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As 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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines

Jammu Kashmir Journal of Agriculture (JKJA) is an open access journal. Authors who publish in Jammu Kashmir Journal of Agriculture will be able make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible. The journal will request the Open Access Fee after peer review and the acceptance of the article. The Open Access Fee for Jammu Kashmir Journal of Agriculture will be PKR 20,000 for national authors while USD 100 for international authors (excluding taxes). The journal provides rapid publication after 30 days rapid review process, the manuscript number will be provided within 24-48 hours if submitted manually and the accepted articles will be placed under first look (Pre published) and then will be published in the coming issue.

Jammu Kashmir Journal of Agriculture is a scientific, scholarly and international open-access journal publishing high-quality peer-reviewed research articles, review papers and short communications reflecting the depth of inter-disciplinarity of agriculture. The aim of Jammu Kashmir Journal of Agriculture is to publish recent and advanced research on the production technology of crops, rearing of dairy animals, postharvest handling and management practices of produce, conservation and restoration of natural resource base (land, soil and water), rural development and recent advancements on agricultural practices under changing climate.

Accordingly, the scope of Jammu Kashmir Journal of Agriculture for the consideration of contributions is detail out below.

Crop production (cereals, legumes, fruits, vegetables and flowers)

  • Crop protection (diseases and insect management, weeds and invasive species management)
  • Crop breeding and molecular genetics
  • Crop nutrition management
  • Irrigation and efficient water utilization
  • Crop physiology
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Organic agriculture
  • Precision agriculture
  • Conservation agriculture

Animal production: livestock and poultry

  • Animal nutrition
  • Animal breeding

Natural resource base

  • Soil microbiology
  • Soil chemistry
  • Soil and water quality
  • Irrigation and water use efficiency
  • Land uses

Rural management and agricultural development

  • Trade and marketing
  • Rural communities development

Agricultural Engineering

  • Farm machinery uses and advancements
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Remote sensing devices and protocols

Agricultural product safety

  • Post-harvest handling and management
  • Nutritional safety of produce
  • Novel food products developments
  • Preparation of manuscript for submission

Preparation of manuscript for submission

Author can submit; Research manuscript, Review Literature, Short Communications, New disease and pest reports, Editorial Notes, Conference Proceedings and Letter to the Editors that has not been published before and also not under consideration for publication anywhere else.

Authors can upload a single file (.doc, .docx) for initial submission using online portal or directly email to Designate the word file as the main document in the upload step.

The initial submission of the manuscript requires main text in Time new Romans with 12 font size, page Numbers at the center bottom of the page, 3cm margins on all sides, and 1.15 line spacing for all text, including tables and captions.

 Cover Letter

A cover letter should be submitted with submission briefly describing the research significance, author’s agreement for adopting publication ethics for submission, and supplementary information.

Contact Information

The corresponding author must contact information including telephone numbers, corresponding address and E-mail address preferably institutional E-mail address.

Online Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online using web portal upload manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

Research Manuscripts

Major sections of the research manuscript contains one paragraph (200-300 words) Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, Conflict Statement, Author’s Contribution and Literature Cited.

Subheadings may be used, but avoid excessive fragmentation of the text. Footnotes not permitted.

Review Literature

After a brief one paragraph (200-300 words) Abstract, authors may use headings of their choice and are not confined to the section heads used in Research Manuscripts.

Figure Guidelines

Figures must be with the highest quality and resolution, it is important to submit digital art that conforms to the appropriate resolution, size, and file format.

  • All figures are provided in the main document at the end of the literature cited with captions.
  • All figures are numbered according to its sequence in the text.
  • Captions should comprehensive.
  • Scale bars should be inserted to indicate magnification.
  • Photographic images should be clear and of high quality, cropped at right angles.
  • Format of the figure file must be .tif, .jpg, or .png. All images must be flattened, layered images are not accepted. Preferably images must be submitted in color.

Graphs and Line Drawings

  • Graphs should be directly exported from excel or other softwares used.
  • Color graphs can be used but preferably use solid black or white or hatch or stripe patterns in bar graphs.
  • Editable graphs should be exported from the source files.
  • Only standard symbols can be used in captions (such as boxes, circles, triangles).


Tables are used to present precise numerical data that show comparisons or interrelationships. Do not repeat data in the text that are given in a table or figure.

  • Numbers should be rounded to significant digits.
  • Footnotes are designated with superscript lowercase letters. Use “a, b,” etc. if mean separation letters do not appear in the data fields; otherwise use letters from the end of the alphabet, ending with “z” for the last footnote.
  • Tables must be submitted in text format; tables submitted as images are not acceptable.
  • Preferably tables should be created in portrait orientation.

Literature Cited and References

Citing in the main text

  • Use the author-year method of citing publications. For example, “Different treatments (Ahmed et al., 2020; Iqbal, 1999; Ahmed and Imran, 2019; Rahim et al., 2006, 2009a, b; Iqbal, 2021) were used for the control of syringae.”
  • List citations in alphabetical order.
  • When citing multiple works by the same author, list articles by one author before those by multiple authors


The references should be written in “Virology” and should be preferred if submitted using Endnote.

  • List all references in alphabetical order by authors’ surnames.
  • Single-author works should be listed before works with multiple authors.
  • Works by the same author(s) should be ordered chronologically.
  • Italicize Latin binomials, capitalize German nouns, and insert diacritical marks.
  • Only references generally available through libraries, online open-access journals and pre-print archives should be listed in Literature Cited/References.
  • Endnote library should be provided.

Published Papers
Ahmad, Z., Waraich, E.A., Tariq, R.M.S., Iqbal, M.A., Ali, S., Soufan, W., Hassan, M.M., Islam, M.S., El Sabagh, A., 2021. Foliar applied salicylic acid ameliorates water and salt stress by improving gas exchange and photosynthetic pigments in wheat. Pakistan Journal of Botany 53, 1553-1560.

Flexas, J., Bota, J., Loreto, F., Cornic, G., Sharkey, T., 2004. Diffusive and metabolic limitations to photosynthesis under drought and salinity in C3 plants. Plant Biology 6, 269-279.

Agrios, G.N., 2005. Plant Pathology. Elsevier.

Book Chapter

Iqbal, M.A., Khalid, S., Ahmed, R., Khan, M.Z., Rafique, N., Ijaz, R., Ishaq, S., Jamil, M., Ahmad, A., Gondal, A.S., 2022. Underutilized Grasses Production: New Evolving Perspectives, Grasses and Grassland: New Perspectives. IntechOpen Limited, United Kingdom, p. 53.

Workshop / Symposium or Conference Proceedings

Ort, D.R., Merchant, S.S., Alric, J., Barkan, A., Blankenship, R.E., Bock, R., Croce, R., Hanson, M.R., Hibberd, J.M., Long, S.P., 2015. Redesigning photosynthesis to sustainably meet global food and bioenergy demand. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, 8529-8536.

Dissertation or Thesis
Ahmed, R., 2018. Surveillance and pathogen characterization of bacterial canker of stone fruits, Department of Plant Pathology. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, p. 115.


MINFA, 2009. Vegetable Production: Onion. Ministry of Food and Agriculture, (Economic wing), Govternment of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan, pp. 277-283.

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