ISSN 0718-5839 online version
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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

The manuscript should be original research that represents a real contribution to scientific knowledge. It should not have been concurrently submitted to other journals or previously published elsewhere. The manuscript should be in English and writing clear and concise, according to grammatical rules of the language. If the quality of the English is not adequate, the manuscript will be rejected before being peer-reviewed. It is suggested that non-English native authors have their manuscript professionally edited by an English native translator before submission. The manuscript should be submitted through the Online System available on our Website.

In order to fulfill requirements of indexation databases (Science Citation Index, SciELO, SCOPUS, etc.), the manuscript must comply with this instructions of format and section structure or Editorial Office will reject it and it will not be peer-review. ChileanJAR suggest using the following Manuscript Sample. Editorial Committee and reviewers will accept or reject the manuscript according to its scientific merit. The acceptance will be performing when the author satisfactorily responds to the reviewers' comments. Submitted manuscripts will be screened to detect plagiarism previously the edition process. Plagiarized manuscripts will be rejected. Rejections are unappealable.

After acceptance, ChileanJAR can make changes to the manuscript, delete double affiliation, modify figures and tables to meet our specifications for publication.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Use letter size paper, Times New Roman 11, 1.5 spacing, 2.5 cm margins, page number in the bottom right hand corner, and continuous line numbering. Use of the manuscript example template is suggested. 

The manuscript should be divided into sections with main headings centered on the page, bold, and capitalized (e.g., ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION…). Subtitles within each section should be flush left, bold, and the first word capitalized. Do not fragment the manuscript with excessive subtitles. 

Tables and Figures should be placed at the end of the text; it is allowed to include more than one for page maintaining its legibility and quality. Do not suggest their place in the manuscript, ChileanJAR will determine design layout. Text length should not exceed 18 pages for SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES and REVIEWS and 10 pages for SCIENTIFIC NOTES.

ORGANIZATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT

  1. Title. It should clearly identify the topic. It should be centered, bold, and the first word capitalized. The recommended length is 18 words or less.
  2. Author(s). Author names should be centered, bold, and separated by commas. In order to avoid confusion in the indexation databases (Science Citation Index, SciELO, SCOPUS, etc.) and prevent the loss of citations, use full first name (no initial allowed), and one surname for each author (when an author has two surnames use only the first or hyphenated them), e.g. Peter Johnson, George S. Stevens, Mary Smith-Moore.
  3. Affiliation. The affiliation is included immediately after authors. It consists of the institution (no abbreviation), faculty or experimental center (do not include laboratories, post graduate programs), postal address, city, state (if applicable), and country. We do not accept virtual or temporary institutions. Corresponding author must be identified with an asterisk (*) and email address. ChileanJAR accepts only one affiliation for each author, double affiliations will be deleted. Do not change author and/or affiliations once the manuscript is registered in the Online System. Changes will entail an immediate rejection by ChileanJAR.
  4. Abstract. The abstract is a single paragraph of no more than 250 words that includes the five parts of the manuscript: (1) an introductory sentence to state the importance of the topic or issue, (2) the main objective, (3) general description of methods, treatments, or evaluations, (4) main results expressed with values and statistical significance (P value), and (5) the conclusion of the evaluation or analysis of the experimental results. It should not cite figures, tables, or references; equations should be avoided.
  5. Key Words: Authors must include no more than six words listed in alphabetical order, which reflect the central topics of the manuscript.
  6. Introduction. This section should include specific background information and justification of the topic in a clear and organized manner supported by appropriate and recent (10 years or less) bibliographical references. The objective and hypothesis are included at the end of this section.
  7. Materials and Methods. This section should provide sufficient information to allow the work to be replicated. The experimental design is clearly defined by a specific description or reference of the biological, analytical, and statistical procedures. Field experiments that are sensitive to interactions and where the crop environment cannot be rigorously controlled, such as crop production and yield component assays, must be repeated for time and/or space, in order to ensure representative results.
  8. Results and Discussion. This section can be combined or separated. Results should be clear and concise, supported by tables, figures (at the end of the manuscript), and statistical analyses. Results should be analyzed in the text without repeating table or figure values. Data should be presented, including some variation indexes or significance, allowing the reader to interpret experimental results. The Discussion should clearly and precisely interpret results supported by pertinent and recent scientific literature (less than 10 years). 
  9. Conclusions. In accordance with research objectives, this section begins with a clear statement based on the results and states whether testing supports or disproves the hypothesis of the article. If the results have no implications, this fact should be mentioned. Conclusions must be based on objective data rather than author speculation, limit comments to the results and do not suggest further research. Do not use abbreviations, acronyms, or references. 
  10. Acknowledgements. This section must include funding institutions or organizations and corresponding grant and/or project that support the research. Do not mention individuals or institutions that have not contributed funding.
  11. References. Recently published articles (10 years or less) in mainstream scientific journals should be included. Research Articles should not include more than 35 references, and only published papers can be cited. ChileanJAR does not allow references In Press or just submitted. List references alphabetically. The first author is listed by surname and initial(s); co-authors start by initial(s) and then surname, separated by commas if there are more than two authors. Please note the use of commas and periods. If reference management software is used, for example, EndNote or ProCite, use the Agronomy Journal bibliographical reference style.
  12. Tables. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Titles should be brief and descriptive. Tables are numbered in the order in which they appear in the text and are placed at the end of the manuscript after References. Abbreviations are explained in a footnote below the table body. The same style is used for tables and figures, especially for units, dates, and abbreviations. Footnotes are identified with superscripts, preferably in the following order: 1) title, 2) column heading, 3) row heading, and 4) table body.
  13. Figures. Figures are placed at the end of the manuscript after References. Graphics, photographs, diagrams, drawings, and maps should illustrate the important data not found in the text or tables. Figures are numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. Titles should be clear and self-explanatory. 

Note: ChileanJAR has no extra charges for color tables and figures.

Sending of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be sent electronically through the Electronic Publishing System of the Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research available on the journal’s website (www.chileanjar.cl). Authors should enter in menu for Authors where they will find Help and Instructions to facilitate their registration, format requirements (Manuscript Template), and content stipulated by Instructions to Authors.

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