Pastures & Pastoralism

(ISSN: 2817-3457; CODEN: PPAAC2; DOI: 10.33002/pp) is an international, scientific double blind peer-reviewed open access journal published annually (once a year) online by The Grassroots Institute.

Open Access—free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.

High Visibility: Indexing is proposed in the WoS, Scopus and other databases.

Fast Publication: Primary acceptance to the submitted article is given in 1 week time. After consent of author(s), manuscript is peer-reviewed, and a first decision provided to authors in 2-4 weeks after submission.

Recognition of Reviewers: The reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in the journal, in appreciation of the work done. Reviewers also receive Certificate for their voluntary service.


A publication fees or Article Processing Charges (APCs) is the business model for PP. Under this arrangement, the journal is to charge a nominal fee upon acceptance of an article for publication. The idea is for the fee to cover the costs of production, although in practice it might cover more or less. Because rejected articles pay no publication fees, the publication fee must cover the costs of publishing the accepted article plus the cost of reviewing the number of submissions rejected or withdrawn for each accepted submission. The invoice may go to the author, and the author or co-author directly pay the bill. Hence this model is called as the "author pays" or "author fee" model. The fee is called as "article processing charge" (APC).

Detailed information on the APC is available on the page ARTICLE PROCESSSING CHARGES of our website.

In addition to core APC-based revenue generation, all journals of The Grassroots Institute may consider advertising on the website and/or article pages in order to generate income to help support the journal. Under this model, web based advertising revenue is generally based on either the number of website users that may view the advertisement or the number of website users that interact with the advertisement (CPM versus CPA). This advertising will always be in conformation to our Advertising Policy.

Call for Articles

Our journal announces Call for Papers using primarily the email communiques, social media and peer friend circles. Our members of Editorial Board also popularize the journal among their students, colleagues, friends and other concerned people. When we send any communication using any platform, we use appropriate language, facts, style and symbols with well targeted audiences using unobtrusive mode. Information provided about the our Institute and journal is always truthful and never misleading for readers, potential authors, audiences and receivers of the content.

We support:

International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists


    Executive Chief Editor

    Dr. Hasrat Arjjumend

    President & CEO

    The Grassroots Institute, Canada

    Associate Editor

    Dr. Aayushi Malhotra

    Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences-Pilani, Rajasthan, India

    Dr. Hongxi Du

    Assistant Professor

    Hetao College, Linhe District, Bayannur City, Inner Mongoia, China

    Editorial Board

    * Dr. Hijaba Ykhanbai (Mongolia)

    * Dr. Saverio Krätli (Germany)

    * Dr. Ayman Balla Mustafa Yassien (Libya)

    * Dr. Nma Bida Alhaji (Nigeria)

    * Prof. Germana Henry Laswai (Tanzania)

    * Prof. Dr. Josiane Manirakiza (Burundi)

    * Dr. D. K. Sadana (India)

    * Mr. Kanna Kumar Siripurapu (India)

    * Dr. Smruti Smita Mohapatra (India)

    * Dr. Avik Ray (India)

    * Dr. Palden Tsering (China)

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