Information for Authors and Policies

Submission Guidelines and Instructions for Authors

Reports should be submitted to the appropriate subject matter editor(s) for review. Subject matter editors will submit approved reports to the AES Editor for copyediting, design, proofreading, and posting.

General Manuscript Preparation

  • Include: Summary and/or Introduction, Introduction, Procedures/Methods, Results, Discussion (Results and Discussion can be combined)
  • Prepare manuscripts in Microsoft Word with single-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman type
  • Left-align text and headings, and include a space between each paragraph
  • Avoid special formatting; bold and italics are acceptable if necessary
  • Capitalize the first letter of each major word in the titles and headings
  • Report should be as concise as possible


  • Prepare tables in Microsoft Word; each value must be in its own cell
  • When possible, organize tables to fit across the page without being turned sideways
  • Bold table titles and capitalize only the first word and proper nouns
  • Use numerals for general table footnotes and lowercase or superscript letters for significant differences among means


  • Submit figure captions in Microsoft Word
  • Bold figure captions and capitalize only the first word and proper nouns
  • Provide figures as separate files in their original format (Excel, PPT, etc.) or import the entire figure into Word by selecting “Paste Special” instead of pasting a picture of the figure


  • Define abbreviations on first use in text.
  • In tables, spell out abbreviations or define them in notes.
  • In figures, define abbreviations in caption or spell out in figure.
    Spell out numbers under 10 unless they are units of measurement (“we used three experimental treatments,” or “we used 10 experimental treatments,” but “steaks were cut 1 in. thick”).
  • Keep references to a minimum; use only if absolutely necessary
  • References (works-cited) for each article must include a DOI when one is available; editors and authors will have access to a tool that facilitates checking the DOI database during copyediting or layout processes and prior to creation of the final PDF
  • Provide complete reference information in a footnote on the page on which it is mentioned following this format:
      Matthaus, K., S. Danicke, W. Vahjen, O. Simon, J. Wang, H. Valenta, K. Meyer, A. Strumpf, H. Ziesenib, and G. Flachowsky. 2004. Progression of mycotoxin and nutrient concentrations in wheat after inoculation with Fusarium culmorum. Arch. Anim. Nutr. 58:19–35.
      NRC. 2012. Nutrient Requirements of Swine. 11th ed. Natl. Acad. Press, Washington, DC.
      Xian, Q., L. Hu, H. Chen, Z. Chang, H. Zou, 2010. Removal of nutrients and veterinary antibiotics from swine wastewater by a constructed macrophyte floating bed system. J. Environ. Mgmt. 91:2657-2661. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.07.036 .
    Sample Reports

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Copyright Notice

New Prairie Press recommends the use of the Creative Commons license. Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports requires authors to agree to Creative Commons Attribution. Authors who publish with the KAESRR agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in KAESRR. The CC BY 4.0 license is offered as the default, but other Creative Commons (CC) licenses are available at the discretion of authors.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of KAESRR's published version of the work (e.g., posting to an institutional repository or publishing in a book).

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their websites) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archival Policy

Contents of the Reports are archived for perpetual access through New Prairie Press' participation in CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and Portico and managed through the Digital Commons Publishing platform. New Prairie Press also participates in LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). Once published, the contents are never changed .

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