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1. Aims and Scope

EJFA is devoted to publishing original basic and applied research articles in the fields of Food Science & Technology, Agricultural Sciences (Plant Production & Protection, and Animal Sciences), Human Nutrition, Agribusiness, Consumer Sciences and the Environment. Interdisciplinary articles in the above mentioned fields are also welcomed.

2. Permissions

While submitting papers with figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published in any other online/print publication, permission is required to obtain in the form of written letter from the author as well as publisher (copyright owners) for both the print and online format and have to be submitted along with manuscript submission. The material received without written permission will be assumed to originate from the authors and, EJFA or CFA-UAEU will not be responsible for any future consequences.

3. Experiments on Animals

The authors of papers, in which experiments on animal were conducted, should give a statement of certification that “Experiments on animals were performed in accordance with the ethical guidelines and regulations set forth by .... [give Name of Institution/Committee of the country where experiments carried out]" and also should be in accordance with the internationally accepted principles for laboratory animal use and care.

4. Case Reports

Author(s) should submit Patient Consent Form duly filled and signed by the patient(s), if they are publishing any case reports.

5. Internal & External Peer Review

The refereeing process of EJFA has been streamlined and the journal is continuing in its efforts to provide peer-reviewed best quality academic research in Agriculture, Food Science, Nutrition, Biotechnology and other inter related scientific disciplines. Through this, EJFA aims to be a cited journal in near future.

The streamlined blind review process helps the journal to maintain its high integrity and provide high quality peer-reviewed academic and professional research to the scientific society throughout the world.

The submitted papers will pass through initial screening in the editorial office followed by internal review by Internal Board of Reviewing Editors. Then the paper will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Detection Software (CrossCheck powered by iThenticate). After this, the paper will be assigned to Senior Editor for conducting the External Peer Review by two reviewers. After revision, again the paper will undergo CrossCheck screening.

6. Publication Frequency

From Volume 25 (2013) onwards, EJFA will be published monthly (12 issues / Volume / Year). Immediately after acceptance, the articles will be assigned to the next available issue and can be accessed online through e-Preview issues. The articles will be then copy-edited and typeset and will appear online after the corrections by the authors. If the author fails to send proof corrections within a set deadline, the article will be printed without further corrections.

7. Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research available freely to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

8. Policy on Plagiarism

Refer, #5 about internal and external peer review and CrossCheck Plagiarsim detection powered by iThenticate.

EJFA is dedicated to publish only original materials online as well as print form. Submitted manuscripts should be based on original work that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review in any other journal.

If any case is reported against any of the published or e-preview papers, by third party, immediate actions will be taken, which will include and not limited to the following:

  • Retraction of paper in question, from online system, review, and all other processing steps.
  • Rejection of all other and future manuscripts submitted by the authors in question.
  • Asking to submit report/explanation from the authors in question.
  • If the explanation is non-satisfactory, reporting the issue to the concerned authorities, including the authors' institution.

9. Privacy

The names and email addresses entered in this journal website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

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