Open Access Journal "International Agricultural Management"
The online edition appears annually (January / February)
Journal of "International Agricultural Management" is the official online journal of the IMA Network, publishes applied scientific papers of agricultural management and rural development areas. The papers can be written by researcher, phd and master students from IMA partner universities as well with cooperation other domestic and foreign associates.
Articles for this online edition have to be written in English or German with the obligatory short summary in English language at the end of the paper.
Submission of articles
The articles with a cover page have to providing the following information:
full name, name of the university and research group, email address and, where possible, an http address (website). The name and address of the author or authors will be aligned from left to right and single spaced.
Submission of an article to the online edition "IMA" implies that the work described has not been published previously. The paper should report the unpublished results of original research.
The paper should occupy 6 to max. 12 pages.
Format: MS-Word, font Times New Roman, DIN A4, font size 12, interval – 1.5. Page parameters (fields) 2 cm from all sides.
The obligatory parts of each Original scientific paper and Preliminary communication are:
– UDC identifier if available (a paper author can get it by himself/herself in an institution library)
– Title Page,
– Name(s) of author(s),
– Complete postal address (es) of author(s),
– Key words,
– Material and Methods,
– Results and Discussion,
– References and Summary.
Title of the paper
Title page should contain title of the paper in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 12) followed by the address(es) in normal face lower case. The title of the paper should describe the content of the paper as accurately and concisely as possible. Authors are recommended to use words in the title which are suitable for indexing and browsing purposes. The title should be centred and written in capital letters. If the paper has already been announced at certain meeting as an oral presentation, under the same or similar title, the datum should be stated on it at the bottom of the first page, after the data of the corresponding author.
First name, middle initial(s) and last (family) name of all authors, in the original form, should be provided. The names should be written below the title, in lower-case letters, centred and bolded.
The full name and address of the institution where the author is employed should be provided. It should be centred and written immediately after the author’s name. If authors belong to different institutions, the numerals should be placed as the superscript before the name of institution to provide information on the institution where each of the stated authors is employed.
The abstract is a short informative review of the content of the paper, which should enable the reader to estimate its relevance easily and accurately. The abstract should include the aim of research, the methods, the results and the conclusion.
It should contain between 150 and 250 words and be placed between the name of the authors’ affiliations and key words. The title of the abstract should be
bolded and indented pressing the tab key. The colon should be used after the title of the abstract, and then the text of the abstract should follow without any indentation.
Key words are terms or phrases which describe best the content of the article for the needs of indexing and browsing purposes. The number of key words should be 3 to 7. They should appear below the abstract. The title of key words should be bolded and indented by pressing the tab key.
The introduction should answer the questions what was studied, why was it an important question, what was known about it before and how the study will advance our knowledge.
Material and Methods
The material and methods should be clearly outlined explaining all applied procedures in the paper. Generally known methods should be presented briefly, and a detailed explanation should be given if there is a deviation from previously published procedures. Papers, which have an experimental character, should provide the way of statistical data processing. This part, as well as the part Results and Discussion, if needed, may comprise certain subparts, too.
Results and Discussion
In the part Results and Discussion, data obtained on the basis of observation and conducted experiments should be interpreted. In the comment of the results, references should be quoted at the end of the paper, providing the comparison between the obtained results and previous knowledge of the certain area.
All relevant items achieved in the researched area should be mentioned in the conclusion.
Acknowledgements should contain the title and the number of the project, that is, the title of the programme within which the paper was written, as well as the name of the institution which financed the project or programme. It should be placed between the conclusion and references.
References and bibliography (Literature)
References in the text must always be stated in sufficient detail to make the reference clear. In the case of press reports the name and publication date of the medium (e.g.: NZZ of 12.12.1998) are generally sufficient. Where text references cannot be allocated clearly by stating author, year and page only (BACH, 1979: 65), prevent confusion by adding further data (BACH, 1979a: 65).
The bibliography is an alphabetic compilation of all the authors and sources of information named in the text. Provide a separate entry for each source. The customary “GJAE” standard (main purpose: bibliographically clear and sufficiently complete designation of the source) is illustrated clearly in the following examples. Abbreviations used in the text for the references (e.g. NZZ) are explained here.
Publications without an author
AGRA-EUROPE No. 37/98 (14.9.1998): Documentation: 1-21.
Monographs, anthologies and series
FUHS, F.W. (1985): Agrarverfassung und Agrarentwicklung in Thailand. Steiner, Wiesbaden.
Article (Electronic reference)
MAYER, Raoul Étongué and Moustapha SOUMAHORO. “African urban spaces south of the Sahara, transformation and land use clashes” Revue canadienne de géographie tropicale/Canadian journal of tropical geography [on line], posted May 15, 2014. URL: http://www3.laurentian.ca/rcgt-cjtg/
Reference to an Internet site (Journals)
Statistics Armenia, 2014. Publications by years 2014, http://armstat.am/en/?nid=82&year=2014
FAO Statistics. http://faostat3.fao.org/home/E
The summary is given at the end of the paper and should comprise 100 to 250 words. Before the main text of the summary, as well as in English, the title of the paper, first name, middle initial(s) and last (family) name of all authors and the names and addresses of affiliations should be given. The title of the summary is centred and written separately. Below the title, the text of the summary should follow, without any indentation, and immediately after the text of the summary, the key words are given with the full stop at the end. The e-mail address of the corresponding author should be given at the bottom of the page.
The reviewer's data of your article are presented to the editorial board:
– surname, name, patronymic – fully;
– place of employment;
– job position;
– scientific degree;
– e-mail address.
Please send the articles to the e-mail address of: