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About the Agricultural Biotechnology Journal

The Agricultural Biotechnology Journal (ABJ) is a peer-reviewed international journal published jointly by the Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman and the Iranian Biotechnology Society. The general mission of the Agricultural Biotechnology Journal is to promote communication and collaboration among individuals and organizations associated with the agricultural biotechnology sector and related technologies. Papers in Agricultural Biotechnology Journal focus on discovering, disseminating, and applying knowledge for the sustainable use of agricultural biotechnology. Agricultural Biotechnology Journal publishes the highest quality original contributions dealing with plant biotechnology, animal biotechnology, genetic engineering, plant and animal molecular markers, plant and animal tissue culture, and food industry biotechnology. This journal is known as "Biyutiknuluzhī-i kishāvarzī" in the Persian language.

All papers are subject to a double-blind reviewing process. The submitted papers will be published after a special review as well as the approval of the editorial board. The honorable professors and researchers are highly appreciated if they visit this website, register, submit, and set up their papers based on the author guidelines. Therefore, visiting in person or calling the journal office is not recommended, so all connections with authors and reviewers are done through the website. 

The Agricultural Biotechnology Journal is approved by:

1. Minister’s deputy office in press and publicity affairs of ministry of culture and Islamic guidance according to certificate number 89/27235 on 7th of February 2011 as a Quarterly Journal.

2. The Iranian committee of Scientific Journals of the Iranian Ministry of Research and Technology according to certificate number 3/11/1257 on 21st of October 2009 as Scientific Research Journal.


Types of Manuscript

- Research Articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

- Short Communications: A short communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques, or apparatus.

- Review Articles: Submissions of review articles covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Review Articles are also peer-reviewed.


Salient Features of the Journal:

- All Authors will get a soft copy of the certificate, letter of acceptance, reviewer evaluation grading

- All the accepted papers will be open access with full PDF download.

- Author will get their acceptance/rejection notification within 2-3 months of submitting the paper.

- Fully archived journal

- High Impact Factor journal

- High visibility & indexing

- Open-access journal

- Peer-reviewed journal

- Rapid/fast-track publication

- Reputed editorial board

- Response will be given within 24 hours.

- Strict plagiarism policy.



Bibliographic Information


 Agricultural Biotechnology Journal (ABJ)

Persian Title

 Biyutiknuluzhī-i kishāvarzī


 Print: 2228-6705

 Online: 2228-6500

Subject Area and Category

 Subject Area and Category based on Scopus: 

          Agricultural and Biological Sciences
                   Agronomy and Crop Science

         Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology:


 Subject Area and Category based on Web of Science:

         Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology | Biology & Biochemistry


  Plant biotechnology

  Animal biotechnology

  Genetic engineering

  Plant and animal molecular markers

  Plant and animal tissue culture

  Food industry biotechnology


  Persian; including English abstracts and bibliographies.

Start Year

  2009 - Vol. 1, No. 1 -




 Mohammadreza Mohammadabadi, Ph.D.

 Professor at the Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman.


 Mokhtar Jalali Javaran, Ph.D.

 Professor at Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

Place of Publication



 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman and the Iranian Biotechnology Society

Scientific Sponsorship Society

  Iranian Biotechnology Society




 Yes; Double Blind Peer Review.

Primary Review Time

 10 days, approximately.

Acceptance and Publication Time

 12 Weeks

Manuscript acceptance rate


Subject Headings

  Agricultural biotechnology.


LC No.








Type of Access

 Open Access (OA)

OA Policies

 The journal adheres to DOAJ's definition of open access.

Type of License

 Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Open Access Statement

 The Agricultural Biotechnology Journal (ABJ)  is a fully open-access journal, which means that all articles are available on the Web to all users immediately upon publication. All content of the Journal is published with open access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license allows users to copy and redistribute the article under the following conditions:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format;

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material.

 The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.  

 Benefits of open access for authors include:

   - Authors retain copyright to their work.

   - Free access for all users worldwide.

   - Increased visibility and readership.

   - No spatial constraints.

   - Rapid publication.

The Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

 All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. Manuscripts submitted to the Agricultural Biotechnology Journal (ABJ)  will be screened for plagiarism using similarity check and plagiarism detection tools. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to check the similarity before submitting their manuscript to the journal. Editors check the plagiarism detection of manuscripts in the Agricultural Biotechnology Journal (ABJ) using the Grammarly detection software (www.grammarly.com), and iThenticate (www.ithenticate.com) for English abstracts and use Iranian plagiarism detection softwares such as IranDOC (https://tik.irandoc.ac.ir) and Samimonour (www.samimnoor.ir) for the Persian text. The journal will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Whenever it is determined that the manuscript has not complied with the plagiarism rules, it will be REJECTED (before acceptance for publication), and if it was published, it will be RETRACTED for plagiarism issues.
The Agricultural Biotechnology Journal (ABJ) aims at ensuring that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism. Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, phrases or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious ethical violation and unacceptable in scientific academic publications. When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, authors should cite their information sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence, the author can explain his or her more developed idea. When the author takes words from another author, a citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source that the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author's original words; just a citation is no longer enough.

Retraction Policy

An article may be retracted when its findings are no longer considered trustworthy due to scientific misconduct or error, it plagiarizes previously published work, or it is found to violate ethical guidelines. An article may be retracted when the integrity of the published work is substantially undermined owing to errors in the conduct, analysis, and/or reporting of the research. Violation of publication or research ethics may also result in a study’s retraction. The original paper will be marked as RETRACTED but a PDF version remains available to readers, and the RETRACTION statement is bi-directionally linked to the original published paper. Retraction statements will typically include a statement of assent or dissent from the authors.

Complaint Process

The authors have the right to complain and ask explanation if they perceive any misconduct in any applicable policies and ethical guidelines. The authors can raise their complaints by submitting a letter to: jab@uk.ac.ir. We follow the COPE guidelines on responding to whistleblowers, which includes protecting anonymity. All the complaints regarding delinquencies in the work processes are investigated according to the prevailing publication ethics practices. An author or any other scholar may submit their complaints about any issues related to:

- Plagiarism;

- Copyright violation;

- Deceiving in research results or wrong research results;

- Violations of the research ethics and integrity;

- Unrevealed conflicts of interest;

- Bias in the review process;

- Manuscript processing time is unusually late;

- The peer-review comments are unsatisfactory; and  

- Authorship issues.

Policy for Dealing with Complaints

 Once a complaint is received, at first, an acknowledgment is sent to the complainant with the assurance that appropriate action will be taken on a complaint within three working days excluding the complaint receiving date. The investigation process is initiated by the journal handling team according to the directions of the Editor-In-Chief. After the investigation is over, a meeting is held with a complete report on the complaint. The decision has been made and the same is forwarded to the concerned scholar through his/her submitted email ID. We consider complaints as an opportunity to enhance our existing Manuscript Processing System. All the received complaints are dealt with in a polite and timely manner with certainty.

Type of Publication (Processing Charges and Publication Charges)

 No page charges are required from the author.

 Full text access: Open Access

Revenue Sources

 Institutional support, Donations

Type of Material

 Serial (Periodical)


 Agricultural Biotechnology Journal (ABJ) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal in Persian (including English abstracts and references) devoted to the field of Agricultural Biotechnology and serves as a forum for discussion and experimentation. It serves as a forum for new research in plant biotechnology, animal biotechnology, genetic engineering, plant and animal molecular markers, plant, and animal tissue culture, and food industry biotechnology.

Copyright owner / Copyright holder

Authors retain copyright to their work without restrictions.  The author has full control over the work (e.g. retains the right to reuse, distribute, republish, etc.).

Copyright Notice

  Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), which allows others to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format;

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.  

2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


 The consent of all authors, as well as related authorities/institutions have been received prior to the submission of the manuscript. The order of the authors (as to be reflected in the published article) has been established. The adding or deleting of authors once the manuscript has been accepted for publication would have to be accompanied by a signed statement of consent from all authors. All authors have contributed significantly to the research. Authors are obligated to participate in the peer-review process, providing retractions/ corrections/ amendments when necessary. All conflicts of interest/financial support have been declared.


 Agricultural Biotechnology Journal (ABJ) follows the policies and guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and abides by its Code of Conduct in dealing with potential cases of misconduct.

Digital Archiving Policy

 Agricultural Biotechnology Journal (ABJ) works with some organizations such as the Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC), The Iran National Library and Archives, and the own server of the Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman for maintaining our own digital archive. This makes possible the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility by converting and upgrading digital file formats to comply with new technology standards.

