Acknowledgement letter(s) together with manuscript
number(s) will be mailed to the corresponding author
within 48 hours of manuscript(s) reception by the
A cover letter which should include the corresponding
author's full address and telephone/fax numbers should
accompany each submission in a Microsoft Word file, sent
as e-mail attachment and addressed to the Editor. This
letter MUST be written by the first author but approved
by all the authors. The content of the letter should
include among others, a statement that:
a. the research article is original and has not
been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere;
b. clearly indicates whether potential conflict(s)
of interest(s) do or do not exist;
c. the manuscript has been read and approved by
all the authors.
Modern Research Journal of
will only accept manuscripts submitted as e-mail
The manuscript(s) should be double-spaced, with a
minimum of 2.5 cm margins on all sides, and arranged as
follows: Title, Affiliation, Abstract, Key words, Text,
Acknowledgments, Literature cited, Appendix, Tables,
Figure legends and Figures. There is no restriction on
the length of research papers and reviews, although
authors are encouraged to be concise.
The title of the manuscript should be brief (but
informative enough to facilitate information retrieval),
given preferably in single line; and a suggested running
title should also be provided. Should the title contains
reference to plant(s) or organism(s), taxonomic
affiliation of the plant(s) or organism(s) should be
given in parentheses [For example, Juniperuscommunis L.
(Cupressaceae, Gymnosperm) or Fauchealaciniata (Rhodymeniaceae,
Names of Author(s)
The name(s) of author(s) should be listed below the
title and the corresponding author should be indicated
with asterisk (*). Also, the corresponding author MUST
provide his email address and fax (if available).
The Affiliation(s) of all author(s) should be given
clearly and briefly with their institutions, addresses
with zip code and name of country.
The abstract should be brief, indicating the
purpose/significance of the research, methodology
adopted, major findings and the most significant
conclusion(s). Scientific names should be spelled in
italics. The abstract should not contain literature
citations that refer to the main list of references
attached to the complete article. The abstract should be
written as a single paragraph and should be in reported
speech format (past tense); complete sentences, active
verbs, and the third person should be used. The abstract
should not be more than 250 words.
The authors must provide 3-8 key words for indexing
purposes and to facilitate the retrieval of articles by
search engines. Key words provided should be different
from the words that make up the title of the article.
text should be typed in single column, double space and
there be abbreviation(s) in
the text, full term for which the abbreviation stands
should precede its first use in the text unless it is a
standard unit of measurement. Also scientific names
should be spelled in italics throughout text. The full
term for which an abbreviation of a scientific name
stands should also precede its first use in the text.
Thereafter, generic names should be abbreviated as
appropriate without altering the species name. The text
should be subdivided into the following sections:
Introduction should be clear and concise, with relevant
references to the nature of the problem under
investigation as well as its background. There should be
no sub-headings. Excessive citations of literature
(especially to support well known statements) and
discussions marginally relevant to the paper; together
with other information that adds length but little
significance to the research, should be avoided. Only
necessary and latest citations of literature that are
required to indicate the reason for the research
undertaken and the essential background should be given.
Materials and Methods
Descriptions of experiment(s) should be sufficiently
detailed to enable scientist in that field of study to
replicate them. Should the study site description serve
as complementary to the research, it should be included
as a sub-heading within this section. A precise
description of the selection of your observational or
experimental subjects (for example, patients or
laboratory animals including controls) must be
presented. Experimental research involving human or
animals should have been approved by author's
institutional review board or ethics committee. This
information can be mentioned in the manuscript including
the name of the board/committee that gave the approval.
