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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Preparation of manuscripts

Ms Word Template

When preparing manuscripts, the Microsoft Word template file must be used.  Using the template file is essential in copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Combine all parts of the manuscript in one Word file and please submit only a single file. The graphics (diagrams, schemes, figures, etc.) should be inserted in the main text after the paragraph of its first citation.

Authors are requested to examine a recent copy of Acta Agraria Debreceniensis. Authors are requested to send the electronic version of the manuscript using the Submissions option of this website. Please follow the hyperlink here "Submit online" or on the top of this page and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

General recommendations:

Page size:       A/4, orientation: portrait, if possible

The main chapters of the article:


All publications cited in the text should be presented in the list of references, arranged in alphabetical order.
Standard journal article
Mpelasoka, B. S., Behboudian, M. H., Dixon, J., Neal, S. M., Caspari, H. W. (2004): Improvement of fruit quality and storage potential of ‘Braeburn’ apple through deficit irrigation. Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology. 75: 615–621.
No author given
Anonymous (1947): The measurement of potato blight. Transactions of the British Mycological Society. 31: 140–1.[DOI]
Journal supplement
Grylls, N. E., Waterford, C. J. (1976): Transmission of the causal agent of chloris striate mosaic disease by insect injection and membrane feeding. Australian Plant Pathological Society Newsletter. 5 (Suppl. 1): 89.[DOI]
On-line journal
Gibbs, M. J., Ziegler, A., Robinson, D. J., Waterhouse, P. M., Cooper, J. I. (1996): Carrot mottle mimic virus (CMoMV): a second umbravirus associated with carrot motley dwarf disease recognized by nucleic acid hybridization. Molecular Plant Pathology. On-line [] 1996/1111gibbs.[DOI]
Books and ther monographs
Personal author(s)
Sutton, B. C. (1980): The Coelomycetes. Kew, UK: Commonwealth Mycological Institute. Editor, compiler, chairman as author
Palti, J., Kranz, J. eds (1980): Comparative Epidemiology. A Tool for Better Disease Management. Wageningen, the Netherlands: Centre for Agricultural Publishing and Documentation.
Chapter in a book
Jones, C. S., Smith, N., Brown, R. S. (1979): Biology of diseases caused by Botrytis spp. In: Smith N, Brown RS, eds. Diseases of Vegetables. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 40–49.
Dissertation or thesis
Lenné, J. M. (1978): Studies of the Biology and Taxonomy of Colletotrichum Species. Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne, PhD thesis.

Units and quantities
SI units are preferred. Others should be related to SI units at the first mention. Numbers preceding units should be written as numerals, those preceding other items up to nine should be spelt out, e.g. 8 cm, 2 days, nine fields, 10 leaves. Units should preferably be explicit, e.g. 1 g/L or g L^ –1 rather than 0.1% w/v. Whereas grams per litre can be indicated as g L–1, spores per litre is written as spores per L.

Latin binomials
Except in taxonomy papers, Latin binomial names are given without authorities.

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