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International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research (NAAS RATING 4.6)

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International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research (Formerly Pantnagar Journal of Research) published thrice a year, considers full length articles, short communications and invited review articles covering Agriculture, Veterinary & Animal Science, Engineering, Basic Sciences and Home Science for publication. Articles must be original reports of research not simultaneously submitted to or previously published in any other scientific or technical journal. This is a peer-reviewed journal and will be published as Online Journal in near future.

  • NAAS rating of the University Journal “International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research [IJBAAR]" has increased to 4.60
  • The Journal has been included in University Grants Commission’s [UGC] approved List of Journals for the purpose of Career Advancement Scheme [CAS] and Direct Recruitment of other Academic Staff.

  • Format

    Please use only Times New Roman for text (10 point) and symbol for greek letters. The article should have ABSTRACT, Key words, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, REFERENCES. The manuscript should be typed with 1.5 spacing with page and line numbers on one side of paper only. The title should be bold sentence case; sub-heading should be bold italic and sub- subheading normal italic.

    At the head of manuscript the following information should be given; the title of paper, the name(s) of the author(s), the institute where the research was carried out. The e-mail address of corresponding author should be mentioned. The abstract should be concise and should represent the main text. The abstract should not exceed 175-200 words. Upto 10 alphabetically arranged key words should be added after abstract. Each figure, table and bibliography entry must have a reference in the text. The manuscript file including tables, graphs and figures must be in MS Word (doc/docx) and Window Compatible. The repetition of the information in the form of table and graph MUST be avoided.


    Typed manuscript in 1.5 spacing should not exceed 15 pages including figures, tables and list of references. Manuscript for short communication should not exceed 5 pages with not more than a total 2 figures or tables.

    Units, Abbreviations and Nomenclature

    For physical units, unit name and symbol the SI system should be employed. Biological name should be given according to latest international nomenclature. The names of varieties or genotypes must start and end with single inverted comma. (eg. ‘Pant Dhan 4’; ‘Pant L 5’)

    Tables and Figures

    Tables and Figures should be limited to necessary minimum. It is essential that figures are submitted as high resolution scan. The tables should fit in normal lay out of the page. Self explanatory tables should be typed on separate pages with appropriate title


  • For citing references, a recent issue of the journal should be consulted ensuring the names and date in the text and the end of article. They should be cited in alphabetical order. Examples
  • Allard, R.W. (1960) Principles of Plant Breeding. John willey and sons Inc., New York, pp. 485-486.
  • DWR (2009) Proceedings of the 48th All India Wheat and Barley Research workers meet held at IARI, New Delhi, Aug. 28-31.
  • Khan, I.A., Deadman, M.L. and AL- Habsi, K. (2001) Screening potatoes varieties for tuber production in Arid regions: Effect of planting date on yield potential, Agricultural Science 6, 41-46.
  • Das, P. and Singh, P. K. (1989). Gerbera. In: Commercial Flowers. T. K. Bose and L.P. Yadav (ed.). Naya Prakash, Calcutta.
  • The Plant List (2010). Version 1 Published on internet. Accessed on 12 March 2012.
  • Publication Charges

    Any one author of manuscript at the time of its acceptance must be member of IJBAAR. The printing charge is rupees two hundred per A4 page of manuscript. Annual Membership: Students 200; Individual 300; Membership for 5 years 1000/- The payment may be made in favour of Director Experiment Station/Comptroller, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar through bank draft payable at SBI Pantnagar (Code 1133) or UCO Bank Pantnagar (Code 0678). Electronic payments can be made to account no 10773371506 of SBI Bank [NEFT IFSC Code: IFC Code SBIN 0001133]. The proof of payment must be sent in hard copy.

    Proof Correction

    Electronic proof will be sent for correction to the extent of the type setting errors.

    While preparing manuscripts, authors are required to go through the latest issue of Journal. Authors are also required to send the names and e-mail address of at least 3-4 reviewers appropriate to their article. Careful observation of instructions as indicated above will facilitate quick handling of the manuscript and publishing of the paper.

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