‘The Agriculturists’ is a Scientific Journal (https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/AGRIC/index and http://www.krishibidgroup.com/theagriculturists/), published half-yearly by Krishi Foundation. The journal is peer-reviewed and indexed with CAB Abstracts, BanglaJOL, DOAJ, AGRICOLA, SSRN, Scribd, CrossRef, DOI, INASP, Google Scholar, and EBSCO Information Services. Each volume of the journal is comprised of two issues which are published in June and December of every year.
Aims and Scope
The journal ‘The Agriculturists’ publishes innovative original research reports, not previously or simultaneously published or under consideration for publication in any other scientific journal. The journal welcomes submission of full-length articles, short communications, notes and review articles for publication. The journal publishes articles on all disciplines of agricultural science from national and international forum in the following areas:
Manuscripts should be written in correct English in A4 size page in double space leaving wide margins (left and top 3.0 cm, right and bottom 2.54 cm) in single column. Don’t mix up American and British English together. The manuscripts should be prepared sequentially as Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if any) and References. Introduction should be numbered 1 (One) and be continued up to acknowledgements by 5. Sub-titles should be written in italic style with respective numbers in sentence case (i.e. 1.1, 1.2 … for Introduction section; 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 …. for Materials and Methods section and so on. For example: 2.5 Experimental design and statistical analysis, is a sub-title under the section 2. Materials and Methods. Sub-sub titles should be in sentence case also but not italic and accordingly it should be numbered as 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3 …., for respective sections. Insert page number and the first page number should be commenced from title page. The contributors are suggested to carefully follow the recent issue of ‘The Agriculturists’ for preparing their manuscripts also. The lengths of full-length research and mini-review articles should preferably be within 8 (eight), review paper within 10-15 and short communication not more than 4 printed pages (including tables and figures).
The title page should include:
The abstract (preferably within 250 words) should follow immediately after the title in the second page. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references.
Appropriate key words (not exceeding six) consistent with the title should be presented after the abstract. Try to avoid multiple words and abbreviations except those which are commonly established.
Acknowledgements (if any)
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section after ‘Conclusions’ section. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
Figures and photographs
Units, Equations and Appendices
For all measurements, SI units must be used. Equations and formulae should be presented properly in the text. Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Use equation mode to write necessary equations. Number properly the equations and appendices while it is more than one in number. Appendices should be place just before references section.
Scientific & Chemical Names
Scientific names should be given for all organisms in italic form. Chemical names and trade names should be given for all chemicals used e.g. herbicides, insecticides etc.
Standard abbreviations should be used. Extend the abbreviation at first citation only.
Citations and References
Citations should include author(s) and year of publication. Items in the reference list should be referred to in the text by inserting directly (or parenthetically), the year of publication after the author’s name. If there are more than two authors, the first author should be cited followed by ‘et al.’ The names of all authors, however, would appear in the reference list. References should be arranged alphabetically according to the first author.
In the case of citing more than one paper of the same author(s) in the same year, the papers should be distinguished by suffixing with a small letter, e.g. Biswas (2001a), Biswas (2001b).
References should be relevant and updated, it would be limited to 25 in number for full length article, 40 for mini review, 70 for review and 15 for short communication.
For single author – (Biswas, 2015) or Biswas (2015), without initials; Two authors – (Biswas and Ahmed, 2016) or Biswas and Ahmed (2015) and more than two authors – (Biswas et al., 2017) or Biswas et al. (2017).
Examples of References are as follows
Talukder MAI., Panandam JM. 2008. Genetic and non-genetic factors affecting gestation length and calve birth weight of sahiwal-friesian crossbred groups. The Agriculturists, 6(1&2):1-8.
Molla AH., Haque MM., Haque MA., Ilias GNM. 2012. Trichoderma-encriched biofertilizer enhances production and nutritional quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) and minimizes NPK fertilizer use. Agricultural Research, 1(3):265-272
Books and book chapter
Gomez KA., Gomez AA. 1984. Statistical Procedures of Agricultural Research, 2nd end., John Wiley and Sons, Singapore, 21 p.
Roberts DW. 1980. Toxins of entomopathogenic fungi. In: Microbial Control of Pests and Plant Diseases, (Ed.). H.D. Burgess, New York, Academic Press, 441-463 pp.
Hung CS., Tseng TH., Liu C. 1986. Inheritance of fertility restoration of cytoplasmic male sterility in indica rice. Proc. of the international Rice Genetics Symposium, 27-37 May 1985, IRRI, Manila (Philippines), 649-654 pp.
Thesis, reports and documents
Hossain MA. 1998. Selection of parents for transferring TGMS gene in rice. MS thesis, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Salna, Gazipur 1706.
The full URL address should be given with the date when the reference was last retrieved. If the link carries addition information (such as DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) or can be included in the reference list.
Submission of manuscript and correspondence
Submission of manuscript and all correspondences should be electronically through emails. Author(s) may submit the manuscript to any of the following email addresses.
|Dr. M. Musherraf Husain||Krishibid Group, 801 Rokeya Shoroni, Kazipara, Mirpur, Dhaka firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Hossain Molla||Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Shalna, Gazipuremail@example.com|
|Prof. Dr. M. Obaidul Islam||Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh||Obaidul7_mo@yahoo.com|
|Abu Noman Faruq Ahmmed||Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhakafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Md. Sayed Ali||Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipuremail@example.com|
The editorial board limits maximum five authors for a manuscript. For each accepted full-length paper and mini-review the author(s) has to pay Tk. 2500, for review article Tk. 3000, short communication Tk. 2000. The authors of overseas manuscript need to pay US$ 50.
At the time of manuscript submission, the author needs to pay Tk 1000 (in US$ 10). The remaining payment should be made during submission of the revised manuscript in cash or cheque or DD or TT in favour of “The Agriculturists”, savings A/C no. 13321060031529, Prime Bank Ltd., Islami Banking Branch, Mirpur, Dhaka 1216. The author may pay their subscription (with service charges) through ‘bKash’ in mobile number 01819823030 (personal) also.
Reviewing and Publication Process
The journal practices blind peer-review processes of the submitted manuscripts for publication. After initial screening, the manuscript is sent to a relevant and potential reviewer (1st reviewer) with an evaluation form (Form 2) and instructions to authors. The reviewed manuscript along the comments of the 1st reviewer is then delivered to the corresponding author for revision. Then the revised manuscript is sent to another potential and relevant reviewer (2nd reviewer) for comments/evaluation with necessary documents. The second time reviewed manuscript is again delivered to the corresponding author for revisions. The Executive Editor then examines whether the author has complied with the comments of the reviewers and has edited the manuscript.
Finally, the editorial board examines the individual manuscript particularly, whether the author had satisfied all the comments of the reviewers. Based on reviewers’ recommendation, the board then decides whether the manuscript would be accepted for publication or be rejected.
Copyright and Declaration
Upon acceptance of an article, the authors are asked to sign a declaration form (Form 5). Subscribers may reproduce articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions, for teaching and training among their students and trainees for academic activities not for commercial purposes. Authors are to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher. The publisher reserves the right to resale or distribute outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations. Moreover, the author(s) must declare the novelty of the research activities as well as the manuscript (partial/full) in clear statement that the article(s) has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The declaration must be signed in prescribed form by all authors along with individual’s contribution in manuscript explicitly and has to be sent at the time of submission of revised manuscripts.
Corresponding author is entitled to receive 10 copies of reprint of the published article or one volume of the published journal free of charge.