Guide for Authors


(1) IJPP will be published by Springer Nature since January 2018. Please use below link to reach the journal webpage and for the submission of your manuscript:

(2) Authors should provide us with names, emails and addresses of at least five independent referees preferably from other countries. The referees should not be close friends, should not work at the same department as authors, and should have published papers in peer reviewed international journals on the subject of the manuscript.

(3) Please check ‘Aims and Scope’ of the journal for common rejection reasons before submitting your manuscript.


Manuscripts for submission must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscript checked by an English speaking colleague prior to submission. The manuscripts should be double spaced. After review process, the Editor-in-Chief will inform the authors of the acceptance, rejection or necessity of revision of the manuscript.

The manuscript should be arranged as follows:

Title: including full title, the name(s) of the author(s), their affiliation and the name and phone/fax number of the corresponding author to whom proofs and requests for offprints should be sent.

Abstract: provide an abstract of no more than 250 words. This will consist of four sections, background, methods, results, conclusions, which should concisely describe, respectively, the problem being addressed in the paper, how the study was performed, the salient results and what the authors conclude from the results.

Keywords: three to six keywords characterizing the content of the paper.

Introduction: this section should contain statements about the reasons for doing the work and a concise analysis of the essential background.

Materials and methods: this section should provide sufficient information and references on the techniques adopted to permit their replication.

Results: the content of this section should permit full comprehension of the data reported in figures and tables.

Discussion: this should underline the significance of the results and place them in the context of previous research. The Results and Discussion could be merged in a single section.

Acknowledgements: if appropriate.

References: references in the text should be in full if they have one or two authors (e.g.: Author, 2004; Author and

Author, 2002); in the case of multiple authors they should be cited as Author et al., 1992. In the reference list, periodicals [1, 2], books [3], and multi-author books [4, 5] should be arranged in alphabetical order with the following examples:

1 Hogarth, D.M., Ryan, C.C., Taylor, P.W.J., 1993. Quantitative inheritance of rust resistance in sugarcane. Field Crops Res. 34, 187-193.
2 Chettri, M.K., Sawidis, T., Zachariadis, G.A., Stratis, J.A., 1997. Uptake of heavy metals by living and dead Cladonia thalli. Environ. Exp. Bot.37, 39-42.
3 Gaugh, Jr., H.G., 1992. Statistical Analysis of Regional Field Trials. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
4 Snobas, B.A., Wilkins, D.E., Hadjichristodoulou, A., Haddad, N.I., 1988. Stand establishment in pulse crops. In: Summerfield, R.J. (Ed.), World Crops: Cool Season Food Legumes. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp 257-259.
5 Rice, K., 1992. Theory and conceptual issues. In: Gall, G.A.E., Staton, M. (Eds.), Integrating Conservation Biology and Agricultural Production. Agric. Ecosyst. Env. 42, 9-26.

Figures: avoid unnecessary 3D figures.

Photographs: dimensions should be appropriate for reduction, as described for figures.

Tables: tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.

Units: authors are required to use the International System of Units (SI).

Scientific Names: common names of organisms should always be accompanied, when first cited, by their complete scientific name in italics (genus, species, attribution and, if appropriate, cultivar).

Formulae: mathematical formulae must be carefully typed, possibly using the equation editor. When a paper contains several equations they should be identified with a number in parentheses (e.g. Eq. 1).

Proofs: one set of proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. Only typing errors may be corrected: no changes or additions to the accepted manuscript will be allowed.

Page charge: IJPP does not have page charges.


Checklist for Authors


Please make sure about the following checks before submitting your manuscript. All of them are mandatory and much accelerate processing of your manuscript. Because of the heavy work load and our limited resources we have to release back to the authors those manuscripts that do not follow our “Guide for Authors” and “Checklist for Authors”. These rejected manuscripts cannot be re-submitted until after 6 months.


  • All major components (such as an abstract) are present.
  • Title adequately describe the subject of the manuscript and contain 12 or fewer words.
  • Abstract is brief (preferably
  • The length of MS is acceptable (preferably
  • Lines are numbered.
  • Pages are numbered.
  • References are complete and in correct format of IJPP.
  • Graphics are readable/suitable/standalone.
  • Tables are readable/suitable/standalone.
  • Tables, Figures, and Equations are in correct sequence.
  • Writing style of the MS is academic, simple and clear.
  • The MS is well-organized.
  • English of the MS is satisfactory.