République Tunisienne

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Ressources Hydrauliques et de la Pêche

Journal of Arid Arboriculture and Olive Growing

Journal of Arid Arboriculture and Olive Growing

“Journal of Arid Arboriculture and Olive Growing” is inspired by the no longer existing “Revue Ezzaitouna” since 1983. JAAOG is an open-access scientific journal publishing two issues per year related to olive growing and arboriculture in arid environments. It covers the fields of genetic resources and improvement, molecular genetics, plant biology and physiology, soil sciences, rural economics, entomology and phytopathology. The journal publishes original research articles and short communications in English, French and Arabic. Research articles should reflect original results of international interest. Any new submission or parts of it should not have been published elsewhere or under consideration elsewhere. Short communications should be as well documented as research articles, with reference to the literature and description of experimental protocols… etc.
The editorial board is composed by eminent personalities who ensure the best visibility of the journal in relation to the selection, editing and diffusion of articles and contribute to the progress of the journal :
- Editorial director (Director General of the Olive Institute): Pr Mohiddine Ksantini;
- Editor-in-chief: Mr Fathi Ben Amar;
- Library Head: Mrs Safia Siala;
- Responsible of valorization research achievements: Mr Houcine Brini ;
- Informatics manager: Mrs Nadia Jmal;
- Heads of Olive Institute laboratories:
* Laboratory: Genetic resources : Characterization, valorization and phytosanitary protection: Dr Mohamed Ali Triki;
* Laboratory: Sustainability of Olive Fruit Trees Production Systems : Dr Kamel Gargouri;
* Laboratory: Integrated Olive Production in Humid and Semi Arid regions of Tunisias: Dr Ajmi Larbi;
- Specialist in "Genetic resources and improvement": Dr Ali Dhieb;
- Specialist in "Plant biology and physiology": Dr Hsouna Gouta;
- Specialist in "Entomology": Dr Naceur Gharbi;
- Specialist in "Phytopathology": Dr Yaakoub Gharbi;
- Specialist in "Rural economy and development": Dr Saida ElFekih;
- Specialist in "Food technology": Dr Mahdi Fendri;
- Specialist in "Agricultural sciences": Dr Mounir Abichou.
Submissions must strictly follow the instructions listed below. They are automatically rejected in the case of non-conformity. Each new submission should be accompanied by a cover letter signed by all contributing authors and must contain the following informations :
- The authors have no conflict of interest.
- The article is not under consideration by another journal.
- The authors are responsible for all informations in the article that may create disputes of all kinds.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the following address:
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The submission file must be in Word format. The author uses italics rather than underlines and places all illustrations (figures, maps, photos and tables) in their respective places in the text of the article. The article should be presented in Times New Roman, 1.5 lines spacing, with numbered lines and 2.5 cm margins on all sides. The regular article should not exceed 20 A4 pages including all illustrations and the short paper should not exceed 8 A4 pages. The structure of the regular article and the short communication will be as follows: • First page (Title page)
This page is reserved exclusively for the title, names of authors and their contact details in a centered position, acknowledgments (optional) and sources of funding. The title is in lowercase, bold type and 14 point size. It must be precise, concise but complete. Abbreviations should be avoided and must appear from the first citation in the text. The authors are presented by the full name in lower case and 12 point size and followed by a superscript number to specify their contact details at the bottom. The author to whom all correspondence will be addressed should be marked with a superscript asterisk. The contact details of the authors (postal address of the laboratory or establishment, university, telephone, fax, e-mail address) are preceded by the corresponding number in lower case. An empty line must separate the title, the list of authors, their contact details, the acknowledgments and the funding sources.
Text of the article
The text of the article must be presented in 12 point size and organized according to the following plan:
- Abstracts
- Introduction
- Material and methods
- Results and Discussion (this section can be divided in two separate parts)
- Conclusion
- References
Abstracts should contain a maximum of 300 words and 4-6 keywords. The submitted article should include an abstract in the language of the article and an English abstract with title and keywords.
