Agronomy for Sustainable Development

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Agronomy for Sustainable Development  
Agronomy for Sustainable Development (cover).jpg
Former names
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Agron. Sustain. Dev.
Discipline Agronomy
Language English
Edited by Eric Lichtfouse
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 1774-0746 (print)
1773-0155 (web)

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research on the interactions between cropping systems and other activities in the context of sustainable development. It is a journal of the French Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (Institute of Agronomical Research) and is published on their behalf by Springer Science+Business Media. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 3.992, ranking it 2nd out of 81 journals in the category "Agronomy".[1]


Agronomy for Sustainable Development was established in 1981 as Agronomie. At that time, less than 10% of articles were in English. The journal was greatly reformed from 2003 to 2006, including a new title, a new cover design, and a switch to English-only publishing.


Since 2003, the journal changed topics from classical, production-oriented agronomy to sustainable and ecological agriculture. Major journal topics currently include:

Social media[edit]

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is present on Mendeley, Twitter and Google+. Since 2013, a blog allows readers to leave comments on the articles.

Open access[edit]

Articles of Agronomy for Sustainable Development are freely accessible one year after their publication on the HAL open archive.


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Agronomy". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 

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