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Spotlight on Agriculture

Agriculture is this week’s focus and we’re digging deep for our spotlight of this journal. How has the journal flourished and what does it’s future look like?

A history of Agriculture

This journal, like many others, started life as a quarterly publication. The inaugural issue of the journal was launched in 2011. The first major success for the journal, being indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and Scopus came in 2016. The following year, in 2017, Agriculture adopted a monthly publication schedule and launched the first edition of its Travel Awards. 2018 was a milestone year, with Agriculture receiving its first CiteScore (2017) of 1.93 as well as publishing its 500th paper.

While 2019 was a quiet year, the journal was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and received a CiteScore of 2.04. In a hugely important year, 2020 saw Agriculture receive its first Impact Factor (2.072) and be ranked 25/91 (Q2) in “Agronomy”.

Additions to the journal and growth of Agriculture

In publishing its 1000th paper, the journal expanded greatly and added a number of sections:

Crop Production;
Genotype Evaluation and Breeding;
Agricultural Systems and Management;
Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds;
Agricultural Soils;
Agricultural Water Management;
Farm Animal Production;
Agricultural Technology;
Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management;
Ecosystem, Environment and Climate Change in Agriculture;
Agricultural Product Quality and Safety;
Digital Agriculture.

Further achievements and exciting news

The journal also had the first edition of its Outstanding Reviewer Award and it also had the first edition of its Best Paper Award.

Under the continued stewardship of Prof. Dr. Les Copeland, the Editor-in-Chief who served since the journal started, 2022 and 2023 saw further increases to the journal’s Impact Factor (3.408 and 3.6 in 2022 and 2023, respectively). Also, the journal hit another major milestone, and published its 5000th paper.

Want to learn more about the journal?

Agriculture is an international, peer-reviewed and open access journal publishing  international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal on religions and theology, published monthly online by MDPI. For more information, please see the journal’s page.

Thinking of submitting your manuscript to Agriculture?

The journal is committed to publishing innovative and quality research. Authors thinking of submitting manuscripts to the journal can access the list of requirements for submission on the webpage. Agriculture is dedicated to ensuring research integrity and high quality manuscripts.

Authors are encouraged to read the submission instructions specific to each journal prior to submission. Authors looking to publish their work in Agriculture can submit manuscripts online at susy.mdpi.com. Templates for articles are provided here in both LaTex and Microsoft Word formats. However, in case you are unsure, the submitting author is generally the corresponding author and is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. To submit your manuscript, register and login to the submission website.

Once you have registered, click here to go to the submission form. All co-authors can see the manuscript details here. To do so, they must register and log in using the same e-mail address used for manuscript submission.

Future research

Agriculture is always looking to publish new and innovative research. For a more extensive list of research topics, have a look through the journal’s About section. As the journal moves forward and continues to grow, more and more exciting research will continue to be published in this exciting journal. 

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