The use of animals in experiments will have observed
the Interdisciplinary Principles and Guidelines for
the Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education. All
chemicals and drugs used must be identified correctly, including
their generic names, the name of the manufacturer, city
and country in parenthesis. The techniques and
methodology adopted should be supported with standard
references. Briefly describe methods that have been
published but are not well known as well as new or
substantially modified methods. Descriptions of
established procedures are unnecessary. Apparatus should
be described only if it is non-standard; commercially
available apparatus used should be stated (including
manufacturer’s name and address in parenthesis). Only
International System (SI) units should be used for all
Results and Discussion
The results may be presented first, followed by a
discussion of their significance. When presented in this
format, it should be presented in logical sequence. Data
emerging from the study should be included, arranged in
unified and coherent sequence(s) and should be
statistically analyzed. Only
strictly relevant results should be presented; and
figures, tables, and equations should be used for
purposes of clarity and brevity. The same data should
not be presented both in tabular and graphic forms.
Results and Discussion may also be presented together.
The discussion should state the implications of the
findings and their limitations as well as the
conclusion(s) drawn. It should relate the observations
to previously published related studies and should be
supported by relevant references. Long confused and
irrelevant discussion should be avoided. Conclusions
should not summarize information already present in the
text or abstract. Recommendations, when appropriate, may
Review article(s) should not contain methodology
and/or results sections since there is neither any
study to describe nor data to be analyzed. The format is
as follows: Abstract, 3-8 key words, Introduction,
Relevant section headings, Conclusion and References.
The Acknowledgement should include the names of those
who contributed substantially to the work described in
the manuscript but do not fulfill the requirements for
the authorship. It should also include name(s) of
sponsor(s)/funding agency of the research.
The list of references should conform to the conventions
specified in the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (APA) (6th ed.) style: Short
reference system for citations in the text, accompanied
by a detailed alphabetical list below the
“Acknowledgement” section. Single author reference
should be cited thus: Goshen, 2012; should there be more
than two authors, surname of the first author followed
by et al., and the year should be cited in the text, for
example, Smith et al., 2012; should the sources include
just two authors; it should be cited thus: Goshen and
Smith, 2012. Include among the references, manuscripts
accepted but not yet published; designate the journal
followed by "in press" (in parenthesis). When
referencing website, please include the full title and
accessed date. In the list of references at the end of
the paper, full and complete references should be given
in the following style, with punctuation arranged
alphabetically by first author's surname:
Paper in a Journal
Karis PO (1993). Heliantheaesensulato
(Asteraceae), Clades and classification. Plant Syst.
Drewes FE and Van Staden J (1995). Aspects of the
extraction and purification of solasodine from Solanumaculeastrum.
Phytochem. Anal. 6(4):203-206.
Aketo O, Afendi M, Altaf-UI-Amin M, Hiroki T, Kensuke N
and Shigehilo K (2010). Metabolomics of medicinal
plants: The importance of multivariate analysis of
Analytical Chemistry data. Comp. Aided Drug Design
Funk VA, Susanna A, Stuessy TF and Bayer RJ (2009).
Systematics, Evolution, and Biogeography of Compositae.
International Association for Plant Taxonomy (Eds.),
Vienna, 777 p.
Chapter in a Book
Pelser PB and Watson LE (2009). Introduction to
Asteroideae. In: Funk VA, Susanna A, Stuessy TF and
Bayer RJ (Eds.). Systematics, Evolution, and
Biogeography of Compositae. Int. Assoc. Plant Taxon.
Vienna, Pp. 495-502.
WHO, FAO (2004). Vitamin and Mineral Requirements in
Human Nutrition. 2nd edn, World Health Organization and
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,
Hong Kong. Retrieved on August 11, 2011. Available
References in languages other than English MUST be
referred to by an English translation.
Tables and Figures
All tables and figures must be relevant and necessary;
the same data should not be presented in tables and
figures, and do not use short tables for information
that can be easily presented using text. Tables and
figures should be numbered sequentially, for example,
Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3 and so on.
Fees and Charges: A
handling fee of $400 will be billed to the authors for
each manuscript published. Publication of an article in
Research Journal of Agriculture is
not contingent upon the author's ability to pay the
charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the handling fee a
guarantee that the paper will be accepted for
publication. Authors may still request (in advance) that
the editorial office waive some of the handling fee
under special circumstances.