Russian Agricultural Sciences

ISSN: 1068-3674 (Print) 1934-8037 (Online)

Description

Russian Agricultural Sciences is an official publication of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The journal presents review and original contributions from all areas of agriculture, biological sciences, biotechnology and ecology under the headings of: crop cultivation, genetics, selection, plant growing, horticulture; plant physiology and biochemistry; plant protection; agrochemistry, soil science; processing and storage of farm products; ecology; animal husbandry, genetics, selection; animal physiology and biochemistry; breeding; veterinary science; animal feed; mechanization.

Also included in the journal's coverage are articles on modeling, irrigation, erosion and hydroengineering.

PEER REVIEW

Russian Agricultural Sciences is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind and double blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 20 reviewers, both internal and external (50%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 5 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 14 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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