Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture (JRDA) is a blind peer-reviewed journal of the department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad Pakistan. This annual journal is an open access and publishes high quality empirical research and review articles in all the fields of agriculture and rural development, both in online and printed versions.

Areas of Interest

The journal covers the following areas, but not limited to:

AgronomyCrop Physiology
Soil ScienceBiotic and Abiotic Stresses
Plant BiotechnologyPlant Molecular Biology
Plant Tissue CultureBioinformatics
HorticulturePlant Biochemistry
Plant Breeding and GeneticsEntomology
Rural DevelopmentMedicinal Plants
Agriculture ExtensionAgriculture Engineering
Animal Sciences and Veterinary SciencesFood Safety
Plant PathologyFood Science and Technology
Forestry and Forestry ExtensionPlant-soil Relationships

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture (JRDA) is a peer-reviewed journal of Allama Iqbal Open University. It is an annual journal both in printed and online versions.

 

Publication Frequency

It is an annual journal with the mission of promoting research and disseminating information about agriculture and rural development.

 

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.

 

Thomson Reuters Journal Selection Process

Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture (JRDA) is trying to follow Thomson Reuters Journal Selection Process:

Thomson Reuters Journal Selection Process download

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethical Guidelines

Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture (JRDA) is trying to follow the ethical guidelines by HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION, PAKISTAN AND COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS:

1. HEC Ethical Guidelines for Journals download

2. COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors download

3. COPE Strategic Plan 2016-2018 download

 

Editorial Board Meetings

1. Minutes of First Editorial Board Meeting of JRDA [Download]

2. Minutes of Second Editorial Board Meeting of JRDA [Download]

3. Minutes of Third Editorial Board Meeting of JRDA [Download]

4. Minutes of Fourth Editorial Board Meeting of JRDA [Download]

5. Minutes of Fifth Editorial Board Meeting of JRDA [Download]

 

Google Ranking

 

Indexing

Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture (J Rural Dev Agric) is indexed by the following high reputed international abstracting/indexing organizations:

1. Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI)

2. Scientific Indexing Services (SIS)

3. Google Scholar

4. Academic Resource Index

5. Google Scholar Citations

6. Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (ROAD)

 

Download

1. Author Guidelines [Download]

2. Template of a Manuscript [Download]

3. APA Style Guide, 6th Edition [Download]

4. Transfer of Copyright Form [Download]

5. Template of Covering Letter to Editor [Download]

6. Proforma for Proper Mechanism of Appeal by the Author(s) [Download]