ISSN 0718-5839 online version
ISSN 0718-5820 print version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research (formerly Agricultura Técnica) publishes research articles to fulfill its mission of disseminating scientific knowledge generated by researchers in Chile and other countries, research organizations, and universities. Manuscripts should be original, show results that contribute to scientific knowledge, and not be simultaneously sent to other journals. Selection is rigorous through an anonymous peer-review process to ensure an impartial evaluation; therefore, the opinions of the editorial committee are final.

Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research (ISSN: 0718-5820 Print and 0718-5839 Online) is the scientific journal of the Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) published quarterly (March, June, September, and December) in English along with a Spanish abstract.

Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research publishes research papers and original scientific notes or literature reviews in the agricultural sciences: plant production, genetic resources and biotechnology, entomology, weed control, biological control, forage crops, irrigation and drainage, soil conservation, environment, agricultural economics, and animal production

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be written in proficient English, MS Word letter-size file with a maximum length of 18 pages, 11-point Times New Roman font, 1.5 line spacing, and 2.5-cm margins. Page numbers should appear at the bottom right-hand corner and continuous line numbers used. Tables and figures should appear at the end of the manuscript. Figures should be in JPG, 300 dpi or maximum quality. ChileanJAR does not charge for publishing, except for color photographs and figures, which cost US$300 per page. To prepare your manuscript, use the Sample Manuscript.

ORGANIZATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT

  1. Title. The title should not exceed 18 words. It should identify the topic in accordance with the study objectives or main results.
  2. Authors. This includes the first name and surname of each author. Affiliation appears as a footnote, including the name of the institution, faculty or experimental center, postal address, and email of the “Corresponding Author” identified with an asterisk.
  3. Abstract. This is the most read section of an article. It should not exceed 250 words. It should be organized with all the article sections, including an introductory sentence that clearly establishes: the importance of the research topic, objectives, treatments, numerically expressed results and statistical significance, as well as the main conclusion of the study. It should include a Resumen, a Spanish translation of the Abstract.
  4. Introduction. It emphasizes the importance of the research study, puts it in context, presents related literature, and gives enough information to understand the author’s objectives. It ends with a paragraph that establishes the research objectives.
  5. Materials and Methods. There should be enough information to allow another researcher to repeat the experiment and the experimental design should be clearly defined. All biological, analytical, and statistical procedures should be clearly described or specifically referenced. All procedure modifications should be explained.
  6. Results and Discussion. The results and analysis should be clear and concise, supported by tables and figures, statistical analyses, and reports from other researchers. Results should be analyzed in the text without repeating values from tables and figures. Data should be presented by including some variation indices to allow the reader to interpret experimental results. The terms “significant” and “highly significant” are reserved for P ≤ 0.05 and P ≤ 0.01, which can be identified as * or **, respectively, in tables or figures. Do not use more than two decimal points.
  7. Conclusions. The conclusions should be based on the results and not on the author’s speculations. They should answer and be consistent with the research objectives.
  8. Literature Cited. The literature cited should preferably be from scientific journals and less than 10 years old. References are shown as name-year in the text and chronologically for various references. When there are three of more authors, the first author is cited followed by “et al.” For more than one reference of the same author and same year these should be differentiated by adding a letter to the year (a, b, c, d, etc.) in both the text and Literature Cited.
  9. Tables and Figures. They should be shown at the end of the manuscript and organized in the numerical order in which they appear in the text. They should be self-explanatory and each abbreviation used should be explained as a footnote to the table or figure even if it was defined in the text or Abstract. The title should be brief and illustrative. Figures should be black and white, color or tones of gray should be avoided.

The Text Template can be used to facilitate the preparation of the manuscript, more details can be found in Instructions to Authors available on our website www.chileanjar.cl. Writing style should be clear, concise, and fluent. A well-written article shows that it has been carefully written, with attention to detail, following the norms established in the Instructions of this journal, and allows a rapid and efficient editing and review process by editors and consultants. If a manuscript is poorly written or poorly presented, and is not consistent with the format, it will be rejected. If the author sees fit, the manuscript can be re-submitted.

The author can suggest some technical consultants to be considered as peer reviewers by the Editor, but the process is completely anonymous.

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 (Sample Manuscript), and content stipulated by Instructions to Authors.

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