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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 article has been seen by all the authors, who are satisfied with its form and content. The sequence of names of authors in the by-line is as per their relative contribution to this experiment, giving due credit to all scientists who made notable contribution to it.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • This article was not submitted earlier in this journal for publishing. A plagiarism checking report of the manuscript is being uploaded as supplimentary file checked using popular software like iThenticate or Turnit-in.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The article is submitted soon after completion of the experiment.
  • Short-communication from complete M. Sc. thesis/ part of Ph.D. thesis or article from experiment is being submitted. (in case of thesis, details are being provided in comments to editor column below).
  • The article is not a clinical article or based on survey on developmental program or related to animal product preparation.

Author Guidelines

Please consult the Guidelines before submitting the article to the Current Horticulture. The guidelines are of very practical approach and utility. These have been finalized by consulting the authors and Editors of research journals of the international repute.

The Current Horticulture is published bi-annually. Consequently, it will be converted into a quarterly publication in the near future. The types of articles needed for publication in the journal are:

Types of Articles:

  • Research Articles (Full-Length Articles)
  • Short Notes (Short Communications)
  • Research Review Articles
  • Opinions
  • Book Reviews
  • New Hybrids/Varieties
  • Novel Technologies
  • Success Stories or Case Studies
  • Research News

Manuscript Preparation

The manuscript should be typed in double space. The pages should be numbered consequently, starting with the title page and through the text, reference list, tables and figures/legends.


The TITLE should be short, catchy, specific, informative, analytical and amenable to indexing. It must have all vital keywords of your research findings, including the nature of the study and technical approach.

Key Words

Give at least 5 KEYWORDS. They should be chosen carefully and must not be phrases of words. They should be given separately in alphabetical order.


The TEXT should be intelligible to readers in different disciplines. All technical terms should be defined. Tables and figures should be referred to in numerical order. All symbols and abbreviations must be defined and used when necessary. Superscripts and subscripts should be clearly indicated. All the units used in the article should be in the metric system.


The line drawings should be roughly twice of their final printed size. The photographs must have a scale bar, which should be defined clearly in the legend.

The map of India, if forming a part of the article, must conform to the official maps released by the Survey of India, giving reference to the source of the map.
The letter size in figures should be sufficiently large to be clear after reduction to the print size.

Materials and Methods

Give relevant details of MATERIALS AND METHODS containing experimental design and techniques used. Cite standard work done. Statistical methods should be dealt in detail. Mean results with relevant standard error should be given rather than detailed data.

Results and Discussion

The RESULTS AND DISCUSSION should be combined to avoid repetition. The Results should be supported by brief but adequate number of tables or graphs etc. Use metric unit system, e.g. km, m, cm etc. Tables and illustrations should be up to 20% of the text only. Both tables and illustrations should not repeat the same data. Cite the adequate number of the latest references. Old references should be avoided except standard ones, e.g. Panse and Sukhatme.


The REFERENCES should have author-year system. Give sir names of authors, their initials, year of publication, full title of article, name of the journal (without abbreviations; if you use abbreviations, write standardized abbreviations only), volume, issue (in parenthesis) and complete page-range. Ensure that names and year in the text correspond to those of given in the list of references.In case of books, give name of book, complete name of publisher and place of publication of books. For proceedings, complete details should be given.

Research Review Article

The RESEARCH REVIEW ARTICLES suggest new avenues of research, pointing out lacunae in research. Do not leave any point of future course of action.

Page Limit

The page limit for a full length article is 3,500 words or 10-12 typed pages in double space, while for a Short Note, it is up to 1,500 words or 4-5 typed pages in double space.
For further writing or information in details, you please consult: Style Manual for Biological Journals, edn 4, published by the Council of Biology Editors, Inc.

At the Editor’s Desk

After receiving the article, it will be scrutinized at the level of the Editor. If it fulfills the scientific requirement and is well- written and well-presented in the format of the Journal, it will be sent to the subject-matter specialists/referees. The article will be considered for publication on the basis of referees’ comments.


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