Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission: “Harvest” has a web-based system for the submission of manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and visit the journal’s site  to login and submit your article online. All papers should be submitted via the online system. In case of any difficulty, the authors may send their papers directly to the following mail ID: editor. harvest @

Language: Papers are accepted in English and Bengali languages.

Word length: Articles should ordinarily not exceed 8,000 words.

Cover Page: The cover page must contain the title of the manuscript, all author names and their corresponding affiliations as well as complete mailing address, telephone and Fax numbers and E-mail. The designated corresponding author must be identified by an asterisk.

Title Page: The second page consists of the manuscript title, abstract (maximum of 300 words that should reflect an abbreviated representation of the content of the manuscript including purpose/objective, method, main results, conclusions, and/or recommendations), and up to seven key words for indexing purposes. To facilitate the peer-review process no information that identifies the author(s) should be placed on this page.

Text: For full length papers, text should consist of an Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References. Abbreviations should be fully spelled out in parentheses the first time that they are used in the text. The source figure files are to be submitted in jpeg format. Page size should be chosen as A4 (11.63″ × 8.27″) with all four side-margins as 1″. The spacing should be single with Times New Roman 12 point font size. The font size of the text part within the figure must not be less than 10. The minimum font size within the table must not be below 10. For papers in Bengali, AVRO with font size 12 is required.

References: Within the text, references should be cited in numerical order according to their order of appearance. The numbered reference citation should be enclosed in brackets. In the case of two citations, the numbers should be separated by a comma [1, 2]. In the case of more than two reference citations, the numbers should be separated by a dash [5-7].

Sample References

Book :
Jones, J., 2000, Contact Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, Chap. 6.
Journal article, one author
Barnes, M., 2001, “Stresses in Solenoids,” J. Appl. Phys., 48(5), pp. 2000–2008.
Journal article, two authors, journal paginated by issue
Ning, X., and Lovell, M. R., 2002, “On the Sliding Friction Characteristics of Unidirectional Continuous FRP Composites,” ASME J. Tribol., 124(1), pp. 5-13.
Journal/Conference Proceedings article, three or more authors
Lee, Y., Korpela, S. A., and Horne, R. N., 1982, “Structure of Multi-Cellular Natural Convection in a Tall Vertical Annulus,” Proc. 7th International Heat Transfer Conference, U. Grigul et al., eds., Hemisphere, Washington, DC, 2, pp. 221–226.

Online periodical
VandenBos, G., Knapp, S., and Doe, J., 2001, “Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates,” Journal of Bibliographic Research, 5, 17-123. Retrieved October 13, 2001, from


Cancer Research UK. Cancer statistics reports for the UK. (2003). Accessed 13.03.03



As part of the submission process, authors are required to check their submission’s compliance with all the following items for submissions may be returned to authors who do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  2. The submission file for English is in Microsoft Word and for papers in Bengali a pdf file is essential.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman font; employs italics, rather than underlining and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. For papers in Bengali, AVRO with font size 12 is required.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  5. The authors must follow the instructions in ensuring a Blind-folded Peer Review.


Submission of an article implies that the work has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication. The articles must be free from any copyright infringement. A contributor is exclusively responsible for the content of the publication, both subjective and objective. Copyright of any publication in this journal belongs to the publisher.