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Author Guidelines

WRITER’S INSTRUCTIVE GUIDE

 

The Mesoamerican Agronomy journal was born on the XXXV Meeting of the Central American Strengthening of Crops and Animals Cooperative Program (PCCMCA, in Spanish), held in Honduras in 1989. Its purpose is to disseminate the research results that are presented in these annual meetings. The first volume was published and distributed in 1990, during the XXXVI Meeting of PCCMCA in El Salvador. Nowadays its objective is to disseminate scientific information through the publication of articles, short communications, technical notes and literature reviews, related with food and agriculture sciences from anywhere in the world, emphasized in tropical and subtropical zones, especially from Mesoamerica and the Caribbean.

In accordance with the rules from the Mesoamerican Agronomy journal, the authors of the scientific works have the following rights over their published work: they can present them in public, prepare derivative works, reproduce and distribute them. Users of the journal can mention the information contained in the published material (as long as they cite them correctly, otherwise they recur in plagiarism) with teaching and research purposes.

The work’s receipt date will be granted after it has complied with the Writer’s Instructive Guide and the Format Guide, both can be requested in the following emails: pccmca@gmail.com or pccmca@ucr.ac.cr; or can be consulted in the electronic journal in the following link: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromeso         

 All the works must be submitted electronically, writers can register in the following link: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromeso/user/register. Also, the works must be original, unpublished and cannot be proposed partially or completely to another journal. Every publication is going to be disseminated in printed and electronic media, including the internet, according to the disclosure rules and the transfer of rights from the authors.

The Mesoamerican Agronomy does not charge for submissions, editing and publication. Works will be peer reviewed by external experts, with experience on the subject; these will be selected based on their academic formation and publications on scientific journals.

Peers will analyze the works in order to determine the validity of the proposed objectives, the methodology used and the obtained results, as well as its contribution or impact on the scientific field. They will be granted a month to provide the review results. If the process is delayed, it will be sent to other specialists and the author(s) will be asked if they agree to wait longer for the publication or to retreat from the editing process. Once the work has been approved, the final version will be sent to the authors for them to review and approve it in a maximum term of five business days.

The Editorial Council reserves its right to assort the works according to their impact and content.

The journal is governed by the Code of Conduct and best practice guidelines for Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which is based on the promotion of research integrity and publication (https: // publicationethics. Org / resources / code-conduct).

Types of accepted publications starting from volume 28(2) of 2017

Article: the result of a profound and detailed investigation, is novel, Must present an original and / or innovative theme, with a new approach when dealing with topics already discussed. Carry out a new or different methodological application, which must be well-founded. With all of the elements of an article, including title, the authors’ full name and affiliations,, summary and rightfully translated abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and method, results, discussion, conclusion and cited literature (relevant and recent citations must not be omitted) It must include an appropriate number of charts and substantial and relevant figures that demonstrate and enhance the merits of the work for a publication in an indexed journal. It’s a text with academic character that demands the compliance of certain norms about its general structure and content. These fundamental aspects are determined by the type of readers and divulgation media. The use of specialized language and formal tone in which the article is written facilitates the access to the information and therefore, its comprehension. It must carefully be written to avoid unnecessary subjects, in order to communicate its content in a clear, summarized way, without disregarding the essential citations and references. It should include everything that was researched and not fractionated in order to originate two or more articles. The articles must not have an extension of more than thirty pages in Word. A single trial, conducted in a single locality, during a time of the year, with a specific or restricted genetic scope of crop, plant, animal, pathogen or other, can be considered as preliminary work to support a later investigation, for Which may not be accepted as an article.

Literature reviews: They are collections and syntheses of the knowledge in a specific field of interest in the agricultural sciences on the Mesoamerican area. They cannot have an extension longer than thirty pages in Word. The National and International Editorial Council can request literature reviews to authors with a well-known trajectory in the corresponding field of investigation that must include background investigation and peer reviewed publications on the subject. Reviews submitted by the same author will not be discarded, but in these cases, they are advised to send a written request that summarizes the objectives and the outreach of the literature review. Some examples are:

 

Sánchez, N., y Jiménez V. 2010. Técnicas de conservación in vitro para el establecimiento de bancos de germoplasma en cultivos tropicales. Agron. Mesoam. 21:193-205

Azofeifa, B., A. Paniagua, y A. García. 2014. Importancia y desafíos de la conservación de Vainilla spp (Orquidacea) en Costa Rica. Agron. Mesoam. 25:189-202.

