Ethics Statement



  • The JJAS is committed to publishing original high-quality scholarly research articles that provide solid insights into all aspects of Agricultural Sciences and Allied Sciences.
  • JJAS follows the COPE publishing ethic roles:
  • As a scientific refereed journal, JJAS follows a standard process of a stringent double-blind review process. Significant guidelines are provided to reviewers to ensure high value and original publications.
  • The JJAS Transfer form of Copyright stipulates that each author must sign to acknowledge that the paper is original, is not submitted elsewhere, and does not include copyrighted elements.
  • In case of plagiarism, misuse of published articles, and or illegal distribution of research papers are proven, The JJAS is very aggressive in taking legal actions to prevent such unethical matters.
  • All manuscripts submitted to JJAS for publication are cross-checked for plagiarism using Turnitin/ iThenticate software. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during the initial stages of review are out-rightly rejected and not considered for publication in the journal. In case a manuscript is found to be plagiarized after publication, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct a preliminary investigation, maybe with the help of a committee constituted for the purpose. If the manuscript is found to be plagiarized beyond the acceptable limits, the journal will contact the author’s Institute / College / University and Funding Agency, if any.
  • The JJAS is obliged to correct and publish as soon as possible any genuine errors in published work pointed out by readers, authors, or editors, which do not render the work invalid. An erratum will be shown on the online version of the published article. If the error renders the work or substantial parts of it invalid, the article will be retracted with a full explanation for the reason for retraction.
  • This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.



  • Determine whether a submitted manuscript is appropriate and within the scope of the Journal.
  • Provide initial reviews for the submitted manuscripts checking their scientific validity, interest, and importance.
  • Select expert reviewers (i.e., referees) and an area editor to evaluate the submitted manuscript.
  • Render a final editorial decision on each manuscript based on journal priorities, other similar manuscripts in process, and related considerations.
  • Communicate directly with the author and the review team.
  • Schedule accepted manuscripts for publication.
  • Balance workloads for the area editors and reviewers.
  • Resolve any conflicts.


Fair Play: 

The editors should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.



The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: 

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.


Involvement and Cooperation in Investigations: 

The editors should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.


Contribution to editorial decisions: 

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions, and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and lies at the heart of the scientific method.



Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process.



Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the Editor-in-Chief.


Standards of objectivity: 

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.


Acknowledgment of sources: 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Chief Editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.


Disclosure and conflict of interest: 

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s research without the express written consent of the author.




Reporting Standards: 

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed, as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.


Data Access and Retention: 

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data connected with the article for editorial review.


Originality and Plagiarism: 

Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original works and, if the authors use the works or words of others, are appropriately cited or quoted.


Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: 

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.


Acknowledgment of Sources: 

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.


Authorship of the Article: 

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

For transparency, the JJAS Editor in Chief  encourages authors to submit an author statement file outlining their 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.

The JJAS Editor in Chief  encourages authors to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. No addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list can be made after the manuscript has been approved and accepted by the Editor in Chief. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor in Chief and the Editorial Board consider the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been approved for the reviewing process. While the Editor in Chief considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the research project should be disclosed.


Fundamental Errors in Published Works: 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, the author must promptly notify and cooperate with the journal Editor-in-Chief to retract or correct the article.


Editorial boards are an essential and valuable resource for journals as they make sure that journals are published with integrity and accuracy. These boards often include the publisher, editor-in-chief, assistant editor, production editor, language editor, advertising editor, and department editors. Editorial boards are responsible for deciding which articles to publish in the journal.