Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ABOUT JOURNAL

With increase in population, third world countries today are facing many problems, supply of sufficient food being one of them. In animals science we have to understand and preserve the vast diversity of species on our planet. Losing them would be a huge shame and almost a crime of humanity. We have caused and continue to cause most of the trouble that leads to species extinction. Just because we are the “dominant” species on Earth doesn’t mean that we can do whatever we want without suffering consequences. Not only do we have to protect endangered species, we also have to protect species essential to the continuation of Earth’s life. Believe it or not, without animals, humans would die out pretty quickly. First of all, there would be no more meat. But we can’t all become vegetarians either, because there are no insects to pollinate the plants. From animals, we can also learn about our anatomy and better understand the function of our bodies, which can help us combat diseases. In termination, animal’s science is an important field that applies to many real-world situations.

University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) will promote and involved the study of various discipline Entomology, Pest & Pest control, Vector, Molecular biology, Genetics, Genetic and Hormonal disease, Wildlife Conservation, and management, animal’s diversity including systematic of invertebrate and vertebrate. This journal will be ideal platform for anyone working in Animals sciences. Zoology is important to science and to the world because it safe-guards wildlife and promotes conservation through programs like natural rehabilitation and breeding, raises awareness of endangered, at risk, and even flourishing animals, and helps create a precedence for future generations to protect what we have been entrusted with on planet Earth. In addition, the published data to provide additional opportunity for access to advanced standing in existing tertiary level education programmes. Researcher will be exposed to main aspects of animals science including, safety management planning strategies, food and fiber, systematic of individual and making a means by which to preserve a rapidly declining global ecosystem.

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles and basic mechanisms of metabolic control and molecular signaling and provision of an awareness of the ethical aspects of molecular science to scholars.

2. Protection of natural habitats of organisms through controlled exploita¬tion & Maintenance of rare species in protected areas such as national parks, santuries etc. which will save the diversity of animals.

3. Educating the public about the need to protect and preserve the environ¬ment as a long range goal for the welfare of future generations.

4. Analyze pest problems, determine if management is necessary, and make appropriate recommendations using IPM techniques student will be trained how to identify insect/ pest and description the value of beneficial insects.

5. Provision of specialized knowledge and understanding of aspects of the scientific basis of disease, developed skills in the analysis of arguments and data through research papers.

6. Accumulate a critical mass of fundamental information and practical approaches for the diagnosis, management and prevention of endocrine disorders and acquire knowledge and skills necessary for the critical analysis of the endocrine literature.

The primary aim of University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) is to gain hands on experience in order to acquire the knowledge necessary for the critical analysis of the results and make appropriate recommendations using IPM techniques for the better economy of country. 

WHAT IS NEED FOR PUBLISHING THIS JOURNAL?

The modernized and cost effective this research journal will light the tools for numerous dire abundance problem related to improve identification of pest species, conservation of wild animals, diversity of animals including animal breedingenvironmental impact of animal agriculture, diseases ,  nutrition and animal products. When animals grow well and stay healthy, farmers can produce more meat, milk or eggs for our consumption. They check meat quality or screen milk for pathogens. Advances in food safety keep humans healthy and increase the world’s supply of nutritious food. Beside this, articles regarding entomological science contribute to the betterment of humanity by detecting the role of insects in the spread of disease and discovering ways of protecting food and fiber crops, and livestock from being damaged. Journal provides the way how beneficial insects contribute to the well being of humans, animals, and plants. This journal will also defend and assess the application of well proven research activities in the natural science faculty and department particular, Zoology, Physiology, Genetic, Fisheries, Biochemistry and Biotechnology of host university, neighboring and sister universities  general which are performing research activities on any area of animals sciences . They have necessity of proper platform for their research exposure around the country as well as in world.

University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) will introduce a viable model of research linkages together with scholarly experience sharing and transfer of inspired evidence. The research journal may be a major factor in preventing many health problem of common man which can be resolved through various research works. Besides, its fundamental importance in maintaining the sustainable agricultural, protection and conservation of animals in country it will, also educate the public about the need to protect and preserve the environ­ment as a long range goal for the welfare of future generations.

