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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The Agriculturists A scientific journal of Krishi Foundation is a peer-reviewed and indexed (BanglaJOL:; CAB Abstracts: journal that welcomes articles in all disciplines of agricultural sciences such as crop, fisheries, livestock, engineering, economics, forestry and environment. The articles must be original reports, not previously or simultaneously published or under consideration for publication in any other scientific journal. Both full-length papers and short communications are considered for publication. Each volume of the journal is comprised of two issues published in June and December of every year. The journal is also available online in the

Manuscript Preparation
The contributors are suggested to carefully follow the recent issue of ‘The Agriculturists’ for preparing their manuscripts. Manuscripts should be written in correct English, typed on one side of good quality A4 size papers in double space leaving wide margins (left and top 3.5 cm, right and bottom 3.0 cm) preferably in Times New Roman in advance windows version. The manuscripts should be prepared sequentially as Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if any) and References. Introduction should be numbered 1 (One) and be continued up to acknowledgements by 5. Sub-titles should be written in italic style with respective numbers in sentence case. (For example: 2.2. Experimental design and statistical analysis, is a sub-title under the section of 2. Materials and Methods). Table(s) and Figure(s) should be attached in separate sheets, but those should be referred to sequentially in the text. Numerical results should be presented in the form of either Tables or Figures. Insert page number to the top-right of the page and the first page number should commence from title page.

Title page: This page should bear the title of the article, name of author(s) with address(es). The corresponding author should be highlighted with telephone, fax and email addresses, if available. The title must be informative, brief and specific. It should not contain more than 15 words. The authors are also suggested to provide running (short) title of the manuscript to be presented above the name(s) of the author(s).

Abstract: Particular attention should be given to write an abstract, since most readers will read only this part of the paper. The abstract, preferably within 250 words, should follow immediately after the title in the second page. Abstract should be written very concisely, covering the objectives, location and time of the experimentations. Briefly state the experimental design and treatments. Key findings of the experiments along with a conclusive statement should be narrated.

Keywords: Appropriate key words (not exceeding seven) consistent with the title should be presented in bold letters after the abstract.

Illustrations and photographs: Illustrations (with appropriate scales) including diagrams and graphs in the text should be as ‘Figure’. Good quality printed illustration should be on separate sheets with the author’s name, short title and proper caption should be written on the back side. Graphs must be in black and white and not coloured. Fonts should be adequately large to ensure readability.

Tables: Tables with appropriate title should conform to the page size avoiding vertical lines.

Measurements and Equations: For all measurements, SI units must be used. Equations and formula should be presented properly in the text.

Scientific Names: Scientific names should be given for all organisms. Chemical names and trade names should be given for all chemicals used e.g. herbicides, insecticides etc.

Abbreviations: Standard abbreviations should be used.

Citations and References: Citations should include author(s) and year of publication. Items in the reference list should be referred to in the text by inserting within parentheses, the year of publication after the author’s name. If there are more than two authors, the first author should be cited followed by ‘et al.’ (in italic style). The names of all authors, however, would appear in the reference list. References should be arranged alphabetically according to the first author.

In the case of citing more than one paper of the same author(s) in the same year, the papers should be distinguished by suffixing with a small letter, e.g. Biswas (2001a), Biswas (2001b).

Examples of References are as follows

References should be relevant, updated and not more than 25 in number.


Talukder, M. A. I. and Panandam, J. M. 2008. Genetic and non-genetic factors affecting gestation length and calve birth weight of sahiwal-friesian crossbred groups. The Agriculturists, 6(1&2): 1-8.

Molla, A. H., Shamsuddin, Z. H., Halimi, M. S. Morziah, M. and Puteh, A. B. 2001. Potential for enhancement of root growth and nodulation of soybean co-inoculated with Azospirillum and Bradyrhizobium in laboratory systems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 33:457-463.


Gomez, K. A. and Gomez, A. A. 1984. Statistical Procedures of Agricultural Research, 2nd edn., John Wiley and Sons, Singapore, 21 p.

Roberts, D. W. 1980. Toxins of entomopathogenic fungi. In: Microbial Control of Pests and Plant Diseases, (ed.). H. D. Burgess, New York, Academic Press, 441-463 pp.


Hung, C. S., Tseng, T. H. and Liu, C. 1986. Inheritance of fertility restoration of cytoplasmic male sterility in indica rice. Proc. of the international Rice Genetics Symposium, 27-37 May 1985, IRRI, Manila (Philippines), 649-654 pp.

Thesis, reports and documents

Hossain, M. A. 1998. Selection of parents for transferring TGMS gene in rice. MS thesis, Institute of Postgraduate studies in Agriculture, Salna, Gazipur 1703.

Submission of manuscript
All correspondence should be addressed to the Technical Editor/Executive Editor/Associate Editor as follows: Two copies of the manuscript are required for submission. The authors are requested to take proper measures for preparation of the revised manuscript following reviewer’s comments. Revised manuscript (after referee’s as well as editor’s comments) in duplicate (hard copy), electronic version in email (exactly same as in hard copy) and the referee’s remarked original manuscript is to be submitted to:

Abu Noman Faruq Ahmmed
Technical Editor
Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology,
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar,
Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
E-mail:, Mobile No.: +880-1819-823030

Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Hossain Molla
Executive Editor
Dept. of Environmental Science,
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh
E-mail:, Mobile No.: +880-1819-132761

Publication Charge
The editorial board limits maximum five authors for a manuscript. For each accepted full-length paper the author(s) has/have to pay Tk. 1500 and 2000 for one to two and three to five authors, respectively. For short communication, it is Tk. 1500 (in US$ 20). The authors of overseas manuscript need to pay US$ 35.

At the time of manuscript submission, the author needs to pay Tk 500 (in US$ 10). The remaining payment should be made during submission of the revised manuscript in cash or cheque or DD or TT in favour of “The Agriculturists”, savings A/C no. 34015556, Sonali Bank Ltd., BSMRAU Branch, Salna, Gazipur-1706.

The author(s) must declare the originality of the research activities as well as the manuscript (partial/full) in clear statement that the article(s) has/have not yet been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The declaration should be made (by signature) in prescribed form by all authors and have to be sent at the time of submission of revised manuscripts.

Corresponding author is entitled to receive 10 copies of reprint of published article or one volume of the published journal free of charge.

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Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL) is a member of the Ubiquity Partner Network coordinated by Ubiquity Press. According to the EU definitions, BanglaJOL is the data controller, and Ubiquity Press are the service providers and data processors. Ubiquity Press provide the technical platform and some publishing services to BanglaJOL and operate under the principle of data minimisation where only the minimal amount of personal data that is required to carry out a task is obtained.

More information on the type of data that is required can be found in Ubiquity Press’ privacy policy below.

Ubiquity Press Privacy Policy

We take seriously our duty to process your personal data in a fair and transparent way. We collect and manage user data according to the following Privacy Policy. This document is part of our Terms of Service, and by using the press portal, affiliated journals, book, conference and repository websites (the “Websites”), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service. Please read the Terms of Service in their entirety, and refer to those for definitions and contacts.

What type of personal data do we handle?

There are four main categories of personal data stored by our journal platform, our press platform, and our book management system; Website User data, Author data, Reviewer data and Editor data.

The minimum personal data that are stored are:

  • full name
  • email address
  • affiliation (department, and institution)
  • country of residence

Optionally, the user can provide:

  • salutation
  • gender
  • associated URL
  • phone number
  • fax number
  • reviewing interests
  • mailing address
  • ORCiD
  • a short biography
  • interests
  • Twitter profile
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  • ImpactStory profile
  • profile picture

The data subjects have complete control of this data through their profile, and can request for it to be removed by contacting

What do we do to keep that data secure?

We regularly backup our databases, and we use reliable cloud service providers (Amazon, Google Cloud, Linode) to ensure they are kept securely. Backups are regularly rotated and the old data is permanently deleted. We have a clear internal data handling policy, restricting access to the data and backups to key employees only. In case of a data breach, we will report the breach to the affected users, and to the press/journal contacts within 72 hours.

How do we use the data?

Personal information is only used to deliver the services provided by the publisher. Personal data is not shared externally except for author names, affiliations, emails, and links to ORCiD and social media accounts (if provided) in published articles and books which are displayed as part of the article/book and shared externally to indexes and databases. If a journal operates under open peer review then the reviewer details are published alongside the reviewer details.

How we collect and use your data:

1. When using the website

1.1 what data we collect

  • When you browse our website, we collect anonymised data about your use of the website; for example, we collect information about which pages you view, which files you download, what browser you are using, and when you were using the site.
  • When you comment on an article or book using Disqus, we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the DISQUS privacy policy can be found on their website.
  • When you annotate an article or book, this is done via a 3rd party plugin to the website called In using this plugin we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the privacy policy can be found on their website.

1.2 why we collect the data

  • We use anonymised website usage data to monitor traffic, help fix bugs, and see overall patterns that inform future redesigns of the website, and provide reports on how frequently the publications on our site have been accessed from within their IP ranges.

1.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not collect personal information that can be used to identify you when you browse the website.
  • We currently use Google Analytics for publication reports, and to improve the website and services through traffic analysis, but no personal identifying data is shared with Google (for example your computer’s IP is anonymised before transmission).

1.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • Please contact to request a copy of your data, or for your data to be removed/anonymised.

