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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Agrociencia Uruguay is a peer reviewed  journal of the Facultad de Agronomía and the Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA) which publishes articles related to agricultural sciences. The papers are read by two reviewers who are not members of the Editorial Board. Articles written accordingly to the Guidelines to Authors should be sent to the Secretariat of the journal. The material published becomes the property of this journal, and the authors are responsible for the concepts and information in their articles. Complete or partial reproduction of the material on Agrociencia Uruguay is permitted when accompanied by the correct quotation of the source. The mention of trademarks does not represent preferential recommendation by the Facultad de Agronomía and INIA Uruguay.



Referral and categories of items
Papers must be unpublished, and submitted as MS-Word ® files to editors: agrocien@fagro.edu.uy. The file is designated by the surname and first name of the
author. The work may relate to the following categories:

Research paper
: presents results of original research. Research articles can be in the form of Short Communication.


Review
: it is usually requested by de Editorial Board to specialists. The review article analyzes and systematizes research results on a field in which the author or authors have proven trajectory.


Technical note
: includes the results of research from an interpretive and critical perspective on a specific topic, from original sources, such as the description of a region or a rural socio-economic problem, or the status of items of agricultural production.

The research paper can be up to 6,500 words in total. The brief report and technical note up to  3,500 words and review up to 8,500 words.

Submission
. The manuscript will be submitted electronically, in letter page size, double spaced, in Arial Narrow of 12-point size, with margins of 3 cm (top), 2 cm (bottom) and 2.5 (lateral margins). The pages will be numbered at bottom right corner, and the lines in the left margin.


Title Page
. It includes the Title in the original language, the full name of author/s. (eg. Rodríguez Alvaro1;…,) workplace of each (denoted with superscript) with no academic degrees or job titles, postal address and the email of the author who will handle correspondence (corresponding author). Include at the bottom a short version of the title for use as a running head.  


Titles
. The title (maximum 15 words) must be in lower case and bold, 14-point size, the subtitles bold, 12-point size. If there are third-order titles, they should be in italics without bold.


Summary, Resumen, and key words
. The summary in English and Spanish, limited to 250 words, will be preceded by the title of the work in the respective language, and followed by key words and palabras clave. The key words, up to 5, must be in lowercase and separated by commas.


Language and Units
The languages of the journal are Spanish and English. The International System for Units (SI) and their derivatives are to be applied. Between the number and the abbreviation of the unit must be a space (eg.: 89 kg, 37º C). Site SI: www.cem.es.

Organization of the Article
. The text of the paper will be organized as follows: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figures. Results and Discussion can be unified. Conclusions may be incorporated if necessary.

References in the text should be like [author(s), year]. When the reference has two authors use “and” between them. (eg. Böger and Sandmann, 1999). When it has more than two authors, mention the first one followed by “et al.” References will utilize title and author as the original language of work (eg. Böger and Sandmann, 1999). 
The text should suggest the place of location of the Table or Figure as “insert Table X” o “insert Figure X.”

Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures should be submitted in MS-Excel®, in separate sheets, numbered consecutively in Areal Narrow 10-point size without bold (Table 1, Table n; Figure 1, Figure n, etc.). Figures such as photos and maps will be presented in digital compressed format JPG (JPEG) or GIF with a minimum resolution 300 dpi at final size (preferably 600 x 600 dpi).
Follow with the entries for headers or caption boxes, eg. Table 1, Table n, Figure 1, Figure n, etc. No page break between each. In the frame Heather or Footer write the abbreviations used, even if they have already been defined in the text.

References. The references come at the end of the article. They should appear in alphabetical order of the last names. If there is more than one publication by the same author, they are arranged chronologically. The name of journal should be
mentioned at length.
Follow the format below.


Journal articles

Author (s), year. Article title, Journal name, Number, page-page. Example: Zhang C., Laurent S., Sakr S., Peng L. and Bédu S. 2006. Heterocyst differentiation and pattern formation in cyanobacteria: a chorus of signals. Molecular  Microbiology 59: 367-375.

Book chapters

Author (s), year. Chapter title. In: title, last name of the editors or publishers (Ed/s.), publishers, pages (pp). Example: Barbulova A. and Chiurazzi M. 2005. A procedure for in vitro nodulation studies. In: Lotus japonicus Handbook. Ed. Márquez A. Springer, Netherlands. pp. 83-86.

Internet

There is currently no recognized standard in science about quoting from Electronic media, but there is consensus on how they can be. The editors recommend: Author (s), year. Title of the article. In: Name in the Electronic publication, name of website, portal or page and its URL, pages (pp. #) or total pages (# p.); date of consultation. Example: Gutiérrez, M. 2007. Siembra de olivos en el desierto palestino. In: Agricultura Tropical, http://agrotropical.edunet.es. 25 p.; consulted: November 2006 (taken from the 
Revista Colombiana de Horticultura).

Correction for Publication

The proofs should be sent electronically to the authors for correction, and must be returned within the time specified.

Peer Review

The Articles are sent to two external reviewer to the Editor Committee.

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