Advances in Agriculture and Agricultural Sciences
Aims and scope
The journal 'Advances in Agriculture and Agricultural Sciences' aims to provide a platform for researchers, scientists, academicians, and practitioners from various disciplines to share their knowledge, insights, and advancements in the field of agriculture. As an open access journal, it seeks to promote the dissemination of high-quality research findings to a global audience without any barriers or subscription fees.
- Advances in Agriculture and Agricultural Sciences publishes original research and review articles that cut across all areas of agricultural sciences, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary studies at the agriculture/ food interface. The journal focuses on hypothesis-driven research studies suitable for an international audience. The other aims of the journal include the following:
- To publish exciting articles that will seek to help solve the world's problems in relation to hunger, health issues, and to improve the quality of living, as well as increase the quantity of food for our growing population.
- To serve as an important platform for the publication of high quality articles that seeks to address global food challenges.
- To publish articles that have the potential to explore some of the most advanced agricultural technologies in the world, so as to enable readers have a deep insight of these technologies. This will be particularly valuable for readers whose home countries suffer from hunger issues, as these people can bring what they read back to their home countries and use it to teach alternative ways to grow crops.
- To educate readers who are interested in careers in farming and related services. These may involve plant cultivation, dealing with animals or business and economics. The journal will publish a variety of articles in different areas, including animal/plant sciences, animal anatomy, horticulture, dairy science, agriculture safety, agronomy, soil science, food chemistry etc. From improving agricultural productivity and minimizing the effects of pests on crops and animals to publishing articles dealing with animal breeding, genetics and nutrition, publications within this category deal with the tools, methods and technology that relate to agricultural needs.
- To publish high profile articles that will integrate available manpower and resources into the mainstream of available opportunities in the agricultural sector.
- To provide a forum for the publication of high quality articles in all areas of agriculture that will facilitate the development of high caliber manpower and to generate sustainable improvement in all areas of agriculture, through teaching, research and extension to local and international communities.
The scope of the journal encompasses a wide range of topics related to agriculture and agricultural sciences. It welcomes original research articles, review papers, case studies, and short communications that contribute to the understanding and development of agricultural practices, technologies, policies, and sustainability. The journal encourages interdisciplinary approaches that integrate various fields such as agronomy, plant science, soil science, horticulture, crop science, animal science, agricultural engineering, agricultural economics, agribusiness management, food science and technology, environmental science, and related areas.
The key areas of interest for the journal include but are not limited to:
- Crop Science: This area covers research on crop production systems, breeding and genetics, crop physiology, crop protection (including pest management and disease control), crop modeling and simulation, crop improvement techniques (such as genetic engineering), biotechnology applications in crop science, post-harvest management, and sustainable crop production practices.
- Animal Science: This area focuses on research related to livestock production systems (including dairy farming, poultry farming, pig farming), animal nutrition and feeding strategies, animal genetics and breeding programs, animal health management (including disease prevention and control), animal behavior and welfare, livestock waste management and environmental impacts of animal agriculture.
- Sustainable Agriculture: This area emphasizes research on sustainable agricultural practices that promote environmental conservation and resource efficiency. It includes studies on organic farming systems, agroecology, precision agriculture techniques (such as remote sensing and GIS applications), water management in agriculture, soil conservation and fertility management, integrated pest management, climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in agriculture, and socio-economic aspects of sustainable agriculture.
- Agricultural Engineering: This area covers research on the application of engineering principles and technologies in agriculture. It includes studies on farm machinery and equipment, irrigation systems, greenhouse technology, post-harvest processing and storage technologies, agricultural automation and robotics, precision farming technologies (such as GPS and GIS applications), agricultural waste management systems, renewable energy applications in agriculture, and smart farming techniques.
- Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management: This area focuses on research related to the economic aspects of agriculture and agribusiness. It includes studies on agricultural policy analysis, farm management and production economics, agricultural marketing and trade, value chain analysis, agricultural finance and investment, rural development, food security and food policy issues, agribusiness strategy and entrepreneurship, and sustainable agri-food supply chains.
- Food Science and Technology: This area encompasses research on various aspects of food science and technology. It includes studies on food processing and preservation techniques, food quality and safety assurance, food chemistry and biochemistry, food microbiology, sensory evaluation of foods, functional foods and nutraceuticals, food product development and innovation, food packaging technology, food waste management, and consumer behavior towards food.
- The journal aims to publish high-quality research articles that present novel findings, methodologies or approaches in these areas. It encourages submissions that have practical implications for improving agricultural productivity, sustainability, profitability, food security, rural livelihoods or addressing global challenges such as climate change or resource scarcity.