Journal Policies

1. Aims and Scope

EJFA is devoted to publishing original basic and applied research articles in the fields of Food Science & Technology, Agricultural Sciences (Plant Production & Protection, and Animal Sciences), Human Nutrition, Agribusiness, Consumer Sciences and the Environment. Interdisciplinary articles in the above mentioned fields are also welcomed.

2. Permissions

While submitting papers with figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published in any other online/print publication, permission is required to obtain in the form of written letter from the author as well as publisher (copyright owners) for both the print and online format and have to be submitted along with manuscript submission. The material received without written permission will be assumed to originate from the authors and, EJFA or CFA-UAEU will not be responsible for any future consequences.

2.1. Using Data/Figure/Table from articles published in Emirates Journal of Food Agriculture

Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture is an open access journal. All articles are published in Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture under a Creative Commons Attribution (cc-by) license, meaning that authors retain copyright and license it to anybody under the rules of the cc-by license, which means you can use it in whatever way (without written permission) you like as long as:

  1. you cite the original source (complete citation of the source article in Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture) and
  2. state that it was published in Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license

3. Experiments on Animals

The authors of papers, in which experiments on animal were conducted, should give a statement of certification that “Experiments on animals were performed in accordance with the ethical guidelines and regulations set forth by .... [give Name of Institution/Committee of the country where experiments carried out]" and also should be in accordance with the internationally accepted principles for laboratory animal use and care.

4. Case Reports

Author(s) should submit Patient Consent Form duly filled and signed by the patient(s), if they are publishing any case reports.

5. Internal & External Peer Review

The refereeing process of EJFA has been streamlined and the journal is continuing in its efforts to provide peer-reviewed best quality academic research in Agriculture, Food Science, Nutrition, Biotechnology and other inter related scientific disciplines. 

The streamlined blind review process helps the journal to maintain its high integrity and provide high quality peer-reviewed academic and professional research to the scientific society throughout the world.

The submitted papers will pass through initial screening in the editorial office followed by internal review by Internal Board of Reviewing Editors. Then the paper will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Detection Software (CrossCheck powered by iThenticate). After this, the paper will be assigned to Senior Editor for conducting the External Peer Review by two reviewers. After revision, again the paper will undergo CrossCheck screening.

6. Publication Frequency

From Volume 25 (2013) onwards, EJFA became monthly journal (12 issues / Volume / Year). Immediately after acceptance, the articles can be accessed through "Articles in Press" and will be assigned to the next available issue soon after finishing the proof corrections by authors. If the author fails to send proof corrections within a set deadline, the article will be printed and further corrections will not be possible.

7. Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research available freely to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The articles are open access distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (

8. Policy on Plagiarism

Refer, #5 about internal and external peer review and CrossCheck Plagiarsim detection powered by iThenticate.

EJFA is dedicated to publish only original materials online as well as print form. Submitted manuscripts should be based on original work that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review in any other journal.

If any case is reported against any of the published or e-preview papers, by third party, immediate actions will be taken, which will include and not limited to the following:

  • Retraction of paper in question, from online system, review, and all other processing steps.
  • Rejection of all other and future manuscripts submitted by the authors in question.
  • Asking to submit report/explanation from the authors in question.
  • If the explanation is non-satisfactory, reporting the issue to the concerned authorities, including the authors' institution.

9. Repository Policy

This journal deposits and retains all published volumes since 1989 in its own website.

10. Privacy

The names and email addresses entered in this journal website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.