Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Encourage and publish research papers in the fields of Agricultural Economics & Resource Management, Agricultural, Engineering, Agriculture & Ecology, Animal Agriculture, Biorenewable Resources, Crops, Forestry, General & Introductory Agriculture, Horticulture, Pests, Diseases & Weeds, Soil, and Tropical Agriculture.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member and at least one external reviewer. The review process may take two to three weeks.

 

Publication Frequency

2016 Quarterly, published in March,  June, September and December

2015 Semiannual, published in March and September

2014 Semiannual, published in March and September

2013 Semiannual, published in March and September

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Index/List/Archive

  • Crossref
  • Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB (Germany)
  • Gale's Academic Databases
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs(UK)
  • LOCKSS
  • PKP Open Archives Harvester(Canada)
  • ProQuest
  • Pubget
  • Sherpa/Romeo
  • Standard Periodical Directory
  • WorldCat

 

 

Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2016): 0.85

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Macrothink Institute is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2016 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2016=(Citations2015+Citations2014)/(Publications2015+Publications2014)=(28+11)/(27+19)=0.85

2. h-index (February 2017): 6

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (February 2017): 1

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (February 2017): N/A  

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2011-2015 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (February 2017): N/A

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics