Journal of Hill Agriculture (JHA)

Journal of Hill Agriculture (JHA) is an international journal and the official publication of Indian Society of Hill Agriculture (ISHA). It publishes the original research papers in all branches of agriculture and allied science which are of primary interest to the agricultural development in hill and mountain regions of the whole world.

The publication is open to the members of Indian Society of Hill Agriculture but it also accepts papers from non-members if all authors become the annual/life member when a paper is submitted / accepted for publication and intimated after a review.

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  Types of Papers Accepted for Publication in JHA

Types of Articles published in JHA

a. Strategy paper. These papers are invited exclusively by invitation from the personalities of eminence to give their opinion on the trends of agricultural development and future of various sectors of agriculture and allied disciplines and related development issues all over the world especially in hill and mountain regions.

b. Review paper. It should be comprehensive, critical and updated on a recent topic of importance. The maximum page limit is of 14 double spaced typed pages including Tables and Figures. It should cite latest references and identify some gaps for future. It should have a specific Title followed by the Name(s) of the author(s), Affiliation, Abstract, Key words, main text with subheadings, Acknowledgements (wherever applicable) and References.

c. Research paper. The paper should describe a new and confirmed findings. Should not generally exceed 12 typed pages including Tables/Figures etc. A paper has the following features. Please consult previous issues of JHA for your reference and help.
  • Title followed by author (s) and affiliation: address of the institution (s) where the research was undertaken and e mail address of corresponding author.
  • Abstract: Entire work along with the highlights of the findings must be given concisely in 200 to 300 words.
  • Key words: About 5- 6 keywords to be indicated.
  • Introduction: This must highlight importance of the problem and its relevance to hill agriculture including pervious work done and gaps thereof.
  • Materials and Methods: Describe the materials used in the experiments, year of experimentation, site etc. Describe the methods employed for collection and analysis of data in short.
  • Results and Discussion: This segment should focus on the fulfillment of stated objectives as given in the introduction and contain findings presented in Tables, Figures and photographs. Data should be statistically analyzed following suitable experimental design. Same data should not be presented in the table and figure form. Avoid use of numerical values in findings, rather mention the trends and discuss with the available literatures. At the end give short conclusion.
  • Acknowledgements: (wherever applicable).
  • References: Reference to literature should be arranged alphabetically as per author's names, should be placed at the end of the article. Each reference should contain the names of the author with initials, the year of the publication, title of the article, the abbreviated title of the publication according to the World List of Scientific Periodicals, volume and page(s). In the text, the reference should be indicated by authors’ name and year of publication in brackets. eg. (Smith 1979, Sharma and Nautiyal 2009, Raghav et al. 2010). If there are more than two or more references mentioned together in one bracket they should be written in chronological order.
d. Short communication: The text including Table(s) and Figure(s) should not exceed 5 pages. It should have a short title, followed by name of author(s) and affiliation and References. There should be no subheadings, i.e. Introduction, Materials and Methods etc. The manuscript should be in paragraphs mentioning the brief introduction of the of the topic and relevance of the work, followed by a short description of the materials and the methods employed, results and discussion based on the data presented in 1 or 2 table(s)/figure(s) and a short conclusion at the end. References should be maximum seven at the end.
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