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The Indian Journal of Nematology is published twice a year. Original papers on all aspects of plant-parasitic, entomopathogenic and other soil-inhabiting nematodes will be considered for publication. Other publications will include short communications, papers discussing new concepts and abstracts of papers presented at the symposia sponsored by the Nematological Society of India. The author should be a member of the Nematological Society of India; a non-member, however, can communicate his papers through one of the members of the Society.

All manuscripts are to be typed in English, double-spaced throughout, including tables and citations, on white paper with 2.5 cm margin all around. A short title should be given at the beginning of each article. One original and one carbon copy of the manuscript should be sent to the Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Nematology, Division of Nematology. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012, India, with the understanding that it is to be published exclusively in the Indian Journal of Nematology. Papers will be reviewed by the subject specialists and decision regarding acceptance will be communicated to the contributors in due time.

Normally, papers should not exceed 6 printed pages but longer papers will be considered on merits. However, contributors may be charged to pay extra cost of printing of the pages exceeding six. Metric and Celsius units are to be used. Title of the paper should be followed by author's name, institutional affiliation, postal and e-mail address, a condensed factual abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgement if any and references. The page number should be marked on the right hand corner of each page of the manuscript. For taxonomic papers, authors are advised to send the type / identified specimens alongwith the manuscript for deposition in National Nematode collection of India at Division of Nematology, I.A.R.I., New Delhi-110012.

Each table should be typed in a separate page. Figure legends are also to be typed on a separate sheet. Figures, illustrations and lettering should be large enough on final reduction, and in planning taxonomic plates, proportions of the journal page size (28.0cm x 22.0 cm) should be kept in mind to allow for the figure legends. Photocopies of the original illustrations are to be sent at the time of sending manuscripts and original illustrations are to be sent only after acceptance of the paper is intimated. Author's name and serial number of the figure should be written on the back side of the illustrations or photographs lightly with pencil. Coloured illustrations will not be printed. Data are to be presented either by tables or figures, not by both. An identical copy of the manuscript may also be supplied on a 3.5" floppy diskette in MS-Word, as far as possible.

References cited in the text should be listed alphabetically and the citations should be complete including authors, year of publication, title of article, journal, volume and inclusive pages. Abbreviations should be as in the World List of Scientific periodicals. e.g. Linford, M.B. & Yap, F. (1940). Some host plants of the reniform nematode in Hawaii. Proceedings of Helminthological Society of Washington 7 : 42-44; White, P.R. (1943). A handbook of plant tissue culture, Jaques Cattel Press, Lancaster, Penn., pp. 277.

International rules of nomenclature should be followed in naming of organisms. Binomials should be underlined.

The trade names of nematicides and other chemicals should be preceded by their chemical nomenclature.

The contributors kindly send their manuscript through e-mail.


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