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COVID-19 and impact on peer review: As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

A quote from the Editor-in-Chief

“I am particularly excited about the highly interdisciplinary and translational component of CABI Agriculture and Bioscience. This journal provides a critical new niche that does not currently exist. For example we might integrate research on social and economic aspects under a global climate change scenario with pest management applications using big data. Similarly, 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.”

Niklaus Grünwald, Editor-in-Chief

CABI Agriculture and Bioscience is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

New article collections open for submissions

Genetic resources and germplasm collections

GermplasmThis article collection focuses on reviewing the status and challenges of germplasm collections. Submission deadline: 30 May 2020

Food Production: Public perceptions and the role of innovation in nourishing society

Food productionThis article collection examines the relationship between the consumer and food system innovation. Submission deadline: 30 June 2020

About CABI

About CABI

CABI is an international, inter-governmental, not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Through knowledge sharing and science, CABI helps address issues of global concern such as improving global food security and safeguarding the environment. We do this by helping farmers grow more and lose less of what they produce, combating threats to agriculture and the environment from pests and diseases, protecting biodiversity from invasive species, and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge. Our 49 member countries guide and influence our core areas of work, which include development and research projects, microbial services and scientific publishing.

CABI invests its publishing surpluses directly into development projects, helping to improve livelihoods worldwide.

Read more about CABI.

New commissioning editor role

CABI is recruiting a new Commissioning Editor.

Join the Editorial Board

CABI Agriculture and Bioscience aims to be inclusive of all subject areas related to agriculture, which means we are always seeking to add new members to the Editorial Board in an active role. Visit the Editorial Board page for more information on our editorial matrix structure and then complete a short form to register your interest in joining the journal.

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Aims and scope

CABI Agriculture and Bioscience is a broad-scope, open access journal publishing original research and data in all fields related to agriculture and the biosciences. This includes traditional themes such as plant science and plant breeding, horticulture, forestry, plant pathology, entomology and pest management, livestock and animal science, invasive species, environmental and soil science, and social sciences. The journal encourages inter- and cross-disciplinary research that connects these ‘vertical’ subject areas through ‘horizontal’ themes, including: genomics; big data; climate change; evidence-based agriculture; technology; sustainability, restoration and conservation; agro-ecology; food security and nutrition; and modelling.

CABI Agriculture and Bioscience aims to create an inclusive culture and will judge each submission on the quality of its scientific content, rather than its perceived or expected impact. The journal will not set a rejection quota – instead it will work collaboratively with authors through rigorous peer review to bring out the quality in their work. In doing so, CABI Agriculture and Bioscience augments the accessible knowledge pool in agricultural science and supports the concept of Open Agriculture.

CABI Agriculture and Bioscience is the official journal of CABI.

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