All manuscripts must be written in English and grammatically edited to accepted standards of English style and usage before submission.
Spelling should be that of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, Oxford: Claredon Press.
The format must be in Microsoft Word (for PC not Mac). Pages must
have the following layout: A4 (297 x 210 mm), 2.5 cm margins on all
sides, double spaced lines. All pages must be numbered. Lines must
be numbered consecutively. Please consult a recent issue of the SAJEV for conventions and layout. Manuscripts with incorrect style will be returned to the corresponding author.
The manuscript should contain the TITLE and, on separate
lines, the following:
- INITIAL(S) AND SURNAME(S) of the author(s)
- THE NAME OF THE ORGANISATION where the research was conducted, as well as THE CURRENT POSTAL and E–MAIL
ADDRESS(ES) of the author(s)
- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS to individuals, organisations and funding agencies
- DATE OF SUBMISSION FOR PUBLICATION (with date left open for insertion later)
- DATE OF ACCEPTANCE FOR PUBLICATION (with date left open for insertion later)
- KEY WORDS (5 – 10) – carefully selected for accurate electronic referencing
- CONDENSED TITLE (to appear as page headings)
The BODY OF THE MANUSCRIPT should include the following sections,
set off with headings in capital letters:
The abstract should be a short (less than 250 words), factual and
informative summary of significant data collected.
The introduction should include a short, but appropriate, outline of selected literature bearing directly on the subject of the paper. The
general problem involved, as well as reasons for the investigation,
should be outlined. A detailed and extensive review of the literature is normally inappropriate.
- MATERIALS AND METHODS
These should be described briefly, but in sufficient detail, to allow repetition of the work. Variables and/or conditions which may affect
the results should be specified. A reference is sufficient for a previously described method.
- RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS
The main results should be stated in the text, with reference to tables, diagrams or illustrations, where the supporting evidence is to be found. Although it is not necessary to describe the contents of tables in the text, the principal results should be critically discussed in logical order. Attention should be drawn to the implications of the results and
to agreement or disagreement with previous work.
This should not be a summary of results, but should focus on the
implications of results and indications for possible applications. This section should not contain reference to figures, tables or any literature.
- LITERATURE CITED
References must be arranged alphabetically by author’s surname. In text references must be listed chronologically. The sequence of reference
must be as follows: author’s surname, initials (the same for second and other authors, where applicable), year, title of paper (with
only the first word capitalised; proper nouns excepted), name of periodical (abbreviated in the style of the Periodical Title Abbreviations,
vol 1, By Abbreviation and vol 2, By Title 5th Edition, Gale Research Detroit, Michigan, 1986), volume, issue number (where necessary),
pages. If the issue number is applicable, it appears after the volume
number in parenthesis.
- Examples of a journal paper citation:
Holmes, J.W., 1966. Influence of bulk density of the soil on neutron
moisture meter calibration. Soil Sci. 102, 335–360.
Stelter, K.O., Luurer, G., Thomm, M. & Neuner, A., 1987. Isolation of extremely thermophile sulfate reducers: Evidence for a novel branch of archaebacteria. Science 236, 822–824.
- Example of a book citation:
Thring, M.W., 1975 (2nd ed). Air Pollution. Butterworths, London.
- Example of an article quoted from a book:
Faith, W.T., Neubeck, C.E. & Reese, E.T., 1971. Production and application of enzymes. In: Ghose, T.K. & Fiechter, A. (eds).
Advances in biochemical engineering, vol I. Springer–Verlag, Berlin.
pp. 77 – 111.
- Example of a citation from unpublished data:
(P. Cilliers, personal communication, 1985)
- Example of a proceedings citation:
Strauss, C.R., Wilson, B. & Williams, P.J., 1986. Flavour of nonmuscat varieties. In: Lee, T. (ed). Proc. 6th Aust. Wine Ind. Tech.
Conf., July 1986, Adelaide, Australia. pp. 117 – 120.
- Example of a thesis citation:
Du Plessis, L. de W., 1959. The study of the microorganisms associated with the flavours and ripening berries of a number of grape
varieties (in Afrikaans). Thesis, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, 7602 Matieland (Stellenbosch), South Africa.
Tables should be typed double–spaced on separate pages and numbered
consecutively using Arabic numerals. They should also bear a
short, yet adequately descriptive, caption and include enough information
so that each table is interpretable without reference to other tables,
figures or text. The layout of a table should be such that the data are
presented clearly with brief sub–headings. Non–standard abbreviations
must be explained in footnotes. When referring to a table in the text, it
should be indicated as Table, followed by the number of the table. Please consult the latest edition of SAJEV for the correct style.
Figures should be in JPEG format (at least 600 dpi) and not exceeding
297 x 210 mm. The figures, including lettering and detail, should
be drawn so as to permit reduction to 84 mm (single column) or 175
mm (double column) width and still retain clarity. Each figure should
be numbered at the bottom of the page and submitted as a separate
file. Descriptive legends must be typed, double-spaced, on a separate
sheet using Arabic numerals.
Legends should describe the contents so that each figure is understandable
when considered apart from the text. When referring to a
figure in the text, it should be indicated as Fig. or Figs followed by the
number of the figure. Please consult the latest edition of SAJEV for the correct style.
The preferable positions of the tables in the text must be indicated as follows:
... text ...
/ insert table 1 /
... text ...
The preferable positions of the figures in the text must be indicated as follows:
... text ...
/ insert figure 1 /
... text ...
Tables and figures should be numbered according to the order in
which they are referred to in the text.
Photographs submitted should be high quality, preferably as JPEG
files. When necessary, the magnification should be indicated, e.g. x240. Photographs are expensive to print and should, therefore, be
kept to a minimum and, if more than one, grouped together. Printing of full colour photographs will only be considered on rare occasions and
these will be for the account of the author(s).
All figures and photographs must be referred to as figures and must be submitted in separate files. Only metric (S.I.) units may be used on
Spell out all numbers or fractions which begin a sentence. Write out
numerals one through nine, except with units of measure. If simple fractions are used they must be written out and hyphenated (e.g.
three–quarters). It is preferable to use decimals instead of fractions.
Between numerals the preposition “to” must be used instead of a hyphen (e.g. 15°C to 18°C). When reporting time, the 24–hour system with four digits must be used; the first two for hours followed by a
colon and the last two digits for minutes (e.g. 09:00 for nine o’clock a.m., 21:30 for half past nine p.m.). Dates must be reported as year, month and then day of the month (e.g. 1992–12–14).
Wine and juice volumes should be reported as litres (L). The use of the capital is recommended to prevent confusion with the number one (1).
Grape mass should be reported as grams (g), kilograms (kg) or metric
tonnes (t). Temperatures should be reported as degrees Celsius without a space between the numerals and the unit (e.g. 15.8°C). All other numerals and units should be provided with a space (e.g. 15 mm, 5 mg/L, 2.5 M). Land surface area must be expressed as hectares (ha).
- ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
For convenience certain chemical names may be abbreviated as long as the first usage of a certain abbreviation is defined in parentheses.
Well known abbreviations, such as HPLC, DNA, etc., as well as chemical symbols may be used without definition.
Click to download and view p.3 of the full 'Guide to Authors' for accepted abbreviations and symbols.