Aims and Scope of Oryza

Oryza is an international journal publishing scientific articles on experimental and modelling 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.

 Before submission please check

·         Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'

·         References stated in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa

·         Keywords (3 to 5) has been provided

·         Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided

·         Corresponding author’s contact details has been mentioned



All 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.


Introduction: It 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 concise manner.  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 section.


Conclusion: This 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 xerophyte 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.

 Tables: Number 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 decimal point.

 Illustrations: All 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 at:

For more information,


Editor-in-Chief, ORYZA

Association of Rice Research Workers

ICAR - National Rice Research Institute

Cuttack-753 006, Odisha, India