We are pleased to announce the call for articles for Agroforester Newsletter (AFTA’s online publication) for Spring 2020. Authors are required to follow the guidelines (below) to prepare articles and submit by April 20, 2020 to the Newsletter Committee Chair, Christine C. Nieman, at this email - christine.c.nieman@USDA.GOV. The article is very short (just 600-700 words) and includes few relevant pictures. Pictures should be included in the article with Figure no. and relevant caption, cited in the text; the original pictures should also be submitted separately as JPEGs so that they look good while publishing online (for details, see the guidelines carefully). If you are planning to submit one, please share the topic of your article by March 23, 2020, so that the final list of the articles for this issue can be prepared. Also, please share this announcement with other potential authors in your contact. Let’s share what each of us are doing and educate/encourage others out there to take advantage of agroforestry.
Here is the link for the current issue of the newsletter: https://www.aftaweb.org/latest-newsletter/current-newsletter.html (Vol.26, No. 1)
Please note that any further communication regarding the newsletter and newsletter articles must be directed to the new chair, Christine C. Nieman, at this email - Christine.C.Nieman@USDA.GOV
AFTA Newsletter Committee Chair
Guidelines on Preparing Agroforester Newsletter Article
Newsletter Committee and Editors:
The purpose of this newsletter is to bring out and disseminate information about agroforestry activities that are ongoing in different parts of the AFTA region in order to inform and educate AFTA members and other individuals interested in agroforestry. We plan to publish a newsletter once every three months (4 times a year).
One can write articles on current or recently-completed research, extension, or teaching activities, projects, and programs, or thought pieces for future direction following guidelines listed below:
Review: Submitted articles will be reviewed by the newsletter committee and sent back to authors for revision if necessary within a week of submission. Revised articles must be submitted within three days after receiving the reviewers’ comments.
Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. Order multi-author publications of the same first author alphabetically with respect to second, third, etc. author. Publications of exactly the same author(s) must be ordered chronologically.
Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8
Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author lists will also be accepted:
Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325–329
· Article by DOI
Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086
South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London
· Book chapter
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257
· Online document
Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007
Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California
Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations.
AFTA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based at the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry at Columbia. www.aftaweb.org.