FOCUS AND SCOPE

ABOUT JOURNAL

With the increase in population, third-world countries today are facing many problems, the supply of sufficient food being one of them. In animal sciences we have to understand and preserve the vast diversity of species on our planet. Losing them would be a huge shame and almost a crime of humanity. We have caused continuous trouble that leads to species extinction. Just because we are the “dominant” species on Earth, it doesn’t mean we can do whatever we want without suffering consequences. We do not have to protect endangered species only, but we also have to protect species essential for the continuation of Earth’s life. Believe it or not, without animals, humans would die out pretty quickly. First of all, there would be no more meat. But we can’t all become vegetarians either if there are no insects to pollinate the plants. From animals, we can also learn about our anatomy and can understand the function of our bodies in a better way, which helps us combat human diseases. In termination, animal science is an important field that applies to many real-world situations.

University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) will promote and involve the study of various disciplines in Zoological Sciences i-e Entomology, Endocrinology, Molecular biology, Parasitology, Wildlife Management, and Conservation, animal diversity and systematic, etc. This journal will be an ideal platform for anyone working in Animals Sciences. In addition, the published data provides additional opportunities for access to advanced standing in existing tertiary-level education programs. The researcher will be exposed to the main aspect of animal science including, safety management planning strategies, food, and fiber, the systematic of individuals, and making a means to preserve a rapidly declining global ecosystem.

MISSION

University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) will introduce a viable model of research linkages together with scholarly experience sharing and transferring of inspired evidence. It also promotes the latest emerging trends in zoological sciences along with provision of an awareness of the ethical aspects of animals. Besides its fundamental importance in maintaining sustainable agriculture, protection, and conservation of animals in country it will also educate the public about the need to protect and preserve the environ­ment as a long-range goal for the welfare of future generations. The core focus of (USJAS) is concentrated on promoting and propagating novel and innovative research amongst the readers of this journal.

AIM OF JOURNAL

The primary aim of University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) is to gain hands on experience in order to acquire the knowledge necessary for the critical analysis of the results and make appropriate recommendations in all fields of Animal sciences. The aim of this journal is to encourage researchers, investigators and scientists to publish their research findings allowing wider dissemination of their intellectual knowledge, with the aim of applying those for the benefit of the society. The newly launched journal would cover full spectrum of the specialties in Animal sciences. It would include original research articles, review articles, case reports, short commendation, and scientific findings from within specified domain areas of Zoology. The journal strictly follows the guidelines proposed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan. The most important criterion for acceptance/rejection is originality of the material presented in the manuscript.

OBJECTIVE(S)

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles and basic mechanisms of metabolic control and molecular signaling and provision of awareness of the ethical aspects of molecular science to scholars.

2. Protection of natural habitats of organisms through controlled exploita¬tion & Maintenance of rare species in protected areas such as national parks, sanctuaries, etc. which will save the diversity of animals.

3. Educating the public about the need to protect and preserve the environment as a long-range goal for the welfare of future generations.

4. Analyze pest problems, determine if management is necessary, and make appropriate recommendations using IPM techniques Students will be trained on how to identify insects/pests and description the value of beneficial insects.

5. Provision of specialized knowledge and understanding of aspects of the scientific basis of disease, developed skills in the analysis of arguments and data through research papers.

6. Accumulate a critical mass of fundamental information and practical approaches for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of endocrine disorders and acquire knowledge and skills necessary for the critical analysis of the endocrine literature.

The primary aim of the University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) is to gain hands-on experience in order to acquire the knowledge necessary for the critical analysis of the results and make appropriate recommendations using IPM techniques for the better economy of the country. 

WHAT IS NEEDED FOR PUBLISHING THIS JOURNAL?

The University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) with modernized and cost-effectiveness will light the tools for numerous directions and problems related to improving the identification of pest species, conservation of wild animals, diversity of animals including animal breeding, the environmental impact of animal, agriculture, diseases,  nutrition, and animal products. When animals grow well and stay healthy, farmers can produce more meat, milk, or eggs for our consumption. They check meat quality or screen milk for pathogens. Advances in food safety keep humans healthy and increase the world’s supply of nutritious food. Besides this, articles regarding entomological science contribute to the betterment of humanity by detecting the role of insects in the spread of disease and discovering ways of protecting food and fiber crops, and livestock from being damaged. Journal provides the way how beneficial insects contribute to the well-being of humans, animals, and plants. This journal will also defend and assess the application of well-proven research activities in natural science particularly, Zoology, Physiology, Fresh Water Biology & Fisheries, Biochemistry and Biotechnology of host universities; neighboring and sister universities which are performing research activities in any area of animal sciences. They have the necessity of a proper platform for their research exposure around the country as well as in the world.

Who will contribute?

Articles published in (USJAS) masses of all age and income groups. Moreover, this journal will make a substantial contribution to the researchers and students of Zoology, Entomology, Pest Management, Plant Protection, Agriculture Sciences, and Medical Sciences; further, the wildlife department and extension wings will also be benefited. The objectives are set to the promotion of research, food and fiber crops, livestock, animal diversity, diseases, and obesity and to establish breeding programs, nutrition programs, and help preserve exotic wildlife. Besides this, the 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 parasitic infections. This journal will be valuable in skill enhancement, and knowledge refreshment of the working staff of academia and research.

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.