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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 or its part has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The Title of the manuscript is in running letters.
  • Names of all authors are entered in CAPITAL letters. Email IDs and complete affiliation of all authors are furnished. The sequence of authors is the same as it appears in the manuscript.
  • Research Paper is structured in ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION and REFERENCES all main heads in upper case and sub-heads in regular letters with page limit of 20 preferably 15-16.
  • The Short Communication does not have any main heading except references with page limit of 10 preferably 7-8.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word with text double-spaced using a 12-point font 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. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

General rules   

  1. Journal of Agrometeorology, a quarterly journal appearing in March, June, September and December published by “Association of Agrometeorologists” Anand, India published the original articles relevent to the discipline of Agricultural Meteorology.
  1. The journal publishes full- length papers, short communication based on new findings/approaches/methods etc preferably with multi locations/years/seasons data on contemporary topics in English language only.
  1. Manuscript (s) submitted for the publication in the journal should not contain material already published in any form or even a part of it offered for publication elsewhere. The manuscript should be written correctly, clearly, objectively and concisely with 2 - 3 relevant references appeared in any issue of JAM.
  1. A mandatory certificate of originality and other issues (as per format) duly signed by all the authors and endorsed by Head / Director should be appended at initial submission/upload of the manuscript online.
  1. All the statements made in the manuscript (s) should be clear, unambiguous, and to the point in accordance with the format of the Journal.
  1. Manuscript (s) submitted for publication should have updated & latest relevant data preferably not older than 2 years/crop seasons on the date of receipt of article in the office of the Association.
  1. Along with the manuscript’s initial submission/upload, the author should ensure to append permissible similarity report (≤20%) for plagiarism check using appropriate open source / licensed software for the purpose.
  1. Manuscript should be submitted through online system only.
  1. All research papers are published after peer-review and subsequent approval by the Editorial Board of the Journal.
  1. Submission of a manuscript does not guarantee its acceptance or publication in the Journal of Agrometeorology.

Preparation of manuscript

  1. While submitting your manuscript through the ONLINE system, write the names of all the AUTHORS in CAPITAL. Under the affiliation, also write the complete address of each author as mentioned in the manuscript. The manuscript should be submitted ONLINE at  
  2. Articles should not exceed 15 double-spaced typed pages including references, tables, figures etc.
  3. Title of contribution should be short, specific and phrased to identify the content in the article and include the nature of the study. It must write in running letters with first letter capital.
  5. The manuscript should be typed in 12 pt Times New Roman in double space throughout on A4 size paper with a minimum 3 cm left margin.
  6. The abstract should not exceed 200 words. Keywords upto 6 may be given beneath the abstract.
  7. Where the methods are well known, citation of standard work would suffice.
  8. The result may be supported by tables or graphics, wherever necessary. Self-explanatory tables should be within the text with appropriate titles. While referring to texts, the first letter in Table and Fig. should be capitalized with Fig. in short form.
  9. References should be cited chronologically in the text. All references in the text must be listed at the end of the paper, with the names of the author arranged alphabetically; all entries in the text must correspond to references in the text.
  10. The references should include the names of the authors, year, the full title of the article, name of the journal (abbreviated form), volume number, and pages alongwith DOI number. In the case of books and monographs etc. the name of publishers, place, and year with a total number of pages should also be given. The Journal title should be italic in abbreviated form.
  11. The author should also include a relevant disclosure/conflict of interest statement with the text of the article.


  • Journal article

     BISWAS, R., BANERJEE, S. and BHATTACHARYYA, B. (2018). Impact of temperature increase on performance of kharif rice at Kalyani, West Bengal using WOFOST model. J. Agrometeorol., 20 (1): 28-30. DOI:

  Abstract in Proceedings

       Munjal, R. and Rana, R.K. (2003). Evaluation of physiological traits in wheat for terminal high-temperature tolerance. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Wheat Genetics Symposium, Classical & Molecular Breeding, Paestum, Italy, p.804-805.

  • Book chapter

       Pandey, V and Patel, H.R. (2008). Impact of climate change on agriculture over Gujarat. In: Climate Change and Agriculture over India. (Eds. G.S.L.H.V Prasad Rao, G.G.S.N. Rao and Y.S. Ramakrishna). pp. 163-181, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur.

  • Book

      Attri, S.D., Rathore, L.S., Sivakumar, M.V.K. and Das, S.K. (2011). Challenges and Opportunities in Agrometeorology. Springer, p.600

  • Report/Bulletin

       Mokashi, D.D., Jadhav, J.D., Khadtare, S.V., Rao, G.G.S.N., Bavadekar, V.R. and Kadam, J.R. (2008). A two Decadal Research in Agrometeorology. AICRP on Agrometeorology, ZARS, Solapur

       Food and Agriculture Organization. (2016). El Nino event in Vietnam: Agriculture, food security and livelihood need assessment in response to drought and salt water intrusion. Assessment Report, P.75.

  • Thesis

       Pramod V.P. (2019). Thermal and Moisture Regimes of Wheat Under Projected Climate Change Scenario in India. (Doctoral Dissertation, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam).

  • Web reference Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare (2015), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.

       CIMMYT (2018). High-temperature effect on wheat.

    12. Authors are requested to follow the international system of units for exact measurement of physical quantities.

    13. Non-conforming with the above guidelines, manuscripts will not be processed and the decision may be intimated to the author (s) by the Association’s office.


Check list:

  1. Manuscript is typed in double space throughout in 12 pt Times New Roman.
  1. Title is written in running letters only.
  1. AUTHORS NAME is capitalized.
  1. Sub-headings are left aligned in italic.
  1. Check all references cited in the text are in the references and vice-versa.
  1. Give journal name in abbreviated forms in italic in the references.
  1. Book title and report name are given in full.
  1. Tables and Figures are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  2. Mandatory Certificate of Originality and Similarity Report have been appended as separate files.

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