Guildlines and Polices
ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES
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Manuscripts must have clear objectives, conceptual, theoretical basis, and having insights with related for the analysis of forestry, range and wildlife management that arrive at beyond study area and study type. Manuscripts consist of research papers and reviews. Reviews can either be quantitative or qualitative. The article sends to email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Research Paper
Title page: It must be brief and relevant.
- List of Authors
- Institutional addresses
- Email addresses for all authors &
- Indicate the corresponding author
Abstract should not exceed 350 words.
Keywords four to seven keywords must be utilized which representing the article.
Introduction should be concise, to the point, and must explain clearly the objectives of the study by giving essential background in content to relevant literature.
Materials and Methods must clearly explain the materials used, the analytical techniques followed and procedures used for the data analysis. When using standard method, provide complete reference.
Results and Discussion may be combined or separated. The results should be briefly documented. Appropriate statistical data should be given. Discussion must be developed understandably in a proper sequence and should cover the consequences not merely sum up the results.
Competing interests: All competing interests must be mentioned.
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Authors' contributions: The contributions of each author to the manuscript should be specified.
Acknowledgements: Acknowledge anyone who contributed during research.
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References in text:
Natural lands have been depleted (Altaf, 2010; Umair et al., 2013) and transformed into the agricultural lands during the last 10,000 years (Bouma and Droogers, 1998). However, the intensification of agricultural started at early of the twentieth century (Pimentel et al., 2004) and the scenario resulted in a conflict between humans and other animals (Henle et al., 2008). Although, the increased yields of agricultural lands and intensification of agriculture are the need of the day, at the same time the conservation of species is also equally important. Humans have invaded almost all types of ecosystems and their role in conservation can never be denied (Henle et al., 2008).
References at end:
Altaf, M. 2010. Ecology and Diversity of Birds of Head Qadirabad, Gujranwala, Pakistan. Thesis M.Phil. Department Wildlife and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.
Bouma, J., P. Droogers. 1998. A procedure to derive land quality indicators for sustainable agricultural production. Geoderma. 85: 103-110.
Henle, K., D. Alard, J. Clitherow, P. Cobb, L. Firbank, T. Kull, D. McCracken, R.F. Moritz, J. Niemelä, M. Rebane. 2008. Identifying and managing the conflicts between agriculture and biodiversity conservation in Europe–A review. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 124: 60-71.
Pimentel, D., B. Berger, D. Filiberto, M. Newton, B. Wolfe, E. Karabinakis, S. Clark, E. Poon, E. Abbett, S. Nandagopal. 2004. Water resources: agricultural and environmental issues. BioScience. 54: 909-918.
Umair, M., U. Ilyas, M. Altaf. 2013. Diversity and Ecology of Parthenium weeds ar head khanki, Pakistan. Lambert Academic Publishing.
- Review paper
The review paper should briefly write the aim, findings or purpose.
PUBLICATION ETHICS AND POLICIES
International Journal of Forest Sciences considers publication ethics to be one of its key objectives and follows all internationally approved publication guidelines. International Journal of Forest Sciences uses a double-blinded peer-review process for all articles. A double-blinded peer-review method aims to ensure the research work's integrity and uniqueness. The journal's peer review procedure functions as a filter, improving the quality of research submitted for publication. This procedure also aids in making the research more applicable in real time by removing any faults or gaps in the article that the reviewers noticed. The COPE (https://publicationethics.org/) principles on publication ethics have been adopted by the International Journal of Forest Sciences (IJFS).
ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR EDITORS
All submissions are examined relatively based on the intellectual content of the work, regardless of the authors' gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, or political values, i.e. manuscript information is kept anonymous, and any observed conflict of interest must be disclosed. The Editorial Board is responsible for determining publication decisions for submitted articles based on the reviewer's assessment of the manuscript, the journal editorial board's rules, and legal restraints against plagiarism, libel, and copyright infringement.
ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR REVIEWERS
All manuscripts are fairly examined based on the article's intellectual content, independent of the author's gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, or political values (s). Any conflict of interest identified throughout the review process must be reported to the Editor. The manuscript's information is kept private at all times. Any material relevant to a manuscript's rejection for publication must be shared with the Editor. Reviewers should assess a manuscript's critical analysis, comparative analysis, and, most crucially, the research work's integrity and uniqueness.
ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Reviewers are asked to notify the journal editor if they have a conflict of interest that could influence the review report in either a favorable or unfavorable way. The Editorial Office will investigate as thoroughly as feasible before the invitation; however, we welcome reviewers' cooperation in this regard. Reviewers who are asked to evaluate a manuscript they previously assessed for another journal should not regard this as a conflict of interest in and of itself.
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- The sources of data (figure, table, picture, etc.) used in the development of the article are acknowledged.
ANIMAL RIGHTS POLICIES
Authors submitting manuscripts to the IJFS must specify that the research project protocol has been authorized by an adequately formed Ethics Committee of the institution where the study was done and that it complies with the provisions of internationally acknowledged standards. Without presenting certifications, IJFS has the right to reject any manuscript based on the unethical conduct of animal studies. All wildlife investigations must state that the subject granted informed permission. Authors must receive written, signed approval from local or national wildlife conservation authorities or their Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and provide a copy of the document to the IJFS Editorial Office. IJFS emphasizes that animal studies must adhere to internationally recognized norms and that authors must receive previous certificates from their Institutional Animal Welfare and obtain the equivalent ethical committee(s) clearance before beginning their investigations.
ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR PUBLISHERS
The Islamia University Bahawalpur will take all appropriate actions to clarify the situation and revise the paper in question in case of any scientific misconduct, plagiarism, or fraudulent publication. This includes publishing an erratum, clarification, or, in the worst-case scenario, retraction of the relevant work as soon as possible. In collaboration with the editors, the publisher must take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers containing research misconduct, and must never promote or knowingly allow such misconduct to occur. When ethical issues about a submitted manuscript or published work are highlighted, the publisher will take appropriate action. Even if it is discovered years after publication, every reported act of unethical publishing behavior will be investigated. If the ethical concern is judged valid after the investigation, the journal will publish a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other applicable remarks.
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