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Journal of Advanced Research in Agriculture Science and Technology

Instruction For Authors

Peer-Review Process

Plagiarism Policy

Authorship Criteria



Manuscript Preparation

Types of Articles Published

Submission Preparation Checklist

Withdrawal Policy

Authors from all over the world are invited to share their original research and ideas on the platform of Advanced Research Publications (ARP) to get maximum impact in the scientific community. Each paper submitted to Journal of Advanced Research in Agriculture Science and Technology (JoARAST) is double-blind peer-reviewed and professionally checked for quality. JoARAST provides support to authors at every step in the process of publication. 

Authors are encouraged to submit their work to JoARAST as the journal is supervised by highly qualified professionals working in reputed institutions backed by a competent publication team.  The following guidelines are framed for authors to draft their manuscripts with ease.

Peer-Review Process

The critical evaluation of articles submitted to JoARAST by specialists who are typically not on the editorial staff is known as the peer-review process. The reviewer evaluates the paper based on its quality, validity, originality, and adherence to proper procedures. JoARAST follows the Committee on Publication Ethics' Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers policy.

Two or more reviewers are assigned to articles that satisfy the minimum requirements. Peer-review is double-blind, meaning that neither the reviewers' nor the authors' identities are disclosed to each other.

The initial step for a newly submitted manuscript is the plagiarism check. The next step is for the editors to screen the manuscript; if they determine that it is not original, of insufficient quality, or outside the purpose and scope JoARAST, they may reject it.

The minimum number of requirements for an article is met and it is assigned to two or more reviewers. A reviewer has fifteen days to offer his comments on a manuscript. The author receives reviewers' comments on the paper after it has been evaluated. The author sends the revised file to the reviewer once more. Satisfaction of the reviewers and editor is a must before acceptance of the paper for publication in JoARAST.  

Plagiarism Policy

At the submission stage, an automated plagiarism checker is used to verify all submissions for plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, which is illegal as well. JoARAST has strict policies against plagiarism. The articles are rejected if they are found to contain plagiarised text. Our team at JoARAST has been verifying the similarity of submitted manuscripts using the iThenticate software in association with CrossRef from 2021.

The authors are responsible for ensuring that the manuscript is entirely their work and hasn't been published before. No words, figures, or tables from other publications may be used by authors without proper citation and authorization.

Authorship Criteria

JoARAST complies totally with the following guidelines:

  • The person has made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data.
  • The person has drafted the work or reviewed it critically for important intellectual content.
  • The person has given final approval for the version to be published.
  • The person has given the agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
  • The person has taken full responsibility for the work, which includes making sure that any concerns about the truthfulness of any component are duly looked into and addressed. The names and affiliations of each author should be given at the end of the article if it was submitted on behalf of a consortium.
  • The responsibility of the corresponding author is to communicate with the editor or staff of the editorial team of JoARAST during the manuscript submission, respond to the reviewers’ comments, and further the publication process. He/she should provide details of authorship, ethics committee approval, clinical trial registration documentation, statements of conflict of interest and funding etc. 


There are various permissions required to carry out research work and get it published in JoARAST - approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee or research ethics board, informed consent from the subjects or guardians under study, copyrighted or patented products or technology etc. 

The anonymity of the subject must be preserved in every submission. The subjects or their parents/guardians must provide a written agreement for the author to use any figure in which the subject’s identity could be revealed. The author must include a statement in the article acknowledging receipt of this consent.


Our self-explanatory online submission system will ease the process of manuscript submission to JoARAST. Authors from anywhere in the world are welcome to register and submit a manuscript. JoARAST uses the Online Journals System (OJS) to submit and publish articles. This system ensures a transparent and quick review process and makes it easier for authors, editors, and reviewers to communicate with one another. It also enables article submission with progress tracking all the way to the proof stage.

Registration to our OJS is required before manuscript submission to JoARAST. If the author has already registered on our OJS, he/she can log in and submit the manuscript right away. If this is the first time the author is using the system, he/she must first register before the manuscript can be submitted. We request that all persons who intend to register on OJS should choose the options of Author and Reader. This will help the system to allow the user to act on both of these roles for JoARAST. We request you to provide your consent for these roles which will further improve the quality of JoARASTand we will be highly obliged for it. If you experience any difficulties during the process, please contact via e-mail. 

