Publication of the papers at ISAE 2016

  • All the extended abstracts submitted to ISAE 2016 will be subjected to double blind peer review process.

  • Based on the reviewers’ comments, the ten best papers will be qualified to publish as full research articles in the special issue of the TARE journal (International Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research & Extension) in mid 2016.

  • The other selected manuscripts will be published as extended abstracts in the proceedings of the ISAE 2016, under the condition that all the suggestions made by reviewers are properly addressed and all the criteria laid by the ISAE editorial board are fulfilled.

  • Of the ten best manuscripts, only the abstract will be published in the proceedings of the ISAE 2016. The authors of those abstracts will be requested to prepare full research articles, which will be evaluated by a group of reviewers appointed by the TARE journal.

  • However, the publication of full papers in TARE journal will be based on the consent of all the authors of a particular paper.

Guidelines for the preparation and submission of Extended Abstracts

The contents of the extended abstract

Title page:   Title, author/s name/s and address (institutional affiliations), corresponding author email address

Abstract:   Maximum of 250 words
Keywords:   Maximum of 5 keywords
Introduction:   Maximum of 350 words
Materials and Methods:   Maximum of 350 words
Results, Discussion and Conclusion/s:   Maximum of 800 words References: (Only one table or figure could be included in this section.)
References:   Maximum of five key references could be included

Page settings
Page size:   A4/ 2.5 cm margin in all sides
Font:   Times new roman/ Size 12
Line spacing   1.5
Text alignment   Justified
Please refer the example of extended abstract for more details.

A soft copy of the extended abstract as an attachment (MS Word format) should be emailed to:

Please indicate the subject of the e-mail as ‘ISAE 2016 - Your name-Title.

Example: ISAE 2016 Paul A.B.C. - Effect of pesticides on human health
An Author Information Form should be submitted along with the abstract. Online and downloadable versions of the form could be found under downloads section of the ISAE 2016 website.

An acknowledgement would be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail (or by regular mail, if necessary) once the extended abstract and author information forms are received by the ISAE - 2016 secretariat.

Authors who prefer to submit hard copies of the extended abstract and author information form, may mail them to the following address:

Dr. Nilantha Liyanage
Secretary – ISAE 2016
Faculty of Agriculture University of Ruhuna
Kamburupitiya 81100

Please send the hard copies, only if you are unable to submit the extended abstract and author information form by e-mail. For further information on the guidelines for abstract submission, please contact:

Dr. Kumari Fonseka
Coordinator-ISAE 2016
Tel: +94 (0) 41-2292200 Ext 242
E-mail: or

Dr. Nilantha Liyanage
Secretary – ISAE 2016
Tel: +94 (0) 41-2292200 Ext 379