Instructions for Authors

Contributions are accepted for consideration on the understanding that the submitted manuscript should be original, has not been published before (except as part of a thesis or lecture note or report, or in the form of an abstract); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors as well as by the authorities at the Institute where the work has been carried out. The author(s) are requested to follow the latest issue of the Journal or “Authors Guideline” posted in JBAU website before preparation and submission of manuscript.

Length of article: Microsoft Word files are required for all manuscripts. A full-length manuscript should be no longer than 5000 words including title, abstract and bibliography. However, in a special case, a larger word count of the manuscript may be considered if consulted with the Chief Editor prior to its submission.

Typescript: Manuscript should be prepared with Microsoft Office program. It should be typed with 1.5-spacing throughout, and with a margin of at least 3 cm on both side having font size of 12 in A4-sized paper. All pages should be numbered consecutively and the lines in each page should be numbered. All manuscripts must be written in clear and grammatically correct English and spelling. Non-English speaking authors who do not have a good command in English are advised to seek assistance from someone who has a good command in English. Scientific language, nomenclature and standard international units should be used.

Bioethics: Experiments on in vivo animal work should conform to the legislation in the country (e.g., Ethics, committee approval and authorization from institute and/or government) where the experiments were carried out. A manuscript containing information that suggests that animals were subjected to adverse, stressful, or harsh conditions or treatments will not be considered for publication unless the authors demonstrate convincingly that the knowledge gained was of sufficient value to justify these conditions or treatments.

Submission: The manuscript should be submitted using the journal’s online manuscript submission system ( The author needs to register first in the JBAU online system. An auto-generated email will be sent to the author after successful registration. The author needs to activate the user account from the link provided in the email. The authors are strongly suggested to check the inbox and spam folder for JBAU email. The author can submit the manuscript after being logged in the JBAU online system.

A cover letter (Scanned copy of the signed letter) must be submitted with the manuscript. The cover letter should contain a statement justifying why the work should be considered for publication in the journal, and that the manuscript has not been published or simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere.

The manuscript should have a title page which includes the title of article; full name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s); name, telephone number, and email address of the corresponding author; contributions of the authors; running title; and key words.

JBAU ensures double-blind peer review system for manuscripts considered for external review. Therefore, the manuscript must not contain the author(s) name(s) and affiliations(s) or any other information that disclose the identity of the author(s).

Acceptance: The acceptance of a paper implies that it has been reviewed and recommended by at least two expert reviewers. Authors will be notified of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision within shortest possible time from receipt. Moreover, the author will be able to track the status of the manuscript after logged in the JBAU online submission system. The accepted papers will be published in next available issue of JBAU.

Layout of the Manuscript: The main body of the paper should be divided into unnumbered sections. Choice of headings will depend on the content, but the text of the article is recommended in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, (or Results and Discussion), Conclusion (if any), Acknowledgements (if any) and References.

Title: The title should be concise and informative and contain all keywords necessary to facilitate retrieval by modern searching techniques. Additional keywords not already contained in the title or abstract should be listed (not exceed 5 words/phrases) beneath the abstract. A short title of less than 50 characters including spaces, to be used as a running head at the top of the page, should be supplied.

Author: The number of author of an article should not exceed six. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of the author(s) and check that all the names are accurately spelled.

Abstract: The abstract (preferably less than 300 words) should be concise and clear. It should be in one paragraph and structured (background and objectives, methods, key findings, and conclusion).

Introduction: Include a clear description of the aims of the investigation (without summarizing the work itself), significance of the research and a brief statement of previous relevant work with references.

Materials and Methods: State clearly, in sufficient detail to permit the work to be repeated, the methods and materials used. Only new techniques and modifications to known methods need to be described in detail but known methods must have adequate references. Include the name, postal town and country of the supplier or manufacturer of any chemical or apparatus not in common use. Give the statistical design (including replication) of each experiment where appropriate.