Manuscript Preparation

  • Microsoft Word is the recommended word processing format for the manuscript file.
  • The manuscript should be written in Hindi.
  • The manuscript should be in single-column and have double spacing and 2.5 cm margins all around.
  • All acronyms must be defined the first time they appear in the main text, abstract, and captions for figures or tables. Then, the abbreviated form should be used consistently moving forward.
  • The International System of Units (SI) must be followed when choosing measuring units.
  • Equations must be editable and should be not utilised in picture format.

Title Page

The author should submit a title page that:

  • Summarizes the reasons due to which the paper adds value to the body of scientific research
  • Indicates the article's title and type (research article, systematic review, case report, viewpoint, letter to editor, etc.)
  • Provides all the relevant contact information of the corresponding author, including e-mail address, Orcid ID, phone number, and address for correspondence
  • Includes names and affiliations of all authors
  • Assures that the article has not been submitted or published anywhere else
  • Furnishes complete details for accurate analysis in case the article was previously submitted to another journal and was rejected
  • Indicates the financing source, if any
  • Indicates the author(s)' conflict of interest
  • Indicates the article's word count (not including the abstract, references, tables, figure legends, and acknowledgments)
  • Indicates the numbers of tables and figures used in article

Structure of Research Article

A manuscript/paper should not be more than 4500 words in case of original research or systematic or meta-analysis. For short reports, case reports etc., the number of words is less. A maximum of thirty references may be used. Generally speaking, these articles should not contain more than six contributors, however, there is no limit to the number of authors, if the contribution of each of them is justified.

The following arrangement is recommended when compiling a research article (optional):

  • Title
  • Authors
  • Affiliations
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgment
  • Sources of funding
  • Conflict of interest statement
  • References
  • Figures and figure legends
  • Tables with caption


This part summarises the article's key ideas, presents the findings and conclusions, and clarifies the importance of the findings. It is important to note that the abstract should not contain any references. It should not consist of more than 250 words. Please refer to for additional information.

The abstract of a research article should be structured including the following headings:

  • Introduction or Background
  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Abstracts can be unstructured for other categories of articles.


A minimum of three and a maximum of ten keywords are required.


The following should be included in the Introduction section:

  • Background information so that readers outside the area can comprehend the significance and goal of the study and place the paper in perspective
  • Description of the issue being addressed and its significance
  • A concise summary of the important literature
  • Conclusion by summarizing the main goal of the work (in brief)

Materials and Methods

To help other researchers use the work in further research, this section provides a brief description of the study settings, sample size, sampling method, study design, tools & techniques of observation and analysis, statistical tests, ethical approval, etc. This section should be thoroughly described so that readers can find the scientific robustness of the study.


The primary study findings must be mentioned by the authors. The text, tables, and figures should display the results in a logical order, with the primary or most significant findings appearing first. They should also make sure that tables and graphs do not include duplicate data and should not be repeating tables into text. 


This section should evaluate the results’ validity and compare them to related findings from earlier studies using the appropriate in-text citation style. Here the results should be given with a concise justification of their importance and applicability. The limitations of the methods and the importance of the findings for additional research should also be stated. It needs to be brief.


This should clearly outline the research's key findings and provide an explanation of their significance and applicability. This section can include the recommendations of the study which have wider application or public health importance.


A brief and accurate acknowledgement of support organisations, as well as any applicable scientific or technical assistance, should be included in this area. It is inappropriate to bring up standard institutional or departmental support.

Conflict of Interest and Sources of Funding

Financial, institutional, personal, and other relationships that could affect findings and decision-making should be mentioned here. The authors should declare such associations, if any. It should be made very apparent if there isn't a conflict of interest.

A list of funding sources for the work must be declared by the authors.

In the article, disclosure of funding sources and conflicts of interest should come before references.


The authors need to adhere to the Vancouver style guide for reference. References within the text should be cited as superscript numbers. At the end of every manuscript, there should be a numbered list of references. Every reference should include the names of a maximum of six authors followed by et al.

