Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

  • Articles submitted to the Egyptian Journal of Agronomy must abide by the ethical guidelines provided by the COPE (Committee of Publications Ethics (

  • The Egyptian Society of Crop Science is committed to the quality of articles, robust peer review and ethical standards in publication. The society adheres to standards of ethical practices as defined by Code of Conduct of COPE which is expected from all the parties involved: Editors, Authors, Experts, Reviewers and the Publisher.

Any information about a submitted manuscript is confidential and the editorial board revealed it only to the corresponding author, reviewers and publisher. The editors evaluated submitted manuscripts only in the basis of relevance of these manuscripts to the Scope of the Egyptian Journal of Agronomy and according to the academic importance, ingenuity, comprehensibility and adequacy of the study, disregarding authors’ race, religious belief, nationality, gender, cultural, political viewpoint or institutional affiliation. Editor-in-chief only has the full authority over the entire content of the journal and publishing time.

Authors responsibility

  • Authors must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal in the same time. Articles submitted must not include published contents (except in the form of an abstract or as part of the lecture or thesis).

  • The submitted article is their author's own original work and cannot be defined as plagiarized from any other published work, including their own previously published work. The editors of the Egyptian Journal of Agronomy may contact the authors to provide supporting raw data. In the case of the non-satisfactory explanation, the submitted manuscript will be immediately rejected and necessary actions will be taken.

  • The corresponding author is a responsible one who ensuring that the article's publication in the journal has been approved by all the other co-authors. All authors listed on a submitted article should have a contribution on the submitted paper. It is also the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the articles are submitted with the approval of their institution.

  • Any change in the order of the authors or the deletion or addition of authors needs to be approved by a signed letter from every author.

  • The authors must appropriately cite all relevant publications and reported in the author's work fully cited.

  • The Egyptian Journal of Agronomy is committed to supporting exacting peer review process, scientific, ethical and quality standards in publishing.

  • During the peer-review process, the editors will check the similarities to other published articles by crosscheck against a giant database of published articles. Corrected articles will be verified once again to ensure that they do not have plagiarism issues. The reuse of your own work (data, words or theories) without proper citation is considered as self-plagiarism.

  • An acknowledgment from the editorial office officially confirms the date of receipt and the date of acceptance. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the corresponding author(s) until publication.

  •  The statement must declare any potential conflicts of interest in the manuscript if no conflict exists authors should declare that there is no conflict of interest. The articles may be rejected or retracted if a potential conflict of interest is detected and not declared to the journal during submission.