In collaboration Iranian Medicinal Plants Society
Volume 10 (2022)
Volume 9 (2021)
Volume 8 (2020)
Volume 7 (2019)
Volume 6 (2018)
Volume 5 (2017)
Volume 4 (2016)
Volume 3 (2015)
Volume 2 (2014)
Volume 1 (2013)
Number of Volumes 11
Number of Issues 43
Number of Articles 300
Number of Contributors 677
Article View 462,433
PDF Download 377,131
View Per Article 1541.44
PDF Download Per Article 1257.1
Number of Submissions 526
Rejected Submissions 188
Reject Rate 36
Accepted Submissions 271
Acceptance Rate 52
Time to Accept (Days) 150
Number of Indexing Databases 14
Number of Reviewers 827

Journal of "Saffron Agronomy and Technology", is an open access Persian language quarterly published by University of Torbat Heydarieh and in cooperation with the Iranian Medicinal Plants Society. This journal publish high quality Scientific achievements on different aspects of agriculture, basic science medical properties, biotechnology, genetic and plant breeding, processing, food industry, phytochemical properties, economic marketing and other related subjects to saffron. The specialized refereeing policy of this journal is a double-blind peer-reviewed.

This journal is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws. All submitted manuscripts are checked by using plagiarism diagnostic software (Hamyab)  to ensure their authenticity to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by the expert reviewers. (Read More ...)

The impact factor in the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) (2020): 0.02 (Q3)

Rank in the Ministry of Science Research and Technology (in 2021): A

Publisher: University of Torbat Heydarieh

Frequency: Quarterly

Type of articles: original research- review articles

Type of refereeing: double-blind peer-reviewer

publishing fee: NO

Release Policy: CC-BY NC

plagiarism diagnostic software: Hamiyab


Research Paper Agriculture
Growth Response of Saffron Replacement Corms to Storage Conditions of Mother Corms during Summer Dormancy

Sajjad Moradi Moghaddam; Hamid-Reza Fallahi; Mohammad. Ali Behdani; Sohrab Mahmoodi

Volume 11, Issue 4 , April 2024, Pages 345-370

  The storage conditions of saffron mother corms during the summer dormancy period, including natural and pseudo-dormancy stages, can probably affect the vegetative growth and the production of replacement corms (RC), which has not received enough attention in previous scientific studies. This experiment ...  Read More

Research Paper Agriculture
The Effect of Foliar Application of Seaweed Extract and Some Nutrients on Flowering and Apocartenoid Content in Saffron Stigma

Seyed Mohammad Moosavipoor; Hassan Feizi; hossein sahabi; Hamid-reza Fallahi

Volume 11, Issue 4 , April 2024, Pages 371-391

  Recognizing the potential role of seaweed in improving saffron yield and the utilization of micronutrient elements like Ca, Mg, Fe, and Mn to enhance stigma yield, an experiment was conducted. The study investigated the impact of foliar spraying of seaweed extract and selected nutritional elements on ...  Read More

Research Paper Agriculture
Investigation into the Prevalence of Fusarium Corm Rot Disease in Saffron Fields of Iran

Nima Khaledi; Mahdi Rezaei; Mojtaba Alizadeh Farddarabad

Volume 11, Issue 4 , April 2024, Pages 393-412

  Fusarium rot disease is one of the most important fungal diseases of saffron corms worldwide, which can lead to a decrease in product yield and the quality of daughter corms produced. The objective of this study was to isolate and identify agents responsible for Fusarium corm rot in saffron, as well ...  Read More

Research Paper Processing, food industry and biochemistry
Effect of Vacuum and Active Packaging on the Qualitative Characteristics and Microbial Load of Dry Saffron Stigma (Crocus sativus L.)

Zohreh Birjandi Toroghi; ّFarid Moradinezhad; Razieh Niazmand; Hassan Bayat

Volume 11, Issue 4 , April 2024, Pages 413-430

      Saffron is known as the most expensive spice in the world due to its many medicinal properties. This plant has many secondary metabolites, the most important of which are crocin, picrocrocin, and safranal. Different drying and storage conditions have caused a decrease in the quality ...  Read More

Research Paper Economics and Marketing
Financial Evaluation of Saffron Production in controlled conditions in Mazandaran province

somayeh shirzadi laskookalayeh; mohammad Bahadori; abbas jalali; Alijan Salariyan

Volume 11, Issue 4 , April 2024, Pages 431-447

  This study used the benefit-cost analysis and various financial indicators, such as Net Present Value, Benefit-Cost Ratio, Internal Rate of Return, and Payback Period, to determine the economic feasibility of saffron production under controlled conditions in Mazandaran province. Data for calculating ...  Read More

Research Paper Other subject about saffron
Quality control and surveying the capability indices of the saffron production process

Fatemeh Sogandi

Volume 11, Issue 4 , April 2024, Pages 449-469

  As the world's most expensive agricultural and medicinal product, saffron holds a special place among Iran's industrial and export goods. Customers constantly seek the best products in terms of price, quality, and timely delivery. Thus, it is crucial and necessary to ensure quality control in the saffron ...  Read More

Allelopathic effects of leaf and corm water extract of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) on germination and seedling growth of flixweed (Descurainia sophia L.) and downy brome (Bromus tectorum L.)

Zeinab Alipoor; Sohrab Mahmoodi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , April 2015, , Pages 13-24

  This study was conducted in two factorial experiment based on completely randomized design with three replications at research laboratory of faculty of agriculture in University of Birjand in 2013. Factors included saffron organs at 2 levels (leaves and corms) and water extract concentrations at 5 levels ...  Read More

The Effect of hormone priming and corm weight on the yield of flowers and characteristics of daughter corms of saffron in the first year

Marjan Sadat Hoseinifard; Majid Ghorbani Javid; Iraj Allahdadi; Elias Soltani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , April 2018, , Pages 3-15

  Saffron is one of the most important crops and medicinal plants in Iran and plays an important role in non-oil exports of the country. Although Iran has the largest area under cultivation of saffron, its yield is low compared with global production. The main objective of this study is to investigate ...  Read More

Processing, food industry and biochemistry
Effect of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) as a Substitute for Sugar on Physicochemical, Rheological and Sensory Properties of Dietary Saffron Syrup

Neda Hashemi; Hadiseh Rabiee; Hamid Tavakolipour; Samane Gazerani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , January 2015, , Pages 303-310

  In recent years production and usage of functional food and drinks is one of the public and scientist’s interest. Since carbohydrates have been recognizedas the major calorie source in many food baskets, most attention has been focused on substitution of sucrose with non-caloric sweeteners. Although ...  Read More

The Effect of Different Levels of Salinity Stress on Some Physiological Characteristics of Saffron (Crocus Sativus L.)

Majid Rostami; Behrooz Mohmmad Parast; Rahil Golfam

Volume 3, Issue 3 , October 2015, , Pages 193-179

  Salinity is a common stress in many parts of the world especially in Iran that decreases the yield and quality of many crops. In order to investigate the effects of different levels of salinity stress on some physiological indices of saffron, an experiment was conducted in the Malayer University in 2012. ...  Read More

Saffron Response to the Rate of Two Kinds of Potassium Fertilizers

Hamidreza Zabihi; Hasan Feizi

Volume 2, Issue 3 , October 2014, , Pages 191-198

  In order to investigate the response of saffron to rate and time of application and two kinds of potassium (K) fertilizers, a factorial experiment was conducted with three factors, including the amount of potassium (0, 20.75, 41.5, 65.25, 83 and 103.75 kg K.ha-1); time of application (annual application ...  Read More

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