The Journal of Research ANGRAU is published quarterly by Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University. Papers submitted will be peer reviewed. On the basis of referee’s comments, author(s) will be asked by the editor to revise the paper. All authors must be members. Papers are accepted on the understanding that the work described is original and has not been published elsewhere and that the authors have obtained necessary authorization for publication of the material submitted. A certificate signed by all authors indicating the originality of research work should be enclosed along with the manuscript. Articles with data of six years old experiment or trial will not be accepted.

Subject Matter: Articles on all aspects of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, agricultural engineering, home sciences and social sciences with research and developments on basic and applied aspects of crop improvement, crop management, crop protection, farm implements, agro-technologies, rural development, extension activities and other suitable topics.

Manuscript: It should be in clear concise English, typewritten in double space using Times New Roman Font (size 12) on one side of A4 size white paper with at least 2 cm margin. Full research paper should not exceed 10 typed pages including tables and figures and should contain abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusion and references.  All articles should be submitted at E-mail i.d.: Hard copy is not required. 

The contents of Research Paper should be organized as Title, Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and References.

TITLE: This should be informative but concise. While typing the title of the paper/note all the letters must be in upper case. The title must be typed just before the commencement of abstract. No abbreviations should be used in the title.

Names should be in capitals prefixed with initials and separated by commas. For more than two

authors the names should be followed by ‘and’ in small letters before the end of last name. Full

address of the place of research in small letters should be typed below the names. E-mail i.d of the author may be given as foot note.

ABSTRACT: A brief informative abstract should follow on the first page of the manuscript.  It should clearly bring out the scope of the work and its salient features.  It should be single paragraph of not more than 200 words.

INTRODUCTION: It should be brief, crisp and introduce the work in clear terms. It should state the objective of the experiment.  Key references related to the work must be cited.


This should include experimental design, treatments and techniques employed. The year of experiment/ investigation carried out should be mentioned. Standard and already reported method must be clearly given or cited.  Any modification of the original method must be duly highlighted. Use standard abbreviations of the various units.


This should govern the presentation and interpretation of experimental data only and each of the experiment should be properly titled. Salient results must be highlighted and discussed with related works. Common names of plant species, micro- organisms, insects etc., should be supported with authentic, latest Latin names, which should be Italics in the typescript. When such names are first mentioned, the full generic name and the species name with the authority should be mentioned and in subsequent reference, the generic name must be abbreviated and the authority be deleted. The treatments should be briefly expressed instead of abbreviations like T1, T 2, etc.

All headings must be typed in upper case from the left hand margin. The sub- headings must be typed in lower case and only first letter must be in capital. Sub –headings must start from the left hand margin.

CONCLUSION(S): A brief conclusion of the research finding and future line of work may be given at the end.

Tables: Tables should be typed on separate sheets and numbered consecutively within the text. The units of the data should be defined. The weights and measures should be given in the metric system following the latest units. For e.g.: kg ha-1, kg ha-1 cm, mg g-1, dS m-1, g m-3, C mol kg-1, etc.

Illustrations: The illustrations, text- figures and photo prints should be clear. Legends to figures and photos should be typed on the foot of the figure/photo. Figures must be numbered with figure numbers like Fig.1, Fig 2, and their approximate position in the text indicated. It is author’s responsibility to provide suitable figures. Colour photos, if needed in research articles could be printed at extra cost.

Abbreviations should be used sparingly if advantageous to the reader. All new or unusual abbreviations should be defined when they are used for the first time in the paper. Ordinarily, the sentences should not begin with abbreviations or numbers.

REFERENCES: Relevant references shall be quoted under each section and must be cited in full in the reference section. References to unpublished work and abstract citation may be avoided.  References need not be numbered but should be arranged alphabetically in chronological order. Please avoid using “Anonymous” in the reference. In the text, the references should be cited as (Kumar, 2009) or Kumar (2009), Shivay and Prasad (2009) or (Shivay and Prasad, 2009), Lee et al. (2012) or (Lee et al., 2012), when there are more than two authors. Full name of the Journal should be mentionedRecent references should be included. Names of authors, their spelling and year of publication should coincide both in the text and references.

Citing References: The papers cited in the text should only be included in the References. While listing the References, the following format should be followed strictly.


While citing an article from:

Journals and Bulletins

Hu, J., Yue, B and Vick, B.A. 2007. Integration of trap makers onto a sunflower SSR marker linkage map constructed from 92 recombinant inbred lines. Helia. 30 (46):25-36.

Sharma, D.K., Thimmappa, K., Chinchmalatpure, R. Anil, Mandal, A.K., Yadav, R.K., Chaudari, S.K., Kumar, S and Sikka, A.K. 2015. Assessment of production and monetary losses from salf- affected soils in India. Technical Bulletin No. 5, ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal.


AOAC. 1990. Official methods of analysis. Association of official analytical chemists. 15th Edition. Washington DC. USA. pp. 256.

Yellamanda Reddy, T and Sankara Reddy, G.H. 2005. Principles of Agronomy. Kalyani Publishers, Ludhiana, India. pp. 125.

Edited Book

Breckler, S.J and Wiggins, E.C.1992. On defining attitude and attitude theory: Once more with feeling. In: Attitude  Structure and Function. Pratkins, A.R., Breckler, S.J and Greenwald, A.G.(Eds). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. pp. 407-427.


Ibrahim, F. 2007. Genetic variability for resistance to sorghum aphid (Melanaphis sacchari, Zentner) in sorghum. Ph.D. Thesis submitted to Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad.

Seminars / Symposia / Workshops

Naveen Kumar, P.G and Shaik Mohammad. 2007. Farming Systems approach – A way towards organic farming. Paper presented at the National symposium on integrated farming systems and its role towards livelihood improvement. Jaipur, 26th – 28th October, 2007. pp. 43-46.

Proceedings of Seminars / Symposia

Bind, M and Howden, M. 2004. Challenges and opportunities for cropping systems in a changing climate. Proceedings of International crop science congress. Brisbane –Australia. 26th September – 1st October, 2004. pp. 52-54.


Cotton Corporation of India. 2017. Area, production and productivity of cotton in India. Rtreived from website ( on 21.9.2017.

Annual Report

AICCIP. 2017. Annual Report 2016-17. All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project. Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. pp. 26-28.

Manuscripts and communication

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  • Hard copy is not essential



Individual: Rs. 400/-  per author

Institution: Rs. 2000/-


Individual: Rs. 2000/-


Per page:  Rs. 125/-

Demand drafts drawn in favour of Comptroller, ANGRAU payable at Guntur shall be sent to the Managing Editor, Agricultural Information & Communication Centre, APGC, ANGRAU, Lam, Guntur 522 034, Andhra Pradesh.