Publication and Ethics Policy

Publication & Ethics Policy


The articles submitted for publication in the journal should contain data not older than six years on the date of receipt of the article. The period shall be calculated from the following January or July after the completion of the field experimentation in the rainy(Kharif) and winter (Rabi) seasons, respectively.

Articles should be suitably divided into the following subsections:



Each author of a manuscript is required to submit a declaration statement.  The form for the declaration can be downloaded from the website or available on the last pages of the hard copy of the Journal. In order to preserve the double-blind review system, the declaration statement will not be available to referees.

Upon receipt of the article, JOR ANGRAU will acknowledge receipt and a Manuscript I.D will be issued.


The author owns the copyright of the article until the article is accepted for publication. After acceptance, the author(s) assigns the copyright of the article jointly to both the authors and the Publishers of the J ANGRAU (ANGRAU) and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0).

Acknowledgement of Financial Assistance:

The author(s) has to acknowledge the financial support they have received, if any, at the end of the article.


Authors are required to cite standard data sources and list them in references

References or citations in the article:

Place references, alphabetized by author, in a list at the end of the paper, (without extra blank lines between references). Provide the issue number whenever possible. Only cited works may be included in the reference list. All citations should appear in the text and contain the name and year.

Ethics Policy

All the authors publishing their research in the JOR ANGRAU have to adhere to the ethical standards as prescribed below by the JOR ANGRAU. A declaration form is a prerequisite whether the article is submitted online or offline.


The journal follows an unbiased, objective, double-blind peer review process which aims at the accuracy of data and content in the articles.

Simultaneous submission

Simultaneous submission of the same article to more than one journal is unethical and discouraged.


The contents of the article submitted should be original and entirely of the author’s research and content from any other source must be properly acknowledged through citations.

Competing interests 

Authors, reviewers and editors unable to present data objectively must disclose their public or private interests.

Slicing of Research: The ‘slicing-up’ of research that would form one meaningful paper into several different papers shall be avoided.

Research involving human subjects: Necessary approvals of human subjects or appropriate institutions/authorities to publish the research results rests with the authors, and not with the journal.

Peer Reviewing

The journal follows an unbiased, objective, double-blind peer review process which aims at the accuracy of the data, content and confidentiality.

Reviewers help determine the significance, validity and originality of the work, and can suggest improvements to the manuscript. On their recommendation, Editor-in-Chief will accept without any corrections, accept with revisions, or reject a manuscript. The peer reviewer will look closely at the methodology and the validity of the data, and consider an ethical approach. 

Reviewers review the manuscript objectively, and observations shall be formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Peer reviewers use the checklist of the Journal to evaluate the content for scientific value and originality, to see that articles adhere to general scientific practice as well as the journal’s specific guidelines, and to check that author has referenced correctly. In case of a rejected manuscript, reviewers’ comments will be communicated to the corresponding author after stripping the reviewer’s details from the manuscript. I

If an article is received from any of the members of the Journal Management (Advisory board, Editorial board, Editor-in-Chief, Patrons, Chief Patron, Managing Editor and Editor) appropriate confidentiality will be maintained.