About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Journal of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (J. Inst. Agric. Anim. Sci.) is an open access journal which publishes original research, case study, short communication and review articles in diverse and integrated areas of Agricultural (biological as well as social) Sciences, Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Food Technology, Aquaculture and Fishery, Conservation Ecology, Climate Change and any relevant theme. Main aim of this publication it to enhance the scientific research and extension in agriculture and allied discipline. IAAS Journal is an annual publication from the Directorate of Research and Publication (DoRP) of the institute which is managed by a five member editorial board. To maintain the quality of journal, manuscripts are subjected to a series of rigorous peer review and editing process.

Peer Review Process

IAAS Journal operates a single-blind confidential peer-review process. While sending to the reviewers author(s) names are concealed. Editors and reviewers are expected to handle the manuscripts confidentially and must not disclose any details to anyone outside of the review process. Reviewers also have the right to confidentiality and their names are not revealed to authors unless they choose to sign their review. Peer review comments should remain confidential even after a manuscript receives a final decision. Manuscripts are normally reviewed by two independent experts in the relevant area. All correspondence between an author, editor, and peer reviewer should remain in confidence unless explicit consent has been given by all parties, including the journal, or unless there are exceptional ethical or legal circumstances that require identities or details of the correspondence to be revealed.

After the review, manuscripts will be returned to the corresponding author for revision along with reviewer’s and/or editor’s comments. One original copy of the final revised manuscript should be submitted for publication within two weeks of receiving the reviewer’s and/or editor’s comments.

Types of Decision

Following peer review, the paper is judged not to be acceptable for publication in the journal and resubmission is not possible.

The paper requires changes before a final decision can be made. Authors are asked to modify their manuscript in light of comments received from reviewers and editors, and to submit a new version for consideration within 2 weeks. A point-by-point explanation of how comments have been addressed must be supplied with the revised version of the paper. If the authors do not revise their papers to the satisfaction of the editors, the paper can still be declined from publication in the journal. Editorial board will send the author the files having comments from reviewers (track changed) as well as from editors. After improvising, author should send both files with name Final document and Editors comments to the editors via email address provided.

The paper is acceptable for publication, subject to conditions that need to be addressed in producing a final version of the manuscript. These may include sub-editing changes and minor amendment to ensure the paper fully matches the criteria. After final checking by editorial board, acceptance is confirmed and the paper is forwarded to the publishers for publication.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published annually.

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.

All articles published in IAAS Journal will be under the licensing agreement of Creative
Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0 International). This licensing lets others to download, reuse, adapt, reprint, distribute and build upon in their new works as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers. The detail is available at (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)

Subscription Rate

SAARC countries
US$ 5.00 postage extra

Other countries
US$ 10.00 postage extra

IAAS faculty
NRs. 50.00

IAAS students
NRs. 50.00

Other Nepali Citizen
NRs. 100.00

Other Organization in Nepal
NRs. 200.00

Mode of payment
By Bank Draft or Cheque on Nepal Bank Ltd., Narayanghat, Chitwan, Nepal. It should be addressed to Asst. Dean (Administration), Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur, Post Box 984, Kathmandu, Nepal.