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ICAR authors are not required to be associated with the  Indian Council of Agricultural Research to be eligible to submit to ICAR e-textbooks. All submissions are peer reviewed and are officially accepted only after peer review and evaluation of subsequent modifications by the author.

Before submitting a manuscript, refer to ICAR e-textbook  Eligibility Requirements. If your manuscript is eligible for consideration, email at  to request enrollment in ICAR e-textbooks.


Use the ICAR e-textbooks formatting instructions.

Refer to the  ICAR e-textbooks Manuscript Preparation Guide

* Provide materials as required. Submissions not as per the guidelines will be declined.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another press for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in the Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenDocument file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Press.
  • You have completed your ICAR e-textbooks New Submission Form, and it is ready to be uploaded with your manuscript materials.
  • All graphic files do comply, or will if this manuscript is accepted by ICAR e-textbooks, with ICAR e-textbooks Digital Art Preparation Guide.
  • You have obtained and will include with your manuscript PDFs or originals of all required permissions for protected materials (e.g., figures) owned by third parties.
  • You meet ICAR e-textbooks Eligibility Requirements and have included all required manuscript materials and other documentation required by ICAR e-textbooks.
  • All permissions will be submitted to ICAR e-textbooks with the revised final manuscript. All third-party materials will be licensed by the author consistent with the following terms: non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-expiring license to use, reproduce, and distribute for non-profit uses in association with publication in print, electronic, and all other forms of media and formats and via ICAR and/or third-party open access repositories and archives, including but not limited to marketing materials, related websites, related publicity, educational activities, and archiving, brochures, and other non-profit, educational publications created by or on behalf of ICAR and related to the publisher and the publication.

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