Manu Publication Terms

The Iraqi Journal of Agricultural Research (IJAR), accepts and publishes original and outstanding articles in agricultural and other related sciences. Provided that these articles are not accepted for publication or published in other journals. The journal publishes articles in Arabic with an abstract in English or in English with an abstract in Arabic for each article. Below we list the conditions for publishing in IJAR, which we hope from authors to put it in consider:

1-The editorial board is not responsible for the facts or opinions expressed in this journal, which fall entirely on the author’s responsibility.

2-The journal accepts and publishes original and distinguished scientific research in agricultural sciences and other related sciences.

3-That the research is not acceptable for publication or published in other scientific journals.

4-The article is submitted in three copies, written in Arabic or English, on white (A4) paper, with lines doubling the space, or sending via the journal’s e-mail.

5-The research is subject to review by specialists, and the author/s makes the adjustments that the reviewers deem necessary, and in the case that the author/s is not convinced of some points, they can be answered on a separate paper, noting that if rejection accompany with substantial amendments, the article will be rejected.

6-If the research is accepted and the amendments are made, the researcher should submit a revised hard copy and soft on a CD as well, to be submitted to the linguistic reviewer in the editorial board after checking it by the specialist.

7-If the article is accepted after reviewing and charged have been paid, the IJAR  provide to author with a formal letter confirming the acceptance of the research for publication and specifying the volume and the issue of the journal in which it will be published.

8-If the reviewers believe that the manuscript is suitable for a (Research Note), then the author should be informed. If the author refuses to publish the manuscript as a research note, the draft manuscript will not be returned to him because of the confidentiality of the research. The research note includes a new idea in one of the fields of knowledge in scientific and agricultural disciplines, or new results limited in quantity but important. The pattern of the research note is: title, researcher’s name and affiliation, and the Arabic and English abstract, around 75–100 words. Followed by the introduction, are the materials and methods, results combined with each other without a title, and approved references, not more than 4 pages maximum.

9-The journal accepts review articles that provide a sufficient number of researchers’ results, which added new ideas from results to move research from one rank to another better one. In this case, the materials, methods, results, and discussion may be changed to be written in a new form as the researcher deems necessary, without complying with the pattern used in traditional research. The author/s can also increase the number of references from what is accepted on the journal from other research.

10-The research paragraphs that are published in this journal (without the research note and the reference article) consist of the following: The title of the research at the top of the page and the names of the author/s, affiliation, and then the English abstract at the left corner of the page. After that is the Arabic abstract compatible with the English abstract, with the author name(s), affiliation. The key words at the end of English and Arabic abstract (these words should not found in the title of the manuscript); the above paragraphs at the first page should be without columns. Then the introduction, materials, methods, results, discussion, Acknowledgements (if any), and references are written. The English and the Arabic abstracts should be written in one continuous piece, without paragraphs of 250-300 words each.

11-It is prohibited to use any term (abbreviation) before mentioning it in advance. For example, one would state “total soluble solid (TSS),” after which the abbreviation can be used whenever the author(s) wants. The English abstract should use lowercase letters, not capital letters, to refer to the day, hour, and measurement. For example, it should use kg for kilogram, g for grams, h for hour, and d for day, etc.

12-The abstract should include the objective, summary of the work, the experimental design (if any), experimental factors and levels, and their effect on the research. The author(s) should write the abstract in a clear, comprehensive, practical manner, and the research results should be expressed in significant numbers.

13-The author should write out the manuscript title, abstract, introduction, results and discussion, and reference in capital English letters.

14-  If the reference is a book, dissertation, or master thesis, the first letter of each word in the title should be capitalized, then the publisher, city, state, and total pages of the book or thesis (pp.). If the quote is from specific pages and mentioned only once, write, for example, “pp.18-12,” at the end of the reference. To illustrate this, see the following examples:

  •  Ali, R. M., 2008. Response of Soybean Cultivars to Rate and Time of N Application. M. Sc. Thesis, Dept. of Field Crop Sci., Coll. of Agric., Univ. of Baghdad. p. 85. (An example of a thesis or report).

  • Bernard, A. K. and O. H. Omara 2009. Effect of varying rates of gibberellin on rooting characteristics of grapevine. J. Vitis. 51: 115–118. (Example of a journal).

15-Arabic references should be written in English, including thesis and dissertations.

16-When writing the references in the text line, indicate the name of the researcher and then the reference number if the sentence is actual, such as Steve and Robert (14). If the sentence is an interceptor, then the reference numbers are serialized upwards, such as some researchers (2, 5, 11) found that nitrogen increases the vegetative growth of the plants of this crop.

17-Due to the importance of references to any scientific research, it must be not less than 20 references; it is preferable that the number of references is not more than 40 references, except for reference articles. The number of references should not be less than 20 references. It is preferred that the number of references should not exceed 40, except for the reference review. Half of the references are published no less than the last five years of writing the research, due to the importance of modernity of information for scientific research. The number of foreign references should not be less than two-thirds of the number of references in the research, because of the importance of global references that preceded for accurate and numerous details in science, and five sources from the Iraqi Journal of Agricultural Research should be added.

18-Tables, figures, and images used in the research should be clear, precise, and understandable; the location of each must be on the subsequent page immediately after it was cited.

19-The location of the table, figure, or image is immediately after it is mentioned on the next page, and this means the draft research presented to the journal, and that the tables are without shadowed or colored.

20-Metric system units (International System of Units or S.I. units) must be used in the research.

21-Same instructions are applied to Arabic-speaking researchers who wish to publish their research in the English language.

22-Research extracted from postgraduate theses or dissertations indicates at the bottom of the first page (footnote) that it is extracted.

23-The number of the pages of the research shall be in the middle of the bottom of the paper, provided that the number of research pages does not exceed 15 pages.

24-The editorial board is keen that the duration of the decision to publish the research topic does not exceed three months from receiving it for the purpose of making a decision regarding its publication. Its owner.

25-The editorial board has the right to reject the research without referring to the evaluation in the absence of the conditions of publication referred to in the submitted research.