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.