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.

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 @ USD 50 (foreign author) and/or @ BD Taka 2,500/- (Inland 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.

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.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Muzahed Uddin Ahmed
UGC Professor
University Grants Commission of Bangladesh
Professor of Veterinary Medicine
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
Email: editor.ralf@gmail.com

Executive Managing Editor
Dr. Mohammad Ariful Islam
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Faculty of Veterinary Science
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
Email: maislam77@gmail.com
Cell: +88-01717-838903

Advisory and Consultant Members (Agriculture)

Prof. Dr. Md. Jahir Uddin
Department of Soil Science
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Lutful Hassan
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Khandakar Shariful Islam
Department of Entomology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Mozahar Ali
Graduate Training Institute
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam
Department of Horticulture
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Sher- E- Bangla Nagar
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Sekender Ali
Department of Agricultural Extension & Information System
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Sher-e- Bangla Nagar, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Tofazzal Islam
Department of Biotechnology
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University Salna
Gazipur, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Harun-Or-Rashid
Department of Agronomy
Patuakhali Science and Technology University
Dumki-8602, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Safiqul Bari
Department of Agroforestry and Environmental Science
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University
Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Monowar Karim Khan
Chief Scientific Officer, Soil Science Division
Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Associate Editor

Prof. Dr. Md. Kamrul Hassan
Department of Horticulture
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
E-mail: mk_hassan2003@yahoo.com
Handy: +88 01714238614

Section Editor

Dr. Mahmud Hossain Sumon
Department of Soil Science
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
E-mail: mahmudss2003@yahoo.com
Handy: +88 01718386161

Editorial Members

Prof. Dr. Md. Nabiul Islam Khan
Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline
Khulna University
Khulna 9208, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Asaduzzaman Sarker
Department of Agricultural Extension
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Ahmed Khairul Hasan
Department of Agronomy
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Mohammad Tofazzal Hossain Howlader
Department of Entomology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Mohammad Ismail Hossain
Department of Agribusiness and Marketing
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Hosne Ara Begum
Chief Scientific Officer
Plant Pathology Division, BINA
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam
Department of Biotechnology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Nesar Uddin
Department of Crop Botany
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Jamilur Rahman
Dept. of Genetics & Plant Breeding
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam
Department of Horticulture
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman Khan
Department of Agricultural Finance
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Muhammad Maniruzzaman
Department of Agricultural Chemistry
Patuakhali Science and Technology University
Dumki-8602, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Shafi Ullah Bhuiyan
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Sylhet Agricultural University
Taligor, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman
Department of Agronomy
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Sher- E- Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Shah Moinur Rahman
Department of soil Science
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University
Basherhat, Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh

Dr. Imrul Kayesh
Department of Horticulture
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
Gazipur, Bangladesh

Dr. Muhammed Ali Hossain
Department of Plant Pathology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Ashik-E-Rabbani
Department of Farm Power & Machinery
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. ABM Arif Hasan Khan Robin
Department of Plant Genetics and Breeding
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Shahadat Hossain
Department of Environmental Science
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Issak
Department of Soil Science
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Sher-e- Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Asaduzzaman
Olericulture Division
Horticulture Research Centre
Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute
Joydebpur, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh

Advisory and Consultant Members (Livestock)

Prof. Dr. S. D. Choudhury
Department of Poultry Science
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Mahbub Mostofa
Department of Pharmacology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Fazlul Haque Bhuiya
Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Anwarul Haque Beg
Department of Poultry Science
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Bahanur Rahman
Department of Microbiology and Hygiene
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Mokbul Hossain
Department of Pathology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Amam Zonaed Siddiki
Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Khulsi, Chittagonj, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. A. S. M. Mahbub
Department of Dairy and Poultry Science
Sylhet Agricultural University
Taligor, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Goutam Buddha Das
Department of Animal Science and Nutrition
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Khulsi, Chittagonj, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Siddiqul Islam
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Sylhet Agricultural University
Taligor, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

Associate Editor

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Musharraf  Uddin Bhuiyan
Department of Surgery and Obstetrics
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
E-mail: mmubhuiyan@gmail.com
Handy: +88 01715020254

