Call For Paper
Authors are advised to read these instructions carefully and consult a
recent issue of the Journal and adhere to its format and style.
Scope of Articles
1. University of Khartoum Journal of Agricultural Sciences (U. of K. J.
Agric. Sci.) is a peer-reviewed periodical, issued every six months. It
publishes research papers and research notes (short communications) in all
disciplines of agricultural sciences. Review articles may be considered for
publication provided that they are well- focused and provide critical
evaluation of the published literature, some of which in the author(s)
name(s). Reviews of relevance may be invited.
Articles being considered for publication elsewhere or published previously
will not be considered. Material submitted for publication will be held to
imply that it is offered to U. of K. J. Agric. Sci. exclusively, and will be
reviewed and edited by two reviewers and the Editor-in-Chief to meet its
standards. Authors are advised to avoid Plagiarism, which can lead to
rejection of the article.
Papers will be accepted in English or Arabic with abstracts in both
languages. The Editor–in–Chief will prepare an Arbic abstract for non–
Arabic speaking authors. British spelling and Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3,…)
should be used. Normally, original papers and review articles should not
exceed 20 type written, double-spaced pages, and short communications be
limited to a maximum of six pages
Three copies of any contribution are required, with one set of the original
The manuscript should be word-processed (written in MS-WORD) on one
side of A4 papers, double-spaced with wide margins and free of errors. A
font size of 12 points text is preferred. The main sections of a paper (apart
from reviews and notes) should consist of Abstract, Introduction, Materials
and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgment (if necessary),
References and an Abstract in Arabic. The latter should include the title of
the article and author(s) name(s) and address(es). Results and Discussion
sections may be combined. Each title of a section should be centered and in
upper-case bolded letters. A research note must have abstracts in English
and Arabic, but no division into sections, and normally consists of four
printed pages, including tables and figures.
Title: The title of the article must be concise and specific. It should be typed
in upper-and lower-case letters and followed by the full name(s) of the
author(s) and institution in which the work has been conducted. Change of
address of the author(s) may be given as a footnote.
Abstract: The abstract should be in one paragraph, not exceeding 250
words and presented as follows: Objectiv(s), materials and methods, major
findings and conclusion (if any)
Key words: At the end of the abstract, write up to seven words that best
describe the research.
Running title: Provide a short version of the title on a separate sheet so as
to be set as a running title. It should not exceed 35 characters
Introduction: Should contain a brief description of the nature and
importance of the problem studied, by a brief review of the literature, and
ends with the objective(s).
Materials and Methods: Give a full description of what you did and how
you did it, including statistical proceedures. Most of this section should be
written in the past tense.
Results: May be presented separatly or pooled with discussion. The main
findings should be presented, using the past tense. Repetition of numerical
results in this section should be avoided if they are presented in tables.
Photographs are not encouraged and, normally, only black and white ones
are accepted. They must be numbered on the reverse side, with the author's
name. The use of computer software or India ink is preferred in the
preparation of figures. The figures must be labled at the bottom with
numbers and brief titles.
Tables should be self-explanatory, labeled at the top with numbers and brief
titles, and should be typed on separate sheets without vertical and
horizontal border lines. Units of measure should be metric. Only standard
abbreviations should be used, unusual ones must be explained in footnotes.
Photographs, tables and figures are preferably placed at the end of the text,
and their appropriate position should be indicated (in pencil) on the
manuscript and should be as near as possible to the place where they
are referred to in the text. Photographs, figuers and tables must be cited in
the text, refering to them by their numbers rather than their positions.
The same material should not be presented in tables and figures. Footnotes
are permitted in the tables but not in the rest of the text.
References: Use the Harvard system, i.e., arrange the reference list in
alphabetical order of surnames, and chronologically per author, and should
include the author(s) surname(s), initials, year of publication in parentheses,
title of the paper, name of the journal, volume number and first and last page
numbers. The name of the journal should be written in full and
italicized. The titles of theses and books should be italicized, and the
publisher's name and place of publication of books should be indicated. In
the text, a reference should be quoted by the author's surname and date (in
parentheses), and when more than two authors are participating in the
citation, the surname of the first author is followed by et al., e.g., Mohamed
et al. (2006). This, however, should not be used in the list of references.
Personal communications and unpublished works should be casually
mentioned in the text, between brackets, but not in the reference list. All
references in the text should appear in the reference list and vice versa.
Examples of how to list references are given hereunder:
(i) Articles in a journal :
Mohamed, S.A.; Abdalla, H.O.; Elzubeir, E.A. and El Beely, M.Y.
(2006). Effect of sex and early feed restriction on the
performance of broiler chicken. University of Khartoum Journal
of Agicultural Sciences 14(3), 439-449.
(ii) Books :
Gomez, K.A. and Gomez, A.A. (1984). Statistical Procedures for
Agricultural Research, 2nd edition. John Wiley and Sons Inc.
(iii) Chapters in a book :
Gasch, G.J. and Davis, J.G. (1994). Mineral nutrition. In: The
Groundnut Crop, pp. 214-254. J. Smartt (Ed.). Chapman and
(iv) Theses :
Elsiddig, A.A. (2003). Estimation of Genotype x Environment
Interaction in Cotton (Gossypium L. spp.). Ph.D. (Agric.) thesis.
Unvieristy of Khartoum., Khartoum, Sudan.
Khidir, M.O. (1978). Crop genetic resources in Africa: Oil seeds. In:
Proceedings of AAASA/IITA Workshop on Crop Genetic
Resources in Africa, pp. 92-102. IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Failure to comply with these instructions may delay publication.
Manuscripts may be returned for revision, before peer review, if they deviate
substantially from U. of K. J. Agric. Sci. format and style, and/or are poorly
written, difficult to interpret or unnecessarily long. Any manuscript
submitted for publication is evaluated by two or more highly qualified
specialists in the subject matter. Comments from the reviewers and the
Editor–in–Chief will be forwarded to the corresponding author, who will be
asked to include with the revised manuscript a letter addressing specific
points of criticism made by the reviewers or the Editor-in-Chief.
After the final revisions have been made, the revised manuscript should be
submitted in two forms: a hard copy and a copy in virus-free electronic
form ( flash or CD written in MS-WORD). The electronic text must
correspond directly to the printed copy. A disk label that shows the title,
author(s) and word processing software (and version number) used in
producing the manuscript should be included.
A PDFcopy of each published article will be provided, upon requst to the
The Editorial Board assumes no responsibility for the opinions expressed in
The corresponding author will receive one set of galley proofs, which he
should read carefully and return within seven days of receiving them.
Corrections should be limited to the typographical errors only. If the
corrected proof is not received in time, it will be read and corrected by the
Editor-in-Chief or it may be withdrawn from the issue, with the possibility
of publishing it in a future issue.
Subscription price for institutions, outside Sudan, is US$ 50 (2 volumes)
Subscription price for individuals, outside Sudan, is US$ 25 (2 volumes)
All above rates inclusive of air mail charges.
Subscription price per copy in Sudan, is SDG 75
All correspondence should be addressed to the Managing–Editor, University
of Khartoum Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture,
Shambat 13314, Sudan.
Electronic manuscripts’ submission to be sent to the above E-mail
Tel : 0185315439