The journal publishes papers written in Spanish, English and Portuguese. In general, the writing must meet the grammatical rules of the language it is written. The text should be submitted using the word processor Word, preferably version 2007 or later, in A4 size pages numbered consecutively, with margins of 2.5 cm on each side, with spacing of 1.5 cm, font Times New Roman size 12. Text lines will also be numbered consecutively.
Scientific names should be cited in full at its first mention, then it can be used only the initial of the specific epithet genus without adding the classifier. When using the common name given organism, it must be accompanied by the scientific name at their first appearance. All Latin phrases must be in italics (eg, et al., in vitro).
The author mentions in the text will be as follows:
(Sánchez, 1999) in the case of a single author.
(López and Araya, 2008) in the case of two authors.
(Iglesias et al., 2010) in the case of three or more authors.
When citations are more than one in the same paragraph, they will be arranged chronologically, from oldest to newest. In the case of other works by the same author in the same year, these should be identified by the sequential addition of a letter: (Sánchez, 1998a,b).
All text transcript will be quoted, citing the author.
In the case of a personal communication, it must be cited in the text, indicating name and year.
They should be in black and white, carry consecutive Arabic numerals (Table 1, etc.) and be cited in the text. Each table must have a title, which will be self-explanatory of the content and not just suggest the interpretation of the data. The tables will be incorporated into the text file at the end of References.
Figures (graphs, drawings, diagrams, flow charts, etc.) also carry consecutive Arabic numerals (Fig. 1, etc.) and must be in black and white. Exceptionally, and if it is strictly necessary, figures in color will be included in the printed version. In the online version the figures may be published in color. Figures such as photographs and maps, whether original or scanned, must be submitted in digital format JPG or TIFF compression (preferably), with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Figures also will have a title and must be sent as individual files, labeled as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. The headings should be included in the text file at the end of References.
Arrangement of the work
A Scientific article will include: Title, Author/s, Abstract, Keywords, Resumen, Palabras clave, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements and References. Alternatively, they can be written in a single section Results and Discussion, or Discussion and conclusions.
A Short communication will include: Title, Author/s, Abstract, Keywords, Resumen, Palabras clave, Acknowledgements and References. Concerning Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions, will be written without subdivision of sections, following Palabras clave and before Acknowledgements or References.
A Review article shall include: Title, Author/s, Abstract, Keywords, Resumen, Palabras clave, Acknowledgements and References.
Title: will be written in “bold”, only the first letter capitalized, the rest in lowercase. When the work is written in Spanish or Portuguese will also include the title in English, in case of writing in English will include the title in Spanish.
Authors: the names will be listed by their initials, followed by the surname. If more than one author, semicolon is used to separate between them. In separate line, include the full name of the institution to which he belongs and full postal address. If the work includes authors with different workplaces, numerical superscripts will be placed (not enclosed in parentheses) next to the names, in order to identify each author with their respective workplace. The author responsible for correspondence and shipping of the article will be indicated with an asterisk in superscript position located next to the name. In those cases where one of the authors has changed filiations’, the current workplace will be indicated as footnote.
Short title of the work: it will be up to 50 characters, to be used as a running head.
Abstract: should briefly describe the work performed, including its purpose, the methodology, results and conclusions. It should not contain abbreviations or acronyms neither exceed 250 words.
When the language used is Spanish or Portuguese the article will include abstract and key words in English. If the work is written in English, should include the abstract and key words in Spanish.
Introduction: should contain an updated review and justification of the research topic, in addition to the objectives of the same.
Materials and methods: should be described in a clear, brief and orderly manner the materials, protocols and equipment used in the work. Also include experimental design, statistical treatment of the data and the software used to process the information.
Results: must be presented in a logical and sequential manner as text, tables and figures, as appropriate; the tables and figures should always be cited in the text. Do not include statistical data without processing or interpretations or conclusions. Indicate the level of significance. The statistical results should be presented in the following format: (T = 3.96, df = 30, P value < 0.001). Mean values should be reported along with precision measurements and/or estimates at intervals, eg, L = 15.5 cm (15.0 cm - 16.0 cm). The statistical procedures used must be indicated in all cases. The graphics of means must be accompanied by error bars. In adjusted models of data honesty of fit measures must be provided (such as R-squared, Akaike information criterion, etc.).
Discussion: this section should discuss the results, explaining the principles, relationships and generalizations shown by their results, in contrast to the current literature on the research topic. It may indicate the theoretical implications of the work and any possible practical application.
Conclusions: this section lists the most significant and conclusive achievements of the investigation, which constitute a contribution to the advancement of knowledge of the area investigated, as well as projections of future research, as appropriate.
Acknowledgements: this section is grateful for the contributions involved in conducting the research: funding sources, specialists, public or private entities, field workers, laboratory technicians, reviewers of article, etc.
Complete bibliographic references should be ordered alphabetically, and written as shown below:
• Book: author(s), year. Title of book. Edition, Publisher, City, pages.
Bolton G.R. (1999). Handbook of Canine Electrocardiography, 2nd ed., Saunders, Philadelphia, p. 300.
• Book chapter: author (s), year. Title of chapter. In: book title, edition. Surnames and names of the compilers or editors (Eds.), Publisher, City, pages of chapter (pp.).
Hoagland D.R. (1975). Mineral nutrition. In: Laboratory experiments in plant physiology. De Kaufman, P.B., Labavitch, J., Anderson-Prouty, A., Ghosheh, N.S. (Eds.). Macmillan, New York. pp. 129-134.
• Journal: author(s), year. Title of article. Name of journal, volume: pages of the article (joined by hyphen).
Mena A.J., De García E.P., González M.A. (1974). Presencia de la antracnosis de la frutilla en la República Argentina. Revista Agronómica del Noroeste Argentino 11: 307-312.
• Quotes of conference presentations: author (s), year. Work title. Name of the congress. Date, city, country. Work identification: page number (s) or panel in the book of abstracts.
Guerrero-Molina M.F., Tortora M.L., Winik B.C., Teixeira K.R.S. (2010). Root colonization of strawberry plants (Fragaria ananassa) by Azospirillum brasilense. International Microscopy Congress. 19-24 septiembre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp. 90-92.
• Internet citation: author (s), year. Title of article. In: Electronic publication name (if applicable), website, date accessed.
Mahmoud Y. (1996). Siembra de olivos en el desierto palestino. In: Agricultura Tropical, http://agrotropical.edunet.es, accessed: November 2005.
As an alternative for managing bibliographic references it is suggested using Zotero program (www.zotero.org), of open access, which allows users to collect, organize and cite research works.
Submission of papers for publication
To the Director of the Revista Agronómica del Noroeste Argentino:
I am sending the manuscript entitled “..............” intended for publication in the Revista Agronómica del Noroeste Argentino. As the responsible author I state that the rest of the authors have agreed to be represented by me in this journal and are responsible with me for its content. I further declare that the authorities of the institution where I work approve sending this paper for possible publication in this journal and the others that have been endorsed by the authorities in their respective institutions. The experimental part of this work was done under the rules established by the Biosafety Committees and/or Bioethics of the participating institutions. I also declare there is no conflict of interest between the authors.
Finally, I declare that this article has not been published previously and is not being considered at this time to another journal for publication, have been followed and complied with the guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript and give my consent for granting the copyright to the journal in their print and online versions, in case of being accepted for publishing.
Units of measure
The Revista Agronómica del Noroeste Argentino uses the International System of Units, based on the metric system. However, due to the methodological particularities of agricultural and livestock sciences will be accepted other specific units of measurement.
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