Submission Guidelines

Submission of Manuscript

Soft copy of the manuscript in Micro Soft (MS) Word, along with a request letter, should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief through e-mail (Email: jae.chiefeditor@gmail.com). The manuscript is to be written in English language [English (India)] using MS Word, typed in double space in single column on A-4 size page.

Preparation of Manuscript

Soft copy of the manuscript should be prepared in MS Word using Times New Roman Font using the specified font size as mentioned below.

  • Font size: Title heading: 18 pt. bold upper lower; Author name: 11.5 pt. italic bold u/L; Abstract heading: 11pt bold cap, Abstract text: 9 pt. normal, Text: 10.5 pt. normal, Sub-heading: 9 pt. Cap bold centre, Fig/ table caption: 10.5 pt. Bld. u/l centre, Conclusion and References: same as textFootnote: 8 pt. italics.
  • Use the equation editor or Math Type for equations
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets to make tables
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar
  • Always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units (SI units)
  • Manuscript should be ‘spell checked' and 'grammar checked’ using English (India) as proofing language
  • Ensure all references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

Manuscript should be well structured and arranged as follows

  • Title: The title should be concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae in the Title.
  • Short title of not more than 80 characters
  • Author name(s): Provide name, designation and affiliation, full postal and email addresses for each author. Please also indicate who the corresponding author is. The e-mail address of the corresponding author must be mentioned for further correspondence. Corresponding Author acts on behalf of all co-authors and ensures that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately addressed.
  • Abstract: The Abstract of not more than 200 words should state the problem investigated specifying the aims of the work, outline the methods used and summarise the main results obtained and the conclusions drawn. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Citations should not be included in the Abstract.
  • Keywords: Up to 6 keywords in alphabetical order should be given to enable subsequent abstracting or information retrieval systems to locate the paper. Words used in title should not be used as keywords.
  • Main text:For clarity this should be sub-divided into:
    • IntroductionThis should explain the problem investigated and provide an adequate background, review earlier work to identify the research gap etc, and clearly state the objectives of the work and the intention of the present manuscript.
    • Theoretical considerationsIt may be appropriate to explain or develop a theory to shed light on a problem or to correlate experimental results. Authors should not repeat the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction Section, but should lay the foundation for further work.
    • Materials and MethodsThis section should provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarised, and indicated by a reference. Any modifications to the existing methods should also be described. Authors should briefly describe the place of study and year, detail experimental layout, equipment/ instrument and models, major specifications, make and settings of instruments during experiments etc. used.
    • Results and Discussion: Results should be presented and discussed with reference to appropriate figures and tables. The most appropriate presentations should be chosen, and tabulated data should not duplicate that is shown graphically. Results should be clear and concise. The discussion must include the comparison of findings with the previous work done, and should explore the significance of the results of the work. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. Any limitations etc. of the present study should also be briefly mentioned and discussed.
    • Conclusions: Research and Review papers must have this final section, but it is optional in Research Notes. Conclusions emerging from the work should be succinctly summarised. These conclusions must have been discussed in the manuscript, and new material must not be introduced at this stage. The contents of the Abstract and Conclusions should not be repetitive.
  • List of symbols: Optional, but all symbols must be defined wherever used in the text.
  • AcknowledgmentOptional, depending upon the cases.

Units: Only SI units are accepted.  All units should be written as in the style kg.m-2

  • Language: English (India)
  • ReferencesAuthor are encouraging to cite latest references (preferably of last ten years) as far as possible, except for some basic/fundamental research papers/books etc, and also should include at least two relevant references from the Journal of Agricultural Engineering. Citations of references in the text should be in the format of surnames of authors, followed by the year of publication of the appropriate reference, separated by a semi colon. The artifice “Leading author et al.” should be used in the text for multiple (more than two) authorship papers. Each reference should give the names of all authors (or, if anonymous, the abbreviated name of the organisation), the year of publication, the title, publisher, volume and issue/ Publication number, page numbers, in that order. Authors are also encouraged to provide Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the article in the reference list. Some examples of references are given below.

In the text: “Previous work has shown (Kumar et al., 2014; Modi et al., 2020)...”

In the references 1ist (to journals):

Obeid at M; Awawdeh M; AlHantouli F. 2021. Morphometric analysis and prioritisation of watersheds for flood risk management in Wadi Easal basin (WEB), Jordan, using geospatial technologies. J. Flood Risk Manage., 14(2), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12711

Reference list (to books): Kepner R A; Bainer R; Barger E L. 2005. Principles of Farm Machinery. Third Edition, The AVI Publishing Company Inc., USA, 368-382.

Web references: As a minimum, the full URL and the date when the reference was last accessed should be given. Any further information, if known (DOI, author name(s), date, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

  • Appendices: It may be appropriate to place detailed mathematical derivations in appendices, rather in the main body of the text.
  • Figures: All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals; Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order; Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.). Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type. Figure captions should be placed beneath each figure ( 1: Moisture ratio and drying time of onion slices under fluidised drying). Also identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption. All graphs should be prepared in MS EXCEL (with graph lines in matching colours and axis title units mentioned after the title separated by a comma) and embedded in the Word file of the manuscript. Each figure must be placed on a separate page after References.
  • TablesEach table must be placed on a separate page after References, and numbered consecutively throughout the text (with Arabic numerals), and referred to as Table 1, Table 2, etc. There must be a caption explaining the components of the table. (Table 1. Performance parameters of bullock drawn sprayer) at the bottom of each Table. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body

Other Important Guidelines

Cover letter: The corresponding author must state explicitly in a paragraph how the manuscript fits the Aims and Scope of the journal, while submitting the manuscript. The ISAE membership number of the FIRST AUTHOR may be mentioned.

Maintaining transparency and integrity: The manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration. The submitted work should be original and should not have been published elsewhere in any form or language (partially or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of a previous work. Please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the concerns about text-recycling/ ‘self-plagiarism’. Self-duplication and similarity index of any other’ manuscripts should not be more than 30% and 15%, respectively.

Publishing Ethics: All parties [author(s), journal editors, peer reviewers, publisher (ISAE)] involved in publications are expected to follow the publication ethics and practice the same. This includes all parties treating each other with respect and dignity and without discrimination, harassment, bullying or retaliation. The journal is committed to maintain the highest level of integrity in the published content. While submitting a manuscript to the Journal of Agricultural Engineering (India), the authors will give an undertaking for maintaining transparency and integrity and practicing publishing ethics by submitting the “Journal Publishing Agreement Form” (Click here to download).

Changes in authorship: Authors should carefully consider the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Request for any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made before the manuscript is accepted, and only if approved by the Editor-in-Chief of the JAE on submission. To request such a change, the Editor-in-Chief must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the requested change in author list, and (b) written confirmation (e-mail / letter) from all (original submission and proposed) authors that they agree with the addition, removal, or rearrangement without any conflict of interest.

Submission of revised manuscript: While submitting revised manuscript, the authors should submit a list of changes or a rebuttal against each point raised by the Reviewers/ Editorial Board along with the revised manuscript. Authors are also advised to use “track change option” of MS WORD to indicate the changes made in the revised manuscript, and submit a revised manuscript in track change mode along with a corrected version without track change corrections/edits, and all corrections written in RED COLOUR.

Print proof: The corresponding author will be notified via email when proofs are ready, and he/she is responsible to carryout proof reading very carefully within given time frame to avoid errors in the final published article. Any corrections marked with annotations must be returned within given time and should only cover typesetting errors/minor corrections. No new additions of text / major changes are allowed at this stage. 

Copyright Information: Upon acceptance of an article for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Engineering (India) (JAEI), authors will be advised to complete a “Copyright Transfer and Publication Ethics Agreement Form” (Click here to download). An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming acceptance of the manuscript together with a “Copyright Transfer and Publication Ethics Agreement Form” or a link to the online version of this agreement.

Authors have the rights to reuse their research work reported in the JAEI, share, disseminate, and maximize the impact of their research under our publishing agreement. Subscribers may reproduce the Table of Content or prepare a list of articles, including abstracts, for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the Publisher is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included in the manuscript, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) suitably in the article.