Manuscript Submission

Authors Guidelines and Manuscript Submission

1. Authors Guidelines

Aims and Scope

APLP accepts original research articles, short communications, and review articles in academic fields including but not limited to Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental sciences, Food sciences, Animal Sciences, Genomics, Genetics, Biotechnology, Marine sciences, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Plant sciences, Forensic sciences, Ecology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Science Education, Mathematical Sciences, Computer Applications,  etc.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be prepared using Microsoft Word, 12 pt Tw Cen MT or Times New Roman font, a page margin of 1″ (2.4 cm) in all sides, and tables and figures in one file. The manuscripts must have the following items in order and must be less than 50 pages long including the text, figures, and tables.

1.  Page Title

The title page must contain:

  • A full title of the manuscript
  • Authors full names (first and last name)
  • Corresponding author’s e-mail address, phone#, and fax#
  • Authors affiliations
  • Key words

2.  Abstract

This page must contain:

  • An abstract of the manuscript not to exceed 350 words
  • Key words: at least three keywords
  • Abbreviations if applicable

3. Body Text

This section must contain the whole manuscript and its sections as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion (may be combined with Results)
  • Acknowledgements if applicable
  • References


All references must be cited in the text and in the alphabetical order in the “References” section. Only published and in press articles should be cited in the text and the references section. Authors must follow these directions to prepare the “References” section:


Journal articles:

Lightfoot DA, VN Njiti, PT Gibson, MA Kassem, JM Iqbal, and K Meksem (2005) Registration of the Essex by Forrest Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Mapping Population. Crop Science 45 (4): 1678-1781.

Njiti VN, K Meksem, MJ Iqbal, JE Johnson, MA Kassem, KF Zobrist, VY Kilo, and DA Lightfoot (2002) Common Loci Underlie Field Resistance to Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome in Forrest, Pyramid, Essex, and Douglas. Theor Appl Genet 104 (2/3): 294-300.

In the manuscript’s text: (Jones, 1980); (Knight and Allen, 2000); (Hnetkovsky et al., 1996; Chang et al., 1997; Njiti et al., 1997, 1998, 2000; Lucas et al., 2012).

In Press Articles

Palomeque L, L Li-Jun,  W Li, B Hedges, ER Cober, and I Rajcan (2009) QTL in mega-environments: I. Universal and specific seed yield QTL detected in a population derived from a cross of high-yielding adapted £ high-yielding exotic soybean lines. Theor Appl Genet. In press.


Drinkwater LE and SS Snapp (2007) Understanding and managing the rhizosphere in agroecosystems. In: ZG Cardon, JL Whitbeck (eds.) The rhizosphere-an ecological perspective. Elsevier, pp. 155-178.

Hede A, B Skovmand, and J Lopez-Cesati (2001) Acid soils and aluminum toxicity. In: Reynolds M (ed) Application of physiology in wheat breeding. CIMMYT, Mexico, pp. 172-182.

4. Tables and Figures

References must be followed by Tables and figures captions then tables and figures. Authors must follow these guidelines:

  • Tables, figures and images must be numbered using Arabic numbers (Figure or Table 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.)
  • Figures can be accepted in JPEG, TIF, and GIF formats
  • Authors must paste the figures into Microsoft Word
  • Figures and tables must be on the same file
  • Manuscripts must be submitted in one file in Microsoft Word

2. Manuscript Submission

Please send your cover letter and manuscript to the Managing Editor and specify to which journal your article is submitted to. Managing Editor?s E-mail:

Please submit:

1. Cover letter:

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter where the corresponding author must state that:

  1. All authors have read and approve the content of the manuscript
  2. The manuscript has not been published or submitted to another journal
  3. The manuscript is free of any plagiarism or copyrighted materials

2. Manuscript:

Please submit you manuscript in Microsoft Word in one file containing the following items in order:

  1. Title page with the article’s title, authors, affiliations, and contact information of the corresponding author
  2. Abstract not to exceed 350 words
  3. Introduction
  4. Materials and Methods
  5. Results
  6. Discussion (may be combined with Results)
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. References
  9. Table and Figures Captions
  10. Tables
  11. Figures

3.  Suggested Reviewers (optional):

Authors may elect to provide a list of 3-4 reviewers. In this case, please provide the names, affiliations, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and fax numbers of the proposed reviewers.

4.  Receipt of the Manuscript:

The Managing Editor will send an e-mail to the corresponding author stating that the manuscript was received. Please send all required files to the Managing Editor:

5. Submission:

1. By submitting the article, all the authors attest firmly that:

  1. They read the manuscript
  2. Agreed on its final form
  3. It is their original work
  4. Has not been published or submitted to another journal
  5. The manuscript is free of any plagiarism
  6. The manuscript does not contain materials copyrighted by another person or entity
  7. The manuscript does not infringe others copyright or other rights

2. By submitting the article, the corresponding author agrees to pay $314.99 if the manuscript is accepted for publication.

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If you agree to 5.1 and 5.2., please submit your article to

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