Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The following types of contributions will be considered, on priority basis, for publication in Journal of South Pacific Agriculture (JOSPA):
i. Original high-quality research papers of relevance to agriculture in the tropics.
ii. Review papers on topics of relevance to agriculture in the tropics.
iii. General papers based on agricultural research carried out anywhere aimed at providing relevant information to extension workers and agricultural teachers/trainers in the South Pacific region.
iv. Short communications of relevance to agriculture in the tropics.
v. Research papers on the processing of agricultural produce, floriculture, and other agro-allied topics that can contribute to sustainable livelihoods for people in the tropics.
This section is mainly for reviews of new books relevant to the areas covered by JOSPA. Reviews can also cover other areas, such as relevant Software, computer packages and, where appropriate, conference/workshops. The format for reviews should be discussed with the Editor.

Papers that report original research should only be submitted if the experiments have been repeated at least twice, with a minimum of three replications per experiment. Appropriate statistical analysis is required. Exceptions may be made to these requirements if they are justifiable. The final decision rests with JOSPA.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

  • All papers will be subjected to double blind review by referees, and editorial revision, to ensure that contributions are relevant and of satisfactory quality.
  • Where necessary, the manuscript will be returned to the author(s) for revision before the paper is finally accepted for publication.
  • Paper sent to author(s) for revision must be returned to the JOSPA Managing Editor within the time frame advised to avoid delays in the publication of your paper.
  • The final submission may be subject to minor editorial revision to suit JOSPA style.


Open Access Policy

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.



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