Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

  • Chief EditorV. Geethalakshmi

  • Print ISSN 0367-8245

  • Online ISSN 0976-058X

  • NAAS Rating 5.60

  • SJR 0.293

Frequency :
Bi-monthly (February, April, June, August, October and December)
Indexing Services :
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The aim of the Indian Journal of Agricultural Research is to publish high-quality research articles that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of agriculture. The scope of the journal is broad and includes all aspects of agricultural research, including plant breeding, genetics, agronomy, soil science, plant pathology, entomology, and agricultural economics.

The journal seeks to promote the development of sustainable agricultural practices that can help address the world's food security challenges, improve rural livelihoods, and ensure environmental sustainability. It encourages original research articles, reviews, and perspectives that address emerging issues and challenges facing agriculture, as well as provide insights and solutions to problems faced by the farming community.

The goal of IJAR is to facilitate communication and knowledge sharing among researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector, and to foster collaborations that can lead to the development of innovative and effective solutions to the challenges facing modern agriculture.

In addition to original research articles, IJAR may also publish reviews, perspectives, editorials, and commentaries that provide critical analysis of current issues and trends in agriculture, as well as insights into emerging research areas and directions. They may also feature special issues or sections devoted to specific topics of interest or relevance to the agricultural community.

IJAR aims to foster a dynamic and engaged research community by facilitating communication and collaboration among researchers:

Conferences and Workshops

•    Journal may sponsor or participate in relevant conferences and workshops, providing a platform for authors to present and discuss their research.

Special Issues and Thematic Collections

•    IJAR may publish special issues or thematic collections, highlighting emerging research trends or areas of particular interest to the agricultural research community.

Online Forums and Social Media

•    IJAR may host online forums, webinars, or discussion groups, allowing researchers to connect, share ideas, and collaborate.
•    The journal may also maintain a social media presence to promote published articles, share updates, and engage with the research community.

Encouraging Interdisciplinary Research

IJAR recognizes that many of the most pressing challenges in agriculture require interdisciplinary approaches, drawing on expertise from multiple fields. The journal supports and encourages interdisciplinary research by:

Broadening the Scope

•    IJAR maintains a broad scope, encompassing research from various disciplines within the field of agriculture, as well as related fields such as environmental science, economics, and social sciences.

Cross-Disciplinary Review

•    IJAR ensures that interdisciplinary research is reviewed by experts from relevant fields, facilitating a comprehensive assessment of the work's significance and impact.

Promoting Collaboration

•    Journal promotes collaboration among researchers from different disciplines by highlighting interdisciplinary research, facilitating networking opportunities, and encouraging the exchange of ideas and perspectives.

By fostering interdisciplinary research, IJAR aims to contribute to the development of innovative and integrated solutions for the challenges facing agriculture and the broader global community.

Future Directions

IJAR is committed to staying at the forefront of agricultural research by continually evolving and adapting to the needs of the research community. The journal will continue to:

•    Expand its scope and coverage to encompass emerging research areas and methodologies.
•    Improve its editorial practices and services to better support authors, reviewers, and readers.
•    Enhance the visibility, impact, and accessibility of published research through innovative dissemination strategies.
•    Strengthen the research community by fostering collaboration, mentorship, and interdisciplinary approaches.

Through these efforts, the Indian Journal of Agricultural Research aims to remain a leading platform for the dissemination and advancement of knowledge in the field of agriculture, ultimately contributing to a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable global food system.

Promoting Research Impact and Visibility

IJAR is committed to maximizing the impact and visibility of published research:

Search Engine Optimization

•    Journal ensures that articles are discoverable and accessible by optimizing their online presence and visibility in search engines.

Press Releases and Media Coverage

•    IJAR may issue press releases or work with media partners to promote particularly newsworthy research articles.

Altmetrics and Impact Metrics

•    Journal may provide authors with information on the online engagement, reach, and impact of their published articles, using tools such as altmetrics and other impact metrics.

Overall, IJAR plays a critical role in advancing the knowledge and understanding of agriculture, and in promoting the development of sustainable and resilient agricultural systems that can meet the needs of a growing global population.

To build a more knowledgeable structure and filling the gap between research and communication ARCC provide Open Access of all journals which help out and empower the research community in all the ways which is accessible to all.  

All manuscripts are published under Gold Open Access which are freely accessed to the full text immediately on publication under a Creative Commons Attribution licence. The CC BY license permits commercial and non-commercial re-use of an open access article as long as the author is given appropriate credit. For more information on open access click here.