Technical notes: It refers to two types 1. The publication of technical development or innovating methodologies preferably, or its scientific adaptation, modification, promotion and dissemination that presents an interest for the Mesoamerican region. Among them, improvement methods, statistical analysis, field, greenhouse or laboratory instruments or apparatuses. 2. Report of special significance, urgency or interest, but they must include relevant preliminary results. The didactic nature in the Mesoamerican context will be evaluated these publications (as an example: to describe a new weed, a new wild species, a new disease). The document must not exceed the 20 pages in Word. It can address the results of the practical trial on a very specific problem, based in a general use procedure in the profession. The discussion in a technical note can have a more explanatory (qualitative) approach tan a critical one, while in a formal article, this is a relevant and representative section of the work (qualitative if the variables allow it, but generally quantitative). Some examples are:

Blanco, F.A. 2001. Métodos apropiados de análisis estadísticos subsiguientes al análisis de varianza (ANDEVA). Agron. Costarricense 25:53-60.Gallo, K.P., y C.S.T.Daughtry. 1986. Techniques for measuring intercepted and absorbed photosynthetically active radiation in corn canopies. Agron. J. 78:752-756.

Khanizadeh, S., D. Buszard, y C.G. Zarkadas. 1995. Misuse of Kjeldahl method for estimating protein content in pant tissues. HortScience 30:1341-1342.

O’Reilly, E., y J. Lanza. 1995. Fluorescamina: a rapid and inexpensive method for measuring total aminoacids in nectar. Ecology 76:2656-2660.

Lacroix, C.R., y J. MacIntyre. 1995. New techniques and applications for epi-illumination light microscopy. Can. J. Bot. 73:1842-1847.

Meyer, W.S., D.C. Reicosky, H.D. Barrs, y G.S.G. Shell. 1987. A portable chamber for masuring canopy gas exchange of crops subject to different root zone conditions. Agron J. 79:181-184.

Stanhill, G. 1992. Accuracy of global radiation measurements at unattended, automatic weather stations. Agric. For. Meteorol. 61:151-156.

Bottomley, P.A., H.H. Rogers, y S.A. Prior. 1993. NMR imaging of root water distribution in intact Vicia faba L. plants in elevated atmospheric CO2. Plant Cell Environ. 16:335-338.

Analysis and comments: It’s the analysis of a specific situation, done by a specialist with a well-known trajectory in the field and with previous publications in indexed journals. I can contain data, views, opinion, and it must include a literature review according to the nature and extension of the work. Also, it must include personal observations. It must not be longer than twenty pages in Word. Its format consists of an introduction, thematic development, and the literature review. Some examples are:

Rosas, J.C. 2001. Aplicación de metodologías participativas para el mejoramiento genético de frijol en Honduras. Agron. Mesoam. 12:219-228.

C√≥rdova H., S. Castellanos, H. Barreto, y J. Bola√Īos. 2002. Veinticinco a√Īos de mejoramiento en los sistemas de ma√≠z en Centroam√©rica: logros y estrategias hacia el a√Īo 2000. Agron. Mesoam. 13:73-84.

Espinosa, A., M.A. L√≥pez, N. G√≥mez, E. Betanzos, M. Sierra, B. Couti√Īo, R. Avelda√Īo, E. Preciado, y A.D. Terr√≥n. 2003. Indicadores econ√≥micos para la producci√≥n y uso de semilla mejorada de ma√≠z de calidad prote√≠nica (QPM) en M√©xico. Agron. Mesoam. 14:105-116.

In memoriam publications: They are no-formal publications, it objective is pay tribute to outstanding professionals who have had some participation in the PCCMCA. They are placed after the index, with the title of In Memoriam. The maximum length of the document in Word be 3.5 sheets. The final edition will be in charge of the Associate Editor and the Editor in Chief.

