Instructions to Authors

The International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences (JAEFS) is published 4 times (March, June, September, and December) in a year as an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences is an open-access international e-journal.
 
International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences publishes, in English, full-length original research articles and review articles on various aspects of agriculture, environment and food Sciences like agronomy, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, animal science, plant science, horticulture, crop science, plant breeding, plant fertilization, plant protection, soil science, agricultural economics, sustainable agriculture, aquaculture, biological engineering, food science, food health and nutrition, husbandry, irrigation and water management, land use, entomology, environmental science, waste management, molecular biology, organic agriculture, plant physiology, plant breeding, veterinary.
 
All scientific contributions are assessed initially by the Editor-in-Chief. Those manuscripts failing to reach the required priority rating, failing to comply with the instructions to authors, or not fitting within the scope of the journal are not considered further and are returned to authors without detailed comments. It should be noted that rebuttals that challenge rejections based on priority and/or scope alone will rarely be successful since such a decision is necessarily a matter of opinion.
 
All instances of publishing misconduct, including, but not limited to, plagiarism, data fabrication, image/data manipulation to falsify/enhance results, manipulation of the reviewing process, etc., will result in rejection/retraction of the manuscript.
 
All responsibility for the scientific content of the articles to be published in the journal belongs to the author(s). "Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form" and other required forms must be signed by all authors and uploaded to the journal's online application system as a separate supplementary file by the responsible author.
 
All authors must be registered in the DergiPark online manuscript submission and tracking system (https://dergipark.org.tr/login), and during the upload of the article to the system, the names, the institution's addresses, e-mail, and ORCID numbers of all authors must be entered in the metadata section. If any authors are not registered in the DergiPark system, the article is on hold, and the Editor is not appointed. In addition, the abstract and references of the article should be entered in the metadata section. If any mentioned information is missing, the article will be returned to the corresponding author to complete the information.
 
Ethical committee approval should be obtained for the studies on clinical or experimental in humans or animals and ethics committee reports should be attached when submitting the manuscript. Additionally, this approval should be stated in the article. After the acceptance of the manuscript, the authors, and the order of the authors cannot be changed.
 
After the reviewer evaluation, the articles that need revision are sent to the author/s electronically through the DergiPark system. The author/s should take into account the comments of the referee/s and explain the comments and criticisms one by one. They must also prepare a detailed explanation in case they disagree with the reviewers' criticism.
 
The revisions of the articles that have passed the referee evaluations should be uploaded to the system with the correction list within 7 days at the latest, and the article revision process must be completed. The specified period may be extended by the author's request for additional time or by the decision of the Editor-in-Chief. Otherwise, the existing article is considered a newly submitted article. Before making the final decision, the Editor-in-Chief reviews the revisions and corrections made by the author/s and makes the final decision on whether to publish the article.
 
Manuscripts meeting the requirements will be peer-reviewed on the criteria of originality and quality. Authors may suggest up to three potential referees as optional. Please provide their email addresses, institution, and academic title. If the decision following review is "reject subject to major revision", a revised version may be submitted, but if major issues with the revised version are still identified by the reviewers, it will then be rejected outright. On acceptance, papers may be subjected to editorial changes. Responsibility for the factual accuracy of a paper rests entirely with the author.
 
Statement of Ethics in Research and Publication
The publication of peer-reviewed articles in agreement with the rules of Ethical Principles and Publication Policy (https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jaefs/policy) is an essential model for the International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher.
 
The journal's ethical statements are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Editorial policy statements.
 
International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences endorses the Higher Education Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Guidelines rules and will pursue cases of suspected research and publication misconduct. Additionally, this journal is following of COPE and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws.