Author's Guide

Author's Guide Copyright Release Form

The Agrobiological Records is a Quarterly (January-March; April-June; July-September; October-December) published by the Unique Scientific Publishers. This journal is peer reviewed and open access journal that publishes high-quality original research articles, review articles, short communications, and clinical articles/case reports in the area of Agriculture, Veterinary/Animal Sciences and allied disciplines, etc. The Agrobiological Records publishes the articles/manuscripts those contribute significantly to the knowledge in the field of agrobiological sciences. Preference is given to the original articles that develop new concepts or experimental approaches and are not merely repositories of scientific data.

1. The purpose of Agrobiological Records is to publish the original research papers, review articles, clinical articles/case reports, and short communications that contribute significantly to the knowledge in the field of Agrobiological Sciences.

2. English is the official language of this Journal.

3. Preference will be given to original articles that develop new concepts or experimental approaches and is not merely repositories of scientific data.

4. To verify originality, submitted manuscript will be checked by any originality detection service. Keeping Similarity Index >19% and also Similarity Index from any single source >5% at the time of submission of the manuscript is the responsibility of authors, however, the management of the Agrobiological Records will try to examine it, if found, manuscript is liable to be rejected.

5. The decision of acceptance/rejection of publication lies with the Editor that will be based on the recommendations of the Editorial Board members, and/or invited reviewers.

6. Manuscripts are not rejected except for technical reasons/ethical issues, but authors would be given chance to improve poor English or grammatical mistakes.

Authors can withdraw their manuscripts at any stage from submission to acceptance, however, it will be impossible when published online.

It is the responsibility of the Editor, Agrobiological Records and the Unique Scientific Publishers to take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. In no case the Editor, Agrobiological Records and the Unique Scientific Publishers will encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. If such misconduct case has been reported then Editor, Agrobiological Records and the Unique Scientific Publishers will deal with allegations appropriately.

Authors are required to go through the document "Publication Ethics and Policies of the Agrobiological Records" before submission of the manuscript. The management of the Agrobiological Records is committed to maintain a high academic standard and is unbiased to any religious, nationality and ideological issue. This journal is purely research-based. Thus, we are impartial to anyone.

Only those manuscripts are considered for publication in the Agrobiological Records, the contents of which have not been published and are not being considered for publication in any other journal and prepared keeping all the Ethical guidelines suggested by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). It is assumed that all named authors agree with the contents and form of the manuscript and are responsible for the validity and originality of data presented in the manuscript.

Any behavior contrary to this ethics including plagiarism is unacceptable; the manuscript will be removed from our website and the employer of the author (s) will be asked for strict action against such person (s). Thus, it is the responsibility of the author (s) to ensure that their submitted work does not interfere with any existing copyright material.

The contents of the manuscript published in the Agrobiological Records are the opinions of the authors. Consequently, neither the Editor nor the Publisher (Unique Scientific Publishers) are responsible for the opinions expressed/deduced or plagiarism committed by the author (s).

1. Agrobiological Records is following strictly that all submitted articles will undergo peer review with objective judgments.

2. Manuscripts are sent for Peer-review to reviewers' expert in the field.

3. The Reviewers should not have any conflict of interest; if yes, it is their moral duty to return the manuscript to the Editor without reviewing.

4. Double-Blind Peer Review is the prime policy of the Agrobiological Records; neither reviewers know to whom paper belongs to nor authors know who reviewed their paper. Both identities are masked. To facilitate this, authors must ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in such a way that they do not reveal their identities to reviewers, either directly or indirectly.

5. Authors are encouraged to provide 3 to 4 names of leading scientists in the major field of the study. Include his/her name, designation, official postal address (University/Institute/Company, City, Country, Postal Code), official email address, and telephone/fax number.

6. It is not necessary that reviewers are selected from the list provided by the authors, however, approaching the reviewers by authors will lead to rejection.

