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Manuscript Guidelines

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It should be concise yet informative. It should get the attention of a potential reader while scanning a journal or a list of titles. Title of the paper is in capitals. Author names are in lower case with initial capitals and their complete postal addresses in italics including email.

Main Section
Main section headings (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgement(s), References) are printed in capitals throughout and placed by the left margin.

Please provide a short and comprehensive abstract. The abstract should consist of no more than 200 words, be complete in itself and understandable without reference to the paper. It will be printed at the beginning of the paper in one continuous paragraph.

Up to six key words

State the purpose, give only strictly pertinent references and do not review the subject extensively.

Materials and Methods
These should be concise but allow confirmation of observations and repetition of the study.

Present your results in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures. Do not repeat in the text all the data given in the tables and figures, emphasize or summarize only important observations.

Summarize the findings without repeating in detail the data in results section. Relate your observations to important relevant studies; point out the implications of the results and their limitations.

All the references included in the text should be listed in the section “References”. Text citations should quote the surnames of the authors. References are listed alphabetically by surname. Secondly, use chronological order for papers with identical authorship. The sequence of names of authors (invert name of first author only), year of publication, title {lower case letters except for books, proceedings of international seminars/workshops and important research reports where capitals are used for first letters of various words), abbreviated name of periodicals, volume and number of first and last pages of the article. All reference entries must be cited in the body of the paper. Some example references are:

Article in journal, magazine and serial publication
Aslam, M., M. Ismat, R.H. Qureshi, S. Nawaz and I.A. Mehmood. 1994. Paddy yield affected by planting techniques in a salt-affected soil. Pak. J. Agri. Sci. 31:401-405.

Books (including bulletins, reports, multivolume works, series)
Steel, R.G.D. and J.H. Torrie. 1980. Principles and procedures of statistics: A biometrical approach. 2nd ed. McGraw Hill Book Co., New York.

Chapter in a book
Wiseman, J. 1990. Variability in the nutritive value of fats and non-ruminants. p. 232-234. In: J. Wiseman and J.A. Cole (ed.). Feedstuffs evaluation. Butterworths, London.

Conference, symposium or workshop proceedings
Muhammad, S. and A. Ghafoor. 1986. Reclamation of two saline-sodic soil series through subsoiling and gypsum application using marginal water for leaching. p. 221-223. In: R. Ahmad and A.S. Pietro (ed.) Prospects for biosaline research. Proc. US-Pak. Biosaline Res. Workshop. 22-26 Sept. 1985. University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Dissertation or thesis
Kirkegaard, J.A. 1990. Effect of compaction on the growth of pigeon pea on clay soils. Ph. D diss., Dept. Soil Sci., Univ. Queensland, St Lucia, Australia.

Software and websites
National Agricultural Statistics Service. 1997. Crops county data. (Available online with updates at

Organization/ Govt. department documents
Ministry of Finance. 2009. Economic Survey of Pakistan 2008-09. Finance and Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan.