Paper Guidelines / Templates

Guidelines for Contributed Papers or Abstracts for the International Temperate Rice Conference

You may choose between submitting abstracts, or full length papers, for the 7h International Temperate Rice Conference. Up to two documents are allowed per participant (either papers, abstracts, or a mix of them). Full length papers and abstracts should be written in either American or British English only.

Templates can be found here: Download Full-Length
Paper Template
Download Abstract
Template

ABSTRACT

You have been invited to prepare a paper, or an abstract, for consideration for inclusion in the 2020 International Temperate Rice conference (ITRC 2020). Submissions start on 15 October 2019, and the deadline for submissions is 15 December 2019. Please submit your paper via our submission system. All papers will be assigned a number and acknowledged as received in three working days, being reviewed by an expert in the field upon submission, with possible feedback provided on any changes to be made. Your paper will be automatically accepted for inclusion in the Proceeding of the Conference upon submission, and the changes to be done, if any, are suggestive. The timetable is summarized in Table 1.

Table 1. Timeline for the production of the proceedings of the 2020 International Temperate Rice Conference

Due date Activity
15 October to
15 December 2019
• Delegate registration
• Paper submission, poster submission
October - December 2019 • Ongoing peer review and feedback on papers
15 December 2019 • Deadline for paper submission
10 January 2020 • Deadline for submission of revised papers (if any suggestion is made to the original version)
• Deadline for Poster submission
09-12 February 2020 • 7th International Temperate Rice Conference


1. STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF PAPERS

Paper maximum length is limited to four pages; authors are encouraged to use three or four pages to adequately report their findings. Maximum file size is 5MB.

The contents of your paper should include:

Title – concise, informative, containing key words; do not exceed 2 lines length.
Authors – initials and family name
• For each author, their organization, city, country, and email address (see format above)
Presentation type – you should specify whether your submission is intended for an oral or poster presentation. The organizing committee reserves the right for the final decision on the presentation form (oral or poster) considering both author’s choice and the Conference programme
ABSTRACT – state concisely the purpose of the research, brief methods, main results and major conclusions (< 250 words)
Key words – a maximum of five, separated by commas; do not use words that appear in the title
1. Introduction – the reasons for the work, essential background, rationale (why the work is needed) and objectives of your research
2. Material and Methods – provide sufficient information for the reader to be able to understand the methods used and to demonstrate the rigor of the work; where standard methods are used, refer to appropriate scientific literature rather than providing the details. Please give the needed attention to statistical design and analyses
3. Results and discussion – results should be clear and concise; tables or figures, as well as a mix of them, are allowed; results of statistical analysis should be presented where appropriate. Do not repeat the same data both in Figures and graphs
• The discussion should focus on the significance of the results, and not repeat them
• Results may be presented independently of Discussion, at author’s discretion. In this case, it receives the consecutive number attributed to Results (4. Discussion)
Conclusions – present the main conclusions of the study (< 250 words)
Acknowledgements – please acknowledge all donors and partners who contributed to the research
References – It is suggested a maximum of 10, but we will respect your needs if they are consistent. Please see the style guide below


2. STYLE AND FORMAT

2.1 General
• Papers should not exceed 4 pages (including figures, tables, captions)
• Papers should be prepared using Microsoft Word or similar word processors, and submitted in a single file. Accepted file formats are: .DOC, .DOCX and .ODT. Maximum file size is 5MB.
• Insert tables, figures and photos in the text at the appropriate location between paragraphs, after the first citation if possible, and please avoid wrapping text around tables, figures, etc


2.2 Spelling
Either British spelling and American spelling are accepted, but not mix both on the same paper.


2.3 Manuscript format


2.3.1 Font
Please use Calibri 11 pt. script for all text and headings. For title, please use Calibri 14 pt.


2.3.2 Page size
Please use page size A4: 210 x 297 mm (8.27 x 11.7 in).


2.3.3 Margins
All margins should be set to 2.5 cm (1 in). Text should be justified to both margins.


2.3.4 Spacing
The entire text should be vertically single-spaced. Indent (1.25 cm) the start of each paragraph. A single character space, not two spaces, should be left after periods (“full stops”) at the ends of sentences and after colons and semi-colons. There should be no line space between table and box captions and the border of the table/box


2.3.5 Heading levels
Three heading levels are accepted. Main heading should be bold; subheadings should be italic. Example:

3. Results and discussion
3.1. Grain quality
3.1.1. Milling yield


2.3.6 Tables
Each table should have a number and brief title (capitalize first letter and proper names only) that describes the content. Table numbering should be in the same order as the first mention of the table in the text. Tables should preferably occupy the full page width. Number footnotes to explain abbreviations in tables.
See Table 2 for example.

Table 2. Effect of sowing date and seed rate on yield components of dry seeded aman rice in 2012 and 2013


Treatment

Panicle density (no. m-2 )

Floret fertility (%)

Total biomass (t ha-1 )

 

2012

2013

2012

2013

2012

2013

Sowing date (D)

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 May

336

324

80.4

81.9

21.3

21.6

10 June

323

308

84.2

83.3

21.1

21.1

30 June/05 July

291

288

88.5

86.1

21.0

21.2

10 July

-

277

-

87.3

-

20.5

LSD 0.05

20.3

24.1

1.8

1.7

NS

NS

Seed rate (R)
(kg ha-1 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

294

278

83.7

86.2

21.1

21.2

40

323

304

83.0

83.8

21.1

21.0

60

333

316

86.3

83.8

21.2

21.1

LSD 0.05

9.7

13.4

1.9

1.5

NS

NS

LSD 0.05 (D x R)

NS1

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

1NS = nonsignificant

 

 

 

 

 

 


3. UNITS, NUMERALS AND PUNCTUATION

3.1 Units
Use the International System of Units (SI) except in the case of widely used units such as liter (l), metric ton (t) and hour (h).

3.2 Numerals
Please use consistent numeral forms, spelled out (“eight”) or numbered (“8”) along the text as appropriate; numbers should be spaced from units by a single space (3.5 t ha-1; 25.6 %; $ 25.000,00)

3.3 Punctuation of series
Use a comma before "and" or "or" in a series of three or more words or phrases in order to prevent ambiguity. For example, “I visited Paris, London, Rome, and Cairo”; “The ministry does planning, research and development, and extension.”

3.4 Non-English words
Italicize uncommon non-English words such as aus, aman, kharif, khal, as well as Latin scientific names of species.


4. MANUSCRIPT SECTIONS


During manuscript submission, you will be asked to choose a subject section, as follows. Please choose the sections into which your manuscript fits best:

- Breeding & Grain Quality
- Agronomy
- Precision Agriculture
- Rice Irrigation & Soils
- Biotic Stress / Plant Protection
- Abiotic Stress
- Rice and its Environment
- Rice Processing & Human Nutrition
- Rice Economics & Marketing
- Rice Extension


5. CITING LITERATURE

5.1 Text citations
A citation in a text, table, figure, or footnote consists of the author's last name and the year of publication, usually placed in parentheses (Costa, 1994). Give the names of all authors unless there are more than two; in which case, give the name of the first author followed by “et al.,” (Costa et al., 2003). Where more than one publication is cited, list alphabetically, and then sort further chronologically if needed e.g. (Adams et al., 2006; Bagadion and Corton, 1985; Costa 1994, 1995a, 1995b; Smith et al., 2001).

5.2 List of citations (“References”)
All literature cited in the text should be listed alphabetically by the family name (surname) of the first author. Make sure the “References” section contains only citations that can be found in the text. Maximum of 10 citations are suggested, but we will respect your needs if they are consistent.

5.2.1 Books
In the following examples, note order of author names, punctuation, capitalization of various elements, and the use of italics only for publication titles. Use a hanging indent of 1.0 cm (0.4 in) and a single blank line between references.
Cowlishaw, G., Dunbar, R., 2000. Primate Conservation Biology. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

5.2.2 Chapter in an edited book
Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 1999. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones, B.S., Smith, R.Z. (Eds), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281-304.

5.2.3 Articles in periodicals or journals
Smith, J.M., 1998. The origin of altruism. Nature 393, 639–640.
Taylor, J.A., Chen, H., Smallwood, M.,, Matthew Smallwood, Bruce Marshall, 2018. Investigations into the opportunity for spatial management of the quality and quantity of production in UK potato systems. Field Crops Research, 229:95-102.

Realization

Embrapa

Co-realization

ITRC
INIA


Diamond Sponsor

Corteva


Gold Sponsor

Basf


Silver Sponsor

FMC


Bronze Sponsor

RiceTec
Adama

Support

MAPA
Pátria Amada
Granjas 4 Irmãos
FAPEG
EXPOARROZ
Pátria Amada
SOSBAI