Innovations in Agricultural and Biological Engineering


About the Series

CALL FOR CHAPTERS FOR BOOK SERIES:
Innovations in Agricultural and Biological Engineering


The editor of the book series Innovations in Agricultural and Biological Engineering is pleased to invite you and members of your working group to submit a chapter for this book series, published by Apple Academic Press, USA.

This book series offers academia, engineers, technologists, and users from different disciplines information to gain knowledge on the breadth and depth of this multifaceted field. The field of agricultural engineering is interdisciplinary, as it requires knowledge of physics, engineering, economics, agronomy, crop science, sociology, and manufacturing technology. There is an urgent need to explore and investigate the current shortcomings and challenges in agricultural engineering. This book series, in short, conveys the key concepts in agricultural and biological engineering and explores new and innovative methods and technology.

We welcome chapters on the following specialty areas (but not limited to):
1. Academia to industry to end-user loop in agricultural engineering
2. Agricultural mechanization
3. Aquaculture engineering
4. Biological engineering in agriculture
5. Biotechnology applications in agricultural engineering
6. Energy source engineering
7. Food and bioprocess engineering
8. Forest engineering
9. Hill land agriculture
10. Human factors in engineering
11. Information and electrical technologies
12. Irrigation and drainage engineering
13. Nanotechnology applications in agricultural engineering
14. Natural resources engineering
15. Nursery and greenhouse engineering
16. Potential of phytochemicals from agricultural and wild plants for human health
17. Power systems and machinery design
18. GPS and remote sensing potential in agricultural engineering
19. Robot engineering in agriculture
20. Simulation and computer modeling
21. Smart engineering applications in agriculture
22. Soil and water engineering
23. Structures and environment engineering
24. Waste management and recycling
25. Any other focus area


Proposals related to the socioeconomic impact, innovative technologies, case studies, educational/industrial experience, classroom and outreach aids, success stories, etc. are also most welcome. We also welcome review chapters. The manuscripts can be: Research Papers; Case Studies; Thematic Articles; Thesis Chapters; Dissertation; or Thematic Reviews.

Author(s) interested in these themes may submit a short proposal (title, authors’ names and contact information, summary, keywords, proposed date of chapter submission) of the chapter by email to Dr. Goyal at . Authors are requested to indicate the proposed date of chapter submission.

After your proposal is accepted, we require that the chapter manuscript be submitted in Word 2010 on a letter-sized paper with no line numbering, line spacing of 1.5, in Times New Roman 11-point font size, with margins top/bottom of 1” and margins left/right of 1.25”, and editable equations with an equation editor in WORD 2010. A typical chapter will include:
• chapter title
• authors’ names with affiliation/email/mailing address
• introduction/abstract
• literature review (if applicable)
• theoretical approach (if applicable)
• materials and methods (if applicable)
• results and discussion
• conclusions
• summary
• detailed list of keywords
• references using numbering system and in alphabetical order
• glossary of technical terms (>7)
• appendix (if applicable)
• list of abbreviations/symbols in the chapter


Also, we prefer a numbering system for citations in the body of a chapter. A specialized chapter need not follow this format. In all our books, we use only US English only. A complete instructions sheet for chapter preparation is available.

Please provide original material written by you and your co-authors. NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS that have been published unless you have reprint permission from the original publisher. OPEN SOURCE articles can be evaluated. (The publisher and the editors are against plagiarism, and such activity will only delay publication of books in the series. Use of such material without having the reprint permission is unethical and punishable under international law and may carry the fine by the authorities. The manuscripts/chapters are subjected to plagiarism checking by antiplagiarism software at different levels.) If you include figures, illustrations, tables, etc., previously published elsewhere (in print or online), permission is needed unless the material is in the public domain or open access (allowing commercial use). (AAP can provide instructions on how to request permission.)

AAP handles all production processes from editing to marketing at no charge to authors and editors. There are NO PAGE CHARGES to authors. All contributing authors will receive pdf copy of the volume that includes their chapter.

Our team expects to work with you closely on your submission. We can assure you the best quality production. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact information:
Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Senior Editor-in-Chief for AAP and
Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering
University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus, USA
Email: goyalmegh@gmail.com / Fax: 866-222-9549

For a printable flyer on the books in this series: Download.

Modeling Methods and Practices in Soil and Water Engineering
Modeling Methods and Practices in Soil and Water Engineering
Editors: Balram Panigrahi, PhD, Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Emerging Technologies in Agricultural Engineering
Emerging Technologies in Agricultural Engineering
Editor: Megh R Goyal, PhD, PE
Food Engineering
Food Engineering
Editors: Murlidhar Meghwal, PhD, and Megh R. Goyal, PhD
Dairy Engineering
Dairy Engineering
Editors: Murlidhar Meghwal, PhD, Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, Rupesh S. Chavan, PhD
Soil and Water Engineering
Soil and Water Engineering
Editors: Balram Panigrahi, PhD, and Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Food Process Engineering
Food Process Engineering
Editors: Murlidhar Meghwal, PhD, and Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Developing Technologies in Food Science
Developing Technologies in Food Science
Editors: Murlidhar Meghwal, PhD, and Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Engineering Practices for Agricultural Production and Water Conservation
Engineering Practices for Agricultural Production and Water Conservation
Editors: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, and R. K. Sivanappan, PhD
Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture
Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture
Editors: S. K. Gupta, PhD, CE, and Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Flood Assessment
Flood Assessment
Editors: Eric W. Harmsen, PhD, Megh R Goyal, PhD, PE
Food Technology
Food Technology
Editors: Murlidhar Meghwal, PhD,
Processing Technologies for Milk and Milk Products
Processing Technologies for Milk and Milk Products
Editors: Ashok Kumar Agrawal, PhD, Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Engineering Interventions in Agricultural Processing
Engineering Interventions in Agricultural Processing
Editors: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, and Deepak Kumar Verma
Technological Interventions in the Processing of Fruits and Vegetables
Technological Interventions in the Processing of Fruits and Vegetables
Editors: Rachna Sehrawat, Khursheed A. Khan, Megh R. Goyal, PhD, and Prodyut K. Paul, PhD
Engineering Interventions in Foods and Plants
Engineering Interventions in Foods and Plants
Editors: Deepak Kumar Verma and Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Technological Interventions in Management of Irrigated Agriculture
Technological Interventions in Management of Irrigated Agriculture
Editors: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, Susmitha S. Nambuthiri, PhD, Richard Koech, PhD
Novel Dairy Processing Technologies
Novel Dairy Processing Technologies
Editors: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, Anit Kumar, MTech, Anil K. Gupta, PhD
Technological Interventions in Dairy Science
Technological Interventions in Dairy Science
Editors: Rupesh S. Chavan, PhD,
Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture
Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture
Editor: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
State-of-the-Art Technologies in Food Science
State-of-the-Art Technologies in Food Science
Editors: Murlidhar Meghwal, PhD, and Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Bioactive Compounds of Medicinal Plants
Bioactive Compounds of Medicinal Plants
Editors: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, and Ademola O. Ayeleso, PhD



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