Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics publishes papers dealing with original research and review papers in the fields of plant production, animal nutrition and animal husbandry, soil science, rural economy and farm management, forestry and forest economy, veterinary hygiene and protection against epidemics.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

JARTS typically seeks two peer reviews per manuscript submission. In cases of conflict between those two reviews, a third opinion or that of one of the editors may be sought. In some cases, the editors may decide to return manuscripts to authors prior to review with preliminary comments designed to improve the manuscript's chances of eventual acceptance.


Publication Frequency

Journal items published continuously, ahead of print, after final proof of the authors by adding them as part of an issue to the "current" volume's Table of Contents. JARTS is published as two issues per year, also as printed publication (June and December).


Open Access Policy

JARTS 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.
Our articles are freely available online and for download. You may copy, distribute and transmit the work with proper attribution under the following conditions:
Creative Commons License
Articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).



Reviewers will be registered by the editor of the journal and receive a login and review requests via email.

The review evaluation form can be downloaded [» here].
Evaluation results for an article can be copied/pasted into the online-review form (link provided by email from the editor together with the review request).

The Guidelines for Authors are available [» here]

Not yet registered?: Please mail to the editor:

Dr. Eric Tielkes Mail