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Sustainable Agriculture: Top 10 Research Journals

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Compiled by:
Mary V. Gold; Updated by Stephanie M. Ritchie
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

July 2009

This resource is part of our Sustainable Agriculture: Information Access Tools tutorial which identifies outstanding sources that address sustainable agriculture, research and information sources, contacts and experts, research funding sources, educational and career opportunities, and upcoming events.

Journal titles are ranked by relevance to Sustainable Agriculture by surveying journal issues from the past five years for English language articles about sustainable agriculture/farming/ranching and/or organic farming/agriculture/production.

  1. Acta Horticulturae
    Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science, 1963- ; issued irregularly.
    "Series of scientific - technical publications, mainly the proceedings of ISHS Symposia and the ISHS International Horticultural Congress." In English, French and various other languages.
    ISSN: 0567-7572
    Indexed in (selected services): AgBiotech News and Information; AGRICOLA; CAB Abstracts; Chemical Abstracts; Food Science and Technology Abstracts; Forestry Abstracts; SCOPUS.
    Publisher’s Web site: http://www.actahort.org/
    NAL Call no.: 80 Ac82

  2. Aspects of Applied Biology
    Warwick, UK: Association of Applied Biologists, 1982- ; issued irregularly.
    "The proceedings of conferences held by the Association of Applied Biologists."
    ISSN: 0265-1491
    Indexed in (selected services): AgBiotech News and Information; AGRICOLA; Agricultural Engineering Abstracts; Agroforestry Abstracts; Animal Breeding Abstracts; Biocontrol News and Information; CAB Abstracts; Dairy Science Abstracts; Field Crop Abstracts; Grasslands and Forage Abstracts; Horticultural Science Abstracts; Index Veterinarius; Nematological Abstracts; Zoological Record.
    Publisher’s Web site: http://www.aab.org.uk/contentok.php?id=137
    NAL Call no.: QH301.A76

  3. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
    Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier, 1982- ; 24 issues/year.
    "The Journal publishes original scientific papers, short communications, scientific reviews, book reviews, special issues containing edited papers dealing with a specific theme or based on selected conference presentations, and occasional editorials and commentaries at the discretion of the Editors-in-Chief. A section of this journal is published as the companion journal Applied Soil Ecology."
    ISSN: 0167-8809
    Indexed in (selected services): AgBiotech News and Information; AGRICOLA; Agricultural Engineering Abstracts; Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts; Biological Abstracts; Biological & Agricultural Index; BIOSIS Previews; CAB Abstracts; Chemical Abstracts; Current Awareness in Biological Sciences; Current Contents; Environment Abstracts; Environment Index; Food Science and Technology Abstracts; Forestry Abstracts; GEOBASE; GeoRef; Science Citation Index; SCOPUS; Water Resources Abstracts; Zoological Record.
    Publisher’s Web site: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/agriculture-ecosystems-and-environment/
    NAL Call no.: S601 .A34 [Currently licensed electronic resource, July 2009]

  4. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems [formerly known as American Journal of Alternative Agriculture (1986-2003)]
    Cambridge University Press (as of 2007), 2004- ; 4 issues/year.
    "The journal publishes original research and review articles on the economic, ecological, and environmental impacts of agriculture; the effective use of renewable resources and biodiversity in agro-ecosystems; and the technological and sociological implications of sustainable food systems. It also contains a discussion forum, which presents lively discussions on new and provocative topics."
    ISSN: 1742-1705
    Indexed in (selected services): AGRICOLA; Biological & Agricultural Index;
    CAB Abstracts; CSA Sustainability Science Abstracts; EBSCOhost (Green FILE & TOC Premier); Environment Abstracts; Gale Group (ASAP, OneFile, InfoTrac & Ingenta); Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index; GEOBASE; Organic Research Database; Ovid; ProQuest Central; Science Citation Index; SCOPUS; SwetsWise; Weed Abstracts
    Publisher’s Web site: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=RAF
    NAL Call no.: S605.5 .A43 [Current licensed electronic resource, July 2009]

  5. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture
    Binghamton NY: Food Products Press, 1990- ; 4 issues/year (in 2 volumes).
    "The journal offers national and international coverage the rapidly emerging fields of agroecology and sustainable agriculture. Book reviews, News Watch, announcements, Dialogue (positions, opinions, commentary, and letters), and topical reviews round out the journal."
    ISSN: 1044-0046
    Indexed in (selected services): AgBiotech News and Information; AGRICOLA; Agricultural Engineering Abstracts; Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts; CAB Abstracts; Current Contents; EBSCOhost (Academic Search, MegaFILE, Environment Complete, GreenFILE, MasterFILE, TOC Premier); Environment Abstracts; Environment Index; Food Science and Technology Abstracts; Forestry Abstracts; GEOBASE; Horticultural Science Abstracts; P A I S International in Print (Annual); Science Citation Index; SCOPUS; SwetsWise; Water Resources Abstracts.
    Publisher’s Web site: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wjsa20
    NAL Call no.: S494.5.S86S8

