INSRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
From 2016, Allelopathy Journal is published Bi-Monthly (January, March, May, July, September, November).
1. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT: Manuscript (Ms.) must be the report of original
research and neither simultaneously submitted to, nor previously published in any
other scientific Journal. Ms. should be written in active voice, clear, concise,
grammatical English. Contributors, whose native language is not English, are strongly
recommended to get their Ms. checked by native English speaker or a colleague with
adequate experience in written English. The Ms. submission implies that consent
of all authors and permission of institute has been obtained. Please send Ms as
single File including Tables and Figs. Do not insert Tables and Figs in Text, but
add after the References, however, indicate their Preferred Position in Text, For
better evaluation of your Ms, please send the names of 5- INTERNATIONAL REVIEWERS.
They should be other than REGIONAL EDITORS of Allelopathy Journal.
Please submit Electronic Ms. (Text in MS Word 2007, Figs in MS Excel files inserted
after References and Tables) in one file with names of 5 International Reviewers
(outside Author’s country) by E. Mail to Prof. S.S. Narwal, Chief Editor, Allelopathy
Journal firstname.lastname@example.org The Full Ms (Text + Tables + Figures) should
be submitted as one File. He will judge the Suitability of Ms for AJ. Those Ms found
suitable will be (i) assigned Centralised Ms. Number and (ii) sent to Regional Editor
1.1. IMPACT FACTOR: Impact factor of Allelopathy Journal for 2011 has increased
1.2 Editor In Chief: Prof. M.J. Reigosa, Facultad Ciencias, Universidade de Vigo, Ap 874, 36200, Vigo, SPAIN. E.Mail: email@example.com
1.3 Chief Editor: Prof. S.S. Narwal, International Allelopathy Foundation,
101, Sector-14, Rohtak-124 001, Haryana, India. E.Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
EDITOR: Prof. P. Tauro, 104, TIARA, Alvares Road, Kadri, Mangalore- 575002,
1.4. ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
- Prof. S.O. Duke, USDA-ARS,NPURU, University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy, Oxford, MS-38766-8048, USA
- Prof. S.R. Baerson, Natural Products Utilization Research, Molecular Biologist, P O BOX 1157, OXFORD, MS, 38655-0000, USA
- Prof. A.L. Anaya, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510, México, D.F.
- Prof. V.V. Roshchina, Institute of Cell Biophysics, Puschino, Moscow Region, SU-142 292, Russia.
- Prof. S.L. Peng (China) State Key Laboratory of Bio-control, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
- Prof. Hanwen Wu, NSW Dept of Primary Industries, Agricultural Research Institute, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia
- Prof. Catherine, IMBE, CNRS IRD, Univ., Avignon. Campus St Charles Cases 4 , 13331 Marseille cedex 3., France
- Prof. Chiapusio, UFR STGI, UMR CNRS 6249 - EA INRA, University of Bourgogne FR-25 211 Montbéliard Cedex. , France
- Prof. Margot Schulz, MBIO Institute University of Bonn, 53115 Bonn, Germany,
- Prof. Leslie Weston, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2678, Australia
- Prof. Abenavoli, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria , Italy I-89124
- Prof. F.Z. Wu (China) Department of Horticulture, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150030, China
- Prof. S. Nakai (Japan) Department of Chemical Engineering, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan
- Prof. S.S.S. Sarma, Posgrado Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, UNAM, Iztacala, AP 314, CP 54090,Tlalnepantla, Mexico.
- Prof. J.R. Qasem, Department of Plant Protection, University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan.
- Prof. D.A. Sampietro, Instituto de Estudios Vegetales, UNT, Espana 2903, Tucuman, Argentina.
- Prof. Pavle Pavlovic, Department of Ecology, Institute for Biological Research, University of Belgrade, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia, Serbia
- Dr. S. Subrahmanian. Division of Entomology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute,New Delhi-110 012, India
- Dr. M.R. Khan, Division of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute,New Delhi-110 012, India
- Dr. A. Kumar, Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute,New Delhi-110 012, India
- 1.2.1. ASSISTANT EDITOR:
Dr. X.G. Zhou (China) Department of Horticulture, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150030, China
2. SCOPE: Original Papers, Reviews and Short Communications. Reports of Conferences/Meetings
and their Announcements. Book Reviews on all aspects of allelopathy and related
areas in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are invited.
