Agronomy for