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Food and Energy Security

All articles accepted from 15 January 2013 are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.  All articles accepted before this date, were published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License.

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Edited By: Professor Martin Parry, Rothamsted Research

Online ISSN: 2048-3694



Author Guidelines


Food and Energy Security - steps to publication
1. Submit your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/foodenergysecurity
2. We will send you an email confirmation of your submission details.
3. After review and acceptance, you will be prompted to sign the Open Access Agreement form in https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/foodenergysecurity. Payment of the article publication charge will be required. You can then track the progress of your article through Wiley Author Services.
4. You will receive notification that your proof is ready for review, and be able to make corrections to your article using our innovative online system.
5. Your article will publish on Wiley Online Library. If you have previously signed up for alerts through Wiley’s Author Services, you will be sent an email when your article is published online.

Open Access Agreement
We have introduced a convenient new process for signing your Open Access Agreement electronically (eOAA) that will save you considerable time and effort. If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. You may preview the copyright terms and conditions here.

Food and Energy Security will now publish all new articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license which allows commercial use of published articles. This will ensure that the journal is fully compliant with new open access mandates from RCUK and Wellcome Trust which come into place from April 2013.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Professor Martin A.J. Parry, Head of Plant Science, Rothamstead Research

Centre for Crop Genetic Improvement Rothamsted Research
Harpenden
Herts
AL5 2JQ
E-mail: martin.parry@rothamsted.ac.uk

Address correspondence to the Editorial Office
Luke Fabian, Editorial Administrator

Association of Applied Biologists The Warwick Enterprise Park
Wellesbourne
Warwick
CV35 9EF
E-mail: luke@aab.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)2476 575045; Fax: +44 (0)1789 470234
http://www.aab.org.uk

SUBMISSION
The Journal requires that authors submit electronically via the online submission site at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/foodenergysecurity

MANUSCRIPT TYPES
• Original research articles
• Reviews

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Manuscripts must be submitted in grammatically correct English. Manuscripts that do not meet this standard cannot be reviewed. Authors for whom English is a second language may wish to consult an English-speaking colleague or consider having their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/english_language.asp. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication. A manuscript is considered for review and possible publication on the condition that it is submitted solely to Food and Energy Security, and that the manuscript or a substantial portion of it is not under consideration elsewhere.

Disclosure statement
Food and Energy Security requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise, that might be perceived as influencing an author's objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or directly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conflict of interest include, but are not limited to, patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for or receipt of speaker's fees from a company. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication in this journal.

If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission.

It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and collectively to list on the cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief, in the manuscript (under the Acknowledgements section), and in the online submission system ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships.

Manuscript preparation
We place very few restrictions on the way in which you prepare your article, and it is not necessary to try to replicate the layout of the journal in your submission. We ask only that you consider your reviewers by supplying your manuscript in a clear, generic and readable layout, and ensure that all relevant sections are included. Our production process will take care of all aspects of formatting and style. The list below can be used as a checklist to ensure that the manuscript has all the information necessary for successful publication.

• Title page, including title, authors’ names, authors’ affiliations, and contact details (especially e-mail address) for the person to whom the proof notification is to be sent
• Abstract and 4–6 keywords
• Text (introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion)
• Literature cited (see below for tips on references)
• Tables (may be sent as a separate file if necessary)
• Figure legends
• Acknowledgements, including details of funding bodies with grant numbers

References As with the main body of text, the completeness and content of your reference list is more important than the format chosen. A clear and consistent, generic style will assist the accuracy of our production processes and produce the highest quality published work, but it is not necessary to try to replicate the journal’s own style, which is applied during the production process. If you use bibliographic software to generate your reference list, select a standard output style, and check that it produces full and comprehensive reference listings. A guide to the minimum elements required for successful reference linking appears below. The final journal output will use the ‘Harvard’ style of reference citation. If your manuscript has already been prepared using the ‘Vancouver’ system, we are quite happy to receive it in this form. We will perform the conversion from one system to the other during the production process.

Minimum reference information

Journal Article
Author(s) in full
Year of publication
Article title
Journal title (preferably not abbreviated)
Volume number
Issue number
Page range

Book
Author(s) in full
Author(s) in fullYear of publication
Book title
Place of publication
Publisher
No. Pages

Book Chapter
Author(s) in full
Year of publication
Chapter title
Book Author/Editor
Book title
Place of publication
Publisher
Page range

Online resources
References to online research articles should always include a DOI, where available. When referring to other Web pages, it is useful to include a date on which the resource was accessed.

Tables
All tables must be cited in the text in the order that they should appear.

Figures
All figures must be cited in the text in the order that they should appear. Illustrations are an important medium through which to convey the meaning in your article, and there is no substitute for preparing these to the highest possible standard. Therefore, please create your illustrations carefully with reference to our graphics guidelines (see http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp). It is very difficult to improve an image that has been saved or created in an inappropriate format. We realize that not everyone has access to high-end graphics software, so the following information may help if you are having difficulty in deciding how to get the best out of the tools at your disposal.

1. Check your software options to see if you can ‘save as’ or ‘export’ using one of the robust, industry-standard formats. These are:
• Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
• Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
• Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
• Portable Document Format (PDF)

2. As a general rule of thumb, images that contain text and line art (graphs, charts, maps, etc.) will reproduce best if saved as EPS or PDF. If you choose this option, it is important to remember to embed fonts. This ensures that any text reproduces exactly as you intend.

3. Images that contain photographic information are best saved as TIFF or PNG, as this ensures that all data are included in the file. JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) should be avoided if possible, as information is lost during compression; however, it is acceptable for purely photographic subjects if the image was generated as a JPEG from the outset (many digital cameras, for example, output only in JPEG format).

4. If you are not sure which format would be the best option, it is always best to default to EPS or PDF as these are more likely to preserve the high-quality characteristics of the original.

5. Microsoft Office. If you have generated your images in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), or similar, it is often best simply to send us the files in their native file formats.

Metric system
The metric system should be used for all measurements, weights, etc. Temperatures should be expressed in degrees Celsius (centigrade).

Supporting Information

Supporting Information can be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information with the published version of an article. Examples of Supporting Information include additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Supporting Information should be cited within the article text, and a descriptive legend should be included. It is published as supplied by the author, and a proof is not made available prior to publication; for these reasons, authors should provide any Supporting Information in the desired final format.

For further information on recommended file types and requirements for submission, please visit: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppinfo.asp.

Proofs
Soon after acceptance, you will receive an email with a login/password to access your proofs for final content correction within our rapid production workflow. The proof you will see is generated to provide you with a view of the content of your manuscript, but it does not represent the final typeset journal page. Once you have submitted your corrections, the production office will finalize the layout of your article for publication.

Reprints
As this is an open access journal, you have free, unlimited access to your article online. However, if you wish to obtain printed reprints, these may be ordered online: http://offprint.cosprinters.com (Email: offprint@cosprinters.com)

Production Questions
Please direct any questions regarding the production of your article to the Production Editor at FESProd@wiley.com

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