Titles and subtitles will be in lowercase and bold characters and numbered in Arabic numbers (maximum three levels: 1, 1.1, 1.1.1) starting from the introduction without any withdrawal to the left. An empty line is always present before the titles.
In the text, only the Latin scientific names of plant and animal species should be put in italics. Paragraphs should not start with a withdrawal to the left of the first line.
The experimental models and statistical analyzes must be clearly presented in the text. Illustrations (tables, figures, maps and photos) should be included in the text of the article. They must be called in the body of the text by figure 1, table 1,… etc.
All illustrations, accompanied by legends in the language of the article, must be centered:
- Tables must be provided in a real table structure (rows, columns). Footnotes should be placed below the table and indicated in the table by superscript Arabic numbers. The statistical comparison of the means is made by letters in front of each average. The units of measurement, mentioned in abbreviated form and in parentheses, follow the International System of Units (SI).
- The photographs (photos and maps) must be of excellent quality, very well contrasted with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. If they are not original, it is needed from the author of the manuscript to acknowledge the source.
- Figures will be provided at a sufficient size for better clarity and the size of the letters should be proportional to the figure to accommodate any reduction.
- Mathematical and / or chemical equations and formulas must be presented clearly with careful placement of superscripts and subscripts.
References should be presented as follows:
• In the text: The reference is cited by the name of the author in lowercase followed by the year of publication in parentheses as follows:
- Single author case: Label (2000)
- Case of two authors: Label and Mabel (2000)
- Case of several authors: Label et al. (2000)
- When the same first author has several articles during the same year, the year will be followed by letters a, b, c ... etc, to indicate the order.
- Case of several references for the same idea (Label and Mabel, 1999; Label et al., 2000). • In the list of references: It is requested that the list be ordered alphabetically by adopting the following models for the different types of references:
- Journal article :
Grati-Kamoun, N., Lamy Mahmoud, F., Rebai, A., Gargouri, A., Panaud, O., Saar, A. 2006. Genetic diversity of Tunisian olive tree (Olea europaea L.) cultivars assessed by AFLP markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 53:265–275.
- Book :
Trigui, A., Msallem, M. 2002. Catalogue des variétés authoctones et types locaux (Volume 1). Ed. IRESA (Ministère de l’Agriculture), Tunis, Tunisie, 159 p illustrées.
- Book chapter :
Gregoriou, C., Ksantini, M., Serafides, N. 2010. Pest and Disease Management. In :Olive gap manual – Good agricultural practices for the near-east and north Africa countries. Ed. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations regional office for the near east.Cairo, Egypt, p 213-237.
- Thesis :
Jardak,T. 1994. Contribution à l'étude de la dynamique des populations de la teigne de l'olivier dans la région de Sfax. Thèse de doctorat d'Etat des Sciences biologiques. Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université de Sfax, 247p.
- Seminar proceeding:
Kheireddine, N. 2005. L’oléiculture Tunisienne : Stratégie de développement et perspectives d’avenir. Actes du Colloque International « L'oléiculture : Productivité, qualité et accords de partenariat », 18-19 mai 2005, Sfax, Tunisie, p 1-3.
- Web site:
IO, 2020. Valorisation des acquis. Disponible à l’adresse
http://www.iosfax.agrinet.tn/index.php/unite-de-valorisation (dernière consultation le 27/08/2020).
Submitted articles will be reviewed by two scientists with recognized competence in the relevant field of the article and anonymously. Articles returned to the author for correction must reach the Editorial Board no later than one week from the sending date for a minor revision and one month for a major revision.
Once definitively accepted, publication of the article will be scheduled in the following issues according to the acceptance order of articles. A certificate of acceptance can be delivered to authors if necessary. The publication is provided in paper mode and in free access mode on the journal's website.
The publication of an article automatically implies the transfer of copyright to the journal and the published data will no longer be used by the authors in any form.
Postal address :
Journal of Arid Arboriculture and Olive Growing, Institut de l’Olivier, Route de l’aéroport, km 1.5, BP 1087, 3000 Sfax, Tunisia
Electronic link to the journal page :
Editorial mail :
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