Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Agricultural Science is striving to provide the best platform for researchers and scholars worldwide to exchange their latest findings. The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:

  • Agricultural economics
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Animal science
  • Agronomy, including plant science, theoretical production ecology, horticulture, plant breeding, plant fertilization, and soil science
  • Aquaculture
  • Biological engineering, including genetic engineering and microbiology
  • Environmental impacts of agriculture and forestry
  • Food science
  • Husbandry
  • Irrigation and water management
  • Land use
  • Waste management

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.

 

Publication Frequency

2012-2018  Monthly, published in every month
2010-2011  Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December
2009  Semiannual, published in June and December

2012-2013  Monthly, published in every month

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Index/List/Archive

AGRICOLA, AGRIS, CAB Abstracts, CrossRef, EBSCOhost, ERA, Genamics JournalSeek, Google Scholar, JournalTOCs, LOCKSS, Open J-Gate, PKP Open Archives Harvester, ROAD, SHERPA/RoMEO, Standard Periodical Directory, Ulrich's, Universe Digital Library, WorldCat.

 

Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2016): 2.28

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Redfame publishing is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters' (TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2016 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2016=(Citations2015+Citations2014)/(Publications2015+Publications2014)=(457+757)/(272+261)=2.28

2. h-index (December 2017): 31

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (December 2017): 304

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (2012-2016): 22

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2011-2015 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (2012-2016): 27

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

 

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