INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Membership of the Bangladesh Phytopathological Society is a prerequisite for publishing papers in the Bangladesh Journal of Plant Pathology, or at least one of the authors must be a member of the Society. The Editorial board, however, may relax this rule in case of contribution of exceptionally merit and contributor from abroad. Materials accepted for publication must be scientifically sound, suitable for the designated readers and prepared according to the guidelines provided below.
(1) Subject matters of the papers for publication should fall in the following categories:
a. Full length papers: Original research on any branch of plant pathology;
b. Review papers: Developing a new concept, hypothesis, theory, or other investigation in the field of plant pathology;
c. Phytopathological notes: Accounts of plant pathological techniques, original research or new records of plant diseases or plant pathogens.
(2) The manuscript should be typed double-space on one side of A4 size good quality paper in 12-point preferably in Times New Roman font. Margins should be 4.0 cm from the left and right, and 2.5 cm from the top and bottom of each page. Submit two copies of the manuscript to the Executive Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Plant Pathology, Plant Pathology Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh along with hard copy, a soft copy of the manuscript in word 97-2003/XP format written in CD should be submitted.
(3) A full length paper should be arranged under the section heading: TITLE, ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (if any) and LITERATURE CITED. Phytopathological notes should be sufficiently brief (less than 4 pages) and arranged without section headigs of INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, and RESULTS AND DISCUSSION.
a. Title page – Title page should be independent and contain only Title, authors’ name and their address. The title should be typed in capital letters and must accurately identify and describe the contents of the manuscript. Scientific name (if any) must be in capital letter and italic. The title should be followed by authors’ names. The authors’ names should be followed by author’s addresses. A person who did not take part in research, analysis of data and writing of the paper and who cannot assume responsibility for the technical content of the paper cannot be considered an author. Include each author’s complete mailing address and institutional affiliation in the title page. Indicate the author to whom correspondence should be addressed and the author’s e-mail address. Indicate whether the research is the portion of a thesis or dissertation.
b. Abstract – Start abstract from a separate page. Type the title again on this page but no authors’ name and address. After the title, type a 150–200 words abstract containing the objectives, very short methodology, important findings of the research and your conclusion.
c. Keywords –The keywords and phrases following the Abstract should be alphabetically arranged and should reflect the contents of the paper. Give keywords only in one line.
(4) The author(s) are responsible to check that all references in the text appear in the section ‘LITERATURE CITED’ and vice versa. References should come primarily from papers published in professional journals. A small number of abstracts or text book-type references may be included; however, these should not make up the bulk of the references. Personal communication references are permitted, but, again should be kept to a minimum. In text references should be cited by giving the author’s name followed by the year without any coma in between.
a. For two authors’ paper, give both authors’ last names.
i) Ahmed and Hamid (1995) reported the losses due to late blight of potato.
ii) The loss due to late blight of potato has been reported by Ahmed and Hamid (1995).
iii) Loss due to late blight of potato has been well documented (Ahmed and Hamid 1955).
b. Articles with more than two authors are cited by the first authors last name followed “et al.”, and then the year:
i) Effect of environmental factors on disease development is well documented (MacHardy et al. 2001) instead of (MacHardy, W. E., Gadoury and Gessler. C. 2001).
ii) Effect of environmental factors on disease development was recorded by MacHardy et al. (2001). At least 12 important diseases of pulses have been identified in Bangladesh (Ahmed et al. 1985) or Ahmed et al. (1985) recorded at least 12 diseses of pulses.
c. A string of citations should be separated by coma.
i) Effect of environmental factors on pathogens had been focused by many researchers (Rowe and Beute 1975, Sutton 1981, Pinkerton et el. 1998, MacHardy et al. 2001).
ii) Ahmed and Hamid (1955, 1989), Mian (1985), Fakir (1985) reported the losses due to late blight of potato.
iii) Loss due to late blight of potato was reported by Ahmed and Hamid (1955, 1989), Mian (1985) and Fakir (1985)
d. When a book, paper, or article has no definite author, cite it as Anon. and year, e.g., (Anon. 1996) (Anon. is the abbreviation for anonymous).
e. If you want to refer a paper found in another article, do so as (Driblick 1983 In: Oobleck 1978).
(5) In the section LITERATURE CITED, references should be listed alphabetically according to the author’s name. All citation entries are listed in alphabetical order based on the first author’s last name. If the same author(s) are cited for more than one paper having the same order of authors’ names, the papers should be listed in chronological sequence by year of publication. Anon. should be listed in full world ‘Anonymous’.
a. Journal article with single author e.g.- Bisessar, S. 1982. Effect of heavy metals on microorganisms in soil near secondary lead smelter. Wat. Air Soil Poll. 17:305-308.
b. Journal article with two authors e.g.- Sivan, A. and Chet, I. 1993. Integrated control of Fusarium crown and root rot of tomato with Trichoderma harzianum in combination with methyl bromide or soil solarization. Crop Protec. 12:380-386
c. Journal article with multiple authors e.g.- Schneider, R. W. Williams, R. J., and Sinclair, J. B. 1976. Cercospora leaf spot of cowpea, models for estimating yield loss. Phytopathology 66(5): 384-388..
d. Author(s) Unknown or Not Named – If the authorship of a paper or other document is not provided, cite the author using the word “Anonymous” in the place of the author’s name(s) e.g. Anonymous. 2004. Annual Internal Review. Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur. pp. 39-41.
e. Book with two authors – Dhingra, P. and Sinclair, A. 1985. Basics plant pathology methods. CRC press. Inc. Boca RatonFlorida. pp.13-44 [(pp. 13-44 page means on 13 to 44), p.13, (p. 13 means on page 13), (250 pp means total page of the book)].
f. Book with multiple authors – Huth, J., Brogan, M., Dancik, B., Kommedahl, T., Nadziejka, D., Robinson, P. and W. Swanson.1994. Scientific format and style: The CBE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. 6th ed.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 825 pp.
g. Book: authors contributing a specific chapter – Kuret, J. and Murad. F.. 1990. Adenohypophyseal hormones and related substances. In: Gilman, A., Rall, T., Nies, A., Taylor, P., edited. “The pharmacological basis of therapeutics”. 8th ed. New York: Pergamon. pp. 1334-60.
(6) Table and graphs must be typed and drawn respectively on separate sheet. Same data must not be given in both tables and graphs. Data based on which a graph is created should be enclosed on separate sheet.
(7) All quantitative data must be in metric units. Abbreviations should be as per “Style Manual for Biological editors”.
(8) Picture should be submitted on separate file in JPEG format.
(9) Charges for publication:
Paper type Black and white pictures, figures, etc Coloured picture, figures, etc.
a. Full paper having 4 pages TK. 1000.00 per article Tk. 2000.00/article
b. Full paper having 5-8 pages TK. 2000.00 per article Tk. 1000.00/each
c. Phytopathological note (maximum 4) Tk. 750.00 per article Tk. 1500.00/article
d. Full paper having 4 pages US$ 20.00 per article US$ 30.00 per article
f. Full paper having 5-8 pages US$ 5.00 per additional 2 pages US$ 10.00 per article
g. Phytopathological note (maximum 4) US$ 10.00 per article US$ 20.00 per article
(10) Manuscript not prepared following the style of the journal will not be accepted.
(11) For more information contact the Executive Editors (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) or consult the latest issue of the Journal.