The research editions of the journal are published in March, June, September and December. The journal publishes (full research papers, notes, book reviews) and proceedings of seminars, symposium and conferences.

We also consider papers on agricultural extension and recent reviews on agricultural subjects.

Full research papers and seminar, symposium, conference papers should have following sections :

Abstract, key words (maximum five), introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion (preferably combined together), references, tables, figure captions and figures. Length of the paper should be 8-16 pages. Tables and figures should be on a separate sheets of papers and not mixed with the text matters.

All manuscripts should have title, names of authors and address (including e-mail address) on the first page above the abstract. There is no separate section for acknowledgement but the contents may be added in parenthesis just after introduction.

Give attention to the following:

  • Follow author-year system in citing references in the text.
  • List all references alphabetically under references at the end of the text.
  • Check spelling of all the authors’ name in the text and in the list of references.
  • Length of the paper should be 8-16 pages.
  • Tables and figures should be on separate sheets of papers, not mixed with the text matters.
  • Figure captions should be given below figures; Table captions should be given at the top of the table.
  • Delete references older than 2008 as far as possible except books and reports.
  • Add recent references to discuss the findings.
  • Check website of this journal and other sources for recent references.

Example of references are as follows:

Hitesh K, Khosla G, Sharma PK (2010) Utilization of genetic variability, correlation and path analysis for seed yield improvement in bread what (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes. Environ Ecol 28 : 91-94.

NHB (2013) Indian Horticulture Data Base 2013. Min of Agric, Govt of India. Gurgorn, pp 61.

Purnawatil A, Rochdjatun I, Sastrahidayat, Abadi AL, Hadiastono T (2014) Endophytic bacteria as biocontrolagents of tomato bacterial wilt disease. J Trop Life Sci 4 : 33— 36.

Guidelines for short notes are as follows:

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.

So, all sections of a research article should be shown, that is, Title, names of authors, address, e-mail, abstract, Introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, References  (arranged alphabetically, references in the text shown as author- and-year in appropriate points), tables with captions, figures with captions. It should include  a certificate, that it is not sent for publication elsewhere, and  copyright is vested to MKK Publication, Kolkata.

General information for all types of manuscipts :

Manuscript must be typed double spaced 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 and contrast. All letters on them should be in printed forms.

All emailed papers should be typed in 6 inch × 9 inch area with 1 inch margin on both sides, and on top and bottom on A4 size microsoft word document format. The line space must be 2, in 12 pt Times Roman. tables in 8 point.
Only most relevant references may be cited. References older than 2008 should be avoided except books and reports.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).

Make remittances online to Indian Overseas Bank, Kalyani (code 2219) in favour of M/S MKK Publication.

There is no initial submission fee.
Once we receive your paper, we shall review it immediately and send our decision through email.

After your paper is accepted, the subscription charges are as follows:

  • Up to pages 12, subscription amount is Rupees 2900.
  • From pages 13-16, subscription amount is Rupees 3100.
  • Above 16 pages, the amount will increase by Rupees 400 for every 4 pages or part.

NOTE : Subscription charge includes one hard copy of the Journal which will be send to corresponding author’s address and electronic copy of the paper which will be send through email.
Additional copy of journal can be procured by additional payment of Rupees 200 along with main subscription amount.

After your paper is accepted, we shall inform you about the subscription of your paper publication. Once the remittances are received, it will be engaged in processing of the paper, hence cannot be returned.

To send manuscripts please see “Contact us”.

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Revised Guide for Authors 2018