 

DIRECT AND INDIRECT BENEFITS

Articles published in proposed journal masses of all age and income groups. Moreover, this journal will made substantial contribution to the education of students of Zoology, Entomology, Pest Management, Plant Protection and Agriculture Sciences, medical sciences, at graduate and postgraduate level, further, wild life department and extension wings will also be benefited. The objectives set at promotion of research, the food and fiber crops, livestock, animal’s diversity, diseases, obesity and to establish breeding programs, nutrition programs and help preserve exotic wildlife.

The indirect benefits of the journal will affect the entire population of the country especially that of Sindh province through its diffusing impact of enhancing knowledge and exploration and innovation about proper diagnosis, management and prevention of any economic issue addition to this, it also demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles and basic mechanisms of metabolic control and molecular signaling and provision of an

awareness of the ethical aspects of molecular science to public. As a result overall advantages the expenses would be reduced both for the state and families and the productivity will be enhanced to have better provincial and national prosperity because the prevalence of such human concern like shortage of yield,  disease, environmental issues, subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and so on.

The expected journal will be valuable in skill enhancement, and knowledge refreshment of the working staff of academia and research. It is also that a range of short and long term activities of research will be developed for the interested outside scholars including agricultural sector, wild life department and extension wings etc. Parasitological section gives the reader a broad, in-depth coverage of medically important parasites. Such coverage is essential to give students the awareness and understanding necessary for proper diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the parasitic infections.

Topics covered include:

  • Taxonomic/faunistic data on any taxon of any geological age

  • New descriptions of taxa, if they are accomplished with proper diagnoses, keys and/or revision of at least at species group level

  • Taxonomic revisions of extant (or ''recent'') and fossil animal groups

  • Checklists and catalogues, phylogenetic and evolutionary analyses

  • Breeding and Ecology of animals

  • Integrate pest management tactics

  • Economic thresholds and optimization

  • Genetic manipulation of pest population
  • Utilization of precision agriculture as an IPM tool

  • Speciation, adaptive radiation and extinction of species
  • Genetics and Reproduction behavior

  • Gene & DNA replication
  • Genetic recombination,

  • Genetic and hormonal disease
  • Environmental planning and rational use allocation

  • A global programme for the protection of genetic resource areas

  • Deserts and areas subject to desertification

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) will publish original, high quality, contribution to scientific knowledge. All manuscripts submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and if find suitable will move for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous (three experts) referees. All peer review is single blind and submission is online via scholar one manuscript. 

 

Open Access Policy

University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences  provides an immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. To enable unrestricted usage our Journal is following CC-BY-ND license. Researchers can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, for any purpose. Authors can self-archive publisher's version of the accepted article in digital repositories and archives.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

ETHICAL GUIDELINES AND GENERAL INSTRUCTION FOR CONTRIBUTOR

Ethical Approvals: 

In cases where animals are used in the submitted manuscript, the methods section must clearly indicate approval from the ethics committee of the institute or organization and should state that all efforts were taken to minimize pain and discomfort to the animal while conducting these experiments. Moreover, biomedical research involving human subjects shall follow international ethical guidelines.

Single Blinded Review: 

University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) believes in a fair and rigorous review process. Therefore, all submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by at least three experts in the appropriate field, determined by the Editor of the journal. The names of the reviewers will not be displayed on the manuscript and will not be disclosed to any authors.

 

Permissions:

In case any part (e.g. table or figure) of the submitted manuscript has been taken from previously published work, it is the responsibility of the authors to obtain permission either from the publishers or from the authors depending on the copyright ownership. University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) can demand this permission any time, pre- or post-publication of the study.

 

Publication Cycle

The Journal will be published quarterly i.e., 4 times a year: January, April, July and October.

 

Plagiarism Policy

The Editorial Office will strictly monitor text plagiarism and obvious fraudulent data prior to the review process and if plagiarism is detected at this stage or later, the manuscript will be rejected.