Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
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Please e-mail manuscripts as Microsoft Word attachments, and illustrations as a jpg, tif or gif attachment, to: email@example.com
Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the online Manuscript Tracking System. Regardless of the source of the word-processing tool, only electronic PDF (.pdf) or Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) files can be submitted through the MTS. There is no page limit. Only online submissions are accepted to facilitate rapid publication and minimize administrative costs. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. If for some technical reason submission through the MTS is not possible, the author can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Terms of Submission
Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by Skyfox or any other publisher. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to email@example.com.
All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. Submissions will be considered by an editor and “if not rejected right away” by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.
International Journal of Agricultural and Life sciences is an open access journal. Open access charges allow publishers to make the published material available for free to all interested online visitors. For more details about the article processing charges of International Journal of Agricultural and Life sciences, please visit the Article Processing Charges information page.
Corresponding Author Responsibilities
The corresponding author takes responsibility for and speaks on behalf of all authors.
• Ensure that the manuscript is in full adherence with all SKYFOX editorial and publishing policies.
• Ensure that all authors have access to the final version of the manuscript that is submitted to the journal, and agree to the author list and author contributions.
• Ensure that all authors have seen the final draft of the manuscript before it is published.
• Provide to the journal written confirmation that all authors consent to any requested changes in the manuscript’s authorship.
• Continue to be the point of contact for queries about the published paper.
• Inform all coauthors of any matters arising and ensure such matters are dealt with promptly.
Units of Measurement
Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.
Title and Authorship Information
The following information should be included
- Paper title
- Full author names
- Full institutional mailing addresses
- Email addresses
SKYFOX endorses ORCID and requires that all corresponding authors provide an ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. We encourage coauthors to register and use their ORCID as well.
We publish the corresponding author’s ORCID iD as well as any ORCIDs provided by coauthors if the manuscript is accepted. We participate in the auto-update feature implemented by Crossref such that when a paper is published, the authors’ ORCIDs are deposited and subsequently used to update each author’s ORCID record. Read more about ORCID.
Authors retain the copyrights of their papers (Effective on 01.01.2018), and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.
While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express, or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.
Skyfox Publishing Group applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to works we publish.Under this Open Access license, you as the author agree that anyone can reuse your article in whole or part for any purpose, for free, even for commercial purposes. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse the content as long as the author and original source are properly cited. This facilitates freedom in re-use and also ensures that SKYFOX content can be mined without barriers for the needs of research.
Appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original article (e.g., Seydi, Y., & Arzu, U. (2016). The importance of geographical indication in gastronomy tourism: Turkey. Int J Agr Life Sci, 2(4), 73-79. doi: 10.22573/spg.ijals.016.s12200069). If you have a question about the license, please email us.
A competing interest exists when professional judgment concerning the validity of research is influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial gain. We require that our authors reveal any possible conflict of interests in their submitted manuscripts.
If there is no conflict of interests, authors should state that “The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.”
Skyfox Author Disclosure Form
The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 200 words.
This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.
Materials and Methods
This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.
Results and Discussion
This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.
This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.
All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.
Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., “as discussed by Smith ”; “as discussed elsewhere [9, 10]”). All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed.
Smith J, Jones MJ, Houghton LD, 1999. Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med. 965: 325–329.
Journal issue with issue editor:
Smith J (ed), 1998. Rodent genes. Mod Genomics J. 14(6): 126–233.
Brown B, Aaron M, 2001. The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York.
Jinap, S. and Yusof, S. 1994. Development of juice from cocoa pulp. In Jinap, S., Bong, C. L., Tan, K. L. and Wan Rahimah, W. I. (Eds). Proceedings of the Malaysian International Conference, p. 351. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Cocoa Board.
Proceedings as a book (in a series and subseries):
Zowghi D, 1996. A framework for reasoning about requirements in evolution. In: Foo N, Goebel R (eds) PRICAI’96: topics in artificial intelligence. 4th Pacific Rim conference on artificial intelligence, Cairns, August 1996. Lecture notes in computer science (Lecture notes in artificial intelligence), vol 1114. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, p 157.
Proceedings with an editor (without a publisher):
Aaron M, 1999. The future of genomics. In: Williams H (ed) Proceedings of the genomic researchers, Boston, 1999.
Internet: Food and Drug Administration 2000. Bad bug book – Aflatoxins. Downloaded from http:vm.cfsan.fda.gov/¬mow/chap41.html on 3/3/2000.
Lontoc, A. V. 1981. Existing food analytical methods and problems in the Philippines. Report of the ASEAN Workshop on Analytical Techniques. Singapore: ASEAN Subcommittee on Protein.
Yusep, I. 1997. The effect of fermentation and soaking times on pyrazines and acidity concentration of Thai Forastero cocoa beans. Bangkok, Thailand: Kasertsart University, MSc thesis.
Preparation of Figures
Upon submission of an article, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the PDF file of the manuscript. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. If the article is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers.
Preparation of Tables
Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Vertical rules should not be used.
Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 2-3 days of receipt. The publisher will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication. It will therefore be appreciated if the manuscripts and figures conform from the outset to the style of the journal.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.