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Editorial ASAGA: Referente en divulgación técnico-científica
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Manuscript Preparation Guide
 
 

Editorial purpose
A&G purpose is to provide information on the development or improvement of sources of edible fats and oils, products and processes involved, industrial and consumer applications. Features in the magazine cover every aspect of edible fats and oils from vegetable or animal raw materials to consumption.
Topics include: Traditional, non-traditional and exotic oils and oilseeds, animal fat and byproducts, marine oils; reception, conditioning and storage of grain ; industrialization: preparation, mechanical extraction, expanders, solvent extraction, distillation, de-solventization; chemical and physical refining, degumming, neutralization, winterization, bleaching, deodorization, fractionation and interesterification; hydrogenation, margarines, shortenings and spreads; proteins and vegetable byproducts; oilchemistry; emulsifiers; soaps, detergents cosmetic products; industrial use of fats and oils; chemical and physical properties of fats and oils; preservatives and antioxidants for fats and oils; packaging; unit processes and operations; process automation and control; facilities electrical and mechanical maintenance; energy conservation; industrial health and safety; environmental protection and waste water treatment; industrial organization, management and training; quality control and analytical methods; history, emerging technologies, methods and process optimization, technology transfer; health and nutrition; biotechnology and genetic modifications; economy, market and statistics.
Type of articles
Articles published in A&G include original research reports, state of the art reviews, symposium papers, discussions on new products, equipment, techniques, ingredients, regulations, training courses, market trends or major events and opinions or comments regarding the fats and oils Industry or technology.

Classification of originals

Research papers include:
1. Title. Author(s). Workplace
2. Abstract in English and Spanish of about 200 words
3. Key words
4. Introduction
5. Materials and Methods
6. Results and Discussion
7. References
8. Acknowledgements

Technical and Scientific Information
Articles containing technical, theoretical or general information on fats and oils. No abstract required.
Literature Reviews
Update on topics presented in the magazine, including references to sources of technical and/or scientific information. These reviews shall meet the specific standards of the magazine.
Notes 
Shorter papers giving information about the first findings and results of research under way or any other specific interesting information. A 100 word abstract is required.
Approval Criteria
Articles accepted for publication must represent a significant contribution, must be related to the production or use of fats and oils and include enough information.
Though there are no restrictions as to the length of the article, in some cases a shorter version or a division of the article into sections may be recommended.
The acceptance of an article is subject to the approval of the Review Committee, responsible for checking content, extension, format and compliance with A&G style requirements. In case these requirements are not met, the article will be given back to its author with feedback as to the recommended changes. The papers are reviewed by two professional proof-readers and eventually by a third one in case of disagreement between the other two
Manuscript preparation
Language: Papers can be submitted in Spanish or English. They must be sent in three copies in digital form, with a 2.5 cm margin on all sides. Double spacing in all elements: text, references, acknowledgements, tables, table captions and text in figures. Use sequential page numbering including the title page and the pages containing figures and figure captions. When preparing the manuscript for the first revision, use numbered lines to facilitate the identification of comments and correction of proof-readers. Do not use texts, titles or words fully written in capitals, and do not use capitals for the first letter of each word in a title. Do not underline any part of the text or title and do not use quotation marks in text in italics or bold. Use italics for scientific names (glycine max) or Latin words (trans). Papers can be sent in a CD or by e-mail, preferably in a Microsoft Word file plus a printed copy. Papers approved for publication must be sent in a CD for final processing without line numbers.
 
 
Committee of publishing advice
Evaluation and receipt of works
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The following sections must be structured as indicated below:
Title Page

It shall include:
• Title: clear and concise.
• Author Names: Last name(s) and full first name plus the initials of additional authors. Do not include academic degree. The author to whom correspondence should be directed must be indicated with an asterisk. Indicate whether or not the submission is an original paper.
• Workplace: Indicate full name and postal address. If it is not the same for all authors, add a superscript number to each name and refer to the individual information. Include telephone and fax numbers with country code and zone code. Include e-mail address.

