About the Journal
The "University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS)" is dedicated to addressing critical issues within the fields of animal sciences and zoology. Focused on the promotion of research and the dissemination of knowledge, this journal covers a wide spectrum of subjects, including biodiversity conservation, highlighting the significance of preserving the planet's diverse animal species amid growing global challenges. Additionally, USJAS delves into the ecological impact of human activities, advocating responsible practices and ecosystem preservation. It also emphasizes Sustainable Food Production, recognizing the pivotal role of animals in the global food supply chain. Furthermore, USJAS explores ecosystem services provided by animals, contributes to understanding Human-Animal Interaction, encourages interdisciplinary research spanning entomology, endocrinology, molecular biology, parasitology, wildlife management and Conservation, and Animal Diversity and Systematics. Serving as a platform for researchers, educators, and students, the journal facilitates the exchange of ideas and research findings while promoting access to advanced education programs. Lastly, USJAS underscores the urgency of global ecosystem preservation, aiming to equip stakeholders with knowledge and strategies to safeguard our planet's ecosystems. Through these endeavors, the journal seeks to advance animal sciences, promote responsible practices, and address the intricate challenges faced by both animal species and human societies.
The mission of the University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) is as follows:
Research Excellence: USJAS strives to establish a robust model for research collaboration, facilitating scholarly knowledge exchange, and the dissemination of innovative findings.
Advancing Zoological Sciences: The journal aims to promote the latest trends and developments in zoological sciences.
Ethical Awareness: USJAS seeks to raise awareness about the ethical treatment of animals.
Sustainability: USJAS recognizes its fundamental role in maintaining sustainable agriculture, protecting, and conserving animals within the country.
Environmental Preservation: It also endeavors to educate the public about the crucial need to protect and preserve the environment as a long-term goal for the welfare of future generations.
Research Propagation: The core focus of USJAS is to encourage and disseminate novel and innovative research among its readerships.
AIM OF THE JOURNAL
The primary aim of the University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) is to provide researchers with hands-on experience, enabling them to acquire the necessary knowledge for critical analysis of results and the formulation of appropriate recommendations in all fields of animal sciences. The journal aims to:
Encourage Publication: USJAS encourages researchers, investigators, and scientists to publish their findings, facilitating the wider dissemination of intellectual knowledge for the benefit of society.
Comprehensive Coverage: The journal covers a wide spectrum of specialties within the field of animal sciences, including original research articles, review articles, case reports, short commendations, and scientific findings within specified domains of zoology.
Adherence to Guidelines: USJAS strictly adheres to the guidelines proposed by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan.
Originality Criterion: The most critical criterion for acceptance or rejection of manuscripts is the originality of the material presented. By aligning its mission and aims, USJAS aims to serve as a platform for the exchange of knowledge, the promotion of ethical practices in animal sciences, and the advancement of research in the field. Furthermore, the journal's thematic areas encompass diverse topics, including taxonomic data, ecological studies, pest management, genetics, and environmental planning, providing a comprehensive platform for contributors from various backgrounds to share their expertise and insights.
SIGNIFICANT AND PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING THE JOURNAL
The establishment of this journal serves a compelling purpose rooted in the imperative to address various critical facets of animal sciences. A journal dedicated to the field of animal sciences, such as the University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS), is essential for several reasons.
Advancing knowledge: USJAS is an essential conduit for advancing knowledge in animal sciences, facilitating the exchange of cutting-edge research, and contributing to the expansion of the field's understanding.
Knowledge Dissemination: The journal plays a pivotal role in disseminating valuable research findings, ensuring that the latest insights and discoveries reach a broader audience, including scientists, researchers, educators, and students.
Bridging Research Gap: It bridges gaps in research by providing a platform for scholars and institutions to share their findings, fostering collaboration, and promoting multidisciplinary approaches to complex issues in animal sciences.
Promoting Ethical Practices: USJAS raises awareness about the ethical treatment of animals, emphasizing the importance of humane practices in research, agriculture, and conservation efforts.
Agricultural Sustainability: The journal supports sustainable agriculture by addressing topics such as animal breeding, environmental impact, disease management, and nutrition, all of which are critical to maintaining.
