Call for Papers

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences (JABS) is a bi-annual research journal published by PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. The Journal accepts original scientific work related to basic and applied studies in the field of agriculture, biology, natural resources, and related social-economic sciences. The Journal is in continuity of previously published "Pakistan Journal of Arid Agriculture" (ISSN 1027-877X) with much broadened horizon and greater emphasis on quality publication. Original research papers, review articles, and short communications in English are accepted after international peer review.

The JABS invites submission of high quality papers in various disciplines of science and technology related to agriculture and biology including but not limited to all aspects of agriculture and biological sciences, food and post harvest processes, agronomy, horticulture, crop physiology, breeding, genetics, plant pathology, entomology, soil science and water conservation, environmental sciences, and agricultural economics and management.


Peer Review Process

The manuscripts are received for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to only JABS and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The Editor reviews all submitted manuscripts initially. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific flaws, or absence of importance of message are regretted and notified. The unaccepted manuscripts are returned to the correspondent author only if requested. Other manuscripts are sent to two expert reviewers (at least one from developed countries) without revealing the identity of the reviewers to the contributors or vice versa. Within a period of twelve weeks, the contributors are informed about the reviewer´s comments and acceptance/rejection of manuscript. Papers accepted would be edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format.


Procedure of Submitting Manuscript

The complete set of the manuscript should be typed in Times New Roman 12 fonts, double-spaced with margins of at least 3.5 cm at top, bottom and sides (see Guidelines for the Authors). Each page should be numbered consecutively and lines should be numbered starting with a new line-number on each page. Submissions are received, preferably, on CD or as E-mail attachment but printed manuscripts (two copies) are also acceptable. Corresponding authors of the accepted papers are requested for camera-ready soft copy of each accepted manuscript.


For further information please contact
For submission of manuscripts and other correspondence:


Chief Editor
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir
Dean Faculty of Crop and Food Sciences.
E-mail:drmunir_m@hotmail.com 
Additional Chief-Editor
Professor Dr. Doris Stueben
University Karlsruhe Germany
E-mail:
dg05@img.uni-karlsruhe.de 
Editor 
Professor Dr. M. Saleem Akhtar
Soil Sciences & SWC
E-mail:msakhtar@uaar.edu.pk 

Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences 
PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi-46300
Telephone (+92) 0519290153 FAX: (+92) 0519290160

Journal of Agriculture & Biological Sciences