  6. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
    London; Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 1950-; 15 issues/year
    "Peer-reviewed original research, reviews, mini-reviews, perspectives and spotlights, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary studies at the agriculture/ food interface."
    ISSN: 0022-5142; 1097-0010
    Indexed in (selected services): AGRICOLA; Agricultural Engineering Abstracts; Biocontrol News and Information; Biological Abstracts; Biological & Agricultural Index Plus; BIOSIS Previews; CAB Abstracts; Chemical Abstracts; Current Awareness in Biological Sciences; Current Contents; Derwent Biotechnology Abstracts; EBSCOhost TOC Premier; Environment Abstracts; Food Science and Technology Abstracts; Gale Group (ASAP, InfoTrac OneFile &Ingenta); Organic Research Database; ProQuest Central; Science Citation Index; SCOPUS; SwetsWise; Water Resources Abstracts
    Publisher’s Web site: www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/0022-5142/
    NAL Call no.: 382 So12 [Current licensed electronic resource, July 2009]

  7. HortTechnology
    Alexandria VA: American Society for Horticultural Science, 1991- ; 4 issues/year
    Journal contains technical reports and book reviews.
    ISSN: 1063-0198
    Indexed in (selected services): AgBiotech News and Information; AGRICOLA; Agricultural Engineering Abstracts; Biological Abstracts; BIOSIS Previews; CAB Abstracts; Current Awareness in Biological Sciences; Current Contents; Food Science and Technology Abstracts; Forestry Abstract; Horticultural Science Abstracts; Science Citation Index; SCOPUS; Weed Abstracts.
    Publisher’s Web site: http://horttech.ashspublications.org/
    NAL Call no.: SB317.5.H68

  8. HortScience
    Alexandria VA: American Society for Horticultural Science, 1966- ; 7 issues/year
    "Journal focuses on significant research, education, extension findings, and methods in horticulture."
    ISSN: 0018-5345
    Indexed in (selected services): AGRICOLA; BIOBASE; Biological Abstracts; Biological & Agricultural Index; BIOSIS Previews; CAB Abstracts; Chemical Abstracts; Current Awareness in Biological Sciences; Current Contents; Derwent Biotechnology Abstracts
    EBSCOhost (Academic Search, MegaFILE & TOC Premier); Engineering Index Monthly; Food Science and Technology Abstracts; Horticultural Science Abstracts; HighWire Press; Ornamental Horticulture; Science Citation Index; SCOPUS; SwetsWise
    Publisher’s Web site: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/
    NAL Call no.: SB317.5.H68

  9. Livestock Science [formerly known as Livestock Production Science (1974-2005)]
    Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier, 2006- ; 21 issues/year (in 7 vols.).
    Journal "promotes the sound development of the livestock sector by publishing original, peer-reviewed research and review articles covering all aspects of this broad field. The journal welcomes submissions on the avant-garde areas of genetic resources, tropical livestock farming, welfare, ethics and behavior, in addition to those on genetics, breeding, growth, reproduction, nutrition, management, health, production, systems, and so on."
    ISSN: 1871-1413
    Indexed in (selected services): AgBiotech News and Information; AGRICOLA; Agricultural Engineering Abstracts; Biological Abstracts; BIOSIS Previews; C A B Abstracts; Current Contents; Food Science and Technology Abstracts; Forestry Abstracts; Horticultural Science Abstracts; Science Citation Index; SCOPUS; Weed Abstracts.
    Publisher’s Web site: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18711413
    NAL Call no.: SF1 .L5 [Current licensed electronic resource, July 2009]

  10. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability
    London: Earthscan Ltd., 2003- ; 4 issues/year
    "An international cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the understanding of sustainability in agriculture and food systems. The journal is designed to increase knowledge on what technologies and processes are contributing to agricultural sustainability, what policies, institutions and economic structure are preventing or promoting sustainability, and what relevant lessons should be learned."
    ISSN: 0018-5345
    Indexed in (selected services): AGRICOLA; CAB Abstracts; CSA Sustainability Science Abstracts; Current Contents; EBSCOhost (Green FILE & TOC Premier); Gale Group (ASAP, InfoTrac OneFile & Ingenta); Grasslands and Forage Abstracts; Horticultural Science Abstracts; ProQuest (Academic Research Library, Central, Direct 5000 & Sciences Module); Science Citation Index; SCOPUS; SwetsWise
    Publisher’s Web site: http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=503
    NAL Call no.: S494.5.S86 I572

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