Ethical guidelines are developed keeping the standards defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Authors must write Bioethical statement at the start of the Materials and Methods section. Ethics Committee or Bioethics/Biosecurity Committee/Institutional Bioethics Committee approval is mandatory when human or animal/bird subjects/samples are involved in the research. In addition to this approval, authors must have written consent from patients (or relatives/guardians) before submitting the manuscript to the Agrobiological Records. It is taken for granted that the anonymity of the personals involved in research will be maintained.

All animal experiments should comply with the ARRIVE guidelines and should be carried out in accordance with the UK Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and associated guidelines (UK Animal Act 1986) or  EU Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (EU Directive 2010), or the US Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and, as applicable, the Animal Welfare Act.

1. Submission declaration and verification: Submission of an article to the Agrobiological Records indicates that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract in any seminar/conference proceedings, a published lecture or academic thesis, (see 'Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication' for more information), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere (with any other journal), that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

2. The major scientific accomplishment/novelty of the study should be stated in the Cover Letter.

3. Submission requires metadata for all authors including their email address, postal address, telephone/fax number along with ORCiD (Open Research and Contributors Identification). ORCiD allows the creation of unique digital identifiers (ORCiD IDs) for the researcher, facilitating international identification of the researcher and his/her publications. Authors may register themselves at  It is free.

4. The author (s) is/are responsible for all the statements and concepts contained in the manuscript.

5. For the preparation of the manuscript, use the A4 page size and Times New Roman 12 with 1" margin on all sides.

6. Use 1.5 space throughout the text, including the Abstract and References while Tables be arranged at a single space.

7. The pages must be numbered serially on the lower right-hand corner, beginning from the title page.

8. All pages must have continuous line numbering.

9. The Research Articles must contain the following sections: Title, Abstract (about 250 words comprised of purpose of study, methods, results, and conclusion) followed by 4-5 Keywords, Introduction (containing the respective Literature review and rationale of the study), Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Conflict of Interest, Acknowledgements and Authors' Contributions.

10. Duplication of results in Tables/Figures or in text is not allowed.

11. Review Articles could be comprised of appropriate headings and subheadings.

12. Agrobiological Records encourages the use of EndNote software (a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles) for writing references. Only references closely related to the author's work are allowed for citation.

13. References: Citations to journal's articles should be cited in the text as Qasem (2019) or (Qasem 2019), Daba and Mekonnen (2022), or (Daba and Mekonnen 2022), Degla et al. (2022) or (Degla et al. 2022). Name of all authors be written, and the name of the Journal be written in full in the list of references. The list of references at the end of the manuscript must be arranged alphabetically and each reference in the list must appear in the following form:

Daba B and Mekonnen G, 2022. Effect of row spacing and frequency of weeding on weed infestation, yield components, and yield of rice (Oryza sativa L.) in Bench Maji Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia. International Journal of Agronomy 2022: Article ID 5423576.

Degla LH, Kuiseu J, Olounlade PA, Attindehou S, Hounzangbe-Adote MS, Edorh PA and Lagnika L, 2022. Use of medicinal plants as alternative for the control of intestinal parasitosis: assessment and perspectives. Agrobiological Records 7: 1-9.

Qasem JR, 2019. Weed control in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill.) by new biodegradable polypropylene sheets and other soil mulching materials. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 56: 857-866.

Citation to books/book chapter, monographs, proceedings, or thesis must include: 1) author(s) or editor(s); 2) year of publication, 3) title, 4) edition, 5) Publisher and place of publication (city, country) and 6) beginning and final page numbers of the relevant chapter, as shown below:

Bewley JD and Black M, 1994. Seeds: Physiology of Development and Germination, 2nd Ed. Plenum Press, New York, USA.

Hafez MF, 2015. Enteric disorder in poultry: a never-ending story. Proceedings of "International Seminar on Poultry Diseases", University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, 14-15 Dec 2015, pp: 53-61.

