CABI launches Open Access journal

CHAP partner CABI has announced the launch of a journal to publish original research and data in all fields related to agriculture and the biosciences.

CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, the official journal of CABI, will be managed by BMC, part of Springer Nature.

The journal’s stated scope covers traditional themes such as plant science and plant breeding, horticulture, plant pathology, entomology and pest management, invasive species, environmental and soil science, and social sciences. It also aims to encourage inter- and cross-disciplinary research that connects these themes with a range of cross-cutting disciplines including big data, climate change, technology, sustainability, agro-ecology and food security.

Articles will be double-blind peer-reviewed which ensures the integrity of the published content as reviewers do not know who the authors are vice-versa.

As the new publication is Open Access, all articles will be freely and permanently available online without the need for readers to subscribe.

CABI Agriculture and Bioscience is now accepting submissions and hopes to publish its first papers in the near future.

Niklaus Grünwald, a research plant pathologist with the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, is the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, and the editorial board includes section editors and associate editors from academic and research organisations worldwide, including Adrian Fox from Fera and Adrian Newton from the James Hutton Institute.

Dr Grünwald said the new journal would provide researchers with: “A critical new niche that does not currently exist. …we expect that this journal will provide a means of publishing research that is directly relevant to feeding 2 billion more people by 2050. This kind of research just does not fit within the typical disciplinary journals.”

For more information, go to CABI Journal

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