The Journal Acta Agriculturae Serbica (abbrev. Acta Agric Serb) publishes original research articles (4–10 pages), reviews (not exceeding 18 pages), short communications (up to 5 pages) and M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses (short versions, not exceeding 15–25 pages) which have not been published elsewhere. The Journal covers the fields of agricultural science, biotechnology, biology and other natural sciences. The Journal is published twice a year.
Articles are published in English (manuscripts should be written in good English, using either British or American English), with short abstracts in Serbian.
Full-length research papers should include the following sections:
- Title with UDC number, author/s name/s, affiliation
- Abstract, Keywords
Main text of the manuscript, including the sections
- Material and methods
(Results and Discussion may be combined into a single section, if appropriate)
- Tables and Figures with captions (one per page)
- Title, Affiliationand Abstract typed in Serbian (for authors from Serbia)
Short communications should include the following sections: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgments, References, Tables and Figures with captions.
Title should provide a concise but informative synthesis of the study (maximum 100 characters, including spaces). Authors’ names should have the first initial and surname (for women authors, full first names should be provided). Authors’ affiliations should include the names and addresses of institutions.
Abstract should be a brief summary of the major points covered in the main paper. It should be in one paragraph only, not exceeding 250 words. Keywords should provide 5–6 words or compound words, suitable for an information retrieval system.
Introduction should provide information on current research in the field concerned as well as on the objectives of the study.
Material and Methods should provide a clear description of instruments and equipment, machines, devices, chemicals, diagnostic kits, plants/animals, technology of growing/housing, sampling sites, software used etc.
Results should concisely interpret the data obtained, the observations made and the experiments conducted. Levels of experimental error and the statistical significance of the results should be given. Levels of significance should be indicated as follows: * = P < 0.05, ** = P< 0.001. The International System of Units (SI) should be used.
Discussion can be combined with Results into a single section or it can be a separate section. In the latter case, it should not include any description of results, but should compare the results presented in the paper with the current knowledge on the issue.
Acknowledgments should briefly indicate specific financial, collaborative and/or other forms of support provided during the research and paper preparation.
References should cover all sources of information cited in the text. The in-text citation format should be as follows: for one author (Milosevic 2004), for two authors (Pavlovic and Kojic 2005) and for more than two authors (Markovic et al. 2007). Use commas to separate multiple citations. Multiple citations should be ordered chronologically. In the case of publications in any language other than English, the original title should be retained. The titles of publications in non-Latin alphabets should be translated and annotation given, e.g. "(in Russian with English abstract)"
The list of references at the end of the text should be arranged alphabetically and set out as in the following examples:
Journal article: Vinkovic T., Iljkic D., Paradjikovic N. (2007): Tomato Cultivation on Coconut Husks Substrate. Acta Agriculturae Serbica, 23: 55-60.
Title of journal, abbreviated according to the ISI standards.
Proceedings: Djukic D., Mandic L. (1997): Mineral nutrients for regulating microorganism number and enzymatic activity in the smonitza under wheat. IX Congress of the Yugoslav Society of Soil Research, Faculty of Agriculture, Novi Sad, 411-416.
Book: Bardgett R.D. (2005): The Biology of Soil. Oxford University Press, New York and London.
Book chapter: Emstev V.T., Djukic D. (2000): Adverse effects of mineral nutrients application. In Bojanic M. (eds), Microbiology, Military-publishing Institute, Belgrade, 657-665 pp.
Tables and Figures should be supplied separately, and referred to in the body of the text. Illustrations should be of printable quality, conforming to the journal page dimensions (120 x 180mm), allowing for the caption and margins.
After publication, corresponding authors will receive a free copy of the journal by post.