 

Authorship

 

The author must indicate in a letter that the work is original, that hasn’t been published or submitted to publication in any other journal, except as a summary or part of a conference, opinion or thesis; and it is not being edited by another scientific journal. They must transfer the publishing rights to Mesoamerican Agronomy, becoming liable for the content of their work and indicate it was authorized by other co-writers. It must include the authors’ full name, including the city and country where they work. The information must be presented from the general to the specific, for example: University of Costa Rica, School of Animal Sciences, Nutrition Research Center, San Jose, Costa Rica.    People who were part of the work at a level that they can be accountable publicly for the work will be considered authors. The author is someone who intervened in an essential way in a) the design and conception of the study, the retrieving of data or analysis and interpretation of it; b) the production of the work or the critical review of a substantial part of its intellectual content; c) the final approval for the version that is being published. The requirements stated in a), b) and c) must be fulfilled simultaneously. The participation exclusively in the retrieving of funds, data or coordinating the work and general supervision of the investigation group does not justify the authorship, (this was taken from the author’s instructive of the Colombia Médica journal (http://colombiamedica.univalle.edu.co/informacion.html)

The work submitted for publication must have the authorization from the institution or company where the investigation was done. Also, the journal will assume that all the authors who were part of the production agreed to submit it for publication.

The main author must indicate if his work is considered an article, a technical note, and analysis and comments or a literature review, however, the decision about its classification will be taken based on the peers’ review and the agreement taken by the members of the National and International Editorial Council. In an evaluation period (period or year) works about highly studied corps and well known techniques (For example: sowing time, sowing distances, NPK fertilization), or if the investigation was concluded more than ten years ago.

 

Plagiarism detection policy

Mesoamerican Agronomy journal uses the Turnitin¬ģ to detect plagiarism. It case it is considered that the work presents a complete or partial reproduction of other researches the due process will be followed; in which the authors must provide exonerating evidence or to correct the work; subsequently, the Editorial Committee will evaluate the evidence and corrections and will make a decision to reject or continue the editing process.

 

Communication with the authors during the editing process

 

Authors will be granted a period of five business days to send the adjustments. If after this period, no response was received, it is going to be left out of the editing process and after thirty business days, the work will be rejected under the premise that it did not follow the journal’s norms. After it the work is formatted with the author’s adjustments, it will be sent back to the author for one final review and indicate to the author via email or letter if they agree with the final version or add any reviews through this communication. The author has a maximum of five business days in which they can approve the publication of their work or suspend the editing process.

 

Product names

 

Names containing commercial names of pesticides, equipment or foods, with the exception to specific formulations that can affect the results. Pesticides’ names must be written with the common name followed by the chemical in a parenthesis.

 

Journal distribution: electronic versions

 

Every people will be accessed to the Journal by Internet in the link http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromeso/index .

 

 Works’ format

 

Only works prepared in Microsoft Word, Arial font, size 11, 1.5 spacing, 1‚ÄĚ inferior and superior margins, and 1.2‚ÄĚ left and right margins will be accepted. They will be sent through the electronic journal, after registering as an author in the following link http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromeso/user/register. It must be based on the following format instructions:

  • TITLE: The title must be concise and must not exceed fourteen words. Indicate if the work is part of thesis, project, etc. It is suggested to avoid the use of scientific names when the common name if well-known (beans, corn, potato, tomato, etc.). The scientific name should be used when the common name is not well-known or may vary from country to country (weeds names, fungi, insects, etc.).

Avoid the following words: ‚ÄúStudy of‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúInvestigation on‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúObservations on‚ÄĚ, and any other similar words. Do not include generalities that do not contribute to the usefulness of the title, for example: ‚ÄúStudies on the weeds population of the Central Valley‚ÄĚ. Do no use abbreviations.

As a reference, the title must include if the work is part of an investigation and/or thesis, also, the financing entity or the institution where it was produced, including the place and country.

