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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The text is spaced 1.5 lines; 12 dots of font size; italics are used instead of underlining (except in URLs); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed in the appropriate places in the text, rather than at the end.
  • The submission file is in .doc, .docx or .odt format
  • The submission is in the format set out in the template placed at the beginning of the guidelines.
  • Whenever possible, URLs are provided for references.
  • The submission has not been previously published or submitted for consideration by any other journal (or an explanation has been provided in the Comments to the Editor).

Author Guidelines

Form, preparation and delivery of manuscripts

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The manuscripts will be assigned to the editor committee (who will declare no conflict of interest with the authors) and sent to two external reviewers (peer review) in a double-blind system and according to the COPE code of ethics (https://publicationethics.org/ files / Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors).


The authors of the submitted manuscripts must suggest at least three qualified reviewers with their affiliation, who cannot be members or collaborators of their institutions.

Remission and categories of articles

The articles, in accordance with the Instructions to the authors, will be sent as MS-Word® files to agrocienciaurugay.uy

The file will be designated with the author's last name and first name. The work may relate to the following categories:

Research article: presents original research results. It can have a Short Communication format.

Revision: corresponds to the analysis and systematization of research results in a field in which the author or authors have a proven track record. Will be accepted only by invitation.

Technical Note: covers the results of interpretative and critical perspective on a specific topic, from original sources. Some examples can be the description of a region, a rural socioeconomic problem or the situation of agricultural production items.

The research article can have up to 7000 words in total, the short communication and technical note up to 3500 and the revision up to 9000.

Presentation. The articles will be sent in electronic format, with Arial Narrow font size 12, and line spacing of 1.5 lines. The pages will be numbered at the bottom right corner and the lines in the left margin.

Cover. Featuring the title of the work and the last name and name of the author/s, (eg. Rodríguez Álvaro1; ...), the workplace of each of them (identified with the superscript) and the postal address and email of the author who will maintain correspondence related to the work. Academic titles or job positions should not be included.

At the bottom of the cover, a short title to use as a page header should be included.

Titles. The title, of no more than 15 words, should be in lowercase and bold, body 14; the same for first-order subtitles, second-order subtitles should be the same but with body size 12. If there are third-order titles, they should be in italics not bold.

Abstract and keywords. An abstract in Spanish and English of up to 250 words will be presented, preceded by the title of the work in the respective language, and followed by up to five keywords, in lowercase and separated by commas.

Abbreviations should be defined when mentioned for the first time in the abstract and in the text. The use of common biological names is preferred, indicating the scientific name the first time the species is mentioned.

Languages and units

The language of the journal as of 2020 is English. If the articles are sent in Spanish, they must be adjusted to the grammatical rules established by the Royal Spanish Academy. The International System of Units (SI) and its abbreviations, apart from frequently used derivate units are to be applied. There should be a space between the number and the abbreviation of the unit (for example 89 kg, 37 °C).

Article structure

The article text is organized in the following sections: Introduction, Abstract, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, (it is possible to include Conclusions and Acknowledgements) and Bibliography.

Footnotes should be avoided

Introduction the introduction must identify the key points of the study, present the state-of-the-art of the subject and the most important references, those that constitute the fundamental base of the study. The introduction should clearly identify the relevance and the problem to be addressed by formulating the study hypothesis.

Materials and methods

The author must include sufficient data so that the procedures applied in the study could be reproduced. Methods that have been previously published in detail should not be described; they should be referenced. The authors must specify the name of the manufacturer of the reagents and products used, and the origin of the materials, equipment, and instruments used in the study. All chemical products used in the study must be identified with their name and composition. Authors should keep in mind that all observations, independent variables/manipulations, and dependent variables/measures should be informed, and make sure they explain how they were determined. These should be cited adequately in the text and included in the list of references, preferably with a persistent identifier such as DOI. The authors must provide sufficient details of the design used in the study, as well as quantitative or qualitative procedures.


