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Guide to writing and editing articles in

 Journal of Plant Breeding

1- Objectives

(1) Dissemination and dissemination of research results in the field of plant breeding, (2) helping to develop and promote knowledge in the field of plant breeding and (3) providing a suitable environment for the exchange of ideas and information between academic and research centers in the country. In the field of crop breeding

2- Subject of articles

Plant breeding, ‌ Modification for living and non-living environmental stresses, Mutation modification, Molecular plant modification and plant biotechnology and other issues related to crop modification

3- Conditions for reviewing articles

This publication reviews received articles with the following features for publication:

In line with the above topics.

Be the result of studies, experiences and research of the author (s).

The result is an extensive review and analysis of previous findings.

The article has not been previously published or published in another journal. After publishing the article, the copyright is reserved for the journal and the author (s) should not submit their articles to other scientific-research or promotional journals (whether in Persian or other languages).

The submitted articles should be prepared in accordance with the journal's writing guide. Failure to comply with the guidelines for writing the article will not be sent to the judges for scientific evaluation.

4- Writing guide

The editorial board of the Journal of Plant Breeding Research considers it necessary to strictly follow the following instructions as the conditions for accepting the article:

The different sections of the article, respectively, include 1- title, 2- Persian abstract, 3- keywords, 4- introduction, 5- materials and methods, 6- results and discussion, 7- thanks and appreciation, 8- sources and 9- abstract It is in English.

4-1- Title

The title of the article should be concise and clear and should not exceed 25 words.

4-2- Abstract

The Persian and English abstracts are a summary of the article with an emphasis on purpose, research method and results, and are in a continuous paragraph and a maximum of 300 words. The English abstract is a comprehensive translation of the Persian abstract.

4-3- Keywords

Keywords include a minimum of five and a maximum of eight separate words about the research topic that, if possible, do not include the words in the title. English keywords should be given below the English abstract in alphabetical order equivalent to Persian keywords.

4-4- Introduction

The introduction includes the statement of the problem, the introduction and necessity of the research and the reference to the previous research, and at the end of it, in a sentence or paragraph, the purpose or objectives of the research are mentioned.

4-5- Materials and methods

A complete description of the area, place and time of implementation, sampling methods, materials and equipment used, test plan and methods of measurement and statistical analysis.

4-6- Results and discussion

All quantitative and qualitative research results should be presented in this section based on the table and figure (curve, diagram, image or photo, map). In this section, the results obtained will be discussed according to the objectives of the research and the findings of others. Research recommendations and suggestions should also be included in this section.

4-7- Thanks and appreciation

The author (s) of the article can thank the funders and contributors for the research in this section (this section is optional).

4-8- Resources

The sources used are numbered in Latin and in alphabetical order of the first author's last name and are given at the end of the article.

If there are several authors, after writing the last name and the first letter of the first author's name, for other writers, first the first letter of the name and then the last name of each of them should be given.

Mention the full name of the magazines. Also, the first letter of each word in the name of the magazine should be in capital (Capital).

Consider the proper location of a period, comma, colon, and space, as in the following examples.

The first letter of the first word in the title of the source should be capital letter.

In the text of the article, the sources used should be introduced by mentioning the number in parentheses. There should be no space between resource numbers and only commas should be used (4,2,18).

When citing the name of the author (s) in the text of the article, the source number should be given in parentheses in front of the author (s) and the year should be avoided (Ebrahimi et al. (4) found in a study that ....)

If the authors of the cited sources are more than two, state the last author's last name in the text and use the word "et al."

 For translated books, write the source based on the family name and the name of the translators.

About the book, respectively: authors (translators), year of publication, full title of the book, volume number, 2 editing numbers, publisher, city and country of the publisher and the number of pages of the book.

Taiz, L. and E. Zeiger. 2010. Plant Physiology. 5th edn. Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA, 782 pp.

If a chapter of an edited book is used in the following order: author (s) of the chapter, year of publication of the book, title of the chapter, reference to the original book with the word In :, editor (editors) of the book with ed. Or eds. Inside the parentheses, book title, chapter page number, publisher, city and publisher country.

Franklin, C.I. and R.A. Dixon. 1994. Initiation and maintenance of callus and cell suspension cultures. In: Dixon, R.A. and R.A. Gonzales (eds.) Plant cell culture, a practical approach. 1-25 pp., Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

About the article in order: author (s), year of publication of the article, title of the article, 3 titles of the journal, volume number, journal number inside the parentheses and the first and last pages of the article in the journal.

Ratnayaka, H.H., W.T. Molin and T.M. Sterling. 2003. Physiological and antioxidant responses of cotton and spurred anode under interference and mild drought. Journal of Experimental Botany, 54 (391): 2293-2305.

