JAR Policy

Scope

The Journal of Agricultural Research (JAR) is being published since 1963. The basic aim of JAR is to meet the information needs of agricultural scientists at national and international level. JAR is a firm and effective voice in the world of scientific knowledge which closes the gap between research and practice.  JAR is an Open Access Quarterly online journal that publishes articles covering all areas of agricultural research and its allied disciplines i.e. agricultural biotechnology, plant breeding and genetics, agronomy/crop physiology, soil and environmental sciences, plant pathology/entomology, horticulture, food science, forestry and range management, irrigation/water management, agricultural engineering,  veterinary and animal science, zoology, aquaculture,  agricultural extension, agricultural economics and  rural sociology.                                                                                                        

Terms of Paper Submission

While submitting the manuscripts authors must furnish a certificate to the effect that:

  • The manuscript is not being considered elsewhere for publication.
  • All authors have agreed/approved the publication of this manuscript.
  • The relevant institution has granted permission for publication, if required.
  • The article is based on the research conducted under a research programme or a research project at concerned institution/university.
  • The article has been derived from M.Sc./Ph.D. Thesis.

Permission

In case any part (e.g. table or figure) of the submitted manuscript has been taken from previously published work, it is responsibility of authors to obtain permission either from those publishers or from the authors depending on the copyright ownership.

Plagiarism Test

The Editorial Office strictly monitors text plagiarism through Turnitin software just after receipt of articles prior to review process. If plagiarism is detected the article is returned to author for making it plagiarism free. The manuscript is not entertained in JAR unless its contents are within acceptable percentage (upto 18%) of plagiarism. However, student research papers derived from their own thesis are exempted from similarity with student source.

Double Blind Review

We believe in a fair and rigorous blind review process. Therefore, all submitted manuscripts are reviewed by at least two experts in the relevant field, determined/nominated by the Editor/Editor-in-Chief of JAR. The name of reviewer is not displayed on the manuscript during review process and also not disclosed to any author and vice versa. The opinion of reviewer(s) is considered as final.

Appeal to Decision

In case the reviewer rejects the paper, authors have the right to appeal/defend against reviewer’s decision in writing to the Editorial Office stating the reasons/arguments with evidence and supporting data.

Acceptance of Articles for Publication

After complete review of articles by the reviewers, acceptance letter, is issued immediately after final comments of reviewers. A schedule of  article publication is given in acceptance letter. However, the Editor/Chief Editor has the right to change its publication schedule if any ambiguity/short-comings are found in the manuscript during editing process. 

Publication/Membership Fee

The JAR is being published by a Public Sector (Agriculture Department, Government of Punjab). Its aim is to provide a free plateform to the scientists community for disseminating information based on their latest research findings. So no paper publication fee is charged from the authors. However, membership of JAR is mandatory for all local authors/co-authors for only one volume paying Rs. 600/- per author against which four issues of JAR are supplied to each of them. 

Types of Manuscript

The JAR entertains all types of manuscripts i.e. full length research articles, research notes, short communications and also review papers on a particular topic. However, the reviewed period of published research work should not be less than five years.