Aims & scope

Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering (FASE) is an international journal, which is aimed to publish papers that advance the understanding of scientific, technological/engineering, socioeconomic, institutional/policy and management factors that drive current and future agricultural productivity and sustainability. Our goal is to use FASE as a platform to foster scientific information flow, stimulate transdisciplinary inquiries that have strong multi-disciplinary connections, and cultivate research and idea exchanges that address agricultural sustainability challenges regionally and globally. 
The Journal’s scope encompasses scientific disciplines pertinent to agricultural sciences and engineering with 15 topics: (1) sustainability of agriculture and food system towards Sustainable Development Goals; (2) green plant, animal and food production: theories and technologies; (3) genetic and molecular improvement of plant and animals targeted at green development; (4) integrated plant protection, animal veterinary and food safety; (5) sustainable management of land and water resources; (6) digital, intelligent and smart agriculture in the information age; (7) agro-biodiversity conservation and utilization towards sustainable agriculture; (8) food science and engineering in the supply chain; (9) multi-functionality of grassland science and animal husbandry; (10) forestry science, technology and sustainable management towards eco-economics; (11) aquaculture science, technology and green environment; (12) agricultural economy and rural revitalization; (13) globalization and regional agricultural green development; (14) green, safe and nutritional food for human health; (15) economic and social policy for sustainable agriculture and rural development.

Manuscripts addressing issues at levels from field to global are desirable, in order to underpin agricultural production, environmental protection and sustainable development, and link them with farm economic outcomes. To distinguish it from other journals in the field, FASE especially welcomes contributions that feature the integration of science, technology, policy and social impact related to research advances in agriculture and engineering. Preference will be given to manuscripts on scientific and technological innovations with policy dimensions that support sustainable intensification of agricultural development worldwide. In particular, FASE seeks holistic, comparative studies that examine differences and commonalities and explore science-, technology- and evidence-based sustainable agricultural development solutions that are adaptable in different regions and/or nations, especially across the developing and developed economies.
FASE is an open-access journal published quarterly with no page charges. Contributions may include cutting-edge research, science news, commentaries, perspectives, or reviews. In addition to publishing regular review and research articles, the journal also publishes ‘Hot Topic’ issues that focus on strategically selected subject matter of high impact, or emerging concerns to address future agricultural development pathways at regional and global levels, and are guest-edited by scientists in their areas of research. Proposals for special issues are welcome and can be submitted any time.
All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before being considered for acceptance for publication.

Pubdate: 2014-04-09    Viewed: 10857