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Publication norms

Copyright Transfer

Submission of a manuscript implies that when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). The Indian Association of Hill Farming (IAHF), as the publisher, has the right to enter into any agreement with any organization in India or abroad engaged in reprography, photocopying, storage and dissemination of information contained in these journals. The IAHF has no objection in using the material, provided the information is being utilized for academic purpose but not for commercial use. Due credit line should be given to IAHF where information will be utilized.


Offprints can be ordered by the corresponding author. Free offprints are not provided.

Color Illustrations

Online publication of color illustrations is free of charge. In the print version, colour printing is charged to the authors.

Proof Reading

Proof (electronic) will be provided for checking typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Major / long changes in the text or figures are not accepted. Corrections may be indicated as comments on the body of the proof or may be sent as a separate document file indicating page, section and line number where the correction should be introduced. After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.

Online First

The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication. After release of the volume (either electronic or print), the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.

Open Access Policy

IJHF will be published freely online. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles. From 2010 onwards, full text is available online. Members may register and obtain login details. Individual articles can be downloaded by non-members on payment basis, if any.

Ethics Policy

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. Find information about how to publish ethically under the "Ethics" topic on Elsevier Researcher Academy. The topics to consider for ethics when publishing are:

  1. Authorship of the paper

  2. Originality and plagiarism

  3. Data access and retention

  4. Multiple, or concurrent publication of same results

  5. Proper acknowledgment

  6. Disclosure and conflicts of interest if any

  7. Resulting in fundamental errors in published works

  8. Statements of compliance if the work involves chemical, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal of human subjects, and

  9. Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.

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