Peer review process

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Journal of Zhejiang A&F University (JZAFU) is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal, and the strict peer-review process guarantees the academic level and raises the reputation of the journal. All published articles in JZAFU are peer-reviewed and all submitted manuscripts follow the process outlined below.

Initial Manuscript Evaluation 

All manuscripts submitted for publication in JZAFU are firstly evaluated by the editors of the Journal Editorial Office. The manuscripts which fall outside the aims and scopes of the journal, in bad writing or anti-ethic are rejected.

Reviewer Evaluation 

After initial evaluation, the manuscripts are sent to at least two reviewers, who are determined by the editors and/or Editorial Board according to their expertise, and the review process for manuscripts is double blind. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the manuscript’s originality, methodology, contribution to the literature, presentation of results and support for the conclusions, and appropriate referencing of previous relevant studies. Reviewers might accept, reject or require a revision for style and/or content. A third reviewer will be invited to review the manuscripts if the two reviewers have different opinions.

Reviews of JZAFU are available from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Zhejiang A&F University, Zhejiang University, Beijing Forestry University, Nanjing Agriculture University, Nanjing Forestry University, Northeast Forestry University, Fujian Agriculture And Forestry University, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Sichuan University , Shandong Agricultural University, South China Agricultural University, Anhui Agricultural University, Southwest Forestry University, China Agricultural University, and so on.

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