Hansen B, 1991. New York City epidemics and history for the public. In: Harden VA, Risse GB, editors. AIDS and the historian. Bethesda: National Institutes of Health; pp: 21-28.

Soomro AH, Raunaq S, Sheikh SA and Khaskheli M, 2015. Assessment of microbial quality of farm buffalo milk. Proceedings of 8th Asian Buffalo Congress, Istanbul, Turkey; 21-25 April 2015, pp: 46.

Tolley NJ, 2010. Functional analysis of a reticulon protein from Arabidopsis thaliana. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.

Wells A, 1999. Exploring the development of the independent, electronic, scholarly journal. Master's Thesis, The University of Sheffield.

12. Some journals abbreviate the name of the journals, thus abbreviation to Agrobiological Records will be Agrobiol. Rec. (Agrobiol Rec).

13. Figures and Tables be kept minimum. All the figures and tables must be referred in the text where appropriate.

14. Illustrations, graphs, photographs will be named as Figures; identified by Arabic numerals like Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.... The figures are supplied as digitized in .JPG or .JPEG or.JPEG or .TIF or.TIFF with at least 300 dpi.

15. Tables must be identified by Arabic numerals like Table 1, Table 2, etc... and must not exceed one page (A4 size) and be arranged after the reference section, however, must be separated.

16. A completely ready manuscript may be submitted through the submission system (Submissions). Get registered first and get password; then follow the instructions given via the submission system or sent the ready manuscript as an email attachment to

17. Any type of inquiry can be submitted to the concerned quarters via the system (contact-us).

18. Articles that are not recommended for publication will be archived, however, authors will be notified why the paper was not approved.

19. Authors' contributions: To qualify for the authorship of the submitted manuscript, every listed author must have made substantial intellectual contribution. Please try one of the below examples or make your own.

1. For multiple authors: RH, RE, and CNO conceived and designed the experiment. CW, ML, and BA performed the study and RE carried out the lab analyses. RH supervised and coordinated the experiments and provided clinical data. CNO performed statistical analyses of experimental data. RE and CW prepared the draft of the manuscript. All authors critically revised the manuscript and approved the final version.

2. For two or three authors: All authors contributed equally to the conception, execution, data collection, data analysis and writing of the manuscript and critically revised the manuscript and approved the final version.

20. Acknowledgments: Authors are encouraged to acknowledge financial support from any source, parent institute, sponsoring agency, etc. Such acknowledgment must be with the grant number. May be any colleague/professional has helped in data analysis or language improvement, must be recognized.

21. Changes to authorship: Authors are expected to carefully consider the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript. The management of "Agrobiological Records" will stick to the original list and order of authors provided at the time of submission. However, if it is deemed necessary, request of such change be addressed to the Editor by the corresponding author along with following information i) the reason for the addition/deletion in author list or re-arrangement in the list of authors, and ii) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances the Editor will consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted.

22. Proofs of accepted manuscript are sent to authors for proof-reading. The authors are required to return within 72 hours.

23. No reprints will be supplied to the authors. All articles are published with Open Access, hence freely available on the website (, thus, can be downloaded without any cost.

All authors must declare any financial and personal relationships with other people or institutions/organizations that could unsuitably affect their research work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, friendship/kinship, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert evidence, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. All authors, including those without competing interests to declare, should create a declaration of competing interest statement (which, where relevant, may specify they have nothing to declare).

1. The Management of the Agrobiological Records strongly believes in Open Access Policy, therefore, after publication, all contents are open for everybody without any cost. However, each accepted manuscript is levied publication charges @ US$ 200. These publication charges are meager to cover the cost of web hosting and maintenance, peer review, administration and management, professional production of articles, and dissemination of published papers to various corners in addition to other publishing functions.

2. Publication charges are payable at post-acceptance, once paid and the Management of the Agrobiological Records has published the article online, then no refund is possible.

3. Full or partial waiver to publication charges is available to authors belonging to developing countries on case-to-case basis.

