About the Journal
Aim: The South Asian Journal of Agriculture (SAJA) aims to publish good quality agricultural researches for the enthusiastic readers.
Scope: South Asian Journal of Agriculture (SAJA) is a half-yearly double blind peer reviewed journal published from the Agrotechnology Discipline at Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh. Issues are published in June and December. The journal publishes original research paper, review articles and short communications in any branches of Agriculture [Agronomy, Horticulture, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics, Crop Botany, Soil Science, Animal Science, Agrimachinery, Fisheries, Forestry, Biotechnology, etc.].
Once the submitted article is duly pre-reviewed, reviewed, revised, accepted, properly formatted (galley-proof) and all fees are paid; it will be uploaded in our website and will be declared as “Published online” with no delay. After completion of the editorial formalities (by six weeks at best), the articles will be uploaded sequentially in the current issue containing all particulars as volume, issue and page number. A current issue will contain around 20 articles and will be printed out duly after approval of the Editorial Board of SAJA. The acceptance of a paper implies that it has been reviewed and recommendaed by at least two reviewers (double-blind) (one reviewer from Khulna Universty and another from outside of Khulna University). One Editor from the Editorial Board will act as super reviewer and will check for suitability for acceptance, and will place the article in front of the Board during editorial meeting. The Editorial Board will take the final decision for acceptance of any properly processed article. Author will generally be nitified of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision within shortest possible time from receipt.
The Editorial Team of South Asian Journal of Agriculture (SAJA) is extremely concerned about the Ethical standards to ensure the quality of scientific publications. Thus SAJA is committed to uphold the standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process.
All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence, and must be free of serious ethical, security, biosecurity, or societal implication issues.
Plagiarism is strictly discouraged. To avoid any form of plagiarism, newly submitted manuscripts might be checked with Tunitin. The decision on whether a manuscript should be rejected because of fraud or should proceed to the peer-review process rests with the handling editor(s).
The authors of submitted manuscripts or published articles that are found to have fabricated or falsified the results, including the manipulation of images, may incur sanctions, and published articles may be retracted.
Editors and reviewers must not ask authors to include references merely to increase citations to their own or an associate's work, to the journal, or to another journal they are associated with.
Authors must declare current or recent funding (including article processing charges) and other payments, goods or services that might influence the work. All funding, whether a conflict or not, must be declared in the 'Acknowledgments'.
Conflicts of interest (Financial, Affiliations, Intellectual property, Personal, Ideology, Academic, etc.) occur when issues outside research could be reasonably perceived to affect the neutrality or objectivity of the work or its assessment. Potential conflicts of interest must be declared - whether or not they actually had an influence - to allow informed decisions. Submissions with undeclared conflicts that are later revealed may be rejected. Published articles may need to be re-assessed, have a corrigendum published, or in serious cases be retracted.
When errors are identified in published articles, the SAJA Editorial office will consider what action is required and may consult the editors and the authors' institution(s). Errors by the authors may be corrected by a corrigendum and errors by the publisher by an erratum. If there are errors that significantly affect the conclusions or there is evidence of misconduct, the article may be retracted. The author(s) will be notified of the process of retraction and given a chance of appeal to the SAJA office against the decision.
The South Asian Journal of Agriculture (SAJA) is published twice in a year (June and December)
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.
Article Processing Fees
The Agrotechnology Discipline of Khulna University, Bangladesh is entering 25th years of its establishment. On this happy occasion the article publishing fee has been reduced for all of our potential authors. The article processing fee for "Volume 8" (to be published soon) has been reduced to BDT 500/- and publication fee BDT 1,500/- (on acceptance); i.e., total fee is BDT 2,000/- per regular article for Volume 8.
[Regular fees, this is not applicable for Volume 8] A total fee of Tk. 3000/- (for inland) and US$ 100/- (for overseas) is charged for a full length paper not exceeding 8 pages, while Tk. 2500/- (for inland) and US$ 85/- (for overseas) for a scientific note or short communication not exceeding 3 pages in the final printed format. An extra Tk. 200/- will be charged for each additional page if necessary. Contributors have to pay Tk. 1500/- or US$ 50/- only (non-refundable) to the Executive Editor at the time of submission of the article and the remaining amount after acceptance of the paper. Please do not forget to upload the scanned payment doc/slip and signed & scanned declaration form. Readers can copy, distribute, and use their attributed research for non-commercial purpose free of charge. SAJA retains copyright of the articles through a Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY-NC 4.0). (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)
Source of Support
Institutional funds (Supported by Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208). Processing and publications fees, sale of hard copies, subscription, donation and subsidies from Agrotechnology Discipline and Khulna University, Khulna.