INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
The scientific journal Grain Crops is included in category "B" of the List of Scientific Professional Publications of Ukraine (Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No. 1301 dated 15.10.2019, Series Agricultural Sciences). Our scientific journal publishes the articles containing the newest experimental data of scientific research, as well as materials of dissertations for the scientific degree of Doctor, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences and PhD in the area of knowledge 20 – Agricultural Sciences and Food, specialty 201 – Agronomy.
Taking into account the subject area of the scientific publication, the Editorial Board of scientific journal Grain Crops accepts only materials covering the scientific researches with grain crops, grain legume crops, groats and oil crops. Please note that the articles published in the journal are professional only for specialty 201 - Agronomy.
Original articles should contain UDC index (Universal Decimal Classification), title, author information, abstract, keywords, abbreviations (if necessary), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References.
Article submission guidelines.The article should not exceed 12 pages, 1.5 cm line spacing, all margins –2 cm, paragraph indent – 1. The text of the article should be in the MS WORD editor in Times New Roman font, 12 pt, on A4 sheet. Avoid automatic hyphenation and page numbering. Please always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units (SI units). Latin names of plant and animal species should be given in accordance with the International Classification in italics.
Title. The title should be concise and informative. The title of the article should be in Times New Roman, Bold font, 10 pt, and capital letters with two character spacing.
- The complete name(s) of each author(s) should be indicated in italics, Times New Roman, Bold, 11 pt below the title.
- The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, city, district, region, country should be indicated under the author's last name in Italics. If the co-authors work in different institutions, superscripts (1, 2) should be used to indicate their affiliation.
- Put an asterisk (*) next to the name and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
- If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s) (In order to obtain an ORCID, you should register at https://orcid.org/. This service is free for individuals).
- The following information about all authors must be presented in a separate file: full name, academic degree, academic rank, position, and place of work (laboratory, department, and chair) with full mailing address, ORCID. Corresponding author additionally indicates office (with code) and personal (mobile) phone numbers, personal e-mail address.
Include the UDC index, first and last name, affiliation, title of the article.
The abstract should briefly and clearly reflect the main information of the article and indicate the main results of the study. It should include the following sections: Topicality. Purpose. Methods. Results. Conclusions. The abstract should be at least 1800–1900 characters with spaces, but no more than 2500, including keywords. Abstracts and keywords should be in Italics, 11 pt. In the abstract, you should use the typical terminology for foreign specialized texts of the relevant subject area. It is necessary to observe the uniformity of terminology within the abstract. The sentences from the article sections should not be copied into the abstract – rephrase them. The abstract should be understandable without reading the article.
Keywords. Please provide 5 keywords (a phrase equals one keyword) that emphasize the essence of the research. Keywords should not repeat words and phrases in the title of the article.
Abbreviations should be used only if absolutely necessary (but not in the Abstract). The list of abbreviations should follow the abstract if necessary. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention in the list of abbreviations and used left unchanged thereafter.
Introduction should contain a general statement of the problem and its connection with important scientific or practical tasks; analysis of the recent studies and publications, in which the solution to this problem was initiated and on which the authors rely, focusing attention on previously unresolved parts of the general problem, to which the article is devoted. The introduction should end with the formulation of the purpose and objectives of the research.
Materials and Methods. This section should contain a clear description of the materials and methods for field and laboratory experiments, as well as the environmental conditions of the experiment. This section should indicate the methods applied for mathematical analysis of experimental data and the results in tables and graphs, diagrams, etc..
Results and Discussion. The presented results should be accurate and without replication, as well as include an assessment of significant differences and other parameters. The section "Results" should contain the answers to the article's entirely questions based on the obtained scientific results.
Conclusions should contain the results of research and prospects for their further implementation and should correspond to the purpose.
Tables. Tables must be placed in the text immediately after the first reference to them. They should be titled and numbered consecutively. Title of the table should be informative. Indicate directly before the table title in Bold and Italics Table 1, capitalize the table title. Table references are in parentheses (Table 1). Notes to the tables should be placed directly under them, 11 pt. All the abbreviations should be deciphered. Tables must be submitted as editable text (in no case as an image), in Times New Roman font, 11 pt.
Figures include maps, charts, graphs, photographs, etc. They should be numbered sequentially. The figure title is placed below the image. If the figure is accompanied by notes, they must be concise and clear and placed directly below it. All letter and number designations in the figure should be in Times New Roman font, 11 pt, and have an explanation in the notes. The figures in full color or in black and white, in one of the standard formats − .xls; .tif; .jpg – should be precise, referenced in the text.
Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets, indicating the sequence number of cited sources in the Reference List.
In the Reference List, titles of works should be placed in the order of mention in the article. The Reference List should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published. It is recommended to use APA style for References List.
If available, please always include DOIs or URLs in your reference list.
It is prohibited to use your own translation – the titles of the articles from the periodicals should correspond to the abstracts in English, published in the periodicals with the indication of the language of the initial publication in the translated publication. The names of publishing houses should be transliterated, if the journal is not translated – its title should also be transliterated. The original language of articles and books translated into English is indicated in brackets after the bibliographic entry.
The article is returned to the author(s) with recommendations for revision if it does not meet the above requirements.
Only articles containing the results of field (at least two years) and/or laboratory experiments that have theoretical and practical significance, are relevant and have not been published previously will be published.
The author must adhere to the principles of academic integrity.
The author is responsible for the correctness of the literary presentation of the text and the accuracy of the given formulations.
After the entry into the editorial office, the article is submitted for review. The authors will be informed about the possibility of its publication or its rejection.