Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews, aims at the publication of original research, reviews and short communications on the latest developments in all fields of Tropical Agricultural Science, Social Sciences & Humanities and Science & Technology. The journal is a peer reviewed journal and publishes original papers in English. Papers may be theoretical, experimental or both. The contribution should be unpublished before and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The Journal considers only manuscripts that have not been published (or submitted simultaneously), at any language, elsewhere. The Journal is issued only in electronic form.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

The Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews is published quarterly (3 issues a year).


Open Access Policy

The Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles.

This journal offers free, immediate access to its contents, following the principle that to make research freely available to the public encourages a greater interchange of global knowledge.

Copyright of all documents remain with their authors, under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Creative Commons Licence

The Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews, (e-ISSN: 2462-2028, ISSN: 2636-9141) published by Universiti Putra Malaysia Press




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Article Processing Charges

The Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews is also free of charge for authors: they don't have to pay neither for the reviewing nor for the publishing processes.


Peer Review Process

The Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews aspires to the highest academic excellence.

The review process of articles will be made anonymously through the double-blind system, ensuring mutual anonymity of reviewers and authors.

Articles will be subject to a preliminary review by the editorial board that will check whether the article meets the thematic and formal criteria laid down in the rules of publication. If so, the item will be submitted to a double-blind peer review, by at least two specialists in the subject area of the article.

Reviewers will: 

1. Approve the publication of the article in the version as submitted. 

2. Request significant changes in the article (which will prompt a second review by the same evaluators or by others). 

3. Indicate its suitability for publication after making minor changes. 

4. Reject article in the case of a doubly negative assessment. In case of marked divergence between the assessments of two reviewers, the text will be sent to a third reviewer, whose assessment, added to the previous two, decides for or against publication.


Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Papers submitted to The Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism detection tool. Apart from that we check with Copyscape for plagiarism. The Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.


Adapted from Bella H. Plagiarism. Saudi J Med Med Sci 2014;2:127

Available from: http://www.sjmms.net/text.asp?2014/2/2/127/137015

"Plagiarism is the use of others' published and unpublished ideas or words (or other intellectual property) without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source. The intent and effect of plagiarism is to mislead the reader as to the contributions of the plagiarizer. This applies whether the ideas or words are taken from abstracts, research grant applications, Institutional Review Board applications, or unpublished or published manuscripts in any publication format. Plagiarism is scientific misconduct and should be addressed as such.

Self-plagiarism refers to the practice of an author using portions of their previous writings on the same topic in another of their publications, without specifically citing it formally in quotes. This practice is widespread and sometimes unintentional, as there are only so many ways to say the same thing on many occasions, particularly when writing the methods section of an article. Although this usually violates the copyright that has been assigned to the publisher, there is no consensus as to whether this is a form of scientific misconduct, or how many of one's own words one can sue before it is truly "plagiarism." Probably for this reason self-plagiarism is not regarded in the same light as plagiarism of ideas and words of other individuals. If journals have developed a policy on this matter, it should be clearly stated for authors."

Direct plagiarism is the plagiarism of the text. Mosaic plagiarism is the borrowing of ideas and opinions from an original source and a few verbatim words or phrases without crediting the author. 

Authors can adhere to the following steps to report plagiarism: 

  1. Inform the editor of the journal where a plagiarized article is published.
  2. Send original and plagiarized articles with plagiarized part highlighted.
  3. If evidence of plagiarism is convincing, editor should arrange for a disciplinary meeting.
  4. Editor of the journal where the plagiarized article should communicate with the editor of the journal containing the original article to rectify the matter.
  5. The plagiarist should be asked to provide an explanation.
  6. In case of nonresponse in the stipulated time or an unsatisfactory explanation, the article should be permanently retracted.
  7. Author should be blacklisted and debarred for submitted an article to a particular journal for at least 5 years.
  8. The concerned head of the institution has to be notified.