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Journal of Agriculture and Food

International Journal of Agriculture and Biology
Open Access

Online : 1814-9596

Print :    1560-8530

Publication Ethics Policy

IJAB has a stringent publication ethics policy. Every submitted paper is checked for similarity index using

The authors transfer copyrights to the Journal under the following terms and conditions:

  • the paper presents original work not previously published in similar form and not currently under consideration by another journal
  • each author has seen and approved the content of the submitted manuscript
  • exclusive permission has been obtained from the author(s)/publisher(s) of the material/ information/data contained/used in any other form that is the intellectual property right of any person(s) other than the Author(s). The copyright material has clearly identified and acknowledged/referenced in the text of the paper. The author(s) are responsible for any violation/breech of the Copyright Law
  • there is no conflict of interest among the authors for the publication of paper, and that all the authors have significantly contributed in the paper
  • the paper once published will not be withdrawn or retracted unless very serious question(s) arise(s) on the data or originality of the text, and that will be done in concurrence with the Friends Academics and Research (Private) Limited
  • once the copyrights are transferred, the published matter will be the sole property of Friends Academics and Research (Private) Limited, and exclusive permission will be sought for partial or full reproduction of the text/graphics/numeric data. However, the author(s) will retain the intellectual property rights

The complaints of plagiarism of papers (if any) are strictly dealt under Plagiarism Policy of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

Ethical Guidelines for Use in Research on Animals

IJAB does not consider submission directly focusing on the human studies. For research on animals, IJAB observes policy ARRIVE guidelines available at PLoS Bio 8(6), e1000412,2010 when documenting and conducting live animal studies. Authors and reviewers are urged to adhere to these guidelines. It is also emphasized that in research involving animals, any potentially derived benefits must be significant in relation to harm suffered by participating animals Furthermore, the research conducted using live animals must comply with commonly accepted ‘3Rs’:

  • Replacement of animals by alternatives wherever possible;
  • Reduction in number of animals used;
  • Refinement of experimental conditions and procedures to minimize the harm to animals

Submissions made to IJAB containing data in which the animals are investigated are required to be approved by an ethical review committee constituted by the institution of the corresponding author and relevant information provided in the Materials and Methods section or alternatively given separately just before the References section. The submissions are not processed further until a certificate is provided by the corresponding author in this regard:

Manuscript Approval Statement

At the time of submission, the Corresponding Author provides an explicit statement in the manuscript that all the authors have read and approved the manuscript for submission to IJAB

Author Contributions

The manuscript will show an explicit statement that each author has made the specific contribution in planning, execution and write up.

Conflict of Interest

As per policy of IJAB, each manuscript will explicitly carry a statement to show the conflict of interest of any type i.e., among author, with the institution of authors, with previous publication etc.

Funding Source

In the manuscript the authors will provide brief information (including project details) on the acquisition of funds for carrying out the research to publish their data in IJAB.