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 having relevance to agricultural sciences. We also publish reviews and notes which have been done critically.

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

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

Avoid papers with more than 8-16 pages including tables and figures. All manuscripts should have title, names of authors, respective designations and address (including e-mail address) on the first page above the abstract. There should be a separate section for acknowledgment after results and discussion and before references.
The guidelines for short notes are the same as main articles. 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 earliest opportunity.

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.


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.

Sample example:

Incorrect format:
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.
Corrected names and 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.

Only most relevant references may be cited. Please avoid references with more than 10 years old , unless it is absolutely necessary . Cite all of the references in the text as listed under 'References'. Please verify all commas and dots given to the names of the authors in the list of references. Also names of the authors' need to be verified while preparing the list.

 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.


Covering letter of each manuscript 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).


Send your paper in A4 sized MS-Word format. Manuscript must be typed in 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.


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