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Author Guidelines

Instructions for the Full Paper

            The Southeast Asian Journal of Agriculture and Allied Sciences (SAJAAS) is the new research journal of Bulacan Agricultural State College. This journal will be an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal, with plans for open access and international indexing.

  1. The article should be typed on an A4 size bond paper, with 1 inch margins on top, right, and bottom, and 1.5 inch on the left. The text should be in Arial font size 11 with 1.5 line spacing. The article should not exceed 16 pages and 6000 word limit, including the abstract, figures, tables, and references.
  2. The cover page contains the title of the article and the name, affiliation, address and email of the author/s. The name of the author/s or their affiliations shall not be indicated anywhere in the body of the paper.
  3. The second page contains the abstract. It should be a paragraph that concisely informs the reader about the topic, methods and main findings. It must contain up to 250 words only and must not contain undefined abbreviations. Below the abstract are the list of up to five keywords about the paper, to be used for indexing purposes. The abstract page should only contain the title, abstract and keywords.
  4. The body of the article should contain the following sections:
    • The Introduction should help the reader understand how the study shall contribute to the current knowledge in the subject area. This section should clearly show the purpose of the study and a description of the problem it is addressing, or a gap in the current research findings.
    • The Materials and Methods section should be clearly and concisely written. This section should provide enough information for a competent researcher to repeat the procedure and verify the results. This section identifies the type of study used, sources and materials employed and important characteristics, sampling procedure, data collection techniques/ tools, time periods, study setting, as well as procedures for assessment of data. Statistical tests used must be cited and should specify the data analyzed. Authors should use the System Internationale (SI) for the units. In case of use of machine, equipment or supplies with trade names, use the generic name and write between parentheses the trade name with ®, manufacturer and the manufacturer’s address of city, state and country. The trade name, if not avoided, must be used only in the Materials and Methods section of the paper.
    • The Results and Discussion section should present a solution to the problem stated in the introduction. Subsections should make reading easier. If tables and figures are used to visually show the results, only the critical data should be restated in the text to emphasize evidence on which the conclusions are based. The data should also be interpreted in this section. Conclusions and recommendations are also stated in this part.
      • Tables should carry a brief descriptive title that is no longer than 15 words, placed on top (hanging indentation by 0.5” and justified both sides) and number above each table and a legend or any footnotes appearing below the table. Tables should be self-explanatory and must replace lengthy explanations in the text that may not suffice without a table. In the body of the table, references to footnotes should be written in numerals. Each footnote should begin on a new line. To indicate significant differences among means within a row or column, superscript lowercase letters should be used. Tables must be strictly limited in numbers and should contain only the essential data. Long and complicated tables should be avoided. Use vertical and horizontal lines in both inside and outside borders of the Table. The size of the Table must not exceed 7 in (18 cm) long and 5 in (12.5 cm) wide with font size not smaller than Arial 11.
      • Figures and illustrations should be simple, few and labelled completely. Figures should be prepared at final size for reproduction with a minimum type size of 9 points, Arial. The numbering of the figures will be dependent on the chronology of citation within the text. To direct the reader to the figure within the text, spell it out, i.e. “Figure 1”. All symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters used to identify parts of the illustrations should be explained in the legends. Where necessary, magnification should be shown by a scale marker drawn on the photograph. Color plates would be accepted only if the author(s) agree(s) to pay for the color reproduction. Figures should be saved as separate electronic files (.jpg) and submitted in .jpg format at least 300 dpi.
    • The Acknowledgement section should only include those whose contributions made a big difference to the paper technically but not enough to be considered a co-author. The source of the fund may also be included if it was not included in the information about the paper.
    • The Reference section should reflect the text citation for each reference and vice versa.
  5. The Authorship of the article should be restricted to only those who have given intellectual assistance, without whom the paper will have less contribution to science. These can be those who provided substantial contribution to the conception and design of the study; acquired, interpreted, and analyzed data; and/or drafted the article or revised it critically for intellectual content. All listed authors must approve the article to be published.

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