I4OC Standards for Open Citations

 Yes. The journal complies with I4OC standards for open citations.

Data Citation

Data should be cited in the same way as article, book, and web citations and authors are required to include data citations as part of their reference list. Data citation is appropriate for data held within institutional, subject-focused, or more general data repositories. It is not intended to take the place of community standards such as in-line citation of GenBank accession codes. When citing or making claims based on data, authors must refer to the data at the relevant place in the manuscript text and in addition provide a formal citation in the reference list. Agricultural Biotechnology Journal follows the format proposed by the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles: Authors; Year; Dataset title; Data repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent identifier (e.g. DOI)”.

Data Sharing Policy

Agricultural Biotechnology Journal uses the Basic Data Sharing Policy. The journal is committed to a more open research landscape, facilitating faster and more effective research discovery by enabling reproducibility and verification of data, methodology, and reporting standards. Agricultural Biotechnology Journal encourages authors to cite and share their research data including, but not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, and materials. Authors are encouraged to share or make open the data supporting the results or analyses presented in their article where this does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or security concerns.

Agricultural Biotechnology Journal encourages authors to share the data and other artifacts supporting the results in the article by archiving it in an appropriate public repository. Authors should include a Data Accessibility Statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper. Agricultural Biotechnology Journal requires authors of Original Investigations, Case Reports, and Special Paper articles to (1) place the de-identified data associated with the manuscript in a repository; and (2) include a Data Availability Statement in the manuscript describing where and how the data can be accessed. The Journal defines data as the digital materials underlying the results described in the manuscript, including but not limited to spreadsheets, text files, interview recordings or transcripts, images, videos, the output from statistical software, and computer code or scripts. Authors are expected to deposit at least the minimum amount of data needed to reproduce the results described in the manuscript.

Data can be placed in any repository that makes data publicly available and provides a unique persistent identifier, including institutional repositories, general repositories (e.g., Figshare, Open Science Framework, Zenodo, Dryad, Harvard Dataverse, OpenICPSR), or discipline-specific repositories. The Data Availability Statement should be placed in the manuscript at the end of the main text before the references. This statement must include (1) an indication of the location of the data; (2) a unique identifier, such as a digital object identifier (DOI), accession number, or persistent uniform resource locator (URL); and (3) any instructions for accessing the data, if applicable. At the point of submission, you will be asked if there is a data set associated with the paper. If you reply yes, you will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-registered DOI, hyperlink, or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). If you have selected to provide a pre-registered DOI, please be prepared to share the reviewer URL associated with your data deposit, upon request by reviewers. Where one or multiple data sets are associated with a manuscript, these are not formally peer-reviewed as a part of the journal submission process. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of the data. Any errors in the data rest solely with the producers of the data set(s).

Please note: As you are submitting your manuscript to the Journal where submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed, the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors (i.e., Author Name, Address, Conflict of Interest, and fund-related information). As a data availability statement could reveal your identity, we recommend that you remove this from the anonymized version of the manuscript. Exceptions to this policy will be made in rare cases in which de-identified data cannot be shared due to their proprietary nature or participant privacy concerns. Exceptions to policy and restrictions on data availability are granted for reasons associated with the protection of human privacy, issues such as biosafety, and/or to respect terms of use for data obtained under license from third parties. Confidential data, e.g., human subjects or patient data, should always be anonymized, or permission to share should be obtained in advance. If in doubt, authors should seek counsel from their institution’s ethics committee.

Authors should include a data accessibility statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper. Below are some examples:

Data Availability Statement:

1. Data associated with this article are available in the Open Science Framework at .

2. The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at http://doi.org/[doi], reference number [reference number].

3. The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at [URL], reference number [reference number].

4. The data that support the findings of this study are available in [repository name] at [URL/DOI], reference number [reference number]. These data were derived from the following resources available in the public domain: [list resources and URLs]

Informed Consent

All participants in human subjects' articles have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, etc., should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the participants (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent in this situation requires that an identifiable participant be shown the manuscript, providing consent before publication. Authors should disclose to these patients whether any potential identifiable material might be available via the Internet as well as in print after publication. Participants' consent should be written and archived either with the Agricultural Biotechnology Journal (ABJ), the authors, or both, as dictated by local regulations or laws.

Privacy Statement

 The names and e-mail 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 purposes or to any other parties.


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