Section Editor

Dr. Mohammad Rabiul Karim
Department of Anatomy and Histology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
E-mail: rabivet@gmail.com
Handy: +88 01716321348

Editorial Members

Prof. Dr. Md. Rafiqul Alam
Department of Surgery and Obstetrics
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Shamsul Alam Bhuiyan
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Al-Mamun
Department of Animal Nutrition
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Raihan Habib
Department of Dairy Science
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Sazdul Karim
Senior Scientific Officer
Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute
Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman
Department of Medicine and Surgery
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Khulsi, Chittagonj, Bangladesh

Dr. K. M. Mozaffor Hossain
Dept. of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Senior Scientific Officer
SAARC Regional Leading Diagnostic Laboratory
Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute
Savar, Dhaka

Dr. S. M. Lutful Kabir
Department of Microbiology and Hygiene
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Abdullah Iqbal
Department of Food Technology & Rural Industries
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. A. K. M. Ahsan Kabir
Department  of Animal Science
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Sharmin Chowdhury
Department of Pathology & Parasitology
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Khulsi, Chittagonj, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Muslah Uddin Ahmed
Department of Poultry Science
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. S. Sayeem Uddin Ahmed
Department of Veterinary Epidemiology
Shylhet Agricultural University
Taligor, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

Dr. Anisuzzaman
Department of Parasitology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Golum Haider
Department of Pathobiology
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
Salna, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Golbar Hossian
Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Saiful Islam
Dept. of Anatomy, Histology & Physiology
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. S. M. Kamruzzaman
Dept. of Animal Husbandry & Vet. Science
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Abul Hossain
Department of Dairy and Poultry Science
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Chittagonj, Bangladesh

Dr. Himel Barua
Department of Microbiology & Veterinary Public Health
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Khulsi, Chittagonj, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan Sikder
Department of Pharmacology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Muhammad Jasim Uddin
Department of Medicine
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. K. B. M. Saiful Islam
Department of Medicine and Public Health
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Advisory and Consultant Members (Fisheries)

Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Wahab
Department of Fisheries Management
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Amzad Hossain
Department of Aquaculture
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
Salna, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Hossain Zamal
Institute of Marine Science and Fisheries
University of Chittagong
Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Ghulam Mustafa
Department of Fisheries
University of Dhaka
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Ismail Hossain
Department of Fisheries Technology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Nazmul Ahsan
Department of Fisheries & Marine Resource Technology
Khulna University
Khulna, Bangladesh

 

Associate Editor

Prof. Dr. Mostofa Ali Reza Hossain
Department of Fisheries Biology and Genetics
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
E-mail: marhossain@yahoo.com
Handy: +88 01711045364

Section Editor

Dr. Md. Golam Kadir Khan
Department of Fisheries Biology and Genetics
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
E-mail: khanmgq@yahoo.com
Handy: +88 01752388962

 

Editorial Members

Prof. Dr. M. Mahfuzul Haque
Department of Aquaculture
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Khalilur Rahman
Principal Scientific Officer
Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Istiaque Hossain
Department of Fisheries
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Shaheed Reza
Department of Fisheries Technology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Yeamin Hossain
Department of Fisheries
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

Dr. Kazi Ahsan Habib
Department of Fisheries
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Zinia Rahman
Department of Genetic & Fish Breeding
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
Salna, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Dr. Mst. Kaniz Fatema
Department of Fisheries Management
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Mst. Muslima Khatun
Fisheries & Marine Resource Technology Discipline
Khulna University
Khulna, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Monirul Islam
Department of Fisheries
University of Dhaka
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Shahadat Hossain
Institute of Marine Science and Fisheries
University of Chittagong
Hathazari, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Dr. M. Mahbub Iqbal
Department of Fisheries Biology & Genetics
Sylhet Agricultural University
Taligor, Sylhet-3100 , Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Sherazul Islam
Department of Fisheries and Marine Bioscience
Jessore University of Science and Technology
Churamonkathi, Bangladesh

Dr. Muhammad Mehedi Hasan
Department of Fishing & Post Harvest Technology
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Khulsi, Chittagonj, Bangladesh

Handling Fees

When a manuscript has been accepted for publication, a handling and publication fee @ USD 50 (foreign author) and/or @ BD Taka 2,500/- (Inland author) 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.