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ETHICS IN PUBLISHING

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, and interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

For transparency, we encourage authors to submit an author statement file outlining their individual contributions to the paper using the relevant Credit roles: Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Roles/Writing - original draft; Writing - review & editing. Authorship statements should be formatted with the names of authors first and Credit role(s) following.

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service Turnitin.

Declaration of competing interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, honoraria, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.

PLAGIARISM POLICY

Plagiarism represents the violation of copyright law. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author's own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal are checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software turnitin. The journal follows Higher Education Commission, Pakistan plagiarism guidelines.HEC Policy

Open Access/Copyright

Creative Commons License

Articles published in Journal of Global Innovations in Agricultural Sciences (JGIAS) will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). Copyright to the design, format, logo and other aspects of this publication is claimed by the journal.

EDITORIAL PROCEDURES AND PEER-REVIEW

Initial Checks

All submitted manuscripts received by the Editorial Office are checked by a professional in-house Managing Editor to determine whether they are properly prepared and whether they follow the ethical policies of the journal. Manuscripts that do not fit the journal's scope or do not meet the standards of the journal will be rejected before peer-review. Manuscripts that are not properly prepared will be returned to the authors for revision and resubmission. After these checks, the Managing Editor will consult the journals’ Editor-in-Chief to determine whether the manuscript fits the scope of the journal and whether it is scientifically sound.

Peer-Review

Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it is assigned to at least two independent experts for peer-review. These experts may also include Editorial Board Members of the journal. Potential reviewers suggested by the authors may also be considered. Reviewers should not have published with any of the co-authors during the past five years and should not currently work or collaborate with any of the institutions of the co-authors of the submitted manuscript.

Peer review comments are confidential and will only be disclosed with the express agreement of the reviewer.

Editorial Decision and Revision

All the articles, reviews and communications published in JGIAS go through the peer-review process and receive at least two reviews. The managing editor will communicate the decision, which will be one of the following:

  • Accept after Minor Revisions:
    The paper is in principle accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors are given five days for minor revisions.
  • Reconsider after Major Revisions:
    The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to provide a point by point response of the reviewer’s comments. Usually, only one round of major revisions is allowed. Authors are asked to resubmit the revised paper within a suitable time frame, and the revised version is returned to the reviewer for further comments.
  • Reject:
    The article has serious flaws, and/or makes no original significant contribution. No offer of resubmission to the journal is provided.

All reviewer comments should be responded to in a point-by-point fashion. Where the authors disagree with a reviewer, they must provide a clear response.

Author Appeals

Authors may appeal a rejection by sending an e-mail to the Editorial Office of the journal. The appeal must provide a detailed justification, including point-by-point responses to the reviewer’s comments. The Managing Editor of the journal will forward the manuscript and related information (including the identities of the referees) to the Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board member to give an advisory recommendation on the manuscript and may recommend acceptance, further peer-review, or uphold the original rejection decision. A reject decision at this stage is final and cannot be reversed.

Production and Publication

Once accepted, the manuscript will undergo professional copy-editing, English editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections, pagination, and, publication on the journal website.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

The responsibility for the preparation of a paper according to the layout and style of the journal lies with the author(s). The research papers, not according to the format of the journal, will not be accepted. Sample Paper
Main section headings (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion (Results and Discussion) Acknowledgement(s), References) are printed in capitals throughout and placed by the left margin.

Title & Author’s Affiliations: Title of the paper is in capitals. Author names are in lower case with initial capitals and their complete postal addresses in italics including e-mail.

Short Title & Keywords: All manuscripts must have a short title, up to six key words.

Line Numbers: Typing - Times new Roman, 12 font size with double space

Abstract: The abstract (without writing the heading “Abstract” on it) should consist of no more than 200 words, be complete in itself and understandable without reference to the paper. It will be printed at the beginning of the paper in one continuous paragraph.

Introduction: State the purpose, give only strictly pertinent references and do not review the subject extensively.

Materials and Methods: These should be concise but allow confirmation of observations and repetition of the study.

