Guidelines to Authors


  1. The Journal of Crop and Weed is a NAAS ranked indexed (by Index Copernicus International with ICV 74.54) official publication of Crop and Weed Science Society.
  2. Three issues per year of this journal publish original research works in the form of full paper, review article and short communication relating to following topics but not limited to: the study of crops, weed and forestry, soil and microbiology, biotechnology, tissue culture, nano technology, biodiversity of plants and animals, animal husbandry, dairy, fishery, sericulture, socio-economic analysis and other agriculture and allied topics. Review articles are received by invitation only.
  3. Manuscript with significant findings are welcome with the declaration from the authors that the contents have not been simultaneously submitted or published in any other technical and scientific journal.
  4. The article should preferably be relating to the research work carried out during the last five years.
  5. All the authors must be the member of the Society.
  6. The manuscript should conform to the S.I. system for numerical data and data should be subjected to appropriate statistical analysis. All the articles will be subjected to peer reviewing. These will be sent back to the authors along with referee's comments for revision.
  7. Decision of the Editorial Board is final.
  8. Authors are solely responsible for the scientific contents of the article.
  9. All communications relating to the publications in journal should be addressed to the Chief Editor, Journal of Crop and Weed, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, BCKV, Mohanpur-741252 or Email at
  10. Authors should provide the names and full address along with telephone and E-mail ID of two experts from outside the state/province and two from outside the country in the relevant field of research.
  11. Reprints: No reprints of the published article will be supplied by post to the authors. However, the corresponding author will get soft copies of the journal using user ID and password.
  12. Processing fee: Along with the manuscript, processing fee of Rs. 500/- be sent in the form of M.O./Bank Draft/Money transfer on SBI Kalyani, Code No. 1082, A/C 11151098081 in favor of the Secretary/Treasurer, Crop and Weed Science Society.
  13. Book review: The Editorial Board of the “Journal of Crop and Weed'' invites recently published books for review. The books will be reviewed by the eminent teachers/scientists of the respective discipline. Authors and Publishers are requested to send the book for review to the Chief Editor, Journal of Crop and Weed, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, BCKV, PO. Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur-741252, West Bengal, India.
Manuscript should be typed in double space with 2.5 cm margin on all sides and in clean and concise English using TIMES NEW ROMAN FONT of 12 point. The length should not exceed 15 and 5 pages for full length paper and short communication respectively. Manuscript should directly be uploaded in or No other forms of Manuscript submission will be entertained.

Title: It should be short, specific and informative
Name of author(s): Indicate corresponding author with superscript numerals along with e-mail address (must).
Address: Address of the institution(s) where the research was undertaken.
Key words: 5-6 keywords suitable for indexing, should be given in alphabetical order.
Abstract: It should be brief (not exceeding 150 words) informative and should highlights finding of the work done. Abbreviation should be avoided in the abstract.
Introduction: A brief introductory paragraph without heading and explaining the objective of the paper with pertinent review of research work should be provided.
Materials and methods: It should provide adequate information on the materials used, techniques followed, year and location of experiment and design and statistical methods employed for the collection and analysis of data.
Results and discussion: It should be combined to avoid repetitions. The significance of the results in relation to other relevant published works should be highlighted in the discussion. Same data should not be presented in table and figure simultaneously. The article should end with definite conclusion drawn from the results obtained.
Table: Each table should be concise and typed on separate page. Horizontal and vertical lines should not be marked within the table.
Acknowledgement: If any, should be brief.
References: An article should not be referred as “in press’’ unless it has been accepted for publication. The reference should be cited in alphabetical order. The following examples may be followed.

  1. Journal : Ziv, M., Helevy, A.H. and Shilo, R. 1970. Organ and plantlet regeneration of gladiolus through tissue culture. Ann. Bot., 34 : 671-76
  2. Book : Jeswani, L.M. and Baldev, B. 1997. Advances in pulse Production Technology. ICAR. New Delhi, pp. 190-95.
  3. Chapter in a book : Kozai, T. 1991. Micropropagation under photo autotropic conditions. In. Micropropagation : Technology andApplication (Eds.) Kluwer Academic Pub., Dordrecht, pp. 447-69
  4. Thesis : Jeyalakshi, C. 1998. Studies on fruit rot of (Capsicum annuum). M.Sc (Ag) Thesis, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbator, pp. 120-25.
  5. Proceedings : Von Uexkul, H.R. 1985. Potassium nutrition of some tropical plantation crops. Proc. Intl. Symp. on Potassium in April.7-10 July, 1985, Atlanta. pp. 929-24.