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Instructions for authors


Submission declaration 

 Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form.


Double-blinded peer-review policy

Only manuscripts of high relevance and suitability will enter into the peer review process, which will be conducted by at least two known experts in the field, and will aim to ensure that all published manuscripts provide new scientific knowledge. Authors may suggest that specific individuals be or not be involved as reviewers, but the final decision of acceptance or rejection rests with the editorial board.


Plagiarism screening policy

Publisher of the Journal of Agro-Environment Science is the Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Ministry of Agriculture. The members of the editorial board have been using a web-based programme AMLC ( ) which compares documents and marks found similarities as a possible instance of plagiarism. This programme can be used during the editorial process of Journal of Agro-Environment Science when considered useful.


Open access policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

All issues of Journal of Agro-Environment Science can be loaded in pdf-format or HTML-format free of charge immediately after their initial publication. Each article can be loaded individually and also the full text of each issue is available for anyone interested in the journal. The journal has its own website ( which acts as an easily accessible user interface to the journal.


License policy

Journal of Agro-Environment Science is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial (CC BY-NC) 3.0 Unported License.    


Article processing charges

Journal of Agro-Environment Science is an open access journal supported by article processing charges (APCs).

The base APC for articles published is 300 Yuan per page (no maximum). Several surcharges may apply. Surcharges may apply for authors selecting to publish their articles in color printing, and for authors who want to express publication.

There are no submission charges for all.


Changes to authorship 

 This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts: Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. 

In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.

After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.



[example: Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing

Agreement'. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement. 

Permission of the society is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations If excerpts from other  copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. 



Additional information 

 Tables and figures may be presented with captions within the main body of the manuscript; if so, figures should additionally be uploaded as high resolution files. 




Article structure 


Subdivision  numbered sections 

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to "the text". Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.



State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.


Material and methods 

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.



Results should be clear and concise.



This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined

Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.



The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone.


Supporting materials 

Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (s1), Eq. (S2), etc.. Similarly for tables and figures: Table S1; Figure S1, etc. 

Essential title page information 


 Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in informationretrieval systems. Avoid

abbreviations and formulae where possible.

 Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a number immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and the email address of first author.

 Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of

refereeing and publication, also postpublication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with

country and area code) are provided in addition to the email address and the complete postal

address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author. 

 Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a "Present address" (or "Permanent address") may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.



A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, nonstandard or uncommon

abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.



Authors are invited to submit keywords, no more than five, associated with their paper. 



Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).


Nomenclature and units  

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units(SI). 


Math formulae 

Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).



Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many wordprocessors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list. 

Table footnotes 

Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.


Figure captions 

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.



Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.


The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item. 

Ensure that the following items are present: 

One Author designated as corresponding Author: 

 Email address 

 Full postal address 

 Telephone and fax numbers 

All necessary files have been uploaded 


 All figure captions 

 All tables (including title, description, footnotes) 


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