Information For Authors

UKJNRES (ISSN: e: 1858-6694 and p: 1858-6686) welcomes interested authors to submit their manuscript(s), as an e-mail attachment to the editorial board at:, that meet the general criteria for publication specified in authors′ guidelines (see also Copyright Information). Manuscripts matching the following fields are welcomed:

  • Crop sciences
  • Crop protection
  • Forestry and range sciences
  • Soil and water sciences
  • Animal production
  • Agricultural economics and rural development
  • Rural extension and community development
  • Biochemistry and food sciences
  • Environmental studies


Authors′ guidelines:

UKJNRES publishes authentic scientific research, review articles and essays in the field of natural resources and environmental studies, provided that they are not published elsewhere. In case, the manuscript has been submitted to other journal but withdrawn, author(s) should verify by submitting the withdrawal evidence to UKJNRES.


Papers presented for publication will be subjected to evaluation by referees/reviewers in the relevant fields.  Soft copy articles are accepted for publication in English language with an additional abstract in Arabic if applicable. The manuscript should be typed in Times New Roman font size 12, spacing 1.5 and 2.5 cm margins in all sides. The first page of the manuscript begins with title, which should be brief, followed by the name of the author (s) and their full affiliation in addition to the e-mail address of the corresponding author.

The submitted manuscripts should be organized in the following order (Abstract + IMRAD Format + References).

Abstract: The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the methods, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 100 to 250 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited. Following the abstract, about 3 to 5 italicized keywords should be provided.


Introduction: The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a variety of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods: Materials and methods should be complete enough to allow for reproduction and modification. However, only truly new procedures should be described in details; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names, italicized local or vernacular names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

Results and Discussion: In results representative data should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings and explained without referring to the literature. Speculation, attribution and interpretation of data should not be included in the results and rather be put in the Discussion section. The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the obtained results and in light of the past findings on this topic. Clearly state the conclusions in few sentences at the end of this section. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.

Acknowledgement: if necessary, the scientific contribution should be briefly acknowledged before other contributions.

References: References should arrange alphabetically with authors’ surnames first, followed by year of publication, title, name of the journal, volume number and issue as well as the beginning and ending pages of the article. In case of books, author(s) followed by year of publication, title, publisher and number of pages and ISBN are to be provided. In all cases, author(s) should follow APA style ( to cite their references.

Format Examples

In-text citations:        

In-text citations consist of the surname(s) of the author(s) and the year of publication. For example: Osman (2011) or (Osman, 2011) for single author, Osman and Abdalla (2011) or (Osman and Abdalla, 2011) for double authors.  When there are more than two authors (multiple authors), the reference should be cited using the first author's name, followed by "et al." {e.g., Osman et al. (2011) or (Osman et al., 2011)}. When multiple sources are cited together, the references should be listed in chronological order considering the alphabet as: (Osman et al., 2011; Zaeid et al., 2013; Eissa and Zeinab, 2014). In references list, begin your work at the end of the paper on a new page with bold title, References. Alphabetize the entries in the list by the author's last name.

Reference Style

Journal Article:

Bushara, I. 2005. The Effect of Supplementation Strategies on Milk Production in North Kordofan Cattle. Journal of Scientific Research of Science and Arts, 2 (2): 16-27.

Osman, O. A. and George, R.A.T. 1984. The effect of minral nutrition and fruit position on seed yield and quality in sweet pepper (Capsicum annum L.). Acta Hort. 143: 133-141.

Abdalla, A. E., Mahmoud, M. F. and El Naim, A.M. 2010. Evaluation of some Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties in Different Environments of the Nuba Mountain of Sudan. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 4 1(2): 6605-6610.


Adam, H. E. 2010. Integration of Remote Sensing and GIS in Studying Vegetation Trends and Conditons in the Gum Arabic Belt in North Kordofan, Sudan. Rhombos-Verlag


Article in Conference Proceedings:

Bakheit, S. A., Faye, B, Kijora, C. and Abu-Nikheila, A. M. 2008. Effect of Management System on Sudanese Camels Calving Interval. Proceedings: WBC/ICAR 2008 Satellite Meeting on Camelid Reproduction. Budapest, Hungary 12-13 July, 2008, 74-76.


Khair, A. Y.M. 2011. The Role of Rural Communities in Environmental Quality Enhancement Through Adoption of Sustainable Forest Resources Management. Phd Thesis, University of Kordofan, Sudan.


Agabeldour, A.A. 2014. VC welcoming Note. Accessed on March 31, 2014,

Tables and illustrations (figures and plates): Tables, figures, and plates should be prepared on separate pages with their corresponding numbers in the text and respective titles. Please indicate the title above the table and beneath the illustrations.

Failure to follow author guidelines may delay publication of the manuscript(s). Author(s) must avoid plagiarisms (including self-plagiarism) from other work without attribution. Failure to avoid plagiarisms may lead to the rejection of the manuscript. It is unethical for an author to publish manuscripts describing basically the same research in more than one peer-reviewed paper. It is also unethical for the corresponding author to submit manuscript without all co-authors having seen the final version of the article or without their agreement. Only individuals who have made a substantial intellectual contribution to the published research could be listed as co-authors.

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Copyright Information:

All material published in University of Kordofan Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (UKJNRES) represents the opinions of the authors and does not reflect the opinions of the UKJNRES, the Editors, or the institutions with which the authors are affiliated. By submitting a manuscript to UKJNRES for publication, you transfer ownership of the copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, to the UKJNRES’s publisher and the UKJNRES taking action to edit and review this submission.