Author Guidelines

Title page:

The Title page of the manuscript (manuscript) should contain short, specific and informative Title, Authors names and their full addresses, Name of the corresponding author, E-mail id, Abstract of not more than 250 words, Keywords of not more than five words. 

Consecutive pages: 

The title page should be followed by Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results,

Discussion or Results and Discussion combined, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if any), Conflict of interest and References. DOI no. of all the References (wherever possible/available) should also be mentioned. All the tables/figures/histogramanuscript/ photographs should be consecutively numbered with a brief caption below and should be in separate files or on separate pages. The illustrations should be of good quality. All references cited in the text should be listed at the end of the manuscript alphabetically in the following style:


For single author

Cite last name every time the reference appears in the text. For example: (Chopra, 2019) or Chopra (2019)

For two authors

Cite both names every time the reference appears in the text. For example: (Chopra and Sharma, 2019) or Chopra and Sharma (2019)

For more than two authors

Cite the last name followed by et al. in italic. For example: (Chopra et al., 2019) or Chopra et al. (2019)

Citing authors with multiple works from one year

Cite the multiple works with a, b, c and so  on. Assign these letters within the reference list also, which is sorted alphabetically by the surname of the first author. For example: (Chopra, 2017a,b,c) or Chopra, (2017a,b,c)

If these works are by the same author, cite the surname once followed by the years in chronological order.  For example: (Sharma, 2007, 2013, 2017) or Sharma (2007, 2013, 2017)

No author

If there is a title of a book, periodical, brochure or report, it should be italicised. For example: (A guide to citation, 2017).

Citing a group or organisation

Cite the full name of the group.  For example: (Food and Agriculture Organization, 2017) or Food and Agriculture Organization (2017)

Citing an entire website

When you refer to a website in your text without quoting or paraphrasing from a specific part of it, you do not need a formal citation. Use the same format as you use for print, with a URL added at the end. For example: or ( ).

For this kind of citation, you do not need to include the website in the list of Reference sections.

Citing a specific page of the entire website

If you are citing a specific page or article from a website, you will need a formal citation in the text and also in the reference list of the Reference section.

For example: (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021) or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021)


For paper

Dagar, V. & Kumar, S. (2018). Emamectin benzoate: Potential larvicide and antifeedant agent against cotton Boll worm Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Applied and Natural

Science, 10(2), 564-571.

For book

Srivastava, M., Srivastava, N. & Singh, R. (2021). Bioenergy Research: Revisiting Latest Development. Springer, Singapore

Society, association, or institution as author and publisher

American Public Health Association (2017). Standard methods for examination of water and waste water.23th Ed.Washington DC, USA.

Chapter, essay, or article by author in a book or encyclopedia edited by another

Kumar, Vinod & Chopra, A.K. (2013). Contamination of heavy metals in vegetables irrigated with textile effluent at Haridwar (Uttarakhand) In: Climate Change Effects on Agriculture and Economy (pp 73-80). Biotech Books, New Delhi

For webpage

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021). Water treatment . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED). Retrieved March 3, 2021,

Annual report

United States Department of Agriculture (2016). World Rice Production, Consumption, and Stocks. United States Department of Agriculture. Foreign Agricultural Service. Retrieved from

Submission and publication : 

Manuscripts should be submitted online as a Microsoft Word file in a single column format at The research papers should be in English in Arial (font size 12, space 1.5). 

Authors should provide the names of three referees along with the manuscript. Submission of the paper implies that the paper/review article has not been submitted for publication and has not been published elsewhere. The research papers/review articles/short communications would be accepted after proper reviewing and on the final recommendation of the Editor-in-Chief. 

The author shall submit the processing fee once the manuscript number is allotted. On receipt of the processing fee, the manuscript will come under the review process. On completion of the review process and depending on the quality of the manuscript, it would be accepted for publication. The decision of the Editor-in-Chief would be final for the acceptance of the manuscript for publication in the journal. On acceptance of the manuscript, an administrative fee would be charged for publication. It may be noted that the processing fee does not guarantee the acceptance of the manuscript. It will be non-refundable, even if the manuscript is not accepted. Please refer to the Fee and Payment section of our website for the current fee structure.

Proofs : 

Galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be returned within five days of receipt by email. However, on non-receipt of the proof, the care would be taken by the publisher to get the papers corrected and published at the earliest possible. 

As part of our Go Green initiative, ANSF has decided not to provide hard copies. This will help us fulfil our environmental commitment to care of the earth for ourselves and generations to come. A secured pdf file of the published research paper/review article would be provided free of cost by e-mail to the corresponding author. Authors will be able to view the manuscript on the journal’s website. 

Other contributions

The book reviews/announcements of forthcoming seminars/conferences and their reports/ book reviews/letters to the editors would also be considered by the Editors for publication.

Sample Paper:

The format of a sample paper can be downloaded from this link: Sample Paper