About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Indian Journal of Hill Farming (Indian J Hill Farming) is the official organ of the Indian Association of Hill Farming, Umiam, Meghalaya, India and is devoted to original research report on all aspects of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Ecology and other related fields of biology pertaining to Hill Farming. The Journal published twice a year, includes communications in form of research papers, review papers, short notes and book reviews, primarily from members. In addition, articles of exciting research and general interest are also accepted for publication. However, popular articles are generally not accepted. Every issue also contains some review articles on actual problems / future research possibilities / status of research, education and development. All contents are in the English language and subject to peer review.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and/ members of the Editorial Board to assess whether the manuscript is fit for outside review. Generally, manuscripts are sent to two reviewers, and if required, to a third reviewer. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 4 ½ weeks. Manuscripts sent to authors for revision should be returned within 2 weeks; otherwise, they will be treated as new submissions. The Editorial Board including copy editors will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. Best efforts are made to publish manuscripts online within 8 weeks after submission.

Open Access Policy

IJHF will be published freely online (till the December 2013 issue). Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles. From June 2014 issue, full text would be available to members only. Members would be asked to register and obtain login details. Individual articles can be downloaded by non-members on payment basis.


  • Indian Association of Hill Farming

Journal History

The journal was first published in the year 1987. The journal is published twice a year (June and December). Current NAAS rating of the Journal is 2.9