  • SUMMARIZED TITLE: as a page header, it must not be more than eight words long. ¬†
  • AUTHORS: It must include the full name and last names (no abbreviations). If the author decides to to only include one last name, they must indicate this when the work is sent. The postal and email address of the author must be included as a footnote; they also need to indicate the name of the institution they work. The first author on the list will be considered as the one who contributed more on the production of submitted work. The total number of authors must not be more than six.
  • SUMMARY: It should start with a brief introduction, followed by the main objective of the work. Then, indicate the event site, place, country, implementation period, employed methodology, main results and conclusions according to the title and objective of the paper, do not leave it to the reader‚Äôs interpretation. As well as the whole document, it must be written in past tense. Little known abbreviations and acronyms must not be used, as their excessive use must be avoided. It must not include citations, figures or charts, abbreviations that are not included in any international norms or that its meaning was not explained previously. The maximum extension is 250 words (based on the word counter in Word), single space and in one paragraph. The title must be included in the word count.
  • KEY WORDS: A minimum of four key words must be included, they can be compound words and they must not be part of the title. Their objective is for indexation and bibliographic information selection. As a reference, authors can consult the FAO AGROVOC Thesaurus (http://www.fao.org/aims/ag_intro.htm?searchtext=) and the agricultural thesaurus from the ¬†National Agricultural Library de United States Department of Agriculture
    (http://agclass.nal.usda.gov/). General words must not be included, for example: performance, variables, plant, differentiation, tropic, crops, etc.
  • ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS: The Mesoamerican Agronomy journal will only accept the measurements from the International System of Units.
  • INTRODUCTION: It must include the purpose of the investigation, the most relevant precedents related to the research topic and¬†objective. The importance of the problem within the study field, limits to the investigation. Al the information must be backed with citations that can be easily reached through documentation centers, libraries or online. If there are two or more authors, writers must write ‚Äúet al.‚ÄĚ after the first last name, for example: a) ‚Äú‚Ķ the methodology proposed by G√≥mez et al.‚ÄĚ. b) ‚Äú‚Ķthis method is similar to one used by other authors (Hartman, 1974, Jackson et al., 1977). Every mention of animal or plant species must include their scientific name, and when it is part of what‚Äôs being studied in the paper, it must also include its biological classification. Every mention of the scientific name afterwards will be only the initial of the genus plus the species. Every mention of the scientific name must be in italic (check the terminology in: Association for Plant Taxonomy iapt, International Code of Botanic Nomenclature). The generic names used as vernacular do not need a capital letter, for example: bean, corn, etc. Figures and charts must not be included. ¬†¬†
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: These are basic elements of the investigation, and the ones that generate results. Materials (soils, plants, seeds, cows, goats, etc.) must be clearly described (Physical, chemical and soil type analysis). Description of the variety of plants used and its origin. Characteristics of the animals used, which includes its origin, type, age, etc. As well as the witness (s) employed.The methods must clearly indicate the variables that are being measured and their precision, this requires that the experimental design, experimental unit, sampling method and type of data analysis ought to be included in this section. Also, description of the treatments and variables evaluated. Cultural practices and experiment handling. Also, the place and period where the investigation took place and climatic conditions, if necessary.
  • RESULTS: They must as summarized and precise as possible. They must begin with the main result according to the investigation‚Äôs main objective. Data deriving from the application of the proposed methodology shall be presented in clear, complete and orderly manner, but at the same time concise, based on findings of fact and not suppositions, and must be expressed separately in figures or charts (include in an additional file the data that originated them, for formatting purposes). The text must not include information that is contained in the figures or charts. The information obtained through analysis of variance will be described in the text. It must show only the essential information, and not leave room for interpretation or the need of summarizing the information to the reader.
  • DISCUSSION: The obtained information will be analyzed. It must explain the importance of comparing the information with similar studies and indicate why there were o were not significant differences. When the results of similar investigations are compared, it should be an interpretation and clarification on why there are similarities or differences (for example: because of the site, the genetics, employed methodology, etc.). The significance of the results must be discussed and explain those that were unexpected or contradictory. Follow-up studies on what was obtained can be proposed. Commercial recommendations on a very specific work will not be allowed.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Conclusions must be presented in a very concise and clear writing, stating the evidence that backs them up. They must be consistent with the work‚Äôs objectives and respond to them. Summarizing results or repeating what was explained in the paper will not be allowed.
  • TABLES, FIGURES, PHOTOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS, AND MAPS: They must have a title that explains the table, independent from the text. It must clearly identify the information given, place (s) where it was done, period or year of execution. Images, photographs, drawings and map will qualify as figures. Tables and figures must be presented preferably in a simple and comprehensible format, instead of a complicated, hard to interpret one, or based on general information that wasn‚Äôt put through a due summarizing process (the author is the one responsible of analyzing and summarizing the obtained information). The best way to communicate results and to not repeat the information in the tables and figures must be employed. Photos must be sent in a separate file, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and in JPG, EPS o TIFF format. They must be legible. Tables, figures, photos or maps must appear immediately after they are mentioned. Under no circumstance they will accepted as an annex or appendix. Avoid the usage of abbreviations in the titles of every column in the table. Abbreviations of any type included in the body of the table or figure must be clarified, with the exception of the ones that are universally known.¬†Frames with more than one extension page are not supported, and those that span a page must be justified. It is recommended that tables be drawn up only with the most representative data and indicate the most important variations. Also, very small tables with little information are not accepted, the data must be included in the text.

