About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science will publish original research findings in the field of plant science, animal science, and social science. In addition, it may include research notes, short communications and book reviews.

Peer Review Process

The journal operates a single-blind confidential peer-review process. Author names are not concealed. Editors and reviewers are expected to handle the manuscripts confidentially and must not disclose any details to anyone outside of the review process. Reviewers also have the right to confidentiality and their names are not revealed to authors unless they choose to sign their review. Peer review comments should remain confidential even after a manuscript receives a final decision. Manuscripts are normally reviewed by two independent experts in the relevant area. All correspondence between an author, editor, and peer reviewer should remain in confidence unless explicit consent has been given by all parties, including the journal, or unless there are exceptional ethical or legal circumstances that require identities or details of the correspondence to be revealed. 

Types of Decision

Following peer review, the paper is judged not to be acceptable for publication in the journal and resubmission is not possible.

The paper requires changes before a final decision can be made. Authors are asked to modify their manuscript in light of comments received from reviewers and editors, and to submit a new version for consideration within 2 weeks. A point-by-point explanation of how comments have been addressed must be supplied with the revised version of the paper. A clean version of the revised manuscript should be uploaded as the Main Document and a version with tracked changes should also uploaded as a separate File for Editors to allow Editors to easily see the changes made. If the authors do not revise their papers to the satisfaction of the editors, the paper can still be declined from publication in the journal.

The paper is acceptable for publication, subject to conditions that need to be addressed in producing a final version of the manuscript. These may include sub-editing changes and minor amendment to ensure the paper fully matches our criteria. After final checking in the editorial office, acceptance is confirmed and the paper is forwarded to the publishers for publication.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published annually.

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.

Subscription Rate

SAARC countries
US$ 5.00 postage extra

Other countries
US$ 10.00 postage extra

IAAS faculty
NRs. 50.00

IAAS students
NRs. 50.00

Other Nepali Citizen
NRs. 100.00

Other Organization in Nepal
NRs. 200.00

Mode of payment
By Bank Draft or Cheque on Nepal Bank Ltd., Narayanghat, Chitwan, Nepal. It should be addressed to Asst. Dean (Administration), Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur, Post Box 984, Kathmandu, Nepal.