New Digital Journal to Focus on Ag, Environmental Issues
A new open access digital journal is now available from the American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, and the Crop Science Society of America, all based in Madison. It’s called the ‘Agricultural & Environmental Letters,’ which publishes broad-reaching, transformative, and timely research on major scientific, policy and economic issues that span the entire range of the agricultural and environmental sciences.
Project coordinators say the publication brings together researchers and policy makers to report the most accomplished and notable advances in the field. Among other things, it contains methods manuscripts introducing innovative techniques, with immediate applications to agricultural disciplines.
“Agricultural & Environmental Letters is a place where conversations can develop among agricultural and environmental scientists,” says Warren Dick, AEL editor and professor at The Ohio State University. “Papers are about relevant issues related to science, policy, research trends, business trends, exciting new discoveries, food security, etc. Science and technology are more integrated and interdisciplinary than ever before.”
To stimulate this conversation, and to attract a wide readership, the journal makes liberal use of guest editorials. It also includes a Commentary section, where agricultural and environmental scientists can further conversation. Letters to the Editor are greatly encouraged.