Peer Review:

On receiving  the manuscripts,  an acknowledgement  letter shall be sent to the corresponding author within  4 working days. The manuscript  will be checked for completeness,  relevance  to the journal scope and adherence to the author guidelines  by the Managing  Editor. Articles  that do not comply  with the journal requirements  will be sent back to the author without  undergoing  the peer-review  process. The process of peer review  may take 1-2 months.  Two reviewers are involved in review of a manuscript. Authors  will  be able to trace the process by contacting  the Managing  Editor through  email. The Editor-In-Chief  will inform the corresponding author through email indicating  if the manuscript has or has not been for publication.  The authors may be requested to revise manuscripts  in accordance  to reviewers  and editors’  comments  before  a decision  to  either  accept or reject  a manuscript.  For revised manuscripts,  authors  are requested  to highlight  the changes  by underlining  and using  blue text color.  Receipt  of revised   manuscript   will   be confirmed   by  sending   an  email  to  the corresponding  author. After publishing,  the authors may download  the copies of the articles from the journal website.

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.

Publication Scheduling:

The journal published two issues per volume per year.

General:

Focus and Scope

The RJEAS  publishes  information about advances and their applications in making better use of the Rwandan and regional end environment  in  the fields  of Agricultural  Sciences,  Environmental  Sciences, Veterinary  Medicine,  Animal  and  Crop  Sciences,  Forestry,  Agricultural   mechanization,   Food science and Nutrition,  Agricultural Economics, Aquaculture and fisheries. Articles describing application   of  mathematical   modeling,   ICT,  genomics,   climate   change,   informatics,   remote sensing  and geographic  information  systems in agriculture  and environment but not limited to,  are highly  welcome. RJAS is meant to be national, regional and international both in the source of articles and its readership.

Peer Review Process

On receiving  the manuscripts,  an acknowledgement  letter shall be sent to the corresponding author within  4 working days. The manuscript  will be checked for completeness,  relevance  to the journal scope and adherence to the author guidelines  by the Managing  Editor. Articles  that do not comply  with the journal requirements  will be sent back to the author without  undergoing  the peer-review  process. The process of peer review  may take 1-2 months.  Two reviewers are involved in review of a manuscript. Authors  will  be able to trace the process by contacting  the Managing  Editor through  email. The Editor-In-Chief  will inform the corresponding author through email indicating  if the manuscript has or has not been for publication.  The authors may be requested to revise manuscripts  in accordance  to reviewers  and editors’  comments  before  a decision  to  either  accept or reject  a manuscript.  For revised manuscripts,  authors  are requested  to highlight  the changes  by underlining  and using  blue text color.  Receipt  of revised   manuscript   will   be confirmed   by  sending   an  email  to  the corresponding  author. After publishing,  the authors may download  the copies of the articles from the journal website.

Publication Frequency

The journal published two issues per volume per year.

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.

About the Journal

The Rwanda Journal of Agricultural Sciences (RJAS) is the official journal of University of Rwanda,  College  of Agriculture,  Animal  Sciences  and  Veterinary  Medicine  (UR-CAVM). Formerly,  it was published  by the Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Production(ISAE), the  former  National  University  of Rwanda  (NUR) as Rwanda Journal series E: Agricultural Sciences (RJSEAS), but after  the merger of all public universities in Rwanda leading  to formation of University of Rwanda in 2013, the journal management  was transferred  to UR-CAVM. RJAS publishes  high  quality  scientific articles  and  is  supported  by a highly  competent  Editorial  Board  composed  of internationally recognized  scientists.  The journal accepts papers of relevance  to African  tropical agriculture  and global  advances in agricultural  research with  significant  scientific  and technological  impact  on tropical agriculture. The RJAS  publishes  articles  in  the fields  of Agricultural  Sciences,  Environmental  Sciences, Veterinary  Medicine,  Animal  and  Crop  Sciences,  Forestry,  Agricultural   mechanization,   Food science and Nutrition,  Agricultural Economics, Aquaculture and fisheries. Articles describing application   of  mathematical   modelling,   ICT,  genomics,   climate   change,   informatics,   remote sensing  and geographic  information  systems in agriculture  and environment  are highly  welcome.

Sources of Support

  • UR-CAVM , University of Rwanda

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 2707-7209