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Guide for Authors

The research editions of the journal are published in March, June, September, and December.


The journal publishes full research papers which are relevant to agricultural sciences. We also publish reviews and notes which have been done critically.

Plagiarism needs to be avoided in the paper. 

Full research papers and seminar-symposium-conference papers should have the following sections: Abstract, Keywords (preferably five), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, and References.

Positions of all figures and tables need to be indicated serially in the text. Impersonal figures are fine. But all personal figures (with the person's face) need to be deleted/cropped in the paper or will be done by the editor.


Avoid papers with more than 8-16 pages including tables and figures. All manuscripts should have a title, names of authors, respective designations, and addresses (including e-mail addresses) on the first page above the abstract. There should be a separate section for an acknowledgment after results and discussion and before references.

Send your paper in A4-sized MS Word format. Manuscript must be typed in a single column with double (2.0) lined spaced in Times Roman Font (Size: 12) all along with tables and figures on separate sheets of paper. Line diagrams should be drawn with computer ; the original figures should not exceed 6 × 8 in. Figures should be given on separate sheets (not in running form with text). Photographs should be colored or black and white. All letters on them should be in printed forms.

Papers should be prepared with all original and adequate experimental data and plagiarism should be avoided.

Each manuscript needs to be sent along with a separate covering letter. 

Each covering letter should certify (1) that the enclosed manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere and (2) that the copyright of manuscript is assigned to MKK PUBLICATION (Kolkata).

The guidelines for short notes are the same as the main articles. The only differences are (1) to report anything observed during the main project, which is worth communicating immediately, and (2) to fix the claim for the first reporting of any observation of significance at the earliest opportunity.

Positions of all figures and tables need to be indicated (referred) serially in the text. Figures and tables should be numbered with caption accordingly such as no. 1 should be first, then no. 2 , no.  3 and so on.


1. The trait cob weight also differed significantly among the parental lines (Table 1). It was ranged from 114.33 (MAI-729) to 54.27(DH-376) with a mean of 85.79 grams. Similarly, significant differences were observed among the parental lines of promising maize hybrids for number of rows per cob (Table 2).

2. The symptoms in tea (Camellia sinensis) was seen on the stem as rough roundish to irregular galls (Fig 1). In coffee (Coffea arabica) symptoms were seen as necrotic lesion emerging from the margin with yellow halo in diseased leaves (Fig 2).

Follow author-year system while citing references in the text. Example:

This molecule is known to be effective on multiple sucking insects on crops and also known to be safer for non-sucking insects like silkworms (Ghosh et al. 2014).

In another study where azadirachtin 0.15% EC showed higher silkworm cocoon filament length in comparison with other insecticides viz., emamectin benzoate, flubendiamide, abamectin and Bacillus thuringiensis (Kordy 2014). The similar trend was observed in the present investigation also.

List all references alphabetically under references at the end of the text. Example:


Ghosh A, Samantha A, Chatterjee ML (2014) Dinotefuron: a third generation neonicotinoid insecticide for management of rice brown planthopper. Afr J Agric Res 9 (8) : 750—754.

Kordy AM (2014) Residual effect of certain pesticides on the mulberry silkworm (Bombyx mori L.). Middle East J Appl Sci 4 (3) : 711—717.


Only most relevant recent references may be cited. Please avoid references with more than 10 years old. All and only those references which are cited in the text, need to be listed under 'References'. Any reference which is not cited in the text, needs to be removed from 'Reference' list of the paper.

In the list of references, please verify all commas and dots given in the names of the authors, identify the name of the authors correctly and remove the 'dots' in-between as individual author's  need to be separated by coma only. Also names of the authors' need to be verified while preparing the list.

Sample example:

Format needs to changed:
Begum, H., Alam, A.K.M.M., Chowdhury, M.J.A. and M.I. Hossain (2007). Genetic divergence in linseed (Linum usitatissimumL.). Internat. J. Sustain. Crop. Prod., 2(1): 04- 06.
Suggested format (as per guide for authors) need to be:
Begum H, Alam AKMM, Chowdhury MJA, Hossain MI (2007). Genetic Divergence in Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.). Int. J. Sustain. Crop Prod. 2(1): 04-06.

Keep a good copy of your manuscript in your file. Editorial office will take all possible care but it is not responsible for any loss or damage of manuscripts. 


All manuscripts will be reviewed by two or more outside experts and seminar-symposium-conference papers will be reviewed by a team of experts. Besides, there may be editorial changes.

To know about publication charge, write to

Send your manuscript through email to Editor, Environment and Ecology.


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