In order to fulfill the Data Transparency, the author will have to indicate one of the following options:

Nonavailable Data The data set that supports the results of this study is not publicly available.

Available Data All the data set that supports the results of this study was published in this same article.

The Magazine encourages the presentation of replication studies that repeat independently the methodology of an investigation using the same materials.


Tables and figures

The tables must be presented in Word or Excel documents and figures must be presented in jpg, jpeg, tiff or pdf format with 300 dpi as minimum resolution and 10 cm wide in black and white or color, in independent sheets with consecutive not bold numbering (Table 1, Table n, Figure 1, Figure n, etc.) and the width of the journal page.

Texts corresponding to the figure captions, without page break between them, must be in a separate sheet. The abbreviations used will have to be clarified in the table headers and the figure captions, even if already been defined in the text.

The text should suggest the place of location of the Table or Figure as: insert Table or Figure X.

Authors should interpret the results and present the conclusions that clearly support the data. Authors should emphasize the relevance of the findings, cite suggestions for future research and practical implications of the study, and identify study limitations.

Conclusions Strictly based on the objectives, hypotheses, and problems formulated in the introduction and on the results that emerge from the study.


Bibliographic citation will be made by following the sequential number system. References are numbered in the list in the order in which they first appear in the text. For example, if the first cited is Rodriguez, it will correspond to number 1 and will be in the first place in the list of references. The numbers should be placed with superscript and in parentheses (1)(2). The bibliographical references will be made according to the Vancouver standards.

Journal Articles

Autor AA, Autor BB, Autor CC. Título del artículo. Título de la revista abreviado. Año de publicación; volumen(número):página-página. Ejemplo: Zhang C, Laurent S, Sakr S, Peng L, Bédu S. Heterocyst differentiation and pattern formation in cyanobacteria: a chorus of signals. Mol Microbiol. 2006;59(2):367-75.

Journal articles on the Internet

Kaul S, Diamond GA. Good enough: a primer on the analysis and interpretation of noninferiority trials. Ann Intern Med [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2007 Jan 4];145(1):62-9. Available from: http://www.annals.org/cgi/reprint/145/1/62.pdf.

Book chapters

Autor AA, Autor BB. Título del capítulo. In: Editor AA, Editor BB, editors. Título del libro. Ciudad de publicación: casa editora; año de publicación. Páginas consultadas. Ejemplo: Barbulova A, Chiurazzi M. A procedure for in vitro nodulation studies. In: Márquez A, editor. Lotus japonicus Handbook. Berlin: Springer; 2005. p. 83-6.

Congress presentations

Autor AA, Autor BB. Título de la contribución. In: Editor AA, Editor BB, editors. Título del congreso; fecha del congreso; lugar del congreso. Ciudad de publicación: casa editora; año de publicación. Páginas consultadas. Ejemplo: Rice AS, Farquhar-Smith WP, Bridges D, Brooks JW. Canabinoids and pain. In: Dostorovsky JO, Carr DB, Koltzenburg M, editors. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Pain; 2002 Aug 17-22; San Diego, CA. Seattle (WA): IASP Press; 2003. p. 437-68.

Supplementary material

In this section, all relevant material for the conclusion of the article can be presented, which by its size or format cannot be included in the publishing version. The elements must be clear and contain all the necessary information without the need for the reader to order the material in relation to the article. The material may contain data files, graphics, or extensive tables.

Correction for publication

The page proofs should be sent electronically to the authors for correction and must be returned in due time.

Publication Costs

Each article will have a publication fee for national sbmitts of 156 USD (one hundred and fifty US dollars) and 200 USD (two hundred US dollars), for authors who make international transfers. This publication fee is intended to assist in the costs of translation, production, and proofreading. Authors who lack the funds to cover the publication fee may request an exemption. Agrociencia-Uruguay will not automatically grant the fee exemption which will be authorized case by case. During the 2019 transition year, authors may choose not to pay the publication fee, in which case, their article will be published in Spanish, subject to the completion of the expected number of manuscripts for the two volumes of the year.