About the Journal

Concept and focus

Landbauforschung – Journal of Sustainable and Organic Agriculture (ISSN 2700-8711) is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal with a focus on new developments towards sustainable agriculture.

The scope encompasses any aspect of plant production for food, feed and fuel; plant-based raw materials for medical applications, textiles, construction works and further chemical processing; while also addressing and aiming to overcome problems such as biodiversity loss, desertification, soil degradation, water shortage, environmental pollution, deforestation, land grabbing, global warming and many more. Submissions on interlinked topics are welcome, such as animal husbandry, circular production systems, technical advances, economic aspects, political and legal frameworks and social challenges like contrasting needs of stakeholders such as producers, consumers and future generations.

Each journal issue addresses a previously announced special topic and is hosted by a team of guest editors. We strive to include different aspects, novel developments and complementary view points for each of them. If you are interested in hosting an issue as guest editor, do not hesitate to suggest a topic and send a short outline to our journal management team.

We publish original research articles and reviews on the topics listed above. In addition, there is room for position papers, that present science-based opinions on new, or possibly disruptive, developments in sustainable agricultural systems. Authors should use scientific references to validate and approve arguments for a position. These papers shall allow the reader to understand controversial positions and to find an own position.

The journal is indexed in the Science Citation Index (Clarivate, Impact Factor 2021: 1.05), Scopus (Elsevier, CiteScore 2021: 1.4), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), CAB Direct.


About the publisher

Landbauforschung is a ‘diamond’ open access journal without any fee for readers and authors. The journal is fully funded by the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, an agency of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Germany. As publicly funded institution, the JKI aims to make all of their research available open access and is dedicated to further the open knowledge exchange in the field of agricultural science and beyond. The journals are one of many accessible platforms the JKI provides to promote scientific discourse.


Journal history

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