Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The subject matter that is considered to be appropriate for publication in Ciencia e Investigación Agraria is all new scientific and technological research in agriculture, animal production, forestry, natural resources and other related fields.


Section Policies

Review Articles

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Research Paper

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Research Notes

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Peer Review Process

Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts electronically. All articles will receive a tracking number at the time of submission that will be communicated to the authors. The submission will be approved by the journal’s administration and forwarded to the editor. Authors should agree with the fees per page before continuing with the review process. The page fee is mandatory, and currently costs $US 55 per printed page. The cost of publication for articles submitted to the journal from the beginning of September 2016 onward will be USD $ 40 per page (MS Word file of submitted document, excluding pages of figures and tables), with a maximum of 6,000 words for research papers, 4,000 words for research notes and a maximum of 12,000 words for review papers and essays. The editor will assign two qualified reviewers from the journal’s administrative database and/or from the list of three reviewers that authors must provide at the time of their submission (the proposed reviewers must belong to institutions other than those of the authors). Reviewers should complete their reviews within 4 weeks.

The most relevant acceptance criteria are: 1. The subject matter must be within the scope defined by Ciencia e Investigación Agraria. 2. The article should be an authentic unpublished scientific or technological contribution. 3. The description of the materials and methods should allow other researchers to repeat the investigations described if necessary. 4. The objectives of the study should be clearly stated in the last paragraph of the introduction. 5. The references should be relevant and used properly in the discussion of the results, 6. Authors should demonstrate an appropriate use of research design and statistical analyses consistent with the conclusions of the study. 7. Authors should provide fewer than four self-explanatory tables and/or four figures. 8. The article’s conclusions should be expressed in the last paragraph of the discussion, and they must respond directly to the objectives of the work.

If the observations made by the reviewers are relevant and clear, the result is reported directly to the authors. If there are differences of opinion among the reviewers, the manuscript is sent to the technical editor for a final resolution. Authors will receive comments within three months. Authors should provide a revised version of their manuscript within 60 days. Before manuscripts are accepted, the authors must address all of the suggestions made by the reviewers.


Publication Frequency

Ciencia e Investigación Agraria is published three times each year, in the last weeks of April, August and December.


Open Access Policy

Ciencia e Investigación Agraria provides immediate open access to its content on the principle of making published research freely available to readers, thereby encouraging a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Conflict of Interest Guidelines

for Reviewers

Reviewers must disclose to editors any conflicts of interest that could bias their opinions of the manuscript, and should recuse themselves from reviewing specific manuscripts if the potential for bias exists. Reviewers must not use knowledge of the work they’re reviewing before its publication to further their own interests.

for Authors

When authors submit a manuscript of any type they are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work.

for Editors

Editors who make final decisions about manuscripts should recuse themselves from editorial decisions if they have conflicts of interest or relationships that pose potential conflicts related to articles under consideration. Other editorial staff members who participate in editorial decisions must provide editors with a current description of their financial interests or other conflicts (as they might relate to editorial judgments) and recuse themselves from any decisions in which a conflict of interest exists. Editorial staff must not use information gained through working with manuscripts for private gain. Editors should publish regular disclosure statements about potential conflicts of interests related to their own commitments and those of their journal staff. Guest editors should follow these same procedures.



In case you want to make a claim to Science and Agricultural Research should be contacted via email to the Editor in Chief, Francisco Fuentes (rcia@uc.cl).

The Editor-in-Chief will make the background available to the Editorial Team of the journal to find a solution based on the steps suggested by COPE for these cases (https://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The final decision will be notified to the authors.


Plagiarism Policy

If the journal, at some point in the editorial process, finds falsification, omission of data, duplication of articles or plagiarism, the original will be returned to the author with due notification to his or her sponsoring institution, research center or university. In the same way, the author (s) of the original article will be notified of this situation.

In case of detecting plagiarism after the publication, the magazine will be in charge of marking all the pages of the article with the word "Retracted".

The Editor-in-Chief will make the background available to the Editorial Team of the journal to find a solution based on the steps suggested by COPE for these cases (https://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The final decision will be notified to the authors.


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