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Life Sciences - Forestry | Aims and Scope: Agroforestry Systems

Aims and Scope: Agroforestry Systems

Publication Policy: 

Agroforestry Systems is an international scientific journal that publishes results of novel, high impact original research, critical reviews and short communications on any aspect of agroforestry. The journal particularly encourages contributions that demonstrate the role of agroforestry in providing commodity as well non-commodity benefits such as ecosystem services.  Papers dealing with both biophysical and socioeconomic aspects are welcome. These include results of investigations of a fundamental or applied nature dealing with integrated systems involving trees and crops and/or livestock.  Manuscripts that are purely descriptive in nature or confirmatory in nature of well-established findings, and with limited international scope are discouraged.  To be acceptable for publication, the information presented must be relevant to a context wider than the specific location where the study was undertaken, and provide new insight or make a significant contribution to the agroforestry knowledge base. 

Frequency of Publication: 

The journal publishes one volume with six issues every year. Each issue contains approximately 200-225 printed pages (1 printed page is approx. 500-600 words).

Presentation and Style:

The journal's language is English. `American' or `British' English may be used. However, the entire text of each paper should follow any one style only. Detailed `Instructions to Authors' are published at the end of each volume of the journal and are available on request from the Publishers or the Editor-in-Chief. Prospective contributors are advised to follow these instructions as well as consult a recent issue of the journal for style and format.

Peer Review and Editorial Process:

All manuscripts, including short communications and special-issue articles, will be peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers, who may be members of the Editorial Board or outside experts. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the overall editorial process and coordination. He is assisted by four Associate Editors, who will coordinate the review process of manuscripts dealing with subjects of their respective expertise.