Based on records from 2013-15, Organic Agriculture was recently ranked by SCOPUS index.

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Letter from ISOFAR President

Every three years, at the General Assembly, we elect the new World Board of ISOFAR. The world board has 6 to 12 members (statutes can be downloaded here)

The next election will take place on the 8th of November 2017 in Delhi.

I would like to motivate you to submit your application.

A) Following criteria have to be fullfilled:

  • You have an accademic degree.
  • You are working in a scientific institution.
  • You are member of ISOFAR and have paid at least the last two years (2016 and 2017) your membership fee (that you can do just before the election starts on site).
  • You have experience in research in Organic Farming.

B) You non-formal submission should promote your application in advance and should include:

  1. Full address (business address)
  2. Your CV:
  3. Your motivation:
  4. Your qualification:

C) Please send your application not later than 31st of August 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

gerold

 

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Gerold Rahmann
President of ISOFAR

Based on records from 2013-15, Organic Agriculture was recently ranked by SCOPUS index.

 

Since 2011, ISOFAR has its own scientific journal, published by Springer. The journal, named Organic Agriculture, was launched in 2011 (http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/agriculture/journal/13165). The focus are original research results, review papers and country reports on organic agriculture. Until now, 174 papers have been accepted, with an acceptance quota of about 25%. ISOFAR members have free access to all papers in pdf format.

 

The journal is truly global. Since 2013, we received manuscripts from more than 46 countries throughout the world. Organic Agriculture recently received its first Scimago Journal Rank indicator (http://www.scimagojr.com/index.php), developed from data recorded in the SCOPUS  database of Elsevier during 2013-15.  With a character of 0.34, Organic Agriculture was ranked number 1114 out of 1954 journals within agriculture and biological sciences (ABS). The number 1 journal on the ABS-ranking list was Annual Review of Pathology with a character of 13.6. For comparison, a well-known journal such as Plant and Soil was ranked 196 with a character of 1.4. Considering the few years of existence, 0.34 is a good number for our journal.

 

The ISOFAR board follows the development closely, aiming to increase the impact and relevance of the journal in the coming years. During the upcoming OWC, on November 8, 2017 in New Delhi, India we will discuss the journal’s contents and how to support quality improvement, in a workshop for journal editors, advisory bodies and publisher representatives. ISOFAR invites all organic researchers to submit their manuscripts to the society’s journal, Organic Agriculture. That will make the journal stronger and better, and strengthen the scientific and personal networks between scientists engaged in organic agriculture research.

ISOFAR supports the upcoming conference in Indonesia, August 20-24, 2017, arranged by the University of Gent, Belgium and several partners from Indonesia. The event will take place in Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta. This university is the oldest in Indonesia. Paper abstracts should be submitted by March 15, 2017.

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Every three years, at the General Assembly, we elect the new World Board of ISOFAR. The next election will take place on the 8th of November 2017 in Delhi.

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The Conference will highlight the role of livestock in sustainable agriculture, with an emphasis on organic livestock rearing globally. It will focus on the main challenges under different themes, taking into account the diversity of organic and sustainable animal husbandry systems.

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