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We receive numerous Questions/Queries from researchers and Graduate students about the Allelopathy Journal. Hence, this List of Frequently Asked Questions has been complied to reply such questions.

Why Allelopathy Journal (AJ)?
Allelopathy Journal is indexed in SCOPUS, Web of Science, BIOSIS and UGC Approved. It is the only Journal exclusively publishing Allelopathy Research papers. It has completed 55-Volumes till March 2022. It ensures Quicker publication of your research using Print and Online Editions. The Accepted Papers are published within 60-90 days after Submission. We aim to bring the highest quality research to the widest possible audience.
FREQUENCY OF PUBLICATION: Now published Bi-monthly (January, March, May, July, September, November), hence, the Mss will be published within 60-90 days after SUBMISSION. The Allelopathy Journal has successfully completed 27-Years of Publication and has published 55 Volumes till March 2022. The Ms. passes through 15- Processing stages prior to Publication. The Mss. may be prepared as per INSTRUCTION TO AUTHORS given on our website. and may be obtained from Prof. S.S. Narwal by Mail at,,
1. IMPACT FACTOR: 0.962(2020)
2. DOI: The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is an identification system for Intellectual Property in the digital environment. Allelopathy Journal has collaboration with CrossRef for assigning the DOI numbers. Every paper published in Journal from 2017 has been Registered with a DOI number from CrossRef.
3. Allelopathy Journal is Highly specialised Journal, only Publishes the Allelopathy Research.
4. PUBLICATION SCHEDULE: It is Bi-Monthly, always published in time NEVER LATE.
5.QUICKER PUBLICATION: Ms. is published within 60-90 days after submission.
6. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF Mss : It is done by most Eminent Allelopathy Scientists of our Editorial Board.Each Ms is Peer Reviewed by two Reviewers.
7. Ms. PROCESSING STAGES: The Ms passes through 15- Processing Stages before publication.
8. PUBLICATION CHARGES: Allelopathy Journal [CURRENT IMPACT FACTOR 0.962 (2020)] is published by Allelopathy Books, a small self supporting Firm and does not receive Funds from any Institution/Government. The Current Publication Charges for 2020-2022 for Mss publication in this Journal are Euro 300.00 per 4 pages or part thereof (Discounted Charges in various countries based on Human Development Index), based on final pages to be published in Journal. Hence the Journal is solely financed by the Publication Charges received from authors. The Publication Charges are required to meet operational expenses (Employees Salaries, Internet Services, Electricity, Phone Bill, Office Rent, Web Hosting, Production expenses) and article processing (Professional Copy Editing, Proof Reading etc). It costs to produce a Peer-Reviewed, Edited and Formatted Article for publication and to host it on a Server that is accessible 24 x 7. We ask the Author, Institution or Funding Agency to pay nominal Publication Fee (as compared to charges in Springer, Elsevier, PLOS ONE etc Journals with same Impact Factor) to help cover the Actual Cost of Publication. Authors are required to pay only after their article’s Galley Proof is ready for publication. Thereafter, author is Issued Proforma Invoice for payment of Publication Charges based on the Final number of pages to be printed in the Journal. Payment of these charges allows IAF to recover its Editorial and Production Costs. These Charges are paid from Author’s research budget, or by their Institution. Before the Research paper is published, it passes through 15-Processing Stages (involving our much HARD WORK and INVESTMENT of our VALUABLE TIME and ENERGY). That is we add value to your Research, hence, we are entitled to charge for it. IT IS NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATION. AS PER RULES,, the Pre-Payment of PUBLICATION CHARGES is Mandatory for Publication of Ms. The Publication Charges includes FREE ONLINE ACCESS of Allelopathy Journal for One Year to Correspondence Author, which is Priced Euro 400.00 per year.
The publication charges vary in countries based on Human Development Index (HDI):
A. Developed Countries : Euro 300.00 per 4 Pages.
B. India : Rs. 3000.00 per 4 Pages.
C. Discounted Publication Charges: Based on the Economic Status of these countries, Publication Charges are heavily Discounted, so that researchers in these countries can also Publish their Research papers in Allelopathy Journal. Instead of separate charges for Number of Pages Published + Figures etc, Bundle Price for complete Research paper is offered as under:
(i). African Countries: Euro 300.00-350.00 ( Except developed countries like South Africa).
(ii). Pakistan, Iran and Neighbouring countries: Euro 250.00-300.00.
(iii). Free Publication/No Publication Charges : For exceptionally good Research Papers, whose Author’s from (i), (ii) countries are unable to pay the Publication Charges, are completely waived off i.e. Free Publication.
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX (HDI) COUNTRY WISE-2020. HDI a. Very highly developed countries, HDI rank 1-49:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hongkong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
HDI b. Highly developed countries, HDI rank 50-102:
Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Oman, Palau, Panama, Peru, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela
HDI c. Medium developed countries, HDI rank 103-144:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Congo, Republic, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Maldives, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nicaragua, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia
HDI d. Low developed countries, HDI rank 145-187:
Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe.
How the Mss. are processed?
MS. PROCESSING STAGES: There are 15- Processing Stages in Ms publication.
What is the Impact Factor of Allelopathy Journal?
Clarivate Analytics Impact Factor is 0.962(2020).
Who should submit Manuscript(s) to Allelopathy Journal?
Manuscript(s) are invited from Researchers, Scientists and Graduate Students working on Allelopathy.
Is Allelopathy Journal a close Access or Open Access Journal?
The Allelopathy Journal is partly open access to make research articles available to researchers world wide. The Online Open Access is of two Types:
(i). Paid Access: It provides access to Archives (all volumes of Allelopathy Journal) + the Current Year Journal.
(ii). Free Online Access: It is partly Open Access i.e. after Log-In, all old volumes of Allelopathy Journal are FREE OPEN ACCESS except the Current Year are available only to bonafide Allelopathy Researchers.

Advantages of Online Access for Authors: Online Access provides visibility to published research and enhances the Indexing and Retrieval power.

  • High Visibility and High Availability: Accessibility of publication worldwide over the internet.
  • Frequency of Citation: Online publications are most cited due to their high publicity and availability.
  • Ease of Access: Publications are easily accessible and searchable in Search Engines and Indexing Databases.
Why Allelopathy Journal requires the Publication Charges for publishing the Ms?

Please see Publication Charges

What is frequency for publication of Allelopathy Journal?
From 2016, Allelopathy Journal is Published 6-Times in One calender year: January, March, May, July, September, November.
Has my paper been accepted? Please could you send an official Letter of Acceptance?
You would receive a letter of Acceptance from the Chief Editor alongwith Galley Proofs. If you have any doubt, please contact the Editorial Office at,,
Why changes have been made in my article after it was accepted?
All accepted papers are subjected to Final Editing and Copy Editing by Chief Editor to ensure that articles conform to Journal style and there are no Spelling or Grammatical Errors etc.
When and how shall I receive Galley Proof of my article?
Before publication in Journal, the Galley Proofs are sent again to Authors by E. Mail for Final Corrections, if any.
When do you need my Galley Proof back?
We require, Author’s Corrected Galley Proof within 3-working days, so that Journal is published On Time.