The themes of articles published in Tropicultura concern all that is relative to rural development and sustainable management of the environment in warm regions of the planet. Priority is given to articles with original subjects, with as wide a scope as possible, i.e. for which the content concerns especially methodological aspects which can be transposed in a wide range of environments and regions of the world. A particular accent is put on the reliability of the information published, which means, for experimental results, on the number of trial repetitions, in time and in space, at the origin of the data obtained.
Manuscripts must be original reports that have not been previously published, or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. They may be drafted in one of the following languages: English, Spanish, French or Dutch.
Manuscripts should be sent in triplicate to the chief of the editorial board, either by post in paper form or directly, by electronic mail to the editorial secretariat, in the form of electronic files. Manuscripts should be typed with double spacing on one side of the paper (27 lines of 60 characters per DIN A4 page), with a margin of 3.5 cm minimum around the printed page. Texts should be no longer than ten pages (cover page, abstracts and references not included).
The cover page should include the title, the abridged title (55 characters maximum), the complete names and forenames of the authors, the complete professional address of each one, and any acknowledgements. The name of the corresponding author - to whom all correspondence should be sent should be marked with an * and the address should contain telephone and fax numbers as well as the electronic address.
The following pages should provide:
All the pages should be continuously numbered.
The figures should be drawn in a professional manner. Photographs should be non-mounted, well contrasted on shiny paper.
Only the co-authors which have given a written agreement that their name may be published in a manuscript will appear in the final version of the article published in Tropicultura. The written agreements of the co-authors for this matter can be transmitted to the editorial committee by post or by e-mail. The agreement of the authors responsible organism is supposed accepted for all publication in Tropicultura. Agri-Overseas declines all responsibility in this matter.
The original submission may be in paper or electronic form. If possible, after acceptance, submission of the final revision is strongly encouraged on diskette or as an attached file. Word is the preferred software, but ASCII and RTF versions of the files are acceptable. Please indicate the pages form for the texts that are sent in paper form (double spacing, a margin of 3.5 cm on the left and 2.5 cm on the right, Times New Roman 12 as the policys characters, ...).
The text normally should be divided into Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. Text subdivision should not exceed two levels. Sub-titles, very concise, should be written in lower case letters and never underlined.
All references should be cited in the text with numbers in parentheses. For more than two references, numbers should follow in ascending order.
Once accepted for publication, the publication committee requires the different authors to transfer their publication rights to Tropicultura.
References will be given in alphabetical order of author's name and in chronological order for a given author. They will be continuously numbered beginning with the number 1.
For journal publications, references will include author names preceded by forename initials, year of publication, complete title of the publication in the original language, name of the journal, underlined volume number, number of the first and last page separated by a hyphen.
Example: Poste G., 1972, Mechanisms of virus induced cell fusion. Int. Rev. Cytol. 33, 157-222.
For monographs, the following elements are essential: author name followed by forename initials, year of publication, complete title of the publication, editor name, place of edition, first and last page of mentioned chapter, total number of pages in the publication.
Conference proceedings are to have the same format as monographs; plus, they should mention if possible the place and date of the conference and the scientific editor(s).
Example: Korbach M.M. & Ziger R.S., 1972, Heterozygotes detection in Tay-Sachs disease a prototype community screening program for the prevention of recessive genetic disorders pp 613-632, in : B.W. Volks & S.M. Aronson (Editors), Sphingolipids and allied disorders, Plenum, New-york, 205 p.
The publication committee is entitled to refuse any article which does not comply with the prescriptions above. The articles are submitted to one or more referees chosen by the editor and these referees will remain anonymous to the authors.