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Volume 10

Publishing Objectives

The Journal of Semi-Arid Tropical Agricultural Research (J. SAT Agric. Res.) is published electronically at least annually by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).


It is intended as a worldwide communication link for all those interested in the research and development of semi-arid tropical agricultural research and to be a single, freely available web-based electronic source from which researchers can gain access to knowledge of crop and system specific information relevant to the target agro-ecosystem. It is particularly aimed at assisting those locations and partner institutions in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where hard-copy library, and even conventional mail-service, support can be sub-optimal. In addition, it welcomes materials such as bioinformatics and genomic marker diagrams requiring high-quality photographic images that are problematic and expensive to reproduce in hard copy.


What to contribute?

  • Contributions should be current, scholarly and well justified on the grounds of new information that will benefit from wide circulation.

  • Results of recently concluded experiments, newly released varieties, recent additions to germplasm collections, mini-reviews, surveys, policy briefs and other subjects which warrant more rapid or widespread free dissemination than is presently possible in commercially-oriented scientific journals.


Please note that the submission for Volume 12 is closed

Deadline for submission to Volume 13 30 September 2015


How to format contributions


  • The language of contributions should be English using standard North American spellings as appropriate to MS Word.

  • Page length of the manuscript including tables & graphs should usually not exceed 25 pages (Double space, 1 inch margins, verdana font 10).

  • Tables should be separated from the text and placed in portrait orientation at the end of the text body.

  • Keep the list of references relatively short, all of which should have been cited in the text.Provide all the details including author/s, year, title of the article, full title of the journal, volume, and page numbers (for journal articles), and place of publication and publishers (for books and conference proceedings) for every reference.  Cite references as in the format used in Volume 1, Issue 1.

  • Express all quantities only in SI Units.  Spell out in full every acronym you use on the first occasion of use.

  • Give the Latin name of every crop, pest or pathogen at the first mention.

  • Submit an electronic copy to the Editor as an MS Word file attachment to your email.

  • Include the full institutional address of all authors and the email address of the corresponding author.


J. SAT Agric Res. will carefully consider all submissions and will accept only those that conform to its scientific standard and requirements.   The contributions will be formally peer reviewed.  


The editorial board welcomes submissions from its partner organizations, particularly from other CGIAR and associated research centers operating for the benefit of the poor in the semi-arid tropics.

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