Focus and Scope
Organic Farming is a new open access academic journal that publishes articles on advances and innovations in organic agriculture and food production to provide scholars and other groups with relevant and highly topical research in the field.
Organic Farming welcomes contributions in diverse areas related to organic farming and food production, such as soil and plant management, crop breeding, regulation of pests and diseases, protection of soil, water, biodiversity and other resources, livestock health and management, marketing and acceptance of organic products, food quality and processing, policies and regulations.
The articles of Organic Farming will be immediately accessible upon publication and we aim at making this journal a valuable venue for the communication among scientists, but also between researchers, producers, policy makers, traders and consumers of organic products.
Topics covered by this journal include, but are not limited to: agroforestry systems; biodiversity; biological pest and disease control; certification and regulation; compost and manure management; consumer research; crop rotations; ecosystem services; food processing; food quality and safety; green manures; nutrient cycling and run-off; organic energy production; organic farming for food security; plant breeding and genetics; poverty eradication and human development; regulation and policies; resilience and transformations; social acceptance and marketing; soil and water protection; sustainability and ethics of livestock production; sustainable agriculture; tillage and no-till organic farming systems; veterinary aspects of organic livestock production; weed ecology and management; and related topics.
Organic Farming will specially welcome original interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary contributions.[Top]
Peer Review Process
Organic Farming has a fast yet rigorous single-blind peer-review process. After an in-house pre-sceening of the manuscript, we carefully select experts in the topic to review and evaluate the submission. We collect at least two reviews from highly qualified scholars before sending it for decision to the Editor-in-Chief or one of the Associate Editors. The usual deadline for a reviewer to submit the report is two weeks. The manuscripts are evaluated according to the originality, scientific soundness, interest to the readers, clarity of presentation and English language level. Please consult the guide for authors and the guide reviewers for further details and evaluation criteria.[Top]
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.[Top]
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.
CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit[Top]