Scope and policy
Its main objective is to disseminate research results are presented at each Reunión Anual del Programa Cooperativo Centroamericano para el Mejoramiento de Cultivos y Animales (PCCMCA).
Form and preparation of manuscripts
1. Papers should have a maximum of 20 double-spaced pages. For technical notes (referred to as the work while bringing one or more new scientific information, the wording or methodology can not reproduce the experiments and obtain results similar to those shown, and you can also try to replicate the results and conclusions the author), a maximum of 10 pages.
(By submitting work,
please attach a copy of these instructions for authors, and mark an X in the
MATERIALS AND METHODS: These are the basic elements of research and generating results. Materials (soils, plants, seeds, cattle, goats, etc..) Should be clearly described (physical and chemical analysis and soil type. Description of the variety of plant used and its origin. Characteristics of animal used, including its origin, type, age, etc.. The methods should clearly indicate the variables to be measured accurately and therefore should include experimental design, experimental unit, sampling method and type of statistical analysis. Description of the treatments and measurement of variables . Cultural practices and management of the experiment. Moreover, the location of research in space, time and weather conditions, if applicable.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: We present and analyze the information obtained. Data derived from the application of the methodology, in a clear, orderly and complete, yet concise, based on findings and not assumptions, should be expressed separately in figures or tables (included in an additional file data originated for the purpose of the diagram). Should not be repeated in the text the information contained in tables or figures. Be described in the text, the information obtained from the analysis of variance.
PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, PHOTOS, DRAWINGS AND MAPS: Must have a title that explains their own, independent of the text. It must clearly identify the information provided, geographic areas was conducted (province (s)), as well as period or year of implementation. Tables should preferably have little condensed format instead of a complicated, difficult to interpret. Do not repeat the information in tables and figures should choose the form best communicates the desired information. Photos should be sent in separate file, with a minimum resolution of 250 dpi and JPG format. Tables, figures, photos and maps should appear immediately after a mention. Under no circumstances are accepted as attachments or appendices. All kinds of abbreviations, except for universal use, should clarify at the foot of the table or figure.
Figures and photos can include color in the CD and website, and black and white in the printed version, if the author wishes color should cover the cost of color separation of pictures and illustrations. If not covered the cost of printing, the author must provide the figures and photographs so that they are readable in black and white. This because the shades are problems of definition in black and white printing. The numbering of the tables, figures and photos are processed independently for each of them. Figures pictures and photos with a few exceptions will be located in a space the width of a column by which you must use figures and tables that can reduce the width of the column without losing clarity. Should not be sent in plain boxes contained.
CONCLUSIONS: There may be optionally statements derived from the results and should not exceed the scope of these, or being short or being repeated with the results or discussion. Are justified when presented as a summary of the results that support or differ from the assumptions proposed in the introduction.
SUMMARY: Include the purpose of this study, the procedure followed, the main results and a basic discussion. Do not include references or citations, figures or tables. The maximum size is 250 word-spaced and in a single paragraph.
KEY WORDS: Include five key words in English and Spanish. The goal is to use in indexing and selection of bibliographic information. They should not include words in the title.
ABSTRACT: Translation into English of the summary, including job title.
ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS: The Mesoamerican Agronomy Journal only accepts the official rules of the international system of weights and measures (Carazo, M. 1987. International system of weights and Ed medidas.2 Cartago, Costa Rica, Editorial Tecnológica de Costa Rica. 151 p.) and indicated for this purpose by the Royal Spanish Academy (eg for the separation of the decimal point shall be used as long as the work is in Spanish).
LITERATURE CITED, should contribute to knowledge on the subject and be as recent as possible, easy access via documentation centers, libraries or the Internet and are formulated based on the rules of IICA *. All references, which was included in the text (introduction, materials and methods and results and conclusions) must appear in this section. All appointments must have the total of authors, year of publication, full title and original work, and information about the document was published, edition, publisher, place of publication, volume and number, number of pages. The authors are placed in capital letters, and then last name first name initial, all authors. Personal communications are not part of the literature cited, which are placed at the foot of the page. The citations obtained from the Internet, should be preferably of periodicals or books.
Books: CARVAJAL, F. 1984. Cafeto: cultivo y fertilización. 2da Ed. Instituto Internacional de la Potasa, Berna, Suiza. 253 p.
Thesis: YAH CORREA, E.V. 1998. Crioconservación de suspensiones celulares embriogénicas de Musa spp. iniciadas a partir de flores inmaduras. Tesis Mag. Sc. Turrialba, C.R. CATIE. 77 p.
Congresses, Conferences, Meetings : REGIONAL WORKSHOP NEEDS AND PRIORITIES FOR FORESTRY AND AGROFORESTRY POLICY RESEARCH IN LATIN AMERICA (1993 SAN JOSÉ, CR). 1994. (Report). Eds. M. Alfaro; R de Camino, M. I. Mora; P. Oram. San José, C.R., CR, IICA. 298 p.
Journal: SHINGH, C.K.; GREWAL, G.S. 1998. Detection of rabies in central nervous system of experimentally infected buffalo calves. Indian Journal of Animal Sciencies 68 (12): 1242-1254.
Personal Communications: Se mencionan en nota al pie de página en el texto de la publicación. Exemplo:
AGUILAR, JF. 1997. Forestería social (entrevista). San José, CR., Universidad de Costa Rica.
Online: Guzmán, M. de. 1993. Tendencias innovadoras en educación matemática (en línea). Bogotá, Unesco. Consultado 5 ene. 1998. Disponible en: http://www.oel.org.co/oeivirt/edumat.htm.
Sending of manuscripts
Papers should be prepared in Microsoft Word for Windows. The figures in separate files to JPG or TIF format. Copy must be submitted in detail and disk 31 / 2, or on CD or email it to the address firstname.lastname@example.org
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