Numbering of charts and figures (including photographs) will be done independently from each one and exceptionally will be placed in a space of the width of a column, for which figures and charts must be employed in a format that allows them to be reduced in width without losing clearness. Charts in image format shall not be sent.

  • CITED LITERATURE: It must contribute in the knowledge on the subject and as recent as possible, and it should be easy to access through documentation centers, library or online and must be cited based on the norms of the American Society of Agronomy (https://www.agronomy.org/publications/style). Every bibliographic reference that is included in the text (introduction, materials and methods or results and discussion) must appear in this section. Every citation must include every author, year of publication, complete title of the paper, and information of the document where it was published, editing, editing house, place of publication, volume and number of pages (when it refers to a specific chapter). The names of the authors must be in lower case letters, last name first and then the name initial. Personal communications are not part of the cited literature, therefore, are included within the text. Citations obtained from the internet should be, preferably, periodical publications, electronic journals or books.

When there is more than a citation corresponding to an author or group of authors with the same publishing year, a letter (a, b, c) must be written next to the year, this differentiation must be done also within the text.

Examples on how to cite literature:

Books:

Carvajal, F. 1984. Cafeto: cultivo y fertilización. 2 ed. Instituto Internacional de la Potasa, Berna, SUI.

Thesis:

Yah-Correa, E.V. 1998. Crioconservación de suspensiones celulares embriogénicas de Musa spp. iniciadas a partir de flores inmaduras. Tesis MSc., CATIE, Turrialba, CRC.

Congresses, Conferences, Meetings:

Alfaro, M., R. de Camino, M. I. Mora, and P. Oram., editors. 1993. Regional Workshop needs and priorities for forestry and agroforestry policy research in Latin America. IICA, San José, CRC.

Contribution in a conference or symposium:

Dawson, J.C., and I. Goldringer. 2009. Direct or indirect selection in breeding for organic agriculture. En: H. √ėsterg√•rd, E.T. Lammerts van Bueren, and L. Bouwman-Smits, editores, Proceedings of the BioExploit/Eucarpia Workshop on the Role of Marker Assisted Selection in Breeding Varieties for Organic Agriculture, Wageningen, the Netherlands. 25‚Äď27 February. BioExploit Project, Wageningen, HOL. p. 15-18.

Journals:

Shingh, C. K., and G.S. Grewal. 1998. Detection of rabies in central nervous system of experimentally infected buffalo calves. Indian J. Anim. Sci. 68:1242-1254.

Personal Communications:

They are mentioned within the paper, in a parenthesis:

Ejemplo: ‚ÄúSe utilizaron 20 microlitros (Rojas, comunicaci√≥n personal, 2011) de una soluci√≥n de bacterias de 0,5x108 UFC/ml (ensayo 1) y 1,5x108 UFC/ml (ensayo 2), los cuales conten√≠an 1,0x106 y 3,0x106 UFC/camar√≥n respectivamente‚ÄĚ.

Online documenta:

Rummer, B., J.P. Prestemon, D. May, P. Miles, J. Vissage, and R. McRoberts. 2003. A strategic assessment of forest biomass and fuel
reduction treatments in western states. USDA Forest Service, Research and Development. http://www.fs.fed. us/research/pdf/Western_final.pdf (accessed 5 Jan. 2012).

Periodical publications with DOI:

Kato, C., T. Nishimura, H. Imoto, and T. Miyazaki. 2011. Predicting soil moisture and temperature of Andisols under a monsoon climate in Japan. Vadose Zone J. 10:541-551. doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0054.

Before submitting any work, the author must verify that they complied with the norms included in this instructive.

 

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Coauthors reviewed and accepted the text
  2. Extension

    • Articles and Literature reviews: maximum thirty pages in Word.
    • Technical notes and Analysis and comments:¬†maximum twenty pages in Word.
  3. Authorship

    The author must indicate in a letter that the work is original, that hasn’t been published or submitted to publication in any other journal, except as a summary or part of a conference, opinion or thesis; and it is not being edited by another scientific journal. They must transfer the publishing rights to Mesoamerican Agronomy, becoming liable for the content of their work and indicate it was authorized by other co-writers.

  4. Title

    • Be concise and must not exceed fourteen words.¬†
    • Indicate if the work is part of thesis, project, etc.¬†
    • The scientific name should be used when the common name is not well-known or may vary from country to country.
  5. Summarized title

    • It must not be more than eight words long.
  6. Authors

    • Include the full name and last names.
    • If the author decides to to only include one last name, they must indicate this when the work is sent.
    • The postal and email address of the author must be included as a footnote; they also need to indicate the name of the institution they work.
  7. Summary

    • It should start with a brief introduction, followed by the main objective of the work.
    • Indicate the event site, place, country, implementation period, employed methodology, main results and conclusions according to the title and objective of the paper, do not leave it to the reader‚Äôs interpretation.
    • Little known abbreviations and acronyms must not be used, as their excessive use must be avoided.¬†
    • It must not include citations, figures or charts, abbreviations that are not included in any international norms or that its meaning was not explained previously.
    • The maximum extension is 250 words.
  8. Key words

    • Minimum four.
    • Can be compound words and they must not be part of the title.¬†
    • As a reference, authors can consult the FAO AGROVOC Thesaurus.
  9. Abrevations and symbols

    • Only accept the measurements from the International System of Units, as well as what‚Äôs indicated by the Spanish Royal Academy for this effect.
  10. Introduction

    • It must include the purpose of the investigation, the most relevant precedents and concrete objective.
    • The importance of the problem within the study field, limits to the investigation.
    • Al the information must be backed with citations that can be easily reached through documentation centers, libraries or online.¬†
  11. Materials and method

    • These are basic elements of the investigation, and the ones that generate results.¬†
    • Materials (soils, plants, seeds, cows, goats, etc.) must be clearly described.
    • The methods must clearly indicate the variables that are being measured and their precision, this requires that the experimental design, experimental unit, sampling method and type of data analysis ought to be included.
    • Description of the treatments and variables evaluated.
    • Cultural practices and experiment handling.
    • The place and period where the investigation took place and climatic conditions.
  12. Results

    • They must as summarized and precise as possible.¬†
    • They must begin with the main result according to the investigation‚Äôs main objective.¬†
    • Data deriving from the application of the proposed methodology shall be presented in clear, complete and orderly manner, but at the same time concise, based on findings of fact and not suppositions, and must be expressed separately in figures or charts.
    • The text must not include information that is contained in the figures or charts.
    • The information obtained through analysis of variance will be described in the text.
    • It must show only the essential information, and not leave room for interpretation or the need of summarizing the information to the reader.
  13. Discussion

    • The obtained information will be analyzed.
    • It must explain the importance of comparing the information with similar studies and indicate why there were o were not significant differences.¬†
    • . When the results of similar investigations are compared, it should be an interpretation and clarification on why there are similarities or differences.
    • The significance of the results must be discussed and explain those that were unexpected or contradictory.¬†
  14. Tables, figures, photographs, drawings and maps

    • They must have a title that explains the table, independent from the text.
    • It must clearly identify the information given, place(s) where it was done, period or year of execution.¬†
    • Images, photographs, drawings and map will qualify as figures.¬†
    • Tables and figures must be presented preferably in a simple and comprehensible format, instead of a complicated, hard to interpret one, or based on general information that wasn‚Äôt put through a due summarizing process.
    • The best way to communicate results and to not repeat the information in the tables and figures must be employed.¬†
    • Photos must be sent in a separate file, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and in JPG, EPS o TIFF format.¬†
    • Tables, figures, photos or maps must appear immediately after they are mentioned.
    • Under no circumstance they will accepted as an annex or appendix.¬†
    • Avoid the usage of abbreviations in the titles of every column in the table.
    • Abbreviations of any type included in the body of the table or figure must be clarified, with the exception of the ones that are universally known.¬†
  15. Cited literature

    • Must be cited based on the norms of the American Society of Agronomy.
    • Every bibliographic reference that is included in the text (introduction, materials and methods or results and discussion) must appear in this section.
    • Every citation must include every author, year of publication, complete title of the paper, and information of the document where it was published, editing, editing house, place of publication, volume and number of pages¬† (when it refers to a specific chapter).¬†
    • The names of the authors must be in lower case letters, last name first and then the name initial.¬†
    • Personal communications are not part of the cited literature, therefore, are included within the text.¬†
    • Citations obtained from the internet should be, preferably, periodical publications, electronic journals or books.¬†
 

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