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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 authors are requested to carefully read 'About the Journal' and its 'Aims and Scope' and adhere to the 'Author Guidelines' and 'Journal Policies' prior to making the submissions.
  • Ensure that the work has not been published before and not under consideration for publication with other journals.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format
  • References have been provided adhering to the standards of APA Referencing Style
  • Manuscripts must be in English (British/ American)
  • Show informed consent and provide assurances that participants’ rights are protected
  • All co-authors meet criteria for authorship and appropriate acknowledgments have been made in the manuscript
  • Relevant funding statements have been included in the manuscript if any
  • Registered for clinical trials or ethical clearances and provide the documents if applicable (Explain how animals used to research is conducted responsibly)
  • Be alert to bias and follow the journal guidelines for accurate and complete reporting of research
  • It is mandatory to download the 'Author Declaration Form' and submit the signed form along with your submission

Author Guidelines

Thank you for choosing KnowEx Food and Agriculture to submit your paper. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal’s requirements.

Please ensure that you have carefully read 'About the Journal' and its 'Aims and Scope' and adhere to the 'Author Guidelines' and 'Journal Policies' prior to making the submissions.

Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.

Preparing Your Paper


Your paper should be compiled in the following order:

Title page; Abstract (unstructured abstract of 150 words); Keywords (3 and 5 keywords); main text Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion; table(s) with caption(s); figures with figure captions (tables and figures can be included within the text according to the requirement); Acknowledgments; Declaration, Conflict of interest statement; References; Appendices (as appropriate).

Author Details

All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. If available, please include ORCiDs and social media handles (Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn). One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.

Word Limits

The target length for an article is 3,000–5,000 words (excluding figures, tables and references). Articles should not exceed 6,500 words including abstract, endnotes, tables, figures, figure captions or legends, references, acknowledgments and appendices.

Formatting and Templates

Papers may be submitted in Word format. Figures should be saved within the text. To assist you in preparing your paper, we provide formatting template(s).

Word Templates are available for this journal. Please save the template to your hard drive.

Please note that, the template is provided for original research papers. Authors can follow respective formats for review articles, book reviews, commentaries.


Please use the APA Referencing Style when preparing your paper.


Submission Process

Authors need to “Register” with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply “Log in” (using your username and password) and begin the five-step process.

It is mandatory to download the 'Author Declaration Form' and submit the filled form along with the submission.

Steps for Submission:

Click on “Make a submission

Then click on “Register” to register yourself as an author. Fill the relevant fields seen in the screen and create the account.

** The username should start and end with alphanumeric characters and include only lowercase letters.

Afterwards, click on “Make New Submission” in the bullet list that appears.

Follow the steps that appear in the window and complete your submission

Step 1 - Start

Check the check-list after making sure the manuscript complies with the list. Tick other compulsory items in the check list and save and continue.

Step 2 – Upload your submission

Select article type and upload your manuscript. Manuscript must be in MS Word format. No other formats are accepted.

Upload the signed Author Declaration Form in the same way.

Complete step two and click save and continue.

Step 3 – Enter Metadata

Meta data entered should be accurate. Title, Abstract, List of contributors, Keywords and References (Reference list) are musts.

Add contributors option can be used to add co-authors if there are any. If you are the corresponding author for the manuscript please tick, “Principal contact for editorial correspondence”. All editorial correspondences will be handled with this author.

Save changes and press save and continue.

Step 4 – Confirmation

Click “Finish submission” to complete the submission

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