Aims and Scope
After critical review and approval by the editorial board, AJ publishes articles reporting research findings in soil–plant relationships; plant science; soil science; forestry, biometry; crop, soil, pasture, and range management; forage, and pasture production and utilization; turfgrass; agroclimatology; agronomic models; integrated pest management; integrated agricultural systems; and various aspects of entomology, weed science, plant pathology, and agricultural economics as applied to production agriculture.
Notes are published about apparatus, observations, and experimental techniques. Observations usually are limited to studies and reports of unrepeatable phenomena or other unique circumstances. Review and interpretation papers are also published, subject to standard review. Contributions to the Forum section deal with current agronomic issues and questions in brief, thought-provoking form. Such papers are reviewed by the editor in consultation with the editorial board.
Types of Contributions
The journal publishes contributions under the headings of (i) Original Article, (ii) Review, (iii) Forum, (iv) Notes and Insights, (v) Letters to the Editor, and (vi) Book Reviews.
- Original Articles present novel findings that advance current knowledge on a specific research topic. See the Scope for a more in-depth list of applicable research areas.
- Notes and Insights are generally shorter; these papers report apparatus, observations, and experimental techniques and are usually limited to studies and reports of unrepeatable phenomena/unique circumstances.
- Review papers may be published subject to review. Reviews invited by the editor may have publication fees waived.
- Forum papers deal with current agricultural issues and questions in brief, thought-provoking form. Such papers are reviewed by the editor in consultation with the editorial board.
- Letters to the Editor are published subject to review and approval of the editor, and provide a forum to discuss specific topics. Letters should be 300 words or less in length.
- Book Reviews may be invited by the Editor.
- Invited Review is solicited by the Editor. These are Longer, more comprehensive articles, presenting interpretation of data that has largely been previously published.