INSTRUCTIONS OF AUTHORS
Scope and editorial policy
The Editorial Committee is responsible for authorizing the publication of manuscripts after the approval of peer reviewers; the content of the articles is the exclusive responsibility of the authors. Articles must not be sent simultaneously to other journals for evaluation. The original of articles accepted for publication will not be returned. IDESIA publishes in black and white free of charge. Pages in color must be paid by the authors at a cost of $180.000 Chilean pesos (US$ 250) each.
English Language: Manuscripts can be written in English. The English language of manuscript must be edited by english editing translation services if the authors are not english native speakers.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The Editorial Committee will consider research presented in national and international scientific congresses and meetings, as long as only the summary has been published.
The journal has the following sections: A. Research, B. Scientific Notes and C. Literature review.
A. Research: Articles which contribute to increasing scientific and/or technological knowledge as a result of a series of experiences in which hypotheses have been tested, using the scientific method. Articles must have the following structure: 1) Resumen, palabras clave en español, 2) Abstract, key words in English, 3) Introduction, 4) Materials and Methods, 5) Results and Discussion, and 6) Literature Cited. The bibliographic revision of the subject must be included in the Introduction.
B. Scientific Notes: Contributions based in aspects of experimental work or research which use a novel methodological approach or represent advances of research in progress. No specific scheme of presentation is required; however, they must include a Summary, Resumen and Literature Cited.
C. Literature review.
Extension: Research papers should not exceed 20 letter-size pages; Scientific Notes have a maximum of 8 pages And 30-page Bibliographic Review. Manuscripts should be submitted double spaced in Times New Roman 12.
Title: In general should be brief and precise, with a maximum of 130 words.
Author(s): The first and last name of each author should be indicated, along with a note indicating their institutions. The address and E-mail should only be given for the corresponding author, who should be identified with an asterisk.
Author Participation: In keeping with international norms and ethics, authors should have participated in the design, execution and analysis of the experiments, as well as in writing the manuscript, and be capable of responding to any question about the study. Persons who have contributed to the study by obtaining resources, in field work, laboratory analysis and so forth may be mentioned in the acknowledgements.
Abstract: This is the part of an article which is most often read; its maximum length is 300 words. In should include the importance of the subject investigated, objectives, treatments, results in numbers and conclusions.
Keywords: Maximum 5; they are used to create databases and content indexes; they should not repeat words in the title.
Introduction: Indicates the importance of the research, puts it in context, and reviews the relevant literature. It ends with a paragraph which indicates the objectives of the research.
Materials and Methods: Should provide sufficient information for other researchers to repeat the experiment.
Results and Discussion: The results of the analysis should be presented clearly and concisely, supported by tables and figures, statistical analyses and reports of other researchers.
Conclusions: Should establish clearly the principal experimental results without using abbreviations, acronyms or references. If the results do not have consequences, this should be mentioned.
Literature Cited: Give only the last name and year in the text, and in alphabetic order in the bibliography. When there are three or more authors, cite “et al.” after the name of the second author. When there is more than one reference to articles of the same author(s) in the same year, these should be distinguished by adding a letter (a, b, c, d, etc.) after the year, both in the text and in the bibliography.
This section must have a maximum of 25 references.
Tables: Should be self-explanatory without recurring to the text. The title should be brief and illustrative. Tables should be numbered in the order they are mentioned in the text, and should be included at the end of the manuscript after the literature cited. A footnote below the table should explain all the abbreviations used, even if they are defined in the text or summary.
Figures: Graphs, photographs, diagrams, drawings and maps which show important data not in the text or the tables; they should be numbered in the order which they are cited. Titles should be brief, clear and self-explanatory.
Tables, figures and photographs should be placed at the end of the text in Word format. In addition, graphs must be submitted in an Excel file and the photographs in .jpg with a resolution greater than 4 megapixels.
These instructions are based on the Publication Handbook & Style Manual (2006), published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America (ASA, CSSA and SSSA) (http://www.asa-cssa-sssa.org/publications/style/).
Checklist (please fill out and send together with the manuscript).
Sending of manuscripts
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