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:: Style of the Manuscript ::
 | Post date: 2021/01/11 | 
Guideline for manuscript preparation
"Iranian Journal of Crop Sciences" will accept the research manuscripts prepared in the field of agriculture and plant breeding sciences (agriculture, plant breeding, genetics, physiology, agroecology, biotechnology, and related fields) written in Persian. Manuscripts and the data therein must not be published elsewhere, nor been submitted to another journal.
Manuscripts must be written by MS Word software. A4 paper size and double-spaced format must be used at the main text. All pages and lines should be numbered continuously. Times New Roman font type and 14 and 12 font sizes must be selected for title (in Bold) and the main text, respectively. Manuscripts should be presented in the following order: 
  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Key words
  • Introduction 
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Acknowledgment 
  • References
  • Extended Abstract
Title: Make sure that the title is specific and concise. The title must be written in both Persian and English languages as a center alignment. It should be informative and not more than 25 words.
Authors' name and affiliations must be presented below the title. The affiliation includes full postal and email address and should be referred to authors by superscript number after author's name. Corresponding author should be introduced as a person who not only take the responsibility of the paper, but also handle correspondence at all different stages of reviewing and publication.
Abstract: the importance of abstract is clear as it is the section that reader gets a general view at first. The manuscript should include abstract not exceeding 200 words. The abstract should state the main purpose, methodology and findings of the study.
Key words: following the abstract, a maximum of 5 keywords must be added with alphabetical order.
Introduction: It is essential to present adequate background of the field of research. The main reasons and objectives of the research paper must be explained in this section.
Materials and Methods: An overview of the research layout should be clearly reported. The previous published procedures would be cited and methods used in the manuscript should be described in detail. Types of analysis should be also mentioned in this section.
Results and discussion: A logical sequence should be considered to present results (tables and figures). Authors have to avoid use and describe the same data in different forms repeatedly. In discussion part, the importance and significance of the results should be explored in detail. The results would be considered in relation to hypotheses mentioned in the introduction section. There is no problem to combine results and discussion by authors. All concluding remarks and important findings should be integrated in this section.
Acknowledgment: Information related to research grant, assistance of colleagues and notes of appreciation should be written in acknowledgement section.
In-text Citation: In the text, mention the author’s name followed by the year in parentheses: Smith (2000). If there are two authors use ‘and’: Ahmadvand and Koocheki (1998); When in-text reference is made to a work by four or more authors, the first name followed by et al., should be used: MacDonald et al., (2002). If papers by the same authors in the same year are cited, they should be distinguished by the letters a, b, c, etc.
 
References: Authors should follow the below citation and reference list styles. The maximum number of references in the article should be 30.
Article in Standard Journals
Bordoli, J. M. and A. P. Mallarino. 1998. Deep and shallow banding of phosphorous and potassium as alternatives to broadcast fertilization for no-till corn. Agron. J. 90: 27–33.
Tiessen, H., E. Cuevas and P. Chacon. 1994. The role of soil organic matter in sustaining soil fertility. Nature (London), 371: 783–785.
 
Books
Steel, R. G. D. and J. H. Torrie. 1980. Principles and Procedures of Statistics: A Biometrical Approach. (2nd Ed.) McGraw-Hill, New York. USA.
Kafi, M., M. Lahouti, A. Zand, H. R. Sharifi and M. Gholdani. 1999. Plant Physiology. Jahade-e-Daneshghahi Mashhad Press (In Persian).
 Reference to a chapter in a book
Campbell, G. S. and J. M. Norman. 1989. The Description and Measurement of Plant Canopy Structure. p. 1–19. In: G. Russell et al., (Eds.) Plant Canopies: Their Growth, Form and Function. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.
Software and Software publications
Abacus Concepts. 1991. Super ANOVA User’s Guide. Release 1.11. Abacus Concepts, Berkeley, CA. USA.
SAS Institute. 1994. The SAS System for Windows. Release 6.10. SAS Inst., Cary, NC. USA.
Online-only journal article
Kampf. S. K., M. Salazar and S.W. Tyler. 2002. Preliminary investigations of effluent drainage from mining heap leach facilities [Online]. Available at www.vadozezonejournal.org. Vadose Zone J. 1: 186-196. 

Tables
Tables should have self-contained and complete, but not duplicate, information included in the text. Number the tables consecutively in the text in English numerals. Type tables on a separate sheet with the legend above. Legends should be concise but comprehensive. The table, legend and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings.
Figures
All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) should be classified as figures which should be cited in consecutive order in the text. The title of the figure is inserted below it. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.
 
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