A few examples of references have been mentioned below:


  1. Hajare DG, Karvekar VV, Kamble PB, Patil AA. Autonomous farming robot for plant health indication. J Adv Res Agric Sci Technol. 2023;6(1):23-30.
  2. Singh RV, Malik M, Sehgal M. Implementation of basmati rice IPM technology among rice growers of district Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh under farmer participatory approach. J Adv Res Agric Sci Technol. 2021;4(2):1-7.


  1. Meghwal M, Mahalakshmi M, Mahalakshmi R, Rani S, de Souza CK, Sonam et al. Food adulteration: a challenge for safer food. In: Khairatun SN, Bakar AZ, Mutalib NA, Abidin UF, editors. Food safety practices in the restaurant industry. IGI Global; 2022. p. 221-54.

Figures and Tables

Every figure and table should have an Arabic number assigned to it and should be cited in the text at the beginning of the description (e.g., Figure 1, Tables 1 and 3). The figures and tables should be provided at the appropriate places in the text or should be grouped at the end of the manuscript to be submitted. There should be a caption for each table (maximum 15 words). Any non-standard symbols and abbreviations should have an explanation in the footnotes. In a similar vein, every figure needs a legend (not more than 300 words) or caption (not more than 15 words). Any time a part of the figure is designated by an arrow, number, symbol, or letter, the legend should identify and explain each one. An example of a figure caption has been provided below:

Figure 6.Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Enzymes in the Liver of Experimental Rats

An example of a table caption has been provided below:

Table 6.Correlations among the Proteins

Please note that in order to reprint figures or tables that have already been published somewhere else, the author(s) must get permission from the copyright holder.

Types of Articles Published

Other types of articles that are frequently published in JoARAST include, but are not limited to, the following:

Editorial: Short, invited opinion pieces that address a topic of immediate concern to the clinical and scientific communities are welcome in this area. An editorial should not exceed a word count of 1000 words. It should not contain any abstract, figures, or tables and generally does not have more than five references.

Review Article: Instead of presenting original research, this provides a summary of the current level of knowledge on a subject by summarising findings from several research publications. It includes an unstructured abstract, keywords, an introduction, additional headings that the author deems appropriate, a conclusion, and references.

Perspective: This offers a fresh perspective on an issue or idea, a novel theory based on pre-existing ones, or potential implications of a recent discovery or innovation. Abstract and keywords are not required in this kind of article. It might include headings if the author deems them relevant.

Submission Preparation Checklist

Authors must check whether their submission complies with all of the following requirements as part of the submission process; submissions that do not follow the following rules may be returned to authors:

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it with another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Microsoft Word is used as the submission file format.
  • The title page has been submitted.
  • Wherever necessary, URLs and the dates on which links were accessed have been included in the references.
  • All tables and figures are provided at the appropriate places in the text or at the end of the manuscript.
  • The text complies with the JoARAST's style and citation guidelines.
  • Conflict of interest and the source of funding have been mentioned.

Withdrawal Policy

JoARAST is committed to raising the standard of papers using processes such as plagiarism check, review, copyediting, and formatting. Our team puts in endless efforts to achieve this goal. Therefore, if an item is withdrawn in the midst of its processing, it is very discouraging. We work hard to make the publishing process as convenient as possible for authors, and in exchange, we expect them to abide by all ethical guidelines. We adhere to the following policy for the withdrawal of articles in JoARAST:

Within ten working days from the article's submission date, the author will receive an update on the result of the plagiarism check of the article. Once the article is found to be free of plagiarised text, the author will be requested to share the Copyright Form with us.

A request for withdrawal of an article will be considered only if received within 15 days from the date of submission of the article or before the receipt of the copyright form, whichever is earlier. Article withdrawals from JoARAST following the submission of the Copyright Form are not permitted. An article may be withdrawn if it is determined that the reason for the withdrawal is valid. However, if the payment has been made for the Article Processing Charges, it will not be reimbursed. Details of published articles that are withdrawn or retracted for valid reasons will be posted on our website.

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