Results: Present your results in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures. Do not repeat in the text all the data given in the tables and figures emphasize or summarize only important observations.

Discussion: Summarize the findings without repeating in detail the data in results section. Relate your observations to important relevant studies; point out the implications of the results and their limitations.

References: All the references included in the text should be listed in the section “References”. Text citations should quote the surnames of the authors in one of the two ways: With the year in parentheses: “Baqar (997) has shown…….”. With the name and year in parentheses: “According to recent findings (Baqar, 1997)…….”. Multiple references should be as follows: Baqar et al., 1997 and 1998; Baqar et al., 1997a and b; et al. as Italics. References are listed alphabetically by surname. Secondly, use chronological order for papers with identical authorship. The sequence of names of authors (invert name of first author only), year of publication, title {lower case letters except for books, proceedings of international seminars/workshops and important research reports where capitals are used for first letters of various words), abbreviated name of periodicals, volume and number of first and last pages of the article. All reference entries must be cited in the body of the paper. Do not include unpublished material, except theses, in the references. Some examples are:

1. Article in journal, magazine and serial publication:
Iqrar, M., M. Ismat, R.H. Qureshi, S. Nawaz and I.A. Mehmood. 1994. Paddy yield affected by planting techniques in a salt-affected soil. J. Glob. Inn. Agric. Soc. Sci. 31:401-405.

2. Books (including bulletins, reports, multivolume works, series):
Steel, R.G.D. and J.H. Torrie. 1980. Principles and Procedures of Statistics: A biometrical approach, 2nd ed. McGraw Hill Book Co., New York.

3. Chapter in a book:
Wiseman, J. 1990. Variability in the nutritive value of fats and non-ruminants, pp. 232-234. In: J. Wiseman and J.A. Cole (Ed.), Feedstuffs Evaluation. Butterworths, London.

4. Conference, symposium or workshop proceedings:
Muhammad, S. and A. Ghafoor. 1986. Reclamation of two saline-sodic soil series through subsoiling and gypsum application using marginal water for leaching, pp. 221-223. In: R. Ahmad and A.S. Pietro (Eds.), Prospects for Biosaline Research. Proc. US-Pak. Biosaline Res. Workshop, 22-26 Sept. 1985. University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.

5. Dissertation or thesis:
Kirkegaard, J.A. 1990. Effect of compaction on the growth of pigeon pea on clay soils. Ph.D. diss., Dept. Soil Sci., Univ. Queensland, Australia.

6. Software and websites:
National Agricultural Statistics Service. 1997. Crops county data. Available online at http://usda.mannlib.comell.edu/data-sets/crops/9X100

7. Organization/ Govt. department documents:
Ministry of Finance. 2009. Economic Survey of Pakistan 2008-09. Finance and Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Abbreviations and Units: Use of abbreviations should be minimized. Abbreviations are not allowed in the title, running head, or key words. Do not begin a sentence with an abbreviation. Do not abbreviate units of measures that are not preceded by a number (e.g., 8 kg). The international Systems of Units (SI) and metric units should be used. In decimals, use the decimal point, not the comma.

Tables and Illustrations: Number of tables and figures consecutively with Arabic numerals following their order in the text. Indicate the approximate location desired in the text. Give due regard to the proportions of the printed page. The tables and figures should be as simple and as few as possible. The same material should not be presented in tabular and graphical form. Colored plates are unlikely to be accepted unless authors bear the cost.

ARTICLE PRINTING CHARGES

All articles published in Journal of Global Innovations in Agricultural Sciences (JGIAS) are published in full Open Access. In order to provide free access to readers, and to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management, an article processing charge of PKR. 5000 / US$ 60 applies to papers accepted after peer review. The Article Printing Charges are based on reduced rates for authors of low and middle income countries.

REVENUE SOURCES

Journal of Global Innovations in Agricultural Sciences (JGIAS) is a self-financed journal Open Access not supported by any agency or government. Article processing charges are the only sources of income. These resources support operating expense, including copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management.

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