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Help for JITAg Authors

"Help for JITAg Authors" is a portal to just what its name promises: help. If you're a prospective author, do more than check out the links below. Take them to heart.

There's another audience for these handouts: those of you who teach graduate students who are working on research projects with potentially publishable results. One of the things you teach (or should teach) is how to write for a refereed journal. These handouts, while they're necessarily specific to JITAg, might provide a good, accessible springboard for a discussion of writing articles for any refereed journal.


Tips for Writing for the Journal of Information Technology in Agriculture (pdf).

What Journal of Information Technology in Agriculture Reviewers Want in JITAg Submissions (pdf).


You'll find additional information on writing for JITAg in the following articles.

"JITAg Has Help for People Who Want to Publish" cites two JITAg articles from the 1990s that offer useful advice.

"JITAg Is Looking for a Few (More) Good Commentaries" talks about what makes for a good Commentary.

"Pre-Review Reviews" explains what the editor looks for when she "pre-reviews" JITAg submissions and why she sends some back to their authors for rewrite.

"What's the Difference?" discusses the differences among the various categories of JITAg articles, something authors need to understand.

"Help for Article Readers" and "Help for Article Authors" point out how much headings and subheadings can strengthen articles and increase the chances of a favorable reception from reviewers.

"Bringing the Message Home" talks about the kinds of international
articles JITAg is looking for.

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