Text
Write clearly avoiding ambiguities and repetitions. It is convenient to divide the text in sections with short titles describing the content of each section. Include a brief introduction presenting the background and evolution of the topic and the paper’s purpose. In the case of a paper presenting an experimental study, the inclusion of specific sections, such as Materials and Methods is recommended. When the text includes clearly separate paragraphs, these have to be indicated with appropriate headings or subtitles (e.g. sampling, sample preparation, etc.). Provide enough Information to reproduce the experiment described, including reagents, instruments and devices, their origin or brand mane, techniques or analytical methods used, results analysis and discussion and how these relate to similar papers. The text can end with a brief conclusion section, without repeating what has been presented in the previous sections.
For measures use the International System of Units SI (Systeme International d´Unités).
Acronyms should be used without full stops: AGL and not A.G.L., and should be included in brackets when it is used in the text  for the first time. Registered trade names and trademarks must not appear in the title and must be used only the first time the process, device, substance, etc. is mentioned, with the appropriate symbol (®).
Tables and/or figures must not be included in the body of the text.
References made in the text can be 1) part of a sentence with the last name of the referred author followed by the publication date in brackets e.g. Dijkstra (2000) reported that a maximum trans-isomer content of 1.5%..., or 2) at the end of a sentence with both the last name of the referred author and the publication date in brackets e.g. In the SOFT degumming there is no risk of saponification of neutral fat (Givon and Tirtiaux, 2000). In the case of two authors, indicate both names, in the case of three or more use the name of the first one followed by et al.

Bibliographic Referencing:  List the references in the same order they appear in the text, starting each reference on the left margin, including: Author (s). (year). Article full title. Literature citation. List every author with their last name (s) and initials for all other names, separating each author with commas, followed by the publication year in brackets. The full title of the article must be included in the original language.
Literature Citations: If it is an article published in a periodical it must include the name, volume number, issue number in brackets and the page interval, e.g.: Canty, David, (2000). Lecithin, choline and heart disease. A&G (40) 369-373. If the citation is from a book, indicate the title of the article or the chapter followed by “in” and then provide the name of the book, editor, publishing house, location, year of publication, volume and first page number e.g. Norris, F. A. (1982), in: Bailey’s Industrial Oil and Fat Products, 4th Issue, editor D. Swern. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1982, Vol 2, p. 257.
Acknowledgements:  Include a brief acknowledgment of any relevant technical, scientific, economic or institutional assistance received.
Tables: Tables must not repeat data that appear in the text o in the figures. They must not be included as part of the text, but in a separate page for each individual table. Capitalize only the first letter of titles or headings. If a unit of measure is valid for a full column, include the unit in brackets below the column heading. Tables must be numbered with Arabic numerals. The title must be descriptive of the content. Indicate footnotes by superscript letters only, ordered from left to right and from top to bottom.
Photographs: Full size, 300 dpi resolution.
Figures: Do not repeat in figures data that appear in the text o in the tables. Figures must have an appropriate size for publication, preferably with no reduction, of professional quality and printed on quality paper. Each figure must be complete with references, title, axis labels and units so that they can be easily understood without referring to the text. The font size must be such so that after reduction, letters are no less than 2 mm high. Each figure should fit on a single page, on the side of which the author´s name and the figure number is indicated.
Figure Captions: Caption figures in a way that is easy to understand with no need to read the text. Include all captions in the same page. Identify each figure with the word Figure followed by the number. Use Arabic numerals.
Galley Proofs: Proofs will be sent to the author, who shall return them in the indicated deadline. At this point only typographical corrections can be made and not editing corrections.
Reprinting: For research papers, A&G shall provide free of charge a number of reprints equal to the number of authors. Additional prints exceeding that number shall be charged and have to be requested when galley proofs are returned.