I am pleased to mention that during the year 2019, all issues of volume 3 were published online well within the time and the print issues were also brought out and dispatched within 30 days of publishing the issue online.
During the calendar year 2019, JABT received a total of 8 papers, out of which 4 articles were rejected in the preliminary
screening due to plagiarism or being out of the format and peer review process. During 2019 around 2 articles were subjected for publication after they are accepted in the peer review process. In the 1 issues of Volume 3 published during the year 2019, a total of 2 articles were published of which, articles were published from authors all around the world. A total of 30 research scientists from all over the world reviewed the 2 articles published in volume 3. Average publication lag time of an article was further reduced to 2-3 weeks.
During the calendar year 2019, a total of 2 Editors, 5 Reviewers joined the board of JABT and contributed their invaluable services towards contribution as well as publication of articles. I take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of Dr. Heather A. Hausenblas during the final editing of articles published and the support rendered by the editorial assistant, Annisa Andrew in bringing out issues of JABT in time. I would also like to express my gratitude to all the authors, reviewers, the publisher, the advisory and the editorial board of JABT, the office bearers for their support in bringing out yet another volume of JABT and look forward to their unrelenting support to bring out the Volume 9 of JABT in scheduled time.