctonia fungi, Rhizoctonia Species: Taxonomy, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Pathology and Disease Control. Springer, Berlin, Germany. p. 81-86.
Lübeck, M. 2004. Molecular characterization of Rhizoctonia solani, In: D. K. Arora & G. G. Khachatourians, (eds.), Applied mycology and biotechnology. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Magazine Article
Mulvaney, D. L. and L. Paul. 1984. Rotating Crops and Tillage. Crops Soils. 36: 18-19.

Workshop / Symposium or Conference Proceedings
Ophel-Keller, K. and I. A. Kirkwood. 2006. DNA monitoring tools for soil-borne diseases of potatoes. 4th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium. Professional Development Group, Lincoln University, Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand, p. 119.
Kyritsis, P. and S. J. Wale. 2002. Effect of mycelial inoculum level and cultivar susceptibility on Rhizoctonia solani development on potato stems and seed tubers. British Crop Protection Conference: Pests & Diseases. British Crop Protection Enterprises, Brighton, England, p. 761-764.

Bosland, P. W. 1996. Capsicums: Innovative uses of an ancient crop. Progress in New Crops. ASHS Press, Arlington, VA, USA, p. 479-487.
FAO. 2016. Food and Agriculture Organization. United Nations, New York, United States.

Online Database
USDA. 2016. Classification for Kingdom Plantae Down to Species Solanum lycopersicum L., Natural Resources Conservation Services. United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., United States.

Dissertation or Thesis
Gondal, A.S. 2018. Anastomosis group typing of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn infecting solanaceous vegetable crops (Unpublished) PhD thesis, PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi.

Software and Software Documentation
Abacus Concepts. 1991. Super ANOVA users guide. Release 1.11. Abacus Concepts, Barkeley, CA, USA.
SAS Institute. 1994. The SAS system for Windows. Release 6.10. SAS. Institute. Gary, NC, USA.

Moore, K. and M. Collins (eds.). 1997. Forages, CD-ROM companion [CD-ROM computer file]. 5th Ed. Iowa State Univ. Press. Ames, IA, USA.

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Tables used in manuscripts should be designed properly. They should be typed single-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. MS Excel files should not be embedded as objects. If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain a copy in .doc format also to aid in the completion of process successfully.

The preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc and JPEG. If you have created images with separate components on different layers, please send us the Adobe Photoshop files. All images must be at optimal resolutions. Image files must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible.

Arabic numerals must be used to label the figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Each legend must contain the title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files. Each file should contain data for only one equation.

Additional Information
Discrete items of the Supplementary Information should be submitted in a new file and must be explained properly.

Electronic prints (PDF) will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author. They are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or some clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript afterwards. Authors will have free electronic access to the full text article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.


Publication Fee

Journal of Arable Crops and Marketing is an Open Access, self-supporting journal and do not receive any funding from any institution/government. The operation of the journal is only financed by the handling fees received from authors and some academic/corporate sponsors and paid members. The handling fees are required to meet the maintenance of the journal. All articles published by the journal are freely accessible over the internet. There are no submission charges however; authors are required to pay a fair handling fee for publishing their articles. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication.


The cost for Open Access article(s) publication will be established for each country according to its economy.


Publication Fee for High Income Countries = $ 200
Publication Fee for Middle Income Countries = $ 150
Publication Fee for Low Income Countries = $ 100


If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.


Publication fee requests should be made prior to or at the point of transfer/submission to the journal. Requests should be sent to journal accounts section at;


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.

Copyright Notice

Submission of a manuscript infers that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis). It is also not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All works published by Journal of Arable Crops and Marketing is freely available to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). The CC BY license allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials and is preferred by many research funding bodies. Under this license users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution including for commercial purposes, providing they attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor (read full legal code).

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