APPLIED TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
INSTRUCTION TO AUTHORS
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Applied Tropical Agriculture (ATA) (ISSN: 1118-6712) specializes in the publication of original field based and production-oriented research and review papers in all aspects of Agriculture. Manuscripts submitted to ATA will be peer-reviewed. Manuscript should be concise and written in simple, but comprehensive English. The Journal is published bi-annually in June and December.
Original research and review manuscripts are invited. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work has not been published before; but it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors (where applicable). The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for copyright violation and/or plagiarism.
All portions of the manuscript should be typewritten with double spacing and wide margins (2.54 cm on all sides). Use a normal, plain font (12-point Time Roman) for typing text. Page numbers should be generated automatically using page numbering function. Apart from scientific names of plants, italics should only be used for emphasis (where necessary). Use the equation editor or Math Type for equations while the table function and not spreadsheets, should be used to draw Tables.
Manuscript title should be concise and informative, with appropriate words for index and information retrieval. The title page should not be paginated. The title should not be more that 18 words. The title page should contain the name(s) of authors, their affiliations and email address(es). The address for correspondence should be clearly indicated.
The abstract should be included on title page. It should be informative, completely self-explanatory and should briefly present the objectives, methodology, major results, discussion and conclusion(s) of the research work. The abstract should not be more than 200 words. No literature should be cited within the abstract. Following the abstract, about 5 to 8 key words that will provide indexing references, should be listed.
The main body of the manuscript should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods (Methodology), Results, Discussion, Conclusion. Acknowledgements (if any) and References. Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic characters throughout the manuscript and must be cited at appropriate sections within the text. Each Table and Figure should occupy a separate page. Same data should not be presented in Table and Figure.
The list of references should only include works that were cited within the manuscript and that have been published or accepted for publication. Citation within the manuscript should follow this style: single authored paper: Ojeniyi (1980); two-authored paper: Ojeniyi and Bartholomew (2000): and multiple authored paper: Ojeniyi et al. (2007). Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each publication. Reference list entries should be as follows:
Ojeniyi, S. O. 1993. Nutrient availability and maize yield under reduced tillage practices. Soil and Tillage
Adebayo, A. O., Balogun, B. A., Onyeka, J. C., anil Abayomi, K. M., 2006. Estimating the value of tropical rainforest ecosystems of south-western Nigeria using a contingent method. Ecological Economics, 58-665-675.
Dent, D. 1991, Insect Pest Management. C.A.B. International, Wallingford, New York, 604pp.
Edited books or conference proceedings
Ojeniyi, S. O. And Dexter, A. R., 1979. Effect of soil structure and meteorological factors on temperature in tilled soils. In: Lal, R.. and Greenland, DJ. (Editors), Soil Physical properties and crop production in the tropics. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, pp. 273-283.
Applied Tropical Agriculture (ATA),
Dean’s Office, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology,
Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 704, Akure, Nigeria.
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