Science Engineering Medicine Journals
Society for Nature and Applied Sciences
(Regn. No: SRG/Trichy/112/2021 of Tamil Nadu Societies Regn. Act 27 0f 1975)
Journal of Crop and Applied Sciences ISSN:2583-1569

Author Guidelines

The SEM journals welcome the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers must be submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal or any other publisher.

The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt.

Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the corresponding author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition for submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to

Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text and tables are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Times New Roman font). The figures will be provided in separate JPEG file.

The cover letter should include the corresponding author's full address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the first author's surname, as an attachment. The author(s) may also suggest three to five reviewers for the manuscript. We welcome Research; Review and short communications of your research findings with strictly follow the Journal format.

Research Articles

Research articles should be new innovative creative research findings ideas only accepted for findings. The lack of novelty in research findings will be summarily rejected by Chief Editor. The length of a full paper should be the minimum of 5 to 6 pages with maximum of 15 pages. The tables must be given in separate page and figures will be submitted in JPEG file with maximum resolution. The data should be analyzed with appropriate mathematical formula and or suitable statistics software accepted roved by Research communities. All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page. A Research Article should be no more than 20,000 words

Short Communications

Short Communications are short papers that present original and significant material for rapid dissemination. Short Communication may focus on a particular aspect of a problem or a new finding that is expected to have a significant impact. Short articles include, but are not limited to: discovery or development of new materials, cutting-edge experiments and theory, novelty in simulation and modeling, elucidation of mechanisms. Total length should not exceed 10 double lined standard pages including illustrative material (in total no more than 3 figures and tables). Each Short Communication must have an Abstract limited to 100 words. Manuscript should be formatted without section headings in the body of the text All the required parts (Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results and Discussion) except for the literature must be given in single section. It should be typed in 12 points Times New Roman font. Short communications undergo the same review process as full-length papers and are not printed more quickly.

Reviews Articles

Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Review manuscripts are also peer-reviewed. It also focuses on current advancements in the given field.

Book Reviews

Books can be reviewed for research thesis, scientific books, printed periodicals, magazines and newspapers, as school work, or for book web sites on the Internet. Standard Book Reviews should be no longer than 1500 words although depending on the book being reviewed they may be shorter or long, book reviewers should discuss the length of the review with the Chief editor before writing.

Publication Frequency: Four issues per year.

The article must contains the following heading

1. Title

Please provide a concise and specific title that clearly reflects the content of the article. The title page should be including the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and e-mail information. Present addresses of authors should appear as a footnote

2. Abstract

Abstracts should be up to 300 words long and provide a succinct summary of the article. They should be structured into Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited. Each abbreviation should be spelt out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text. Only recommended SI units should be used.

3. Keywords

Authors should supply up to eight relevant keywords that describe the subject of their article. These will improve the visibility of your article.

4. Main Body

It should be concise, making it easy to read and review, and presented in a format that is appropriate for the type of study presented.. For most Research Articles, the following standard format will be the most appropriate:

4.1 Introduction

The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

4.2 Materials and Methods

Materials and Methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced.

4.3 Results

Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author(s)'s experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature

4.4 Discussion

The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. Discussion sections can include subheadings and this section may be combined with Result

4.5 Conclusion

This section is mandatory one. Include a 4-5 -sentence summary of the major conclusions of the research findings.

5. Acknowledgement

In this section you can acknowledge any support given which is not covered by the author contribution or funding sections. This may include administrative and technical support, or donations in kind (e.g., materials used for experiments).

Tables and Figures
All figures and tables should be cited and discussed in the article text. Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph forms or repeated in the text. Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig.1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text

6. References

Multiple references cited in text should be in chronological order, while multiple references from the same year are cited in alphabetical order. Where there are three or more authors, cite the first name only in text, adding et al. for all citations (Kannan 1996; Sham et al., 1998; Simbu et al., 2001).

For Book

Van Stedan J, Zazimalova E and George EF. 2008. Cytokinins, their analogues and antagonist. In: George EF, Hall M and Delkleck GJ (eds.) Plant Propagation by tissue culture. The background. Plant growth regulators II, vol 1. Springer, The Netherlands, pp. 205–226

For PhD Thesis

Manikandan A. 1991. Stability analysis of Sesame L. Annamalai University, India.

Article in a Journal

Negi D and Saxena S. 2010. In vitro propagation of Bambusa nutans Wall. Ex Munro through axillary shoot proliferation. Plant Biotechnology Report 18(2)., 32-33.
Ogita S, Sasamoto H, Yeung EC and Thorpe TA. 2001. The effects of glutamine on the maintenance of embryogenic cultures of Cryptomeria japonica. In Vitro Cellular Developmental Biology Plant. 37:268–273.

Clinical trials

If the data associated with your article relate to a clinical trial then the Trial Registration details must be provided: name of registry, registry number, registration date and URL of the trial in the registry database.

Peer Review and Publication Process

  • A full double-blind refereeing process is used that comprises of the following steps.
  • A preliminary review for content and form is done by the Chief Editor, and a notification of the adequacy and acceptability is communicated to the author immediately. Papers are accepted or rejected at this point.
  • Upon acceptance, the author is requested to pay the publication fee so that a formal acceptance letter is issued. Once the formal acceptance letter is issued, the paper is sent to 2 reviewers for review.
  • The reviewers’ recommendations determine the extent of changes that are required.
  • For papers which require changes, Internal editors will follow up to ensure that these are effected.
  • Author/Corresponding Author will be notified about the possible date of publication
  • Upon publication, the authors will be issued with links to their publication, a pdf copy of the publication and a publication certificate.
  • Authors requiring hardcopy print of the issue in which their paper appears can make orders and this will be processed on demand