Sustainable Agriculture Research

Sustainable Agriculture Research (p-ISSN 1927-050X   e-ISSN 1927-0518) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal. SAR is published quarterly in both print and online versions. It publishes original research, applied, and educational articles monthly in all areas of agricultural science.

Sustainable Agriculture Research is striving to provide the best platform for researchers and scholars worldwide to exchange their latest findings. Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original works that are not under review in any other journals.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (

The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:

  • Agriculture and Global Climate Change
  • Agriculture and Rural Economy Interactions
  • Agriculture-Environment Interactions
  • Energy Use
  • Future Projections, Options, Policies, and Indicators of Sustainability
  • Innovative Practices and New Technology
  • IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Programs
  • Organic Farming and Other Alternative Systems
  • The Economic, Social, and Philosophical Aspects of Sustainable Agriculture


  • AgEcon Search
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Directory of Research Journal Indexing
  • Electronic Journals Library
  • Google Scholar Citations
  • InfoBase Index
  • JournalFinder
  • JournalTOCs
  • PKP Open Archives Harvester
  • Standard Periodical Directory
  • WorldCat


Competing Interests Statement

All authors of Sustainable Agriculture Research are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest along with the paper, including financial, professional, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations. Download MS-Word


Paper Selection and Publication Process

Paper Selection and Publication Process

a) Upon receipt of a submission, the editor sends an e-mail of confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission e-mail may have been missed.

b) Peer review. We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member and one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by e-mail.

d) If the submission is accepted, the authors revise accordingly and pay the publication fee.

e) A PDF version of the article is available for download on the journal’s webpage free of charge.

f) From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors free print journals. We will provide free print copies for authors who really need them. Authors are requested to kindly fill an application form to request free print copies. Additionally, we are happy to provide the journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. This is the same as the printed version.



The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.





2018 Q1: Articles Received: 22; Accepted: 14; Rejected: 6; Published: 7; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 137; Accepted: 89; Rejected: 49; Published: 55; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 101; Accepted: 63; Rejected: 37; Published: 45; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 92; Accepted: 56; Rejected: 37; Published: 53; Retracted: 0


Posted: 2018-04-19 More...

SAR, Vol. 7, No. 3, August 2018: Call for Paper


Sustainable Agriculture Research (sar) is calling for submission of papers for the Vol. 7, No. 3, August 2018 issue (Deadline: July 1, 2018). You are cordially invited to submit manuscripts to SAR. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to SAR, please view the journal’s profile and submit your manuscripts online.

Tutorial for Paper Submission

We also would like to cooperate with other institutions to publish special issues.

All manuscripts should be written in English and prepared in MS-Word format.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Posted: 2018-04-19 More...

Policy Change of Free Print Journals


As you are aware, printing and delivery of journals results in causing a significant amount of detrimental impact to the environment. Being a responsible publisher and being considerate for the environment, we have decided to change the policy of offering free print journals for authors.

From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors free print journals. However, when authors really need free print copies, they are requested to kindly complete an application form to order printed copies. Once approved, we will arrange print and delivery, for a maximum of two copies per article. If authors require more than two copies, they are requested to order online at:

Additionally, we are happy to provide journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. The eBook is the same as the printed version, but it is completely environmentally friendly. Please contact the journal editor to request eBook of the journal’s issues.

We are committed to saving the planet for our future generations.

Posted: 2018-01-25 More...
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Vol 7, No 3 (2018)

Sustainable Agriculture Research, Vol. 7, No. 3,  2018, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Daniel L. Mutisya, E. M. El Banhawy, Evelyn C. R. Cheramgoi
Hastings B. Moloko, Davis H. Ng’ong’ola, Henry Kamkwamba
P. R. Marini, R. Fernández, R. J. Di Masso
Ezekiel Olaoluwa Akerele, Sheriff Adekunle Adekunmbi
Rajendra Prasad Shrestha, Nani Raut, Lwin Maung Maung Swe, Thida Tieng
Bed Mani Dahal, Nani Raut, Smriti Gurung, Chhatra Mani Sharma, Rabindra Kayastha, Ahuti Shrestha, Bibhu Gautam
Shuhui Xu, Junjie Yu, Yanhong Chen, Mirko Tabori, Xuelian Wang, Brent McCallum, George Fedak, Barbara Blackwell, Allen Xue, Zefeng Yang, Shahrokh Khanizadeh
David Natcher, Erika Bachmann, Mohamed Nasser Baco, Suren Kulshreshtha, Jeremy Pittman, Derek Peak
Roseane K. S. da Silva, Ana L. P. Feliciano, Luiz C. Marangon, Maria Betânia G. dos S. Freire, Fernando J. Freire, Rosival B. de A. Lima, Ane C. F. da Silva