Information For Authors
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The Journal of Agrometeorology accepts high-quality original research papers dealing with all aspects of the agrometeorology of field and horticultural crops, including micrometeorology, crop weather interactions, crop models, climate change and impact on agriculture, aero-biometeorology, agroclimatology, remote sensing applications in agriculture, mountains meteorology, hydrometeorology, climatic risk and management in agriculture, climate impact on animals, fisheries and poultry, yield forecasting and operational agrometeorology.
The research articles should be based on new findings, approaches, methods, etc preferably with multi-locations, years, seasons data on contemporary topics in the English language only. The manuscripts are likely to be rejected at the initial screening itself if they are not prepared as per guidelines or out of the scope of Agricultural Meteorology. Articles are published after peer review and approval of the Editor(s). Enrolling as a member of the Association of Agrometeorologists and submitting a manuscript, does not guarantee its acceptance or publication in the Journal of Agrometeorology.
The manuscript should be submitted online using the hyperlink “Submissions” or “Make a Submission” provided at the portal of the Journal of Agrometeorology https://journal.agrimetassociation.org/index.php/jam. Manuscript (s) submitted for publication in the journal should not contain material already published in any form or even a part of it offered for publication elsewhere.
Authors should provide an Abstract not exceeding 200 words with six Keywords. Provide the names of all Authors in uppercase letter with their email address, country and their affiliation/address and ORCID ID if available. Short communications should not have any abstract. Upload all the files in editable format. Manuscript should be in word document such as .docx. A sample copy of a Research Paper and Short Communication are given for author's guidelines.
Authors should ensure that the manuscript or its part is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that it has been approved by all co- authors, if any, as well as the competent authorities.
Authors’ certificate: A mandatory Authors’ certificate of originality duly signed by all the authors and endorsed by the Head of the Department or Institutes should be appended at the initial stage of online submission of the manuscript.
Author’s contributions should invariably be given on the title page e.g;
AB Singh: Conceptualization, Methodology, editing;
PP Rao: Methodology, Visualization;
GH James: Investigation, Writing-review and editing;
KR Nayak: Formal analysis, Writing-original draft;
PR Kumari: Writing-review and editing;
XY Sarkar: Data curation, Writing-review and editing;
IJ Kumar: Supervision.
Plagiarism report: Authors should ensure to append a permissible similarity report (≤20%) for plagiarism check using appropriate open source / licensed software for the purpose.
Conflict of Interest Statement: The submitted manuscripts invariably should have Conflict of Interest Statement: The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest.
Data Availability Statement: The manuscript should have Data Availability Statement from the author (s): To be provided on request; Link for accessing the data used in the study; Can’t be shared.
Sources of Funding : Authors should disclose the Sources of Funding for research work with due acknowledgement.
The author should ensure that appropriate permission is taken from the concerned Animal Ethics Committee for the conduct of the research using animals.
The manuscript should be written correctly, clearly, objectively and concisely, and be submitted only after Grammarly checked.
The manuscript should be typed in 12 pt Times New Roman in double space throughout on A4 size paper with a 2.5 cm left margin. The Research papers should not exceed 15 double-spaced typed pages including References, Tables, Figures etc while the Short Communication should be limited to 6 pages. Title of contribution should be short, specific and phrased to identify the content in the article and include the nature of the study.
Research Paper may be outlined under main heading: ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION if any, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, REFERENCES and should be in capitals. The abstract should not exceed 200 words. Keywords up to 6 may be given beneath the abstract.
The result may be supported by tables or graphics, wherever necessary. Self-explanatory tables should be within the text with appropriate titles. While referring in the texts, the first letter in Table and Fig. should be capitalized with Fig. in short form. Authors are requested to follow the international system of units for exact measurement of physical quantities.
Journal follows a double-blind review system, in which authors names are not disclosed. Hence, authors names, affiliations and other potentially identifying information should be removed from the text of the manuscript.
A separate Title Page should be submitted containing title, author’s name, affiliation/ addresses of authors and contact details, email of the corresponding author. Author’s Disclosure certificates should be given on this title page.
References in the text should be cited by author name and year in parentheses. 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.
The references should include the names of the authors, year in parenthesis, the full title of the article, name of the journal (abbreviated form) in italic, volume number, and pages along with DOI number wherever available.
Chaudhari, K.N., Tripathy, R. and Patel, N.K. (2010). Spatial wheat yield prediction using crop simulation model, GIS, remote sensing and ground observed data. J. Agrometeorol., 12 (2): 174-180. http://doi.org/10.54386/jam.v12i2.1300
In the case of books and monographs etc. the name of publishers, place, and year with the total number of pages should also be given.
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.
Bal, S.K., Mukherjee, J., Choudhury, B.U. and Dhawan, A.K. (2018). Advances in Crop Environment Interaction. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pp.437
The submitted research articles are initially screened, if found worth reviewing then assigned to editors/reviewers for peer review, otherwise rejected at initial stage. Reviewers’ comments and suggestions are taken into account for further processing. The manuscripts are accepted only after favourable recommendations of the reviewers, editors and satisfactorily compliance by the authors.
Journal follows a double-blind review system, in which author and reviewer will be anonymous throughout the review process.
The published article will have a
Disclaimer: The contents, opinions, and views expressed in the research article published in the Journal of Agrometeorology are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations they belong to.
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Online Publication Charges (OPC)
The Journal of Agrometeorology (JAM) is published by the Association of Agrometeorologists (AAM) which is a Non-Profit Organization. All articles published in the Journal of Agrometeorology (JAM) are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication with DOI assigned to each article. In order to meet the expenses towards the services AAM provides in publishing the articles, indexing services, assigning DOI and customer services, the Online Publication Charges (OPC) are collected from the Authors. The OPC will be payable only when the manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication. This charge may be paid by the author, or his/her funding agency, institution, or employer.
The applicable charges due from the corresponding author for the purpose will be INR 500/- (AAM Member); INR 1000/- (Non-Member); US$ 50/- (Authors from SAARC/Least Developed Country ) and US$ 100/- (Other Foreign Author).