2. When registering as an author, and submitting an article or book

2.1 what data we collect

  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • As part of submitting an article for publication, you will need to provide personally identifying information which will be used for the peer review process, and will be published. This can include ‘Affiliation’, ‘Competing interests’, ‘Acknowledgements’.

2.2 why we collect the data

  • Registering an account allows you to log in, manage your profile, and participate as an author/reviewer/editor. We use cookies and session information to streamline your use of the website (for example in order for you to remain logged-in when you return to a journal). You can block or delete cookies and still be able to use the websites, although if you do you will then need to enter your username and password to login. In order to take advantage of certain features of the websites, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your ORCiD, but your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.
  • Personal data submitted with the article or book is collected to allow follow good publication ethics during the review process, and will form part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not share your personal information with third parties, other than as part of providing the publishing service.
  • As a registered author in the system you may be contacted by the journal editor to submit another article.
  • Any books published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats on the publisher’s site.
  • Any personal data accompanying an article or a book (that will have been added by the submitting author) is published alongside it. The published data includes the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors.
  • Any articles published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in various formats (e.g. PDF, XML).
  • Ubiquity Press books and articles are typeset by SiliconChips and Diacritech.This process involves them receiving the book and book associated metadata and contacting the authors to finalise the layout. Ubiquity Press work with these suppliers to ensure that personal data is only used for the purposes of typesetting and proofing.
  • For physical purchases of books on the platform Ubiquity Press use print on demand services via Lightning Source who are responsible for printing and distribution via retailers. (For example; Amazon, Book Repository, Waterstones). Lightning Source’s privacy policy and details on data handling can be found on their website.

2.4 why we store the data

  • We store the account data so that you may choose to become a reviewer and be able to perform those tasks, or to become an author and submit an article and then track progress of that article.
  • Published personal data that accompanies an article or a book forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to completely delete your account, please contact us at and we will follow up with your request as soon as possible.
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

3. When registering as a reviewer

3.1 what data we collect

  • To become a reviewer you must first register as a user on the website, and set your preference that you would like to be considered as a reviewer. No new personal data is collected when a registered user elects to become a reviewer.
  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • Reviewers can also be registered by editors who invite them to review a specific article. This requires the editor to provide the reviewer’s First Name, Last Name, and Email address. Normally this will be done as part of the process of inviting you to review the article or book.
  • On submitting a review, the reviewer includes a competing interest statement, they may answer questions about the quality of the article, and they will submit their recommendation.

3.2 why we collect the data

  • The data entered is used to invite the reviewer to peer review the article or book, and to contact the reviewer during and the review process.
  • If you submit a review then the details of your review, including your recommendation, your responses to any review form, your free-form responses, your competing interests statement, and any cover letter are recorded.

3.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • This data is not shared publicly and is only accessible by the Editor and system administrators of that journal or press.
  • The data will only be used in connection with that journal or press.
  • Data that is retained post final decision is kept to conform to publication ethics and best practice, to provide evidence of peer review, and to resolve any disputes relating to the peer review of the article or book.
  • For journals or presses that publish the peer reviews, you will be asked to give consent to your review being published, and a subset of the data you have submitted will become part of the published record.

3.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • If you would no longer like to be registered as a reviewer you can edit your profile and tick the box ‘stop being a reviewer’. This will remove you from the reviewer database, however any existing reviews you may have carried out will remain.
  • If you have been contacted by an editor to peer review an article this means that you have been registered in the system. If you would not like to be contacted for peer review you can reply to the email requesting that your data be deleted.

4. When being registered as a co-author

4.1 what data we collect

  • Co-author data is entered by the submitting author. The submitting author will already have a user account. According to standard publishing practice, the submitting author is responsible for obtaining the consent of their co-authors to be included (including having their personal data included) in the article/book being submitted to the journal/press.
  • The requested personal data for co-authors are at the bare minimum; first name, last name, institution, country, email address. This can also include; ORCID ID, Title, Middle Name, Biographical Statement, Department, Twitter Handle, Linkedin Profile Name or ImpactStory ID.

4.2 why we collect the data

  • Assuming that it is accepted for publication, this data forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.
  • Author names, affiliations and emails are required for publication and will become part of the permanent cited record.

4.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • The co-author’s personal data is stored in the author database. This personal data is only used in relation to the publication of the associated article.
  • Any co-author data collected is added to the author database and is only used in association with the article the user is co-author on.

4.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • To receive a copy of your data, please contact
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

5. When signing-up to receive newsletters

5.1 what data we collect

  • We require you to include your name and email address

5.2 why we collect and store the data, and for how long

  • This data would be collected to keep you updated with any news about the platform or specific journal

5.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We use mailchimp to provide our mailing list services. Their privacy policy can be found here

5.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data or want your data to be removed

  • All emails sent via our newsletter client will include a link that will allow you to unsubscribe from the mailing list

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(Updated: 18 May 2018)