The Journal of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal
Science is published annually. For each issue an editorial
team is constituted by the Dean. The editorial team for the
incoming issue (Volume-31) has been recently formed as
Editor-In-Chief: Dr. Naba Raj Devkota
Mr. Narendra Kumar Chaudhary
Dr. Madhav Kumar Shrestha
Dr. Moha Dutta Sharma
Dr. Mana Raj Kolachhepati
Dr. Madhav Prasad Pandey
Dr. Surya Kant Ghimire
In general, the IAAS Journal accepts articles for publication year-round. However, the editorial board shall announce call for articles for each issue defining a deadline. Each article submitted must go through the peer reviewing process and the editorial board shall make the final decision for publication. Review articles will be invited by the editorial board. The submitted article whether accepted for publication or not will not be returned back.
All contents in the manuscript must be written in English.
Before submission, manuscripts should be reviewed critically
by two peer reviewers or colleagues and revised accordingly.
Manuscripts should be neatly typed, double-spaced (including
tables and references) on quarter size white bond paper,
with a 4 cm margin at the top, bottom and left side. Words
to be typed in italics should be marked with a single
underline. The first (title) page should contain only the
title of the paper, author(s) name, and institution(s) where
the research was conducted. In case of multiple authorship,
the name and address of one author should be identified for
correspondence. The manuscript should be arranged in the
following sequence from the next page. Title of the paper,
Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and Methods,
Results, Discussion (Results and Discussion), conclusion,
Acknowledgements, References cited, Tables, Figures, and
Figure captions. Number each page in the paper right hand
corner starting second page. The maximum length of the paper
must be limited to 20 pages, including tables, graphs and
literature citation. Three copies of the manuscript should
be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.
The title should be short, specific, and informative. It
should be phrased to identify the content of the article and
include the nature of the study and the technical approach,
which will be essential for key words indexing and
It should start on a new page. The abstract should be a
concise (usually not exceeding 200 words) and contain a
brief account of the objectives, materials and methods,
results, and main conclusions. The name of any plant or
animal appearing for the first time in the abstract should
be given its scientific name in the brackets. It should not
have any references, tables, etc.
A list of 3 to 5 words for additional index words, not used
in the title, follows the abstract. Include species (common
and scientific name), chemicals and physiological and
It should start on a new page. In this section, background
information, relevant review of literature (if any) and the
objective of the research should be given. Statements must be supported by citations whenever
possible and often general statements are discouraged.
Materials and Methods:
Detail information on relevant materials and methods used
including sampling methods, experimental design, treatments,
plot size and any other techniques used in research as well
as the year and place of conducting the research should be
provided. Where methods used are already well known and the
references are available within the country, the citation of
a reference or the name of the method is sufficient. The
statistical methods used should be clearly mentioned.
Results and Discussion:
The results and discussion may be presented separately or
combined. The results should be supported by a brief but
adequate data in the form of either tables, or graphic or
pictorial materials. However, the same data should not be
presented in more than one form. All weights and measures
should be in metric system. The discussion should be related
to the author (s)' findings supported by similar work.
Conclusion and Recommendation:
Although no separate leading of 'conclusion and
recommendation' need be given, the subject should form a
separate paragraph at the end of discussion.
Acknowledgements, if any, be given to institutions, funding
agencies, and the key person(s).
Citations of references should be listed alphabetically by
family names of author. Use of anonymous should be avoided.
Citations in the text should be referred by author's family
name and year. The issue number of the journal (in
parenthesis, immediately following the volume) should be
provided only if pagination is not continuous within a given
volume. The following examples should be adopted:
Book: Single Author:
Shrestha, M.K. 2002. Aquaculture systems in
Jha and S.Rai. 2002. Fisheries research in
Kathmandu, TU. Press, 210p.
Work in an Edited collection:
Pande, G.K. 2002. Factors affecting chemical constituents of
apple, In: D.D.
Gautam (Eds.). Fundamental of
Horticulture, pp. 120-140,
Devkota, D. 2001, July. Women and their role in development.
Business women, 12,30-45.
Webster. 2002. Seed and pod set of red
kidney beans. J.Amer.Soc.Hort.Sci. 11:87-89.
Sharma, R.C. 2001. Agriculture without farmers? A challenge
for the next century. pp, 1-36. In:
Shrestha (eds.). Environment and
Agriculture, Ecological society (Ecos),
Emment. 2001. Factors affecting
apple hardness and methods of measuring resistance of tissue
to low temperature injury.
Timsina, K. 2002. Effects of shade to the understory
forages. M.Sc. thesis (unpublished),
Society for Technical Communication. 2003. Retrieved
April 21, 2002, from
Document on web site with an author:
Locker, K.O. 2001. The history of the association of
April 21, 2002, fro, the Association for Business
Communication, web site:
Publication on CD-ROM: Money 99, 2002. [CD-ROM].
Keep the number of table to a minimum. Type each table,
double-spaced, on a separate page. Number each table with
Arabic numbers (e.g. Table 1,2,3). The title, column and row
headings, and footnotes of each table should be
self-explanatory. Use a single asterisk (*) for 5% level,
and a double asterisk (**) for 1% level of significance.
Figures and Photographs:
Line drawing should be clearly drawn in black waterproof ink
(Indian ink) on good quality transparent paper. Photographs
should be large (reduce if larger than 17´25 cm), unmounted, glossy dark prints of good
quality. They should be clear and relevant to the subject
referred. The legends to the figures and photographs should
be supplied on separate page after the referred citation.
Identify all graphs and photographs with Arabic numerals
(e.g. Fig. 1,2,3).
Centre and capitalize the main heading of the paper.
Sub-heads should be on a separate line and capitalize the
first letter of the first word.
The scientific name must be italic and given with authority.
The first letter of the word(s) of the cultivar or breed
must be capitalized.
Trade or brand name:
Capitalize the first letter of trade or brand names.
Abbreviations: Always use abbreviations for standard units such as gram (g), kilogram
(kg), metric ton (t), milliliter (mL), liter (L), centimeter
(cm), meter (m), and kilometer (km).
Do not put periods after the title and key words. Periods
are necessary at the end of table and figure headings.