Tables and Figures: Tables accompanied by titles should be placed at the end of the manuscript. Figures should be saved uploaded as separated image files (JPEG, PNG or TIFF). However, the captions of the figures should be inserted in the manuscript as a ‘list of figures’. If a figure has more than one part [e.g. (a), (b)…so on], they should be joined and saved as a single file. JABU only receives images of ≥300 dpi resolution.

Tables and Figures must be numbered with arabic numerals. Each Table and Figure must be referred in the text. Do not use decorative borders, shadowing or other 3-dimensional effects. Vertical rules in the tables should be avoided. Figure in black and white color is preferred. In preparing color graph, the author should be much careful in selecting colors for making the graph readable and distinct in printed version (black and white). Symbols can be used but explanations of symbols should be given in the caption to the figure, and lettering of graphs should be kept to a minimum.

Results: Present these concisely, using tables or illustrations for clarity; do not list the results again in the text. State clearly the form of the experimental error and the statistical significance of the results. Do not overstate the precision of the measurements. Histograms or bar charts, unless prepared carefully, are inferior to tables.

Discussion: The Results should be followed by a concise section to discuss and interpret them. Do not just repeat the results. A combined Results and Discussion section sometimes simplifies the presentation.

Conclusion: Do not merely repeat content of preceding sections. The Conclusion and Recommendation sections may be merged.

Acknowledgements: Keep these to the absolute minimum, should be a brief statement at the end of the text and may include source of financial support. Avoid thanks for permission to publish.

References: References are cited by the author and year system without numbering; all entries in this list must correspond to references in the text. In the text, the names of 2 co-authors are linked by ‘and’; for 3 or more, the first author’s name is followed by ‘et al.’. If more than one reference is cited in the text, they should be listed chronologically. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, etc., placed after the year of publication. No editorial responsibility can be taken for the accuracy of the references. The titles of papers and the first and last page numbers must be included for all references. The reference list should be given alphabetically in the following style.

Journal article:
Hossain, M.A., Araki, H. Takahashi, T. 2011. Poor grain filling induced by waterlogging is similar to that in abnormal early ripening in wheat in Western Japan. Field Crops Research, 123: 100-108. Doi with (if any).

De Datta, S.K. 1981. Principles and Practices of Rice Production. John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA. Doi with (if any).

Book section:
Millenaar, F.F. 2002. Respiratory patterns in roots in relation to their functioning. In: Y. Waisel, A. Eshel, U. Kafkafi (Eds), Plant Roots: The Hidden Half, 3rd Edn. pp. 521-552. Marcel Dekker, New York, USA. Doi with (if any).

Conference proceedings:
Deinum, B. 1966. Influence of some climatological factors on the chemical composition and feeding value of herbage. Proceedings of the 10th International Grassland Congress, held on 23 August 1966, Helsinki, Finland. pp.415-418. Doi with (if any).

Please use standard citations (journal articles, books, book section) in the manuscript. Dissertation, conference proceedings and reports can be cited if they are from a renowned publisher or has a permanent online URL/DOI. However, please keep the use of these kind of citations to a minimum. Citations from Wikipedia, Blog or any social media are not accepted. Papers that have not been accepted for publication cannot be cited.

Use of bibliographic software:
The authors are welcome to use bibliographic software for formatting the references in the manuscript. JBAU can provide bibliographic styles Endnote and Mendeley on request. Please contact the managing Editor for the style file.

Article Handling Charge: For publication of each accepted article, the author(s) shall have to pay Tk. 4000.00 (for inland) and USD 80 (for overseas). The author(s) will be requested to pay the handling charge after the acceptance of the manuscript.

Payment Method
Online Banking
Account Number: 4704-0320000174
Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Agricultural University Branch, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh.

Proof and Reprints: Author’s Proof of the article (in PDF) will be sent to the corresponding author for final correction. Author(s) should correct the proof using annotating tools in Adobe Reader and submit online within 72 hours from the receipt. Only author(s) names, affiliation(s), typing mistakes and silly grammatical error are corrected during proofreading. Addition or deletion of author(s), insertion or deletion of large chunk of text are not permitted during this stage. The authors will be supplied a copy of the journal free of charge. Additional copies of journals may be purchased by order when sending back the proof.