About conference papersIn order: author (s), year of publication, article title, conference title, page number, location (city and country).

Clarke, H.J., F. Shan, G. Yan, J. Plummer and K. Siddique. 2002. Genetic diversity of chickpea and its wild relatives: the potential of DNA profiles. 12th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference, 204-206 pp., Perth, Australia.

About the dissertation in order: author, year, title, dissertation period (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.), university, city, country, number of pages.

Palanivel S. 1998. In vitro studies on groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) for crop improvement. PhD Thesis, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India. 156 pp.

All sources printed in Persian should be distinguished from non-Persian sources by writing (In Persian) at the end.

Hatami, R., G.A. Ranjbar and S.K. Kazemitabar. 2011. Effect of medium type and hormonal compositions on callus induction, plantlet regeneration and rooting of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) cultivars. Journal of Crop Breeding, 3 (8): 15-29. (In Persian)

For resources published by an institution or organization without mentioning the names of individuals, the name of the institution or organization can be given first, or the word Anonymous can be used.

For Internet resources, provide the full Internet address at the bottom of the source.

If the sources that are in print are used, use the In press after the author's name (Gan) in parentheses.

 4-9- Writing style

- The article should be prepared in a maximum of 12 pages with a spacing line (one centimeter) in the form of two columns (a newspaper with a width of seven columns per column) and a margin of three centimeters in Word 2007 software. 2 Mitra 12 font for Persian text and Times New Roman 10 font for English words in the text.

- For other parts of the article, use the following type and size of cuttings: (1) Persian title 2 Mitra 14 and highlighted (Bold), (2) Author's name (gan) 2 Mitra 11 and highlighted (Bold), (3) Dependence Organizational Author (s) 2 Mitra 9, (4) Persian Abstract 2 Mitra 10 and Bold and English words in the text Abstract Times New Roman 8 and Bold, (5) Heading of sections 2 Mitra 12 and Bold ( Bold) and under the heading of each section 2 Mitra 11 and Bold which is not numbered, (6) in the English Abstract section the title of the article Times New Roman 12 and Bold, the names of the author (s) Times New Roman 11 and Bold, organizational affiliation of Times New Roman 10, English abstract text Times New Roman 11, abstract title and keywords Times New Roman 11 and Bold.

- Tables and figures should be given in non-column in the text after the relevant explanations, and Persian titles of tables with 2 Mitra 11 font size on top of them and English titles of tables with font size of Times New Roman 9 as well as titles of figures with 2 Mitra 11 font size. And English titles of figures with Times New Roman 9 font size should be mentioned at the bottom. Mentioning the unit (in the metric system) and scale for tables and figures in Persian and English is essential. The tables are designed to be open (only the top and bottom lines are visible) and the box around the figures is not included. It is emphasized that the numerical scales in the horizontal and vertical axis of the shapes are English.

- The scientific name of plants or animals both in the text and in sources in italics (italic).

- The English equivalent of specialized words should be subtitled on each page.

5- Submit an article

The article should be sent in two separate versions, one with the author's name (Gan) and the other without the author's name (Gan) through the publication's website ( To submit an article, first complete the database registration form and then refer to the article submission section. Also, receive the letter of commitment form from the magazine site and complete and send it.

Registration and submission of the article must be done by the person in charge of the correspondence of the article. The journal will only be responsible for correspondence.

Article specifications include the title of the article, the name of the author (s), their academic rank and organizational affiliation, along with the e-mail and contact number of the responsible author.

After submitting an article to the journal, any change in the number of authors must be notified in writing to the journal by the responsible author.

The articles received will first be reviewed quantitatively and qualitatively by the editorial board, and if appropriate (provided that the points outlined in this guide are followed), to be evaluated by at least three well-known and anonymous referees for the author. (Gan) will be sent to the relevant field.

Acceptance and publication of the article is subject to all edits requested by the Office of the Journal.

6- The cost of the initial review of the article

Following the letter of permission to receive money from the authors of the initial review of the article (before sending it to the editorial board members) to appoint a referee and send it to the referee subject to payment of five hundred thousand Rials (fifty thousand Tomans) to account 968083287 at Tejarat Bank, Khazar Blvd. The research income of Sari University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and its receipt is sent to the e-mail address of In the deposit slip, the article code and the responsible author should be mentioned.

7- Printing cost

- Issuance of the final acceptance letter of the article and its printing is subject to the deposit of one million Rials (1,000,000 Rials) through the electronic payment system of the journal to account number 83287 with Tejarat Bank, Khazar Blvd. Sari Branch (Branch Code 9680) named Research Income It is natural for Sari to send the tracking code received from the system to the e-mail address of the journal (

8- Magazine subscription

The price of a one-year subscription for two issues of the magazine, including postage, is 200,000 Rialsا

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