Aims and Scope of ORYZA
ORYZA is an international
journal publishing scientific articles on experimental and modeling
research on all aspects of rice, rice-based
cropping systems and rice based farming system in the form of full-length
papers and short communications. Papers must establish new scientific
insight, original technologies or novel methods that have
general application and relevance to rice crop.
Submission of a manuscript doesn’t
guarantee its publication. The submitted manuscript undergoes strict peer
review. The manuscript may be accepted/rejected based on the reviewer’s
submission please check
has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
stated in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
(3 to 5) has been provided
all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
author’s contact details has been mentioned
manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your
manuscript, for example Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and
Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, Artwork and
Tables with Captions. Please ensure the text of your manuscript is
double-spaced and has consecutive line numbering. Please ensure the figures and
the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in
the manuscript. The corresponding caption should be placed directly below the
figure or table.
Abstract: Maximum 250 words conveying the
objectives and the most important results. It should state briefly the purpose
of the research, the principal results and major conclusions
Key words: Immediately
after the abstract, provide a maximum of 3-5 key words in italics should be
provided for indexing purpose.
should be concise and include the scope of the work in relation to the state of
art in the same field along with specific objectives.
Materials and Methods: A
full technical description of the methods followed for the experiment(s) should
be given, providing enough information. This section should provide sufficient
details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher.
Detailed methodology should be given when the methods are new while for standard
methods, only references may be cited.
Results and Discussion: In
this section, results of the experiment(s) should be reported in a clear and
Data should be properly analyzed. The discussion should deal with
interpretation of results and relate the author’s findings with the past work on
the same subject. Result and Discussion may also be submitted as separate
should indicate important findings of the experiment. This should state clearly
the main conclusions and include an explanation of their relevance or
importance to the field.
Acknowledgements: It should be mentioned at
the end of the article before the references.
Reference style: References in the
text should be quoted by the author’s name and year of publication in
parentheses (in case of single author), both authors' names and the year of
publication (in case of two authors), first author's name followed by "et
al.", and the year of publication (in case of three or more authors); et al. should be
italics. Groups of references should be listed first
alphabetically, then chronologically. In reference section, the references
should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically
if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year
must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c",
etc., placed after the year of publication. Unpublished data, personal
communication and articles in preparation are not acceptable as references but
may be referred to parenthetically in the text.
Reference to a journal publication:
Ozhur, O., Ozdemir, F., Bor, M.,
Turkan, I., 2009.Physiochemical and antioxidantresponses of the perennial
drought. Environ.Exp. Bot. 66 (3), 487–492.
Reference to a book:
Putter, J., 1974.Methods of
Enzymatic Analysis, 2. Academia Press, New York.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G.R., Adams,
L.B., 1999. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones,
B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing
Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.
Journal abbreviations source
Journal names should be
abbreviated according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations.
the tables consecutively in Arabic numerals in accordance with their appearance in
the text. Tables should have comprehensible legends.
Any short legends given for treatments or otherwise should be given in expanded
form below the table. Conditions
specific to a particular experiment should be stated. Zero results must be
represented by 0 and not determined by n.d. The dash sign is ambiguous. For values < 1, insert a zero before the
graphs, diagrams and half-tones should be referred to as Figure and should be
numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. The figures should either match with
the column width (8.5 cm) or the printing area (17.8 x 22 cm). The legends
should be brief and self-explanatory. Define in the footnote or legend any
non-standard abbreviations or symbols used in a table or figure. Convert the
images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for
line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):
EPS (or PDF): Vector
drawings. Embed the font or save the text as 'graphics'.
TIFF (or JPG): Color
or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
TIFF (or JPG):
Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
TIFF (or JPG):
Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500
dpi is required.
Submit your manuscript online at:
For more information,
Dr. A. K. Nayak, FNAAS
of Rice Research Workers
ICAR - National
Rice Research Institute
006, Odisha, India