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The Mysore Journal of Agricultural Sciences is a quarterly journal published by the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore which contains original review article / research paper / research note in the field of Agricultural Sciences including Soil, Plant, Animal, Engineering, Home Science and allied subjects. It is suggested to potential authors to contact the editor with the intended review article. Authors should submit the duly signed declaration stating that review article / research paper / research note has neither been published nor sent for publication in any other Journal. Articles with data of five years old experiment or trial will not be accepted. Once a paper is accepted for publication, it should not be published elsewhere either in the same or abridged form or in any other language, without the permission of the Editor.  Invariably all the authors of the review article / research paper / research note should be the subscribers (Annual membership fee Rs. 400-00 / Life membership fee Rs. 3000-00) of the Journal and should pay processing fee of Rs. 100-00 per article. Subscription amount should pay through bank challen to the S/B Account No. 0425101030928, Canara Bank, GKVK, Bangalore-560 065 and upload the same or Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Editor, Communication Centre, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore-560 065. The Editiorial Committee has right to accept or reject a paper and the committee does not shoulder any responsibility for the opinion(s) expressed in the paper by the author(s). The article in duplicate should be routed through proper channel either hard copy or on-line submission through website (e-journal). Papers presented in conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops etc. will not be accepted for publication.

All correspondence should be addressed to The Editor, Communication Centre, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore - 560 065, India.

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Manuscript and its arrangement

Manuscript, not less than 30, 12 and 6 pages inclusive of tables, diagrams and references for review article, research paper and research note, respectively should be typed in double line space on A4 size paper on one side of the page only,  with at least 5 cm margin on the left and 2 cm margin on the right. The presentation of the subject should be simple, lucid  and logical with appropriate headings.  Care should be taken to check up the spellings, punctuations etc.  All tables should be serially numbered, should not be too lengthy and should have a heading stating concisely the contents. Each table should be typed on separate sheet and not with the running matter.

The contents of Review Article should include Title, Abstract, Keywords and Conclusion with sub-headings as required in the article. The contents of Research Paper should be organised as Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Material and Methods (Methodology in case of Social Science), Results and Discussion, Conclusion and References. The contents for Research Note should be organised without mentioning the sub-headings as above but, with the Title and References.

Cover page : The cover page of the manuscript should carry the title of the review article, research paper and research note, Name(s) of the Author(s), their affiliation followed by E-mail ID of the corresponding author compulsorily. The authorship and its order furnished at the time of registration of the manuscript is final. Indicate the source of review paper / research paper / research note in the footnote of the first page. Further, a Certificate by the Head of the Department to the effect that the authors were associated with the research work  (M.Sc. / Ph.D. research of the student) in the capacity of Chairman / Member of the Advisory Committee must accompany the research paper. In such cases, the first name should necessarily be of the student  concerned.

Note : No manuscript should carry Author(s) Name(s) and addresses any where on the body of the manuscript other than the cover page.

Title : This should be informative but concise. While typing the title of the review article / research paper / research note only first letter of the title must be in capital. The title must be typed just before the commencement of abstract.

Abstract : The abstract must be brief and informative and should not be more than 250 words for Masters and 300 words for Ph.D. degree.

Keywords: The significant words used in the content / text of the review article or research paper.

Introduction : The introduction should be brief and state the objectives of the experiment.  The review of literature should be pertinent to the problem.

                       Material & Methods : This  should  be precise and whenever the methods of other authors are and followed, it would suffice if  reference  to  their  paper  is  made  instead  of  repeating the                                                                       procedure. It should include experimental design, treatments and techniques employed

                       Results and  Discussion : This  should  govern the presentation and interpretation of experimental data only and each of the experiments should be properly titled.  Common names of plant                                                                            species, micro-organisms, insects  etc. should be authentic.  Latin names should be underlined 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 be abbreviated and the authority be deleted. 

