The manuscript should be organized in the following sequence.
- Title and Authorship [author's name(s) and address(es)]
- Abstract and Keywords
- Materials and methods
- Acknowledgement (optional)
- Tables and figures
- Appendix or Nomenclature (optional)
Title and Authorship: Title should not exceed 12 words and should never contain abbreviations or chemical formulas. Common names of crops are recommended to be used in titles. A series of articles on the same subject are prohibited. Other information, such as grant funding, may be included in the acknowledgement part. The corresponding author should be indicated by "*".
The E-mail address of the corresponding author is requested. The title page should also give a short title of up to 50 characters for heading successive pages.
Abstract: Abstract is the second manuscript page and should not exceed 250 words. It should not include bibliographic, figure, or table references. Equations, formulas, obscure abbreviations, and acronyms also are inappropriate. The abstract should be followed by key words indicating the contents of the research paper.
Introduction: Introduciton should be brief and clearly state the aim of study. The literature review should be limited to information that is pertinent to the experiment.
Materials and methods: Materials and methods should include enough detail so that a competent scientist can repeat the experiments. Methods should be cited by a reference if well known methods were used.
References: If reference is made in the text listed in References, refer to them by the author(s) family name and the year published according to the Harvard system. For those publications written by three or more authors, the name of the senior author followed by et al. should be used.
All literature cited should be listed in alphabetical order, by the author's family name. For the same author, or for the same set of authors, literature cited should be arranged chronologically. If there is more than one publication in the same year for the same author(s), the letter a, b, etc. should be added to the year. Please note the following examples, and refer details to the literature citation in the current issue of the JPB.
- Hartmann HT, Kester DE, Davies Jr. FT, Geneve RL (1997) Plant propagation: Principles and practices. 6th ed. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
- Lee KR, Choi YJ, Kim SH, Roh KH, Kim JB, Kim HU (2011) Current biotechnology for the increase of vegetable oil yield in transgenic plants. J Plant Biotechnol 38:241–250
- Karukstis KK (1991) Chlorophyll fluorescence as a physiological probe of the photosynthetic apparatus, p. 769-795. In: H. Sheer (ed.). Chlorophylls. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
- Murata K, Nakamura C, Fujiwara M, Mori N, Kaneda C (1997) RFLP mapping of brown planthopper resistance gene in rice. Proc. of the 8th SABRAO Genetal Congress and the Annual Meeting of the Korean Breeding Society. Seoul, Korea. pp.193-194.
Tables and figures: Tables and figures should be selfexplanatory. Tables and figures must be set out on separate sheets in numerical order. The table should be divided between the table head (for basic information) and notes (for significance, notation and definition, or procedure). Figures must be provided separately from the text. Use the shoulder letters z), y), x), w), v), u), t), s), r).... The the shoulder letters or numbers should be cited left to right and top to bottom in the table. The *, **, and *** are always used in this order to show statistical significance at the 0.05, 0.01, and 0.001 probability levels, respectively, and cannot be used for any other footnote. Ideally, use tables and figures that can be reduced to one column (8 cm) or two columns width (17 cm).
Units of Measurement: All measurements should be in metric units.
Nomenclature: Common name, Latin binomial or trinomial (in italics), and the authority for all plants, insects, and pathogens should be given at first mention in the abstract or text. Crop cultivars must be identified by single quotation marks when first in the abstract or text unless cultivar status is already clear (e.g., identified by the word cultivar or the abbreviation cv).