Abbreviation: Direct Res. J. Agric. and Food Sci.
Language: English
ISSN: ISSN 2354-4147
Journal DOI: 10.26765/DRJAFS
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Author Guidelines


Please follow the guidelines to expedite publication process.

Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that these have not been published nor are being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts intended for publication in the Journal must accompany Soft copy in Microsoft Word send an as online submission in the submission link below:

Research Ethics

Studies involving human subjects should be conducted according to the World Medical Association (WMA)

Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects



Title: It should be brief and relevant. It must contain the essentials of the report that reflect the contents accurately.

Abstract: The abstract should be concise containing the objectives, methodology, main results and conclusions. It should not exceed 200 words. Appropriate keywords must be provided.

Introduction: It should be concise, to the point, and must explain clearly the objectives of the study by giving essential background in content to relevant literature. Please use the (name-year) system when citing references in the text. Where more citations appear at one point, list them chronologically and, within years by alphabetical order. For example Baloch (1992); Sarfraz (1992); Dilawar et al. (1995); Sumera (1995 a, b); Majeed (2000, 2001); Gilani and Muhammad (2002); Hussain and Hassan (2003).

Materials and Methods: Must explicitly describe the materials used, the analytical techniques followed and procedures employed for the data analysis. When using the standard method, provide a complete reference. In case a modified method has been applied., then the modification must be elaborated.

Results and Discussion: Could either be combined or treated separately.

The results should be concisely presented using tables and figures. The same data may not be used in both.

Appropriate statistical data should be given.

The discussion must be developed logically in a proper sequence and should cover the implications and consequences not merely recapitulating the results.

References List all references

Under the heading Literature cited in alphabetical order by the authors’ surname or last name. Make sure that rthe eferences quoted in the text are listed. Several papers by the same author and same year must be followed by a, b, c, etc. after the year. The use of standard abbreviations is preferred. The following information must be provided for each reference.

Author or authors Year of publication; Title of the paper/book; Abbreviated name of the journal; Volume (issue number); inclusive pages. For books and

proceedings, the name of the publisher and location is needed.


Journal articles:

Malik, M.A., A. Ghafoor, M. Saleem, and M.M. Ahmad

(1994). Preservation of watermelon squash using sodium benzoate and

potassium metabisulphite. Pakistan. J. Agr. Sci. 31(1): 58-60.


Awan, J.A. (2002). Food processing and preservation. 1st Ed. Unitech Communications; Faisalabad (Pakistan). P. 135

If the city is well known, no need to give the country, otherwise the country should be written within parenthesis after the city.

Theses or reports

Qaisrani, T.B. (1998). Use of artificial sweeteners in Know drink. M.Sc. thesis (unpublished). Deptt. of Food Tech., Univ. Agri., Faisalabad.

Anonymous. (2002). Economic Survey, Economic Affairs Division, Govt. Pakistan., Islamabad.


Ahmad, M.T. and M.A. Khan (2003). Proc. Pak. Assoc. Sci., 12:59.


Figures: These should be kept minimum. Prepare figures and line drawings using black India ink or laser printer in Corel Draw, Excel or a similar package compatible with Windows 98. Number figures consecutively with number e.g. Figure 1. Captions should describe the contents so that each illustration is understandable. Each figure must be supplied and placed at the end of the manuscript.

Tables Number

Consecutively throughout the manuscript with numbers e.g. Table 1. All numbered tables must be referred to in the text. The table should be few in number, carefully designed, uncrowded containing only essential data. Keep column headings and descriptive matter brief and do not use vertical rules between columns. Only tables that complement the text, rather than duplicate it, will be accepted.

Keep tables to a reasonable size. Large tables should be divided into components.

Acknowledgement, if any, should precede references. In general, strive for a clear straightforward style that shapes up only from an imaginative use of precise, intelligible language. Keep up the literary tone of the presentation, but not at the cost of brevity and clarity.

Acronyms: Must be defined at first mention in the text. Use standard abbreviations.

Units and Currencies: Use Metric/SI (System international) units throughout the manuscript. If non-SI units must be used, please give conversion to the correct SI unit.

Proofs and Reprints: Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file.  Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors can freely download the PDF file from the journal website at which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

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