Focus and Scope

“Research in Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries” (RALF) is a peer reviewed open access online and printable journal. It publishes high-quality original scientific papers, short communications, correspondence and case studies. Review articles of current interest and high standard may be considered. Only those manuscripts the contents of which have not been published and are not being considered for publication in any other journal are considered for publication.

The scope of the journal is broad and encompassing, covering a range of research areas including, but not limited to all aspects of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. The journal publishes papers in Marine Science and Biological Sciences. RALF also welcome papers related to Agricultural Economics and Extension, and Agricultural Technology.

The journal RALF publishes three times a year in both electronic and print format within the scope and focus. RALF is an official scientific journal published by the “AgroAid Foundation” which is a non-profit organization in Bangladesh. The aims of AgroAid Foundation are to mitigate poverty alleviation through the development of agriculture, livestock & fisheries sectors in Bangladesh.

Peer Review Process

The manuscript handling and reviewing policy is an important aspect of the publication process of an article. It helps an editor in making decision on an article and also enables the author to improve the manuscript.

The journal operates a blind double review policy. Manuscripts are reviewed by editorial board members or other qualified persons. At first, submitted manuscripts in the Research in Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (RALF) are primarily checked by managing editor / section editor whether a manuscript is prepared following author guidelines or not. At the same time, the relevance of the manuscript within the aims and scope of journal RALF is also evaluated by managing editor / section editor before further processing and initial decision. If the manuscript is not well formatted, it will be immediately sent back to the corresponding author.

Author(s) identity (name, address / affiliation, country, phone / fax and e-mail) is removed from the manuscript and shielded from the reviewers during the review process. Any identical information in acknowledgement section is also removed.

Once a submitted article pass the preliminary criteria then articles are sent to at least two reviewers for their peer review process. Depending on reviewer comments, the decision is made by Chief Editor and managing editor along with section editors whether an article could be accepted or accepted with minor revision or accepted after major correction or rejected with further comments for improvements. For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable. The rejected article is sent back to corresponding author when appropriate with editor's comments by e-mail from managing editor.

After acceptance of the article, Editorial office will communicate with corresponding author within short time. Afterward, the corresponding author receive an article copy for proof reading by e-mail attachment. Upon authors satisfaction and consent with article content then we request for authorization for publication with us.

Next, the author and or co-author is requested to send back the signed and scanned 'Copyright Agreement Form' to us. In addition, the corresponding author is requested to made the payment of handling and publication fee @ USD100 (foreign author) and/or @ BD Taka 4,500/- (Bangladeshi author) before an article to be published in RALF. After successful authorization and payment, an article is immediately appeared in the online first followed by print (hard copy) publication.

The management of RALF journal have rights to review and update this editorial policy periodically.

Copyright

Submission of a manuscript implies that authors have met the requirements of the editorial policy and publication ethics. Authors retain the copyright of their articles published in the journal. However, authors agree that their articles remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about our Review Policy as outlined above, you can contact us at: editor.ralf@gmail.com

Publication Frequency

Research in Agricultural, Livestock and Fisheries (RALF) is published three times in a year (December, April and August) by AgroAID Foundation.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All RALF articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License. Readers can copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.

Manuscript Publication Fee

When a manuscript has been accepted for publication, a handling and publication fee of USD100 (for authors from outside of Bangladesh) and BD Taka 4,500/- (for Bangladeshi only) is charged before an article can be published in RALF. After successful authorization and payment, an article is immediately appeared in the online first followed by print (hard copy) publication.