About Journal

Name of journal Iranian Journal of Field Crops Research 
ISO Abbreviation Iran. J. Field Crops Res.
Print ISSN 2008-1472
Online ISSN 2423-3978
Website https://jcesc.um.ac.ir
Email cesc@um.ac.ir
Date of foundation  2003
Publisher Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
 Journal Frequency  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief Dr. Hamid Reza Khazaei
Type of review Double blind peer review
License International License (CC BY 4.0)
Document Identifier Type  DOI
Status  Active

Journal History

Iranian Journal of  Field Crops Research was established in 2003 by Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. From 2003 to 2008 as a quarterly, in 2009 as a bi-monthly and from 2010 until now as a quarterly.

Publishing schedule

The journal is published on a quarterly basis, and the table below shows the exact dates of publication for each volume in a given year. The journal adheres to this publishing schedule unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Issue Date of publication
Issue 1 April
Issue 2 July
Issue 3 October
Issue 4 January

Digital Preservation Policy

Website Archiving

All of our electronic content, including the Journal's website and manuscripts, is archived in two different ways. Firstly, the PDF format of the journal's content is accessible online to readers from our main server. Secondly, a copy of all content is kept as a backup on another server. In case of any content failure, it can be made available online again within 24-36 hours from our backup server.

Moreover, every published issue of the journal is sent to the following databases: [Internet Archive (since 2018) & Iran Scientific Journals System]

Therefore, the content can be accessed at any time even in the absence of website operation.

Abstracting/Indexing Services

Our journal's Abstracting/Indexing services store all essential information about the articles. The list of these services can be found in the 'Indexing and Abstracting' section.


Authors can archive the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories, after their article’s publication.

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or their institutions. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without requiring prior permission from the publisher or author.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content based on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


  • Copyright on any open access article in the Iranian Journal of  Field Crops Research, is retained by the author(s).
  • Authors grant Ferdowsi University of Mashhad a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
  • Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely, provided its integrity is maintained, and the original authors, citation details, and publisher are properly identified.


The Iranian Journal of  Field Crops Research is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) 

That means readers are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Publication ethics and related editorial policies

This journal is a member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws. Journal's Membership link

The Editorial Board, Reviewers, and Authors are encouraged to study the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement for the Iranian Journal of Field Crops Research. If they encounter any issues, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, or data falsification/fabrication in submitted or published articles, they should contact the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Khazaie: h.khazaie@um.ac.ir or the publisher's principal contact at fumpress@um.ac.ir, who will follow COPE flowcharts.

Peer review

All submitted manuscripts to this journal undergo peer review, with the type of review process being double-blind. The peer reviewers are typically external to the journal's editorial team, except in cases where there are no available external reviewers with subject expertise. Information on all peer review procedures can be found in the 'Peer Review Process' section.

Ownership and managment

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad owns and manages this journal, as indicated on the homepage of the journal's website.

Advisory body

The editorial board members of this journal are recognized experts in the subject areas stated in the Journal's aims and scope. The full names and affiliations of each board member are provided on the journal's website under the 'Editorial Board' section, and the list is regularly updated. To ensure that the journal maintains its integrity and to avoid association with predatory or deceptive practices, the journal periodically reviews its editorial board in collaboration with the publisher to ensure its relevancy and appropriateness.

Article Processing Charge (APCs)

All articles of the Journal are Open Access; They are available online at no cost to read, distribute and/or reuse. To support Open Access publishing, Iranian Journal of Field Crops Research charges a publication fee of 2,000,000 Rials. The payment is taken when the Iranian Journal of Field Crop Research accepts the article for publish. The corresponding author of the manuscript is responsible to pay the publication fee.

Other revenue

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad as the publisher of the journal, supports it for each published issue by paying a defined budget according to its published annual rank in Portal of Scientific Journals of Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The allocated budget includes those pertaining to setup and maintenance of the publication infrastructure, routine operation of the Journal, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, editing, publishing, maintaining the scholarly record, and archiving.

The other financial source of this journal is fees paid by authors whose articles have been accepted for publishing. Revenue sources do not influence on editorial decision making.


This Journal does not accept any advertising.

Direct marketing

There are no direct marketing activities in this journal.

Paper Plagiarism Checker

Iranian Journal of Field Crops Research, to prevent plagiarism, uses Hamyab system for persian paper and iThenticate system for identifying Latin abstracts.

Privacy Statement

This journal will not use your personal information for any reason that is not related to your business with the journal, nor will we sell, rent, or give it to any other person or organization.