TITLE PAGE – The title should be printed in capital letters and must accurately identify and describe the contents of the manuscript. To facilitate processing of papers while protecting anonymity in the peer review, authors should identify themselves only in the title page that should precede the article. Honorary authors are not allowed. A person who has nothing to do with the analysis of data and writing of the paper and who cannot assume responsibility for the technical content of the paper cannot be considered an author. Include each author’s complete mailing address and/or institutional affiliation in the title page. Indicate the author to whom correspondence should be addressed and the author’s e-mail address. Indicate whether the research is the portion of a thesis or dissertation and the sources of fund of the research.
For the running title, include a shortened version of the title of the article, not more than 40 letters in length, on the upper left-hand corner of each page.
ABSTRACT – After the title page, print a 150-200 word informative digest of the objectives, methodology and significant findings of the article. The title should also be printed in capital letters before the Abstract.
Include also a 200-word layman’s language summary of the findings and their significance. This summary will be incorporated in the Article Digests section. It should be understandable to an interested reader here and abroad. New techniques or unfamiliar methods should be explained and, if terms cannot be defined, they should likewise be explained.
KEY WORDS – The key words and phrases following the Abstract should be alphabetically arranged and should reflect the contents of the paper. Give not more than eight key words.
ABBREVIATIONS – For easy reference, an alphabetically arranged sequence of abbreviations and acronyms and their meanings are printed after the Key Words. Avoid abbreviations in the title and abstract, although they may be used in graphs, tables, figures and legends. Acronyms are to be spelled out first and then enclosed in parenthesis at first mention. Avoid using acronyms and abbreviations as the first word of a sentence or a heading. Rewrite the sentence or spell out the term. Use abbreviations only for terms used at least three times.
TEXT – The text, which comes after the Abbreviations, is presented in the sequence listed as follows: INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENT and REFERENCES CITED.
Separate Results, Discussion and Conclusion sections can be used when the article warrants it.
Abbreviations and Acronyms that do not need to be spelled out:
ANOVA – analysis of variance
cv. – cultivar
diam. – diameter
DMRT – Duncan’s Multiple Range Test
Fig. – Figure
HSD – honest significant difference
LSD – least significant difference
no. – number
r – correlation coefficient of linear determination
r2 – correlation coefficient of simple determination
R2 – correlation coefficient of multiple determination
SD – standard deviation
SE – standard error of sample mean
vs. – versus
wt. – weight
oC – temperature (degrees Celsius)