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Author Guidelines

Guidelines for the research paper

 

The research paper mainly should include the four sections: Title page, abstract (150 words), main body (introduction, theoretical framework, methodology, findings and discussion, conclusion [with recommendation]), and references.

General structure

  1. The full paper should be 8 to 10 pages excluding title page, abstract, references and annex.
  2. The preferred font of the journal is Cambria. The font size and space varies from section to section.   See below.
  3. APA (American Psychological Association) is used as the method in sources citation process.
  4. All documents should be submitted as MS Word 2010 ‘doc’ file.
  5. All submission should be submitted to the OJS system by registering as an author. Here is the link http://fofj.org/index.php/journal/login

Title

Title of the research article should concisely and accurately specify subject of paper.  The font size is 14pt, bold, central.

See the example for your reference below the title:

Wimal Rohana *, Department of Food Science, University of Kassel

Germany

E-mail: food@imaginaryaddresss.com

(*means corresponding author)

The font size is 12pt, central. Any description of authors should be given as end note on the first page.

 

Abstract

The abstract itself should be set in 10pt in single space. Please do not make reference citations in the abstract and please keep it within the limit of 350 words with maximum 6 key words. Key words should be bold and italic (Font size 11pt)

Main content

  1. Should have subtitles in the main contents including introduction, literature review, case study or theoretical discussion, findings and conclusion. You can use minor titles under the mentioned sub-titles.
  2. The font size of subtitle is bold in 13pt. The font size of minor title under the subtitle is 12pt and bold.   The text should be in 12pt with space 1.0.
  3. Also please avoid using footnotes. If you have endnotes for further explanations, you are recommended to place them after the conclusion.
  4. The journal language is English (UK).
  5. Authors are advised to follow citation as in APA 6th system.

You can see more details about APA 6th system from the following links.

-More information on APA Style® athttp://www.apastyle.org

-You are highly recommended to use a citation program for better citation outlook.

For example citavi 4® at http://www.citavi.com/en/download.html

-You can view examples of citation at our official web page www.fofj.org.

6. In the text, please set the text wrapping on the inserted figures at “In line with text” and set its alignment to centre. Please, do not use low quality photos or diagrams.

7. After the conclusion, you may add the “Acknowledgement”.

Reference list

Journal article – published or online published

Huang, B., Shi, X., Yu, D., Öborn, I., Blombäck, K., Pagella, T. F., ... & Sinclair, F. L. (2006). Environmental assessment of small-scale vegetable farming systems in peri-urban areas of the Yangtze River Delta Region, China. Agriculture, ecosystems &  environment, 112(4), 391-402. (DOI or URN …….)

Journal article from a subscription database (without DOI or URN )

Hatano, Takeshi. (2008). The Organic Agriculture Movement (Teikei) and
Factors Leading to its Decline in Japan, Eco system Data 54, 21-34. Retrieved from   
http://www.bio.mie-u.ac.jp/junkan/shakai/lab2/hatano2008.pdf

Newspaper article, no author, in print

Ball the ball, Football Mafia. (2014, May 15). The Times, p. A9.

Books

Book (In print)

Lokubandara.C (2004). The Butter Factors. Sri Lanka, Colombo, MA: Iinter Publication

Book Chapter in an Edited book

Withanachchi, S. S., Köpke, S., Frettsome, D. (2013). “Building Non-Hegemonic Political Culture for Sustainable Rural Development”. In: Albrecht, S., Braun, R., Heuschkel, Z., Marí, F. & Pippig, J. (Eds.): Future of Food State of the Art, Challenges and Options for Action. pp. 231-242. München: Oekom Verlag.

Organizational report

Food and Agriculture (FAO). (2008). Climate Change, Water and Food Security.  Rome,  Italy.

Internet Data or Report

IFAD. (2014). Water Facts and Figures.

Retrieved from http://www.ifad.org/english/water/key.htm on 3 June 2014.

For more details

Please follow for further information on enriched web learning page on APA citation style by The Library of the Cornel University, USA  at

https://www.library.cornell.edu/research/citation/apa

You can use  Citavi® reference management system at

https://www.citavi.com/

 

Reports and Analysis, Book Reviews and submissions for the Alternative Views section (video/photography/prose/poetry/art)

You can get information concerning the Reports and Analysis, Book Reviews and Alternative Views sections by contacting our Managing Editors.

If you need any further clarification, please contact us without any hesitation:

Managing Editors

Email: managingeditors@fofj.org

Postal address

Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society

c/o Prof. Dr. Angelika Ploeger

University of Kassel

Department Organic Food Quality & Food Culture

Nordbahnhofstrasse 1a

D-37213 Witzenhausen

Germany

Telephone:        +49 5542 98-1722

Fax:                  +49 5542 98-1713

You can view current issues in the journal web site on www.fofj.org

 

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. I have followed author guideline.
 

Copyright Notice

Covering letter

The author must sign the covering letter to be accepted into the “Future of Food Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society“ and by signing he/she accepts the responsibility to release the research paper on behalf of all co-authors.

Statutory Declaration

I/we hereby declare that the following work is an original research. The corresponding authors, who sign this letter, are allowed by the co-authors to submit the manuscript to this journal and ensure that they have seen and approved the final version of the paper among themselves. I /we have not incorporated any other works, aids, or materials completely or in part without proper documentation. All references to other work or papers, either explicit or indirect, should be clearly cited with the correct source data and listed on the reference page. I/we am/are aware that the results of the manuscript cannot result in any conflicts of interest. I/we am/ are familiar with the methodology of proper citation.  I/we am/are responsible for if any issue regarding citation (plagiarism) in the text.  I/we sign this declaration in my/our consensus without any oppression or pressure of other persons.

 

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Author/ authors’ full name (if applicable)

 

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