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 Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original works that are not under review in any other journals.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (

The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:

  • Agriculture and Global Climate Change
  • Agriculture and Rural Economy Interactions
  • Agriculture-Environment Interactions
  • Energy Use
  • Future Projections, Options, Policies, and Indicators of Sustainability
  • Innovative Practices and New Technology
  • IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Programs
  • Organic Farming and Other Alternative Systems
  • The Economic, Social, and Philosophical Aspects of Sustainable Agriculture


  • AgEcon Search
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Directory of Research Journal Indexing
  • Electronic Journals Library
  • Google Scholar
  • InfoBase Index
  • JournalFinder
  • JournalTOCs
  • PKP Open Archives Harvester
  • Standard Periodical Directory
  • WorldCat


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


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.





2017 Q3: Articles Received: 35; Accepted: 26; Rejected: 8; Published: 14; Retracted: 0

2017 Q2: Articles Received: 31; Accepted: 18; Rejected: 13; Published: 10; Retracted: 1

2017 Q1: Articles Received: 36; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 14; Published: 15; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 101; Accepted: 63; Rejected: 37; Published: 45; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 92; Accepted: 56; Rejected: 37; Published: 53; 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

Posted: 2017-10-01 More...

SAR, Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2018: Call for Papers


Sustainable Agriculture Research (sar) is calling for submission of papers for the Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2018 issue (Deadline: January 1, 2018). You are cordially invited to submit manuscripts to SAR. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to SAR, please view the journal’s profile and submit your manuscripts online.

Tutorial for Paper Submission

We also would like to cooperate with other institutions to publish special issues.

All manuscripts should be written in English and prepared in MS-Word format.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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Vol 7, No 1 (2018)

Sustainable Agriculture Research, Vol. 7, No. 1,  2018, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Nursida K. Bantilan, Made Antara Wahyuningsih, Rustam Abd Rauf
P. K. Baidoo, M. B. Mochiah, D. Asare, A. A. Sefah
K. K. Mireku, D. Kassam, W. Changadeya, F. Y. K. Attipoe
J. J. M. van der Steen, M. Bergsma-Vlami, M. Wenneker
Francis Aneani, R. Adu-Acheampong, O. Sakyi-Dawson
Obert Jiri, Paramu L Mafongoya
Innocent Malunga, Joyce J. Lelei, Wilkson Makumba
Gerard C. Zoundji, Simplice D. Vodouhe, Florent Okry, Jeffery W. Bentley, Rigobert C. Tossou
Obert Jiri, Paramu L Mafongoya
Mangala De Zoysa