Sustainable Agriculture Research

Sustainable Agriculture Research (p-ISSN 1927-050X   e-ISSN 1927-0518) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal. SAR is published quarterly in both print and online versions. It publishes original research, applied, and educational articles monthly in all areas of agricultural science.

Sustainable Agriculture Research is striving to provide the best platform for researchers and scholars worldwide to exchange their latest findings. Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original works that are not under review in any other journals.

The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following topics: sustainable agriculture education, ecological agriculture, agricultural engineering and biotechnology, organic farming and agronomy.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by email.

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  • Standard Periodical Directory
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2016 Q2: Articles Received: 24; Accepted: 15; Rejected: 6; Published: 21; Retracted: 0

2016 Q1: Articles Received: 17; Accepted: 13; Rejected: 3; Published: 9; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 92; Accepted: 56; Rejected: 37; Published: 37; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 98; Accepted: 48; Rejected: 44; Published: 40; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 95; Accepted: 54; Rejected: 31; Published: 34; Retracted: 0


Competing Interests Statement

All authors of Sustainable Agriculture Research are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest along with the paper, including financial, professional, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations. Download MS-Word


  • Authors must ensure that their papers are free of spelling and grammatical errors and typos.
  • A separate title page (Title Page Template) of an article should contain the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s).
  • The first page of an article (Paper Template) should contain an abstract not exceeding 250 words and a maximum of eight keywords.
  • Equations in the text should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals within simple brackets and aligned against the right margin.
  • All appendices should be numbered consecutively using uppercase roman numerals and shown after the list of references.
  • References should be cited within the text as follows: According to Wickremasinghe (2005), foreign exchange market … These results are inconsistent with those of other studies (Perera, 1995; Silva, 2000)
  • List of references should show each citation in alphabetical order and follow the style of APA
  • Author should register with the journal before submitting manuscripts.
  •  Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. The corrected manuscripts should be submitted, and the publication fee should be paid within 10 working days.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300USD).

e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two copies of printed journals, free of charge.

f). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.


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Vol 5, No 4 (2016)

Sustainable Agriculture Research, Vol. 5, No. 4,  2016, e-Version FirstTM

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