About the Journal

The Journal of Agrometeorology (JAM) with ISSN 0972-1665 (print) and 2583-2980 (online), is an Open Access  quarterly publication of Association of Agrometeorologists, Anand, Gujarat, India, appearing in March, June, September and December.  Since its beginning in 1999 till 2016, it was a half yearly publication appearing in June and December. The journal publishes original articles, full length papers, short communications, and review articles in addition to invited papers in English language only. The Journal focuses and accepts high-quality original research papers dealing with all aspects of the agrometeorology of field and horticultural crops, including micrometeorology, crop weather interactions, crop models, climate change and agriculture, aero-biometeorology, agroclimatology, remote sensing applications in agriculture, mountains meteorology,  hydrometeorology, climate risk management in agriculture, climate impact on animals, fisheries and poultry, and operational agrometeorology. Articles are published after double-blind peer review and approval of the Editor. The journal is being indexed in most of the scientific indexing services worldwide and has its increasing impact factor since 2008. The acceptance rate of submitted articles  is about 20 per cent.

Aim and Scope of the Journal

Understanding the interdisciplinary science of agrometeorology concerned with discovering, defining and applying knowledge of the interactions between meteorological and hydrological factors and biological systems to practical use in agriculture is the decisive goal to extend and fully deploy knowledge of atmospheric and related processes to optimize agricultural production and hence, to increase profitability, decrease risk and feed an expanding global population, lastly to help conserve natural resources and protect our soil, plant, and water resources. The Journal of Agrometeorology (JAM) is aimed at bringing together top-quality research across the entire spectrum of Agrometeorological Science along with relevant work in related domains at no cost in long run. The Journal of Agrometeorology (JAM) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Association of Agrometeorologists (AAM), Anand, India. The Journal focuses and accepts high-quality original research papers dealing with all aspects of the agrometeorology of field and horticultural crops, micrometeorology, micro-meteorology, crop weather interactions, crop simulation models, climate and agriculture modeling,  crop-pest-disease weather relationship, climatological impact and agroclimatic analysis, soil microclimate dynamics and modeling, remote sensing applications in agriculture, mountains meteorology & water resources, weather impact on animal science, fisheries and poultry, operational agrometeorology and weather based farm advisories.

We strongly believe that a scientific journal, being written, reviewed and edited by the domain experts and researchers themselves, should be accessible freely to the whole scientific community. Hence, we intend the Journal of Agrometeorology (JAM) to be a truly Open Access Journal, offering free access and online publishing of electronic supplementary materials.

Journal of Agrometeorology follows the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines and the best practices oulined for authors, reviewers and editors and try to address all the ethical issues in processing and publishing the articles. Editorial decisions are not affected by the origins of the manuscript, including the nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, or religion of the authors.


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    The journal of Agrometeorology participates in the PKP Preservation Network (PN) program, to digitally preserve all the content. The Journal of Agrometeorology is also a member of DOAJ.


    Open Access Statement

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


    Post Publication Corrections, Retractions, and Editorial Expressions of Concern

    Journal of Agrometeorology follows the COPE guidelines for post publication corrections, retractions and editorial expression of concern.

    We aim to ensure the integrity of the academic record of all published or potential publications. Whenever it is recognized that a significant inaccuracy, misleading statement, or distorted report has been published, it must be corrected promptly and with due prominence. If, after an appropriate investigation, an item proves to be fraudulent, it should be retracted. The retraction should be clearly identifiable to readers and indexing systems.


    Errors in published papers may be identified in the form of a corrigendum or erratum when the Editor-in-Chief considers it appropriate to inform the journal readership about a previous error and makes a correction to the error in the published article. The corrigendum or erratum will appear on the web page of that publication article.


    Journal of Agrometeorology would consider retracting a publication under the following events:

    • There is evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of a major error (eg, miscalculation or experimental error), or as a result of fabrication (eg, of data) or falsification (eg, image manipulation)
    • It constitutes plagiarism
    • The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (ie, cases of redundant publication)
    • It contains material or data without authorisation for use
    • Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (eg, libel, privacy)
    • It reports unethical research
    • It has been published solely on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process
    • The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest (a.k.a. conflict of interest) that, in the view of the editor, would have unduly affected interpretations of the work or recommendations by editors and peer reviewers.

    The journal will issue a retraction notice by clearly identifying the article which will be linked to the retracted article wherever possible. The retraction will be freely available to all readers and will include who retracted the article and the reason for retraction.

     Editorial expressions of concern

    Where substantial doubt arises as to the honesty or integrity of a submitted or published article, journal editors may consider issuing an expression of concern. However, expressions of concern should only be issued if an investigation into the problems relating to the article has proven inconclusive, and if there remain strong indicators that the concerns are valid.  Under some rare cases, an editorial expression of concern may also be issued when an investigation is underway but a judgment will not be available for a considerable time.

    The expression of concern will be linked back to the published article it relates to.


    Online Publication Charge (OPC)

    The Journal of Agrometeorology (JAM) is published by the Association of Agrometeorologists (AAM) which is a Non-Profit Organization. All articles published in the Journal of Agrometeorology (JAM) are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication with DOI assigned to each article. In order to meet the expenses towards the services AAM provides in publishing the articles, which includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, assigning DOI and customer services, the Online Publication Charges (OPC) are collected from the Authors. The OPC will be payable only when the manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication. This charge may be paid by the author, or his/her funding agency, institution, or employer.

    The applicable charges due from the corresponding author for the purpose will be INR 500/- (AAM Member); INR 1000/- (Non-Member); US$ 50/- (Authors from SAARC/Least Developed Country ) and US$ 100/- (Other Foreign Author).


    Impact Factors and Indexing

    DOAJ;  SCOPUS Cite Score (2023) is 1.4, SJR 0.264, SNIP 0.791;  Scimago Journal & country ranking (2023) H-Index = 17, SJR=0.264, IF=0.915;   SCIJOURNAL.ORG   WOS IF (2021) = 0.557; SCOPUS IF (2021) = 0.484;  Bioxbio.com; Academic acceleratorResurchify.com Impact Score (2022) = 0.71, H-index=14, Rank=16757;   NAAS  scores (2023) = 6.00;  RPRI score (2024)=6.93; Google Scholar;  Journals Insights, JournalsearchesABCDindex; Index CopernicusResearchgate; Listofjournals; Fatcat.wikiTypest.ioVu.nl; COBISS Plus; EditageUb.edu; ProQuestResearchbite; Oa.mg; LetPub.com  sciencegate; Exacly.com; Ores.su; iikx.com; EBSCO; Semantic Scholar; Scilit.net; CGSpace; Researcher.life;  hjrs.hec.gov.pk; narc.gov.np; UGC CARE list group-II; and many more