Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Agricultural Sciences is an open access journal published by the Graduate Program of Andalas University. IJASC 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


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The suitability of papers for publication in International Journal of Agricultural Sciences 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

This journal is first published in December 2015 with the print-ISSN No.2477-0116, and homepage address: http://ijac.pasca.unand.ac.id

In the year 2016, this journal has requested changes of new homepage to http://ijasc.pasca.unand.ac.id, and applied for electronic-ISSN No.2598-1145 (27 September 2017)

Since the year of 2017, this journal publish electronic edition only for twice a year (June and December)



Open Access Policy

International Journal of Agricultural Sciences is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

However, readers/users should consult the Rights and Licenses section of this journal for detailed rights and licenses we are using.