The Agrobiological Records administration/publisher are trying to build research abilities/resources for authors from underdeveloped and developing countries. The Editorial Board foresees that some authors do not have access to funds to cover APCs, therefore, accept partial payment where limited funds are available. No payment information is requested before an article is accepted, so the ability to pay cannot affect editorial decision. Requests for waivers and discounts will be considered using the following criteria, i) Whether there was external funding for the research for any of the authors, and ii) Whether the authors could contribute from their own personal accounts. In recognition of reviewers' support, any reviewer that returns a full review on time can receive a 20% discount on the article publication charges for a paper for which they are the corresponding author, if submitted within 12 months of completing the review. We do not offer refunds for open access articles once have been published.

The Agrobiological Records provides online access to articles published (through its platform) free of charge to the end-user and that is re-usable. By default, we publish these articles under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license that allows reuse subject only to the use being non-commercial and to the article being fully attributed ( Agrobiological Records makes all open access articles freely available on from the date of publication. These articles are still protected by copyright but are made available under Creative Commons. For all research articles except those funded by an organization that mandates CC-BY, the Agrobiological Records license allows reuse with complete citation of the origin of the article for non-commercial use only. For commercial use, our normal permissions policy applies.

Library Use
Specific permission from administration of the Agrobiological Records is not required at any time after publication for photocopying journal articles or sections of articles for teachers/students/researchers use if the following conditions are met:
i) The library subscribes to the journal. Contact for your library subscription.
ii) Copying is done at the request of the teachers/students/researchers.
ii) A copyright notice appears on the first page of each copy.
Libraries in non-educational and commercial institutions or libraries transacting interlibrary loans may apply for paid permission to photocopy the Agrobiological Records articles through emailing us
Custom Reprints
You may obtain high quality, bound versions of individual Agrobiological Records articles suitable for professional use or display in a portfolio. Reprints may be ordered in multiples of 50. To order reprints, contact
Disallowed Use
Permission is never granted for use of Agrobiological Records for endorsements, implied or otherwise, of products or services, or to use contents as part of advertisements or advertising supplements. Rights for some Agrobiological Records articles may be reverted to the authors. Agrobiological Records reserves the right to redirect any inquiry regarding an Agrobiological Records article to the corresponding author for final disposition.

It is a general principle of scholarly publications; the Editor of the journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding among the submitted articles to the journal shall be published. In making this decision the Editor is guided by policies of the journal's Editorial Board and constrained by such legal requirements in force regarding defamation, copyright violation and plagiarism. An outcome of this principle is the importance of the scholarly archive as a permanent, historic record of the scholarly publication. Articles that have been published shall remain extant, exact and unaltered as far as is possible. However, very occasionally circumstances may arise where an article is published that must later be retracted or even removed.

Article Withdrawal
This clause of the policy is valid only for In-Press Articles which represent early versions of articles and sometimes contain errors or may have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, but less frequently, the articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like.


Article Retraction
This clause of the policy applies on the published (In-Press/Archive) papers in the Agrobiological Records those found violating professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. The retraction of an article by its authors or the editor under the advice of members of the scholarly community has long been an occasional feature of the learned world. Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this best practice is adopted for article retraction by the Agrobiological Records. A retraction note titled "Retraction: [article title]" signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list. In the electronic version, a link is made to the original article. The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. It is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself. The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the (.pdf) indicating on each page that it is "retracted".

Article Removal: Legal limitations
In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove an article from the online database. This will only occur where the article is clearly defamatory, or infringes others' legal rights, or where the article is, or we have good reason to expect it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk. In these circumstances, while the metadata (Title and Authors) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been removed for legal reasons.

Corrigendum can be issued if any major error/mistake is found in text/tables/figures of the manuscript. Changes in sequence of Authors, addition/deletion of authors are not allowed after acceptance, nor corrigendum will be issued for changes in sequence of Authors, corresponding Author(s) and their affiliations.

Modified:  06 April 2024