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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.
  • I added the ORCID identifier (in user account settings)
  • I will upload necessary statements for author (look at guidelines for authors) in the bookmark, "Upload submission"

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1. Guidelines for authors
Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development publishes scientific articles in English.
The editors of Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development quarterly lead the policy of ghostwriting and guest authorship prevention.

Statement for foreign authors

Statement for Polish authors

2. General article requirements and technical text preparation

  • The length of articles should not exceed 12 printed pages of the A4 format, including graphics and tables.
  • Text should be typed using Times New Roman 12 pts font and 1.5 interline spacing. Text fragments can be distinguished using italics or bold type. However, letters, words or sentences must not be underlined.
  • Figures, photographs, charts (in grayscale) and tables should be numbered consecutively. The size of a figure must not exceed the B5 format (12.5 × 19.5 cm). Figures and tables can be placed near their reference in the basic text.

3. Article layout

  • Title of article
  • Author’s name (first name and surname)
  • Name of scientific institution (affiliation)
  • Abstract (max. 200 words) – structured abstract is applied. It refers to all consecutive sections of the article, i.e.  introduction, research materials and methods used in the article and contains the most significant research findings and conclusions.
  • Key words (max. 6)
  • Main text should contain: Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, References, Tables and figures.
  • Acknowledgements. If applicable, collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. List here those individuals and/or organisations that provided help, including financial support, during the research.
  • Figure captions

Full legend describing the figure and explaining all the symbols used must be pasted below respective figures. An excess of headings and subheadings should be avoided. Only generic and specific names should be set in italics.|
Any issue not covered by the present instruction should be resolved based on the APA system and the scientific style and format. The CBE manual for authors, editors, and publishers [1994, Cambridge Univ. Press].

If applicable - please list here those individuals and/or organisations that provided help, including financial support, during the research.

Please provide information about the source of financing of the manuscript.

4. References
When making reference to other authors’ publications, the name and year must be provided in parentheses in chronological order (Kowalski 2005, Nowak 2007) or ... according to Kowalski (2005).

References must be listed in alphabetical order under the APA standards (

Finney, J. (1970). Time and again. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.

Edited book
Franks, A. (Ed.). (2005). Margaret Sanger's eugenic legacy: The control of female fertility. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Lawrence, J. A., Dodds, A. E. (2003). Goal-directed activities and life-span development. In J. Valsiner, K. Connolly (Eds.), Handbook of developmental psychology (pp. 517–533). London, England: Sage Publications.

Journal article
Nevin, A. (1990). The changing of teacher education special education. TESE, 13(3-4), 147-148.

Freakonomics (2010). E-ZPass is a life-saver (literally) [Blog post]. Retrieved from:

If no author:
All 33 Chile miners freed in flawless rescue (2010). Retrieved from:

Legal reference
Private Education Act, Rev. ed. Cap 247A (2011).

Note. All titles must be original (e.g. Polish, Latvian) and translated into English.
DOI number (digital object identifier) for all references is required (if exist).