Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, research and reviews article on interdisciplinary agriculture and food science are evaluated as referees. Articles accepted for publication are published as open access.

The Journal covers fundamental and applied research in many areas dealing with agronomy, animal sciences, livestock sciences, crop sciences, horticultural sciences, agriculture microbiology, plant breeding, agriculture engineering and technology, irrigation, landscape,  agriculture economy, plant protection, soil sciences, food chemistry, sensory, flavor and microbiological aspects, food science and technology, biotechnology, biochemistry of foods, agricultural production and nutrition and relevant topics.


Section Policies

Research Papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

In accordance with ethical rules, Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences evaluates the article by double-blind. Each article is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

  • An editor is appointed to manage the evaluation processes. Before submitting the article to the reviewers, the editor is checked whether the journal is suitable for the mission.
  • Each article is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.
  • Submissions and reviewer reports are archived without exception, whether accepted or rejected.
  • At least two reviewers are appointed for articles that are positive as a result of the preliminary examination. If the reviewer suggests correction for each article, the reviewer correction reports are sent back to the author. Corrections must be made by the author within the prescribed time.
  • If the author sends an article other than the article guidelines, the article is not accepted.
  • Along with the submitted article, he must send the Copyright form to the system as signed.
  • Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The Editor-in-Chief is the last authority in the decision-making process for all applications.


Open Access Policy

SJAFS is a journal that offers studies in the fields of agriculture and food open access to contribute to the exchange of information worldwide.
Besides regarding that our institution Selcuk University is included in BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative), SJAFS also supports the definition of ''Open Access'' according to BOAI which is
Journal is open access. It allows any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search and link the full text of their articles, scan them for indexing, and transfer them to the software (without financial, legal or technical barriers).
This journal has adopted the policy of open access. Open access increases the global exchange of information and has beneficial consequences for humanity.


Ethical Principles


If the animal was used in the study, the research must be approved by the ethics committee and the relevant document have to be uploaded to the journal system. For the studies carried out without using animal, but collected data, information and documents within the framework of academic and ethical rules, it is necessary to fill in the permit or ethics declaration form obtained from the relevant institutions and organizations and to be uploaded to the system.






Publishers Ethic Rules
Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences is an international journal, which publishes scientific articles at the highest scientific level on original research articles dealing with agriculture. 
High scientific quality, originality, and citation potential are the most important criteria for a manuscript to be accepted for publication. The submitted manuscripts should not have been previously presented or already published in an electronic or printed medium. The journal should be informed of manuscripts that have been submitted to another journal for evaluation and rejected for publication.  Manuscripts that have been presented in a meeting should be submitted with detailed information on the organization, including the name, date, and location of the organization.
The authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. 
It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing; the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.
Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences' ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Ethic Committee Report
The manuscript has to be prepared according to scientific rules and ethics. The findings of any research (especially veterinary, aquaculture and zootechnics) need to have an ethic committee report. The copy of report should be attached with the manuscript itself. Inclusion of the approval letter from the relevant Ethics Committee or Institution's Review Board regarding the research protocol and the rights of the subjects.
The author or all the authors whose studies are to be published in the journal will own all kind of liabilities in terms of their manuscripts. 
Publication Decisions
The journal editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the JAEFS's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Fair Play
An editor at any time 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 journal 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 own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
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.
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 and excuse himself from the review process.
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.
Standards of Objectivity
Manuscript reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement 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 editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Author Duties 
Reporting Standards
Authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper.
The submitted paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Source Acknowledgement
Proper acknowledgment of the work must be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
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 there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
When the study involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author have to identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
The authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.