Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJAC: International Journal of Agricultural Science is an open access journal published by the Graduate Program of Andalas University. IJAC publishes original research findings from throughout the world related to strategic and applied studies in all aspects of agricultural science, as well as reviews of scientific books or other publications of current agricultural relevance.


Specific topics of interest include (but are not confined to): 
1. All aspects of crop and animal farming and businesses, 
2. The scientific underpinning of agronomy and animal husbandry, 
3. Engineering solutions, 
4. Agro-industrial systems, 
5. Decision support systems, 
6. Land use, 
7. Environmental impacts of agriculture and forestry, 
8. Socio-economics of agricultural development, 
9. Impacts of climate change, 
10. Rural biodiversity 
11. Experimental design and statistical analysis, 
12. The application of new analytical and study methods (including molecular studies).

 

Section Policies

 

Peer Review Process

The suitability of papers for publication in IJAC: International Journal of Agricultural Science is judged by the members of the editorial board. The editor-in-chief handles all correspondence with the author and makes the final decision as to whether the paper is recommended for acceptance or rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision.

A reviewer may not be from the same institution as the author. Reviewers should examine the paper and return it with their report to the editor-in-chief as soon as possible, usually within 3 weeks. The journal operates a double-blind peer review process in which the anonymity of the authors and the reviewers is safeguarded.

The reviewer recommends either acceptance, acceptance after revision, resubmission after revision, or rejection. If both reviewers recommend acceptance or rejection, the decision stands. When their opinions differ, then the editor-in-chief may ask a third reviewer or associate editor to decide on the acceptance or rejection of that paper. If a paper is not suitable for publication, the corresponding author will be notified with a statement of reasons for rejection. 

 

Publication Frequency

The IJAC has been publishedanually on December (2015 and 2016) and from 2017 will be published twice a year (June and December)

 

Open Access Policy

The IJAC is a fully open access journal for authors, readers, and visitors. The IJAC is available online "without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Chief Executive Editor        

Rudi Febriamansyah (Andalas University)


Manager Editor

Hasnah, Hasnah (Andalas University)

 

Editorial Board

Bustanul Arifin (Lampung University)

Richard Stanford (Andalas University)

Nguyen Van Kien (An Giang University, Vietnam)

Lareef Zubair (Colombia University, USA)

Teki Suraiya (Adikavi Nannaya University, India)

 

IT/Secretariat:

Sari Muliadi

Zandri