Volume: 20 - Issue: 4, 10/16/14

Year: 2014


Aims and Scope

The Journal of Agricultural Sciences - Tarım Bilimleri Dergisi accepts original research articles in English in the field of agricultural sciences. Local, taxonomy and case related studies, ordinary and out-of-date research articles are out of the scope of the journal.

• Included in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) since 2007

Impact Factor: 0.636

• Open access

• Published 4 times a year.

Journal of Agricultural Sciences (JAS) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open access journal, published by the Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University. The journal invites original research papers containing new insight into any aspect of Agricultural Sciences that are not published or not being considered for publication elsewhere. Preliminary, confirmatory, or inconclusive research, review articles, case and local studies and works presenting new records and taxonomy will not be evaluated.

Guide for Authors

The Journal of Agricultural Sciences (JAS) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open access journal, published by the Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University. The journal invites original research papers containing new insight into any aspect of the Agricultural Sciences that are not published or not being considered for publication elsewhere. In the discipline encompassing the science of food, our journal only publishes novel and high-quality original research papers centered on basic and applied research topics in food science, food chemistry, and food microbiology and biotechnology. Articles regarding the topics of food engineering and nutrition are out of scope.

The Journal of Agricultural Sciences is abstracted and/or indexed in: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, CAB Abstracts, CAB International, EBSCO and TUBITAK-TRDizin.

Please check the fee (EPC/APC) policy before submitting an article.

Before preparing papers for the journal, authors must read the Guide for Authors and consult a the most recent issue to familiarize themselves with the general format.
The journal uses a double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involved in reviewing submissions. Authors will generally receive reviewers' comments within 12 weeks of submission.
Manuscript submissions: Manuscript should be submitted to the journal’s online submission system by the corresponding author.

All submissions should include following documents:
1- Cover Letter
2- Manuscript info file: Title, Author name(s), Publons ID, Address and contact information, Highlights, Conflict of Interest statement, Ethics Committee Approval (if needed).
3- Blind Manuscript (in Word format version 2003 or above). All author names and affiliations should be EXCLUDED.
4- Document showing the result of iThenticate (max. 24% match accepted).
5- (When the paper is accepted) Transfer of Copyright Form. This form should be filled in and signed by all authors and sent electronically as a scanned copy. Authors of the accepted papers should send the original version of this form.

Papers should be written in a high standard of English without any grammatical and typographical errors. Manuscripts containing these types of errors will be rejected and sent back to the authors for corrections before submission and review.
Manuscripts should be typed using Times New Roman font 12 pt. with numbered lines, in the left-hand margin and double spacing throughout, i.e., also for abstracts, footnotes and references. The pages of the manuscript, including the title page, abstract, references, tables, etc. should be numbered consecutively. Make the width at 3 cm for all margins. All the figures and tables should be embedded in the text. Each figure and table should be referred to in the text. Avoid excessive use of italics to emphasize part of the text.

Manuscripts should include the following sections:
- Title (short, specific and informative),
- Keywords (indexing terms, up to 6 items),
- Abstract (maximum 300 word),
- Introduction,
- Material and Methods,
- Results and Discussion,
- Conclusions,
- Acknowledgements (if needed),
- Abbreviations and Symbols (if needed),
- References, Figures and Tables with captions not exceeding 30 pages (with references). All headings and titles should be written in bold.

Acknowledgements should be a brief statement at the end of the text and may include source of financial support. The contract number should be provided.

Cite references in the text as author‘s surname should be followed by the year of the publication in parentheses (Peter 2010; Basunia & Abe 2001). Use et al. after the first author’s family name for citations with three or more authors (Lawrence et al. 2001). For citations of the same authors published on the same year, use letters after the year (Dawson 2009a).

References cited in the text should be arranged chronologically. The references should be listed alphabetically based on author’s surnames, and chronological per author. Names of journals should be in full titles rather than the abbreviations. Avoid using citations of abstract proceedings. The following examples are for guidance.

