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  1. Articles are the author’s original work.

  2. Articles have never been published or given to the other publication media.

  3. Articles have relevance to the fields of Agricultural sciences.

  4. Articles should be in the form of Research Articles.

  5. Published articles don’t always reflect the Editor’s view.


Manuscripts should have numbered lines and Times New Roman Font 12 double spacing, throughout, i.e. also for abstracts, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered continuously. Avoid excessive usage of italics to emphasize part of the text. The basic structure of an Original Research Paper usually as following: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections. Other types of articles like Reviews and Short Communications may be organized in a different format, but the content must be properly structured in different sections with suitable headings and sub-headings. Case reports, Opinions, Editorials, and Letters to Editors etc. may have less structured or unstructured formats.

Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation

  • The Systematics of the written article is as follows:

    1. Cover Letter

    2. Title

    3. Author's name

    4. Affiliations / Institutions

    5. Email (Correspondent Author / First Author)

    6. Abstract

    7. Keywords

    8. Introduction

    9. Material and Methods

    10. Results and Discussions ( or separated)

    11. Conclusions

    12. Acknowledgment

    13. Declarations

    14. References

    15. Tables and Figures 

Cover Letter

Dear Editor-In-Chief,

I am enclosing herewith a manuscript (Original Article) entitled “[…………………………..]” submitted to “[SVU-International Journal of Agricultural Science]” for possible evaluation. The work described in article we herewith submit has not been published previously, it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Corresponding author



  1. The article title is written using Times New Roman, size 12pt, center, and bold.

  2. Title should be concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

  3. Add space after (1 space)


  1. The author’s name, affiliation, and e-mail are written using Times New Roman size 12pt, center, and 1 space.

  2. Author’s name using the full name.and check that all names are accurately spelled.  [Example : Person A., N. Other, and D. Author]

  3. The email, Tel., Fax are given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author or first author.

  4. The Affiliation tailored to the author’s institution.

  5. The affiliation is written as follows: Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, South Valley University,Qena 83523, Egypt.

  6. After the email add 1 space.


  1. The abstract must be consisting of a brief description of the purpose of study; experimental treatments used;

    results obtained, preferably with quantitative data; significance of findings; conclusions; implications of results if appropriate.

  2. The abstract is written using Times New Roman, size 12pt, 1 space.

  3. The abstract must be written in one paragraph consisting of 300 words with the indentation (the first line of the protruding paragraph) is 1 cm.

  4. Abstract’s paragraphs must be written in left and right alignment (justify).

  5. After the last line of the abstract add one space before writing keywords.


    1. Keywords are written 1 space below the abstracts.

    2. Keywords consist of at least 3 words and a maximum of 6 words.

    3. The word "Keywords" must be written in bold.

Note: Use of italics
Any Latin phrases, e.g. in vivoet al., should be italicized. For species names, only italicize if the name in full is used, e.g. Salmonella infantis or if suffixed by ‘spp.’, e.g. Clostridia spp., when referring to multiple or undefined species. The first part of the species name should be capitalised, and the second in lower case, without exception (e.g. Salmonella dublin). All other references to bacterial, animal or plant family names, should be formatted as regular text, e.g. ‘birds that test campylobacter-positive…’.

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
Material and methods
provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.

The results must be presented in order of their significance. Results should be given in logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures. Only the most important findings should be summarized. Results for all the outcomes identified in the Methods Section should be given. Tables and Figures should be provided, if they are essential to explain the results/to assess supporting data. Tables with too many entries can alternatively be represented by a graph.

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. Combined 'Results and Discussion' sections are only acceptable for 'Short Communications', except under compelling circumstances.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


    1. References are written sorted alphabetically by the  Harvard Style (Cite Them Right).

    2. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript.

    3. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of authors' names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.

