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Journal of Rangeland Science (JRS)

Editor-in-Chief: Ali Ashraf Jafari, PhD

Online ISSN: 2423-642X

Print ISSN: 2008-9996

Publishes Quarterly

Publisher Change Announcement:

Since the publication of Issue 3, Volume 13 (July 2023), the Journal of Rangeland Sciences has been published by OICC Press (, and manuscript submission can be made via this link:

OICC Press Contact details:

Address: Stroud Court, Oxford Road, Eynsham, Witney, OX29 4DA, Oxfordshire, UK.

Tel: +44 1865 884350

E-mail address: [email protected]

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Journal of Rangeland Science (JRS)  has published original, peer-reviewed and technical rangeland articles since the autumn of 2010 to serve rangeland science, engineering and management by publishing timely and reliable information.

Journal DOI: 10.57647/jrs

Journal Abbreviation: J Rangeland Sci

Journal Title Acronym: JRS

Journal Owner: Islamic Azad University

JRS is an integral partner with the scientific and technical communities, delivering superior information products and services that foster communication. It builds insights and enables individual and collective advancement in rangeland research. To provide rangeland scientific information and the general public with descriptions of timely, contemporary advances in rangeland issues for improving rangeland protection, JRS tries to conserve natural resources.

Scopus: CiteScoreTracker 2022=1.1 (Q3)

Scopus: SJR 2022= 0.276

Ali Ariapour
Publishing Editor
Range Management Department
Alternative e-mail: [email protected] 

Latest Articles

Original Article
Determining Ecological Thresholds in Saline Habitats on Western Shore of Lake Urmia, Iran

In temporal and spatial patterns, the critical (ecological) thresholds have rapid changes in ecological gradient. Determination of thresholds along the environmental gradients can help to control destructive factors and therefore, the success in restoration projects can be guaranteed. This study was conducted to evaluate the trend of changes in functional and structural indices along soil […]

Original Article
Climate Change Implications on the Rangelands Condition in West Guji and Borana Zones, Southern Ethiopia

Climate change is one of the most serious threats to rangeland. The implications of climate change on the rangelands conditions of the Duda and Gomole in Southern Ethiopia were examined. Measurements of rangeland were made using field survey and focus group discussions. Descriptive statistics, one way ANOVA was employed to detect whether significant difference exists […]

Original Article
The Response of Topsoil Properties and Nitrogen Transformation to Land Cover in a Semi-arid Rangeland (Case Study: Kojur Rangeland in Mazandaran Province, Iran)

The role of different plant covers (i.e. Artemisia aucheri Boiss, Cousinia commutate Bunge and Agropyron longiaristatum Boiss) in topsoil properties and Nitrogen transformation is less known under semi-arid mountains. The main objective of this research was to study the effect of land covers on topsoil properties and nitrogen transformation. The study was carried out for […]


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