                      All headings must be typed in Title case from the left hand margin. The sub-headings must be typed in lower order capitals and must start from the left hand margin and underlined. The para                                under a sub-heading must start from a line below the sub-heading.

Tables : Every table should be on a separate sheet and be clear with proper reference in the text. The units of the data should be defined.  Appropriate statistical tests should be applied to the data presented.   Footnote should be seldom used.  Lengthy tables should be avoided.

Illustrations : The illustrations and text-figures should be clear and capable of reproduction in print.   If there are many photo prints they are to be grouped compactly. Whenever photo prints are included, the magnification should be indicated. Photostat copies of any illustrations are not accepted and in all cases, originals should be sent. Legends to figures and photos should be typed in the foot of the figure / photo.

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 :  References should be typed in double line space along with the body of the paper, but starting on a fresh page. These should be listed in the alphabetical and chronological order. In the text, the references should be cited as Hayman (1970) or (Hayman, 1970).  Sen and Bhowal (1961) or (Sen and Bhowal, 1961). Tosh  et al.  (1978) or (Tosh et al., 1978) when there are more than two authors. Recent references only should be included. References older than ten years with reference to the scientific journals are not allowed in the paper.

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

While citing an article from :

Annual Report

Anonymous, 2015, Annual Report (2015-16). Univ. Agric. Sci., Bengaluru, p. 86.


Amir Hasan, 1992,  Tribal development in India an appraisal. Print House India, Lucknow.


Guled, M. B., Lingappa, S., Itnal, C. J., Shirahatti, M. S. and Yarnal, R. S., 2004,   Resource management in rainfed ecosystem - a research information kit. Tech. Bull. No. 34, Univ. Agric. Sci., Dharwad (India).

Edited Book

Balasubramaniam, S. and Charles Jeeva, J., 2007,   Extension Pluralism for Fisheries Development and   Management.   In :  New   Dimensions   and   Approaches   in   Extension   Pluralism  for Rural Development.  [(Eds.) J. Vasanthakumar, H. Philip, R. K. Theodore and M. S. Nataraju], Agrobios (India), Jodhpur, p. 71-80.


Baig, M. M. V., Baig, M. I. A. and Muley, S. M., 2002, Enhanced growth of groundnut by plant growth promoting  Rhizobacteria. Int. Arachis Newsltr., 22 : 60-63.

Paper Presented at Symposium / Seminar / Workshop

Kulkarni, K. A., Kambrekar, D. N., Gundannavar, K. P., Devaraj, K. and Udikeri, S. S., 2004,  Biomintensive integrated pest management for Bt.cotton.  Paper presented In: Int. Symp. Strat. Sust. Cotton Prod. - A Global Vision, Univ. Agric. Sci., Dharwad. November 23-25, p. 149.

Proceedings of Annual Meetings

Deshpande, S. S. and Bargale, P. C., 2004,  Impact of nutrition education on utilization of soybean in selected rural areas of Bhopal district. Proc. Nutrition Society of India. XXXVI Annual meet, 5-6th November, Mysore.

Proceedings of Symposium / Seminar / Workshop  (Published)

Taneja, H. K., Prasad, D., Saxena, D. B. and Tomar, S. S., 2005,  Nematotoxicity of some seed extracts against root knot and reniform nematodes. Proc. Nation. Symp. Biopest, IARI, New Delhi, p. 14-15.


Anonymous, 2002,  Production of food grains. Surv. Indian Agric.,  The Hindu Year Book, Chennai, p. 46-47.

Scientific Journal

Lakshminarayan, M. T., Banuprakash, K. G. and Shankaranarayana, V.,  2011, Attitude of farmers towards sericulture.  Mysore J. Agric. Sci., 45 (2): 399-402.


Mamathalakshmi, N., 2013, An analysis of livelihood security among agricultural labourers in Karnataka. Ph.D. Thesis (Unpub.), Univ. Agric. Sci., Bengaluru.


Conventional symbols and abbreviations may be used in the manuscript in addition to the following:


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Cubic Centimeter/s


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