    4. References list only consist of references that are cited in the article.

    5. The reference list wrote in a hanging format.

    6. The accuracy of the references is the responsibility of the author(s).

• In-text citation:  Indirect quotation

  1. 1 author: (Abdel-Wareth, 2015) … Abdel-Wareth  (2015)

  2. 2 authors: (Abdel-Wareth and Elsadek, 2015) …according to Abdel-Wareth and Elsadek (2015)....

  3. More than two authors: (Abdel-Wareth et al., 2015) Abdel-Wareth et al. (2015) proved that….

• In-References list:

The basic format would be:

Journal article :
Author(s)last name, Initial. (Published Year) ‘Title of Article’,  Title of Journal, Volume number (issue number), Page numbers of the whole article.

Fawaz, M.A., Südekum, K.H., Hassan, H.A., and Abdel-Wareth, A.A.A. (2019) ‘Effects of nanoparticles of zinc oxide on productive performance of laying hens – a review’, SVU-International Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 1(1), pp. 13-20.

Shirazi, T. (2010) 'Successful teaching placements in secondary schools: Achieving QTS practical handbooks', European Journal of Teacher Education, 33(3), pp. 323–326. doi:10.1080/02619761003602246.

Surname, Initial. (Year of publication) Title.  Edition if later than first. Place of publication: publisher.Series and volume number if relevant.

Chapter in an edited book:
Chapter author(s) (Published Year) ‘Title of chapter’, in Editor(s) of book followed by (ed.) or (eds.) Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher, Page numbers of whole chapter.

Author(s) or organization (Published Year) Title of report. Place of Publication: Publisher.
OR if accessed online
Author(s) or organization (Published Year) Title of report. Available at: web address (Accessed: date).

Theses :
Author (Year of submission) Title of thesis (in italics). Degree statement.  Degree-awarding body

Ex: DiGiacomo, K. (2011). The physiological and metabolic responses to heat in ruminants. PhD. The University of Melbourne, Australia.


Author of paper (Year of publication (in round brackets) Title of paper', Title of conference: subtitle. Location and date of the conference. Place of publication: Publisher, Page references for the paper.
Ex: Cook, D. (2000) 'Developing franchised business in Scotland', Small firms: adding the spark: the 23rd ISBA national small firms policy and research conference. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen 15-17 November. Leeds: Institute for Small Business Affairs, pp. 127-136.
Newspaper articles:
Surname, Initial. (Year of publication) 'Title of article', Title of Newspaper, Day and month, Page reference.

Web pages:
Surname, Initial. (Year that the site was published/last updated) Title of web page. Available at: URL (Accessed: date). 

Tables and Figure

Please submit tables and figures as editable text and not as images.
Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end.
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.
Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells. 

Editorial Policies 

Open Access Policy: 

This journal SVU-IJAS, provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users have the right to Read, download, copy, distribute, print or share link to the full texts under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License.  

Plagiarism Screening Policy:

All submitted manuscripts are checked by using Similarity Check provided by Crossref and powered by (iThenticate) to detect and prevent plagiarism and maintain the integrity and clarity of our journal. And making sure only original research is published.  

Privacy Statement: 

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. 

Publishing costs in SVU-International Journal of Agriculture Sciences: 

All articles submitted SVU-International Journal of Agriculture Sciences and subsequently accepted, will be subjected to a competitively priced Article Publishing Charge (APC) of 1500 Egyptian pounds for Egyptian author ( up to 10 pages and 20 Egyptian pounds for each additional page) and the Publishing fee is one hundred fifty dollars (150 $ USD ) for non-Egyptian authors (up to 10 pages and 10 $ USD for each additional page). The corresponding author of the accepted article will be responsible for payment and will be informed with the requested fees and payment method via email. If the author needs printed copies of his/her manuscript, he/she will pay extra charges for each copy. Such articles will be published as open access content and be covered by Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License. 

This journal is published every quarter (four times a year), Call for paper is open from (January – March) for the first issue, from (April – June) , for the second issue, from (July – September) for the third issue, and from (October – December) for the fourth issue. All accepted articles are immediately published online. The hard-copy of SVU-IJAS issues are published with all accepted online papers within each publication period.