JOURNAL AIM AND SCOPE
Agraarteadus | Journal of Agricultural Science invites scientific articles for publication in the agricultural field. Particularly welcome are papers presenting multidisciplinary research. We encourage submissions of local interest in the agricultural sector of the Baltic Sea region. Additionally, articles investigating practical applications to improve the efficiency, profitability, sustainability, biodiversity and management of rural life in any of its aspects.
Agraarteadus is engaged to preserve and develop scientific vocabulary and terminology in a variety of disciplines in the local language.
MANUSCRIPT TYPES ACCEPTED
Research articlesResearch articles – original research not previously published elsewhere other than in a preliminary form.
Review articlesReview articles – submitted or invited summary of the advances within the subjects covered by the scope of the journal and of general interest in the field.
Short communicationsShort communication – original and noteworthy observations or development of methods fitting the journal's scope and not fitting the form of a research article. The communication should be presented in a concentrated form with a minimum amount of references (maximum 20). The format is that of a research article, but the abstract should have a maximum of 150 words, and where the Findings replaces the Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, and Discussion. The maximum length of 1500 words, two tables or figures and a maximum of 10 references.
Case studiesCase studies – interesting cases within the scope of the journal that provide new insights into the research area. The form is similar to that of a short communication where the description of Case or Case Series follows an Introduction and replaces the Methods, Results, and Discussion, a maximum of 2,000 words. An abstract should be a maximum of 150 words and the case a maximum of 20 references. Up to 5 figures or tables can be included.
Letters to the editorLetters to the editor – addressing published material in the journal or for the aim and scope of the journal giving a useful critique and comments. The letters are to function as a useful exchange of viewpoints that further enhance the journal integrity and usefulness to the readers. Maximum 1500 words.
Book reviewsBook reviews – of books not older than three years and within the scope of the journal. At the top of review must be the title of the book being reviewed, author (translator if applicable), publisher, year, the number of pages, price (€), ISBN and reviewer(s) name and affiliation. Content must contain information/background about the author (editor), the field the book covers (agronomy, animal breeding etc). A statement about book placement in the general field – compared with another similar book, other books by the same author, the points of similarity or difference. The main objectives of the book should be stated. Discussion about the strengths and weaknesses with examples should be provided. A conclusion highlighting the main points of the review. Keep references to a minimum, but they can be included if you want to rebut some argument of the author’s or point the reader to alternative arguments or findings. Reviewer(s) should avoid long quotations and biographical information about the author that is not related to the book. The length of the review should be up to 1,500 words. The review should be in either Estonian or English.
Journal is published biannually. Volumes per year will be published in June and December.
There are no handling or page charges.
Publisher: Estonian Academic Agricultural Society
Editor in Chief: DSc (agriculture) Alo Tänavots
Address: Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 1, 51006 Tartu, Estonia
Indexed: AGRIS, DOAJ, EBSCO, ICI World of Journals, SCOPUS etc.
ETIS: "1.1. Scholarly articles indexed by Web of Science Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts &
Humanities Citation Index, Emerging Sources Citation Index and/or indexed by Scopus (excluding chapters in books)" (since 2018).
DOI: A digital object identifier (DOI) assigned to all research articles published in the Agraarteadus.
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License .
Supporters: Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Crop Research Institute