Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The purpose of the Journal of Agricultural Systems, Technology, and Management is to provide a professional, peer-reviewed source of the latest information on topics related to agricultural systems, technology, and management.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to JASTM shall be subjected to peer review of scientists who are experts on the subject.

Peer reviewers have two major purposes. The first purpose is to ensure the originality and soundness of the research, the methodology, the logic and accuracy of any theoretical work, the soundness of experiments and interpretation of data, and the logic of the conclusions. The second purpose is to provide suggestions and comments that will assist the author(s) to improve their manuscripts. Peer review leads to higher quality research publications.

Under normal circumstances, at least three peer reviewers will be required. The editor will select reviewers based on professional stature and familiarity with the subject of the manuscript. Authors are welcome to submit names of potential reviewers, but the editor will select the reviewers.

Targeted turn-around time for evaluation of manuscripts is four to siz monthe from the date of receipt.

 

Publication Frequency

This journal is published multiple times per year as an article has been approved for publication.

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...