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Editorial Board and Instructions to Authors  

Editorial and Advisory Board


Chairman - Editorial and Advisory Board:

alt Prof. (Dr.) A. K. Karnatak (M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Vice Chancellor, VCSGU University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India, E-mail:

Chief Editor:

alt Dr. Anoop Badoni (M.Sc.- Ag, Ph.D., FAPSR, FMSTC, MSFSN)

Associate Professor and Officiating Dean

School of Agricultural Studies, Quantum University, Roorkee Uttarakhand India

Chairman - Plantica Foundation 

E-mail: and

Managing Editor:

 Dr. Pooja Kaintura (M.Sc., Ph.D. ICAR-NET)

Assistant Professor 

Doon Business School (Sri Dev Suman University), Dehradun, Uttarakhand India 


Senior Associate Editors and Member Advisory Board:

 Prof. (Dr.) I. J. Gulati (M. Sc. (Ag), Ph.D.)

Principal - Agriculture, Doon Business School, Dehadun, Uttarakhand

Ex- Dean, Faculty Chairman & Registrar, Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner, India, E-mail:  

alt Dr. A. R. Nautiyal (M. Sc., Ph.D.)

Professor and Director, HAPPRC, H.N.B. Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar (U.K.), India, E-mail: 

alt Dr. J. S. Chauhan (M. Sc., Ph.D.) 

Professor and Dean, School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, H.N.B. Garhwal University (A Central University), Srinagar (U.K.), India, E-mail:   

Associate Editors and Advisers:  

alt Dr. K. L. Dangi (M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Professor, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, E-mail: 

 Dr. Vipin Prakash (M.Sc., Ph.D.,CSIR-UGC- NET, FSAB)

Scientist - E and Programme Coordinator (Forestry), FRI Deemed University, Dehradun Uttarakhand, India, E-mail: and

alt Dr. C. O. Ilori (M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan, E-mail:

alt Dr. Babajide Odu (M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Associate Professor, Dept. of Crop production and Protection, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, Nigeria, E-mail: and  

alt Dr. Zahoor Ahmed Dar (M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Associate Professor, Genetics and Plant Breeding, SKUAT, Srinagar, J&K, India E-mail:

alt Dr. A. C. Mishra (M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Associate Professor, Horticulture (Vegetable Science), Banda Agriculture University, Banda, U.P., India E-mail: 

Dr. Sanjay Sachan (M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Associate Director (Soil Science) Head and In-charge, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (GBPUAT), Rudraprayag, U.K. India E-mail: 

altDr. Abhishek Mathur (M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Executive Director (R&D), NCS Green Earth Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, E-mail: 

alt Dr. N. Murugalatha (M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Associate Professor, School of Agricultural Studies, Quantum University, Roorkee, India, E-Mail: 


Author Guidelines for Paper Submission 

No Publication Charges, No Processing Fees 

Instruction to Authors

Association of Plant Science Researchers (APSR) invites Manuscripts for publication in the journal “PLANTICA - Journal of Plant Science” published quarterly (January, April, July, and October). This is an opportunity to publish your research, valuable work and ideas in the PLANTICA.

Send your Manuscripts by e-mail to and/or (Send your manuscripts in both the e-mail IDs) 

Submission Guidelines:

Manuscripts are invited from researchers, academicians and professionals for publication consideration in PLANTICA. The journal publishes both empirical and conceptual research.

In the subject line of your e-mail please write “PLANTICA submission”

1.       Articles are accepted in MS-Word format.

2.       Contributors should adhere to the Article format of the journal.

3.       Electronic submission of manuscripts strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file.

4.       Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editor at: and/or  

Format for Full Length Research Paper:

1.       Manuscript should be submitted as per order: Title Page, Name of Author(s), Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion and References.

2.       The title of the article should be bold, centered and typed in capital letters in a 14 point Times New Roman Font.

3.       The author(s) details i.e., full name, designation, name of the organization, city, Pin, state, country, e-mail id, alternate e-mail id, contact details i.e. mobile/landline phone numbers, in 12-point Times New Roman should be centered below the title.

4.       All manuscripts must be accompanied by a brief abstract. Abstract including key words must not exceed 200 words. It should be in fully justified and italicized text. It should highlight research background, methodology; major finding(s) and conclusion in brief. Authors must mention 4-6 keywords. Key words should be listed alphabetically, separated by commas, and full stop at the end.

5.       Manuscripts must be no longer than 10 – 15 pages (all inclusive). It should be single spaced, Times New Roman font, 12 point. It must be clearly written without any spelling or grammatical errors.

6.       All tables and figures should be incorporated into the body of the paper.

7.       The authors should list all references alphabetically at end of the paper.


  1. It must be single spaced, and at the end of the manuscript.

2.       References when used in the text enclose the citation in brackets, using author’s surname, followed by comma and the year of publication, and arranged chronologically (Boyd, 1992; Kotler, 2000).

3.       In case authors name is part of the text, only quote the year of publication in brackets. Wong, 1995 reported that…Kotler et al. (2007) found that…..

4.       References for journals, proceedings of conferences, books, website, and dissertation should follow the Harvard Referencing System.

5.       The authors are advised to mention only those references actually used in their manuscript.