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Aim & Scope

Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture (JRDA) (J Rural Dev Agric) is a peer-reviewed journal of Allama Iqbal Open University. It is an annual journal both in printed and online versions. The journal publishes original research papers and critical reviews on all aspects of agriculture and rural development via agriculture. Acceptance of manuscripts depends on their quality, originality and relevance to the Journal’s scope. The coverage of the journal is global in scope and solicits articles based on empirical research in any part of the world that is of relevance and interest to international readers. The papers are sent to reviewers after meeting the acceptable percentage of plagiarism and accepted with at least two positive reports of the reviewers. However, the editor reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the papers or request the author to do so or reject the paper submitted. The acceptance rate is less than 50% in JRDA.

The journal is an interdisciplinary publication and welcomes articles from diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, which engage with and contribute to the following areas, but not limited to:

 

Agronomy Medicinal Plants
Agriculture Engineering Plant Biochemistry
Agriculture Extension Plant Biotechnology
Animal Sciences and Veterinary Sciences Plant Breeding and Genetics
Bioinformatics Plant Molecular Biology
Biotic and Abiotic Stresses Plant Pathology
Crop Physiology Plant-soil Relationships
Entomology Plant Tissue Culture
Food Safety Precision Farming
Food Science and Technology Rural Development via Agriculture
Forestry and Forestry Extension Soil Science
Horticulture  

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