Journal Articles
Doymaz I (2003). Drying kinetics of white mulberry. Journal of Food Engineering 61(3): 341-346
Basunia M A & Abe T (2001). Thin-layer solar drying characteristics of rough rice under natural convection. Journal of Food Engineering 47(4): 295-301
Lawrence K C, Funk D B & Windham W R (2001). Dielectric moisture sensor for cereal grains and soybeans. Transactions of the ASAE 44(6): 1691-1696
Akpinar E, Midilli A & Biçer Y (2003a). Single layer drying behavior of potato slices in a convective cyclone dryer and mathematical modeling. Energy Conversion and Management 44(10): 1689-1705

Mohsenin N N (1970). Physical Properties of Plant and Animal Materials. Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, New York

Book Chapter
Rizvi S S H (1986). Thermodynamic properties of foods in dehydration. In: M A Rao & S S H Rizvi (Eds.), Engineering Properties of Foods, Marcel Dekker, New York, pp. 190-193

Publications of Institutions / Standard Books
ASAE (2002). Standards S352.2, 2002, Moisture measurement - unground grain and seeds. ASAE, St. Joseph, MI

Internet Sources
FAO (2013). Classifications and standards. Retrieved in April, 12, 2011 from http://www.fao.org/economic/ess/ess-standards/en/

Thesis and Dissertations
Berbert P A (1995). On-line density-independent moisture content measurement of hard winter wheat using the capacitance method. PhD Thesis, Crandfield University (Unpublished), UK

Conference Proceedings (Full papers)
Yağcıoğlu A, Değirmencioğlu A & Cağatay F (1999). Drying characteristics of laurel leaves under different drying conditions. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Agricultural Mechanization and Energy, 26-27 May, Adana, pp. 565-569

Tables and Figures:
Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively and accompanied by a title above the table or figure. All tables and figures should not exceed 16x20 cm in size. Figures should have a high resolution, minimum 600 dpi in tiff/png format. Avoid using vertical lines in tables.

Do not use figures that duplicate matter in tables. Figures can be supplied in digital format, or photographs and drawings, which are suitable for reproduction. Label each figure number consecutively.

Units of measurement should all be in SI units. Use a period in decimal fractions (1.24 rather than 1,24). Units should have a single space between the number and the unit (4 kg/ha, 20 N m, 100 kPa, 22 °C). The only exceptions are for angular definitions, minutes, seconds, and percentage; do not include a space (10°, 45’, 60’’, 29%). The abbreviation of litre is “L”.

Formulas and Equations:
Number each formula with the reference number placed in parentheses at the end. Use Word mathematical processor for formulas with 12pt., variances in Italics, numbers and mathematical definitions in plain text. If needed, refer as “Equation 1” in the text (….the model, as given in Equation 1).

The Journal of Agricultural Science - Tarım Bilimleri Dergisi is a journal that is committed to science and publishing ethics.

Research and Publication Ethics

The journal attaches great importance to the ethics of scientific publication, and in this respect, "Publication Ethics", within the framework of Transparency in Academic Publishing and Best Practice Principles determined by organizations such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE: Committee on Publication Ethics) and the Open Access Journals Directory (DOAJ), It acts in accordance with the rules and ethical standards regarding "Research Ethics" and "Legal/Special Permission Obtaining".

• All published articles are open access.

The Journal of Agricultural Sciences has the following fees for research articles submitted after February 1, 2022:
• Submission fee (Payment upon submission of the article): Free
• Processing fee (EPC - The requested payment for the article that will be started the peer-review process): USD 20.00
• Publication fee (APC - Payment on the occasion of the acceptance notice of the article for publication): USD 100.00

The payment of processing fee does not guarantee acceptance of the article for publication in the Journal, and, in of the event of non-acceptance, the fee will not be returned.
The payments charged will ensure the sustainability and maintenance of the permanence of the journal as open access. No fee is charged for articles submitted before February 1, 2022.

No fee is requested for invited research or review articles. Invited articles should be submitted only after agreement with the editor.