3. NOMENCLATURE: The Latin binomial or trinomial names (must be in italics)
and the authority must be written for plants/ insects/microbes, etc. and full chemical
names for compounds when used first time. Crop cultivars (not experimental line)
must be identified by a single quotation mark when mentioned in the text (e.g. cv.
‘Coral’), thereafter, the common or generic names may be used. Don’t use acronyms/abbreviations
without its full form, give its full form, when mentioned for the first time.
4. UNITS OF MEASUREMENT AND ABBREVIATIONS: Metric Units should be used. Abbreviations
should be explained, when they first appear in Text. For mineral contents the elements
(N, P, K, etc.) should be used., Isotopes should be indicated as 14C, 32P. etc.,
Ionsshould be mentioned as H+ and Mg2+, etc., for molar concentration M should be
5. REPORTING TIME AND DATES: Use the 24-h time system with four digits, the
first two for hours and last two for minutes (e.g. 1430 h for 2.30 PM). Give dates
in full e.g. 10 February, 1992.
6. MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
6.1. RESEARCH PAPER The Manuscript (Ms.) should be divided into following
sections: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion,
6.1.1. Scripts: For faster publication, please critically follow these instructions
and the format of Journal. Type the Ms in double space in Times Roman12 Font size
(Text), 10 Font Size (References/Bibliography, Tables, their Titles/ Foot notes
etc.) on one side of A4 paper with 4.0 cm margin on the left hand side and 2.0 cm
on right hand side. All pages should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals
on the bottom right hand side. All abbreviations used should be fully explained
at first mention. The Journal uses English (UK), hence, Spellings should confirm
to Oxford Dictionary. The Editors/ Publisher do not accept responsibility for loss
of, or damage to Ms, hence, authors must retain copies of all materials submitted.
6.1.2. Title page: This page should contain following informations in order
of (a) Running title, not exceeding 50 characters including letters and spaces,
(b) Full title of paper, it should be informative, contain maximum number of key
words and should not exceed 70 characters, (c) Authors name and full Postal Address
at which the research was conducted and the present address, if different from the
place of research,(d) Phone and FAX numbers and E.Mail address of Correspondence
Author, (e) Abstract of 150-200 words, (f) Key words not exceeding 10 in alphabetical
order and (g) Introduction, if space is left. If there are more than one authors,
use * to indicate the name of Correspondence Author as footnote.
6.1.3. Author’s address: Multiple authors with different addresses must indicate
their respective address separately by superscript number e.g. S.S. NARWAL and G.S.
Department of Agronomy, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004, India.
Phone (Home):--------------------------------------- E. Mail: ------------------------------------------------
1 Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141
IMPORTANT: It is necessary to add Phone (Office, Home/Mobile), FAX No. with ISD/
STD Codes and E.Mail address. We make all Correspondence for Mss by yahoomail,
hence, we strongly advise all Authors to open Account in Yahoomail/G.mail/Hotmail
for (i) Easy, (ii) Efficient, (iii) Fast and (iv) sure delivery of our mails between
us (Journal and Authors). Because many Servers in different countries are not compatible
with yahoomail, hence, we cannot correspond successfully with such Authors. Sometimes,
Authors mail reaches us but our mail neither reaches Author nor return to us.
6.1.4. Abstract: It should briefly (150-200 words) describe the experiment(s)
details including the year, place of study, the purpose of research and main results.
6.1.5. Key words: Add upto 10 key words in Alphabetical Order and separated
6.1.6. Text: The paper may be written in the past tense and divided into
sections e.g. Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion and References.
For paragraph, leave 10 spaces at the start of line. Avoid too many headings and
126.96.36.199. INTRODUCTION: Why you did study? Present only essential background,
include a concise statement of objectives, avoid detailed review, findings or conclusions.
188.8.131.52. MATERIALS AND METHODS: These should give sufficient details to enable
to re-conduct the experiments.The Techniques and Methodology used should be supported with References.
What did you use and done in this study? Present full details of the techniques, the treatments and the methods of statistical
analysis used in the past tense. For field experiments, give site location (Latitude,
longitude, annual rainfall and mean height above Sea level), date, month and year
of start and completion, chemical properties of soil (pH, soil fertility status).
For plant samples, please add phenological phase at the time of Sample collection.
For Lab studies, indicate temp C and duration of light/ dark in Growth Chamber/
Incubator. For preparing extracts/leachates, specify did you use fresh or dried
sample and duration of soaking.
184.108.40.206. RESULTS: What did you find? Present the main statistical significant
findings of research in the past tense but do not discuss them, if discussion is
given separately. Do not present the same data in both figures and tables. It is
necessary to analyse the data statistically, otherwise, Ms. may not be accepted.
Please do not Insert Tables, Figs and Photographs in Text, these should be given
after the References, however, indicate their preferred position in Text.
- (i). Tables: Type each table on separate page, number consecutively in Arabic
numbers and indicate its preferred position on the typed script in the text. Give
suitable title to each table, and write with pencil author(s) name(s) at backside
of each table, on the top right hand side. The table width should not exceed Journal
Page size (18 x 13 cm, 9 Font size) and should not contain unexplained abbreviations.
- (ii). Figures: Draw Figures with computer in MS Excel (insert in Text File,
after the References) and for better printing, send Print Out from Laser Printer.
Diagrams should not exceed the Journal page size (18 x 13 cm). If possible, include
legends in figure. Number illustrations in Arabic numerals. Give suitable Title
to each Figure at its bottom. Indicate the preferred position of each figure in
text on the typed script.
- (iii). Photographs: These should be included, when the results cannot be
understood without them, only good quality plates are accepted. Submit glossy prints
of colour/black and white photographs, do not write heavily on their back or use
clips which may scratch them. Give suitable Title to each Figure at its bottom.
220.127.116.11. Legends: If legends cannot be included in Figure/Photograph, add
at the end of Title.
6.1.7. DISCUSSION: What do the results mean? Assess the scientific significance
of results, relate them to other scientists work on the subject and give author(s)
conclusions. It should be combined with Results section.
18.104.22.168 Text: In the text, a reference should be quoted/Cited by the Citation
Number (based on Alphabetical Order of References) enclosed in a parenthesis (in
Ascending Order). Separate two or more citations within a parenthesis by comma.
22.214.171.124 Bibliography: List references alphabetically at the end of text in
following order: Citation Number, surname of author(s) and initials (in capitals),
year of publication (in parenthesis), title of paper, name of Journal in full in
italics, volume in bold and first and last pages of the reference. Add full title
of Book, Thesis, Report, Conference Proceedings. Please include place of publication
and Publisher [and Editor(s) if appropriate] for Books and Conference Proceedings
as per Journal format as under:
- (i). Periodicals: Shab, N., Huian, S.I. and Nisar, S. (1990). Allelopathic effects
of plants on nematodes. Plant and Soil 126: 21-36.
- (ii). Books (Authored/Edited). Rice E.L. (1984). Allelopathy. 2nd Ed. Academic Publishers,
New York. 424 pp. The book Title should be in Italics.
- (iii). Book Chapter: Narwal, S.S. (1999). Allelopathy in ecological agriculture.
In: Allelopathy in Ecological Agriculture (Eds., S.S. Narwal et al) pp. 11-32. Kluwer
Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
Authors must check that all references cited in the text must appear in the list
of references and vice versa and that names and years must be same in two places.
6.2. SHORT COMMUNICATION : Everything is same as for Research paper, except
that it contains new Information for faster Publication.
6.3. REVIEW PAPER The Reviews are usually solicited by the Chief Editor.
Please submit Ms to Prof. S.S. Narwal, Chief Editor, Allelopathy Journal by E. Mail.
Writing instructions are same as for Research paper, except that Contents are added
before the Abstract and following:
6.3.1. Title page: It consists of Running Title, Full Title, Author(s), Full
Address, Detailed Contents, Abstract (if space is left) and foot note with * for
Correspondence Author and for the address of author(s), if different from the place
of research done.
6.3.2. Text: It is divided into sections with following types of headings
(typed in Bold):
- 1. MAIN HEADING (Font size 12): Capital letters, type in centre, one line above
- 1.1. SUB HEADING (Font size 10): Capital letters, type on the left hand side, one
line above the text.
- 1.1.1. Sub sub heading: Type on the left hand side, one line above the text.
I. Sub Sub Sub heading: Type on the left hand side, in the line of the text.
7. REVISION OF MS: Ms will be peer reviewed for contents and presentation
by two International Reviewers and Regional Editor. If a Ms is returned for revision,
authors must return revised Ms by E.Mail within 15 days,
8. PROOFS: To avoid delay in publication of Ms., please return Galley Proof
within 3 days after receipt by E.Mail.
9. WEBSITE: The Instructions to Authors and Sample Manuscripts can be downloaded
from the website: www.allelopathyjournal.org
10. POSTAL ADDRESS:
International Allelopathy Foundation
101, Sector-14, Rohtak-124 001, Haryana, INDIA
Phone / FAX: + 91-1262-274101