CONTRIBUTORS TO USJAS
The University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) actively seeks contributions from a wide-ranging researcher. The following groups of contributors engage actively with the journal:
Researchers and Students: Researchers and students in disciplines such as Zoology, Entomology, Pest Management, Plant Protection, Agriculture Sciences, and Medical Sciences actively participate by contributing their research findings. USJAS provides them with a valuable platform to publish their work and gain insights within their respective fields.
Wildlife Professionals: Professionals specializing in wildlife, including those affiliated with wildlife departments and extension wings, find USJAS indispensable for its significant contributions to wildlife conservation, biodiversity, and environmental impact. The journal strongly aligns with their objectives of advancing research and preserving exotic wildlife.
Agriculture and Livestock Communities: USJAS addresses critical aspects of agriculture and livestock, offering practical knowledge that directly benefits farmers, livestock keepers, and agricultural communities. It assists in enhancing productivity while advocating ethical practices.
Health Professionals: Health professionals derive substantial benefits from USJAS's parasitological section, which offers comprehensive coverage of medically significant parasites.
This content equips them with essential knowledge for accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and prevention of parasitic infections.
Academic and Research Staff: USJAS functions as a valuable resource for academia and research staff, supporting their ongoing professional development. It serves as a platform for skill enhancement and knowledge rejuvenation within the academic and research community. USJAS covers a wide array of thematic areas, including taxonomic data, ecological studies, pest management, genetics, and environmental planning, thus providing an inclusive platform for contributors from diverse backgrounds to share their expertise and insights. Furthermore, the journal plays a pivotal role in promoting research, advocating for sustainable agriculture, guiding livestock management practices, and actively participating in wildlife preservation efforts. It addresses pressing issues such as diseases, breeding programs, and nutrition, rendering it an invaluable resource for contributors and readers alike across these diverse fields and beyond.
DIRECT AND INDIRECT BENEFITS
Articles published in proposed journal masses of all age and income groups. Moreover, this journal will made substantial contribution to the education of students of Zoology, Entomology, Pest Management, Plant Protection and Agriculture Sciences, medical sciences, at graduate and postgraduate level, further, wild life department and extension wings will also be benefited. The objectives set at promotion of research, the food and fiber crops, livestock, animal’s diversity, diseases, obesity and to establish breeding programs, nutrition programs and help preserve exotic wildlife.
The indirect benefits of the journal will affect the entire population of the country especially that of Sindh province through its diffusing impact of enhancing knowledge and exploration and innovation about proper diagnosis, management and prevention of any economic issue addition to this, it also demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles and basic mechanisms of metabolic control and molecular signaling and provision of an
awareness of the ethical aspects of molecular science to public. As a result overall advantages the expenses would be reduced both for the state and families and the productivity will be enhanced to have better provincial and national prosperity because the prevalence of such human concern like shortage of yield, disease, environmental issues, subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and so on.
The expected journal will be valuable in skill enhancement, and knowledge refreshment of the working staff of academia and research. It is also that a range of short and long term activities of research will be developed for the interested outside scholars including agricultural sector, wild life department and extension wings etc. Parasitological section gives the reader a broad, in-depth coverage of medically important parasites. Such coverage is essential to give students the awareness and understanding necessary for proper diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the parasitic infections.
The Specific Thematic Areas are under:
- Taxonomic/faunistic data on any taxon of any geological age.
- New descriptions of taxa, if they are accomplished with proper diagnoses, keys, and/or revision of at least at species group level.
- Taxonomic revisions of extant (or ''recent'') and fossil animal groups.
- Checklists and catalogs, phylogenetic and evolutionary analyses.
- Breeding and ecology of animals.
- Integrate pest management tactics.
- Economic thresholds and optimization.
- Genetic manipulation of the pest population.
- Utilization of precision agriculture as an (IPM) tool.
- Speciation, adaptive radiation, and extinction of species.
- Genetics and Reproduction behavior.
- Gene & DNA replication and recombination.
- Environmental planning and rational use allocation.
- A global program for the protection of genetic resource areas.
- Deserts and areas are subject to desertification.
- Fossil records of animals from any region, etc.