Journal of Rangeland Science (JRS) is a national scholarly refereed research journal which aims to promote the theory and practice of rangeland science, innovation, engineering and management. A broad outline of the journals’ scope includes: peer reviewed original research articles, case and technical reports, reviews and analyses papers, short communications and notes to the editor, in interdisciplinary information on the practice and status of research in rangeland science, both natural and man made. The main aspects of research areas include, but are not exclusive to: Rangeland Ecology, Eco-physiology of Rangeland Plants, Socio-Economic Factors of Basin, Rangeland Hydrology, GIS and Rangelands, Biodiversity Conservation, Natural Resource Sustainability, Modeling and Decision Support Tools in Natural Resource, Analysis and Assessment of Rangeland, Rangeland Development and Improvement, Grass and Forage Production, Management and Utilization, Soil and Water Conservation.
1. Papers submitted for publication should describe high quality original work, not previously partially or fully published elsewhere.
2. Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology.
3. Manuscripts should be typed with a font Times New Roman of 12 pt. and 2.5 cm margin at each side and submitted to the Editorial Office electronically through the Journal Email. Manuscript submission must be applied one in order to be obtained only one submission code number. Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter including title and author (s) name and undertaking that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere. The sampling covering letter is supplied at the Journal by email after receiving paper.
4. The first page of the paper should only contain the title, name(s), degree(s) and addresses (Tel. Fax, and Email) of the author(s) and the source(s) of financial support far the study.
5. The text should include: Title and abstract (200-300 words), which state the purpose of the study, basic procedures, main findings and the principal conclusions where are followed by 3-5 key words. Introduction; materials and methods; results; discussion and conclusion; acknowledgement and references list are followed.
6. Manuscripts may be 10-16 pages or longer if approved by the editor, including an abstract, texts, tables, footnotes, appendixes, and references.
7. Tables, in limited numbers should be submitted with the captions placed above. Do not submit tables as photograph. Place explanatory matters in footnotes, not in the heading. Do not use internal horizontal and vertical rules.
8. All graphs should be provided in Excel format.
9. Suggested place of tables and figures should be clearly marked on the margin of the text.
10. The same data should not be presented simultaneously in tables, figures and text.
11. Abbreviations and symbols should be explained at first occurrence. The policy of the Journal with respect to unit and symbols are that SI (Systems internationals) symbols should be used.
12. References: All publications cited in the text should be presented in the list of references following the text of the manuscript. The text citations should be referred to the author’s name (without initials) and year of publication (e.g. Kramer, 2010; arzani, 2012). For three or more authors use the first author’s name followed by “et al.,” in the last. The list of references at the end of the manuscript should be arranged alphabetically and authors’ names chronologically per author. The list of references should be given in the following style that is Harvard System:
Baumann, T., Fruhstorfer, P., Klein, T., Niessner, R., 2006. Colloid and heavy metal transport at landfill sites in direct contact with ground water. Water Res., 40 (14), 2776-2786.
13. The Journal is a fully color publication with glossy paper.
14. Upon completion of the evaluation process, the author (s) would be notified electronically about the status of article. Following acceptance of the article for publication, authors will be asked to complete and signed, the copyright for the accepted article, individually due to the fully peer review processing and publication.
15. The submitted materials may be considered for inclusion but can’t be returned.
16. Regarding the conflicts of interest, submitted manuscript must be accompanied with a statement from the authors disclosing all financial and personnel relationship that might bias their work, if any. Besides, they are requested to evident whether impending conflicts do or do not exist. A separate page should cover this proclamation and if there are further details, could be mentioned in covering letter. If an organization encompasses any financial interest in the outcome of the study, the authors are appealed to provide a declaration that have full excess to all the data in the study and take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
17. Editors of the Journal reserve the right to accept or reject any article in any stage, if necessary.
18. The sole responsibility for the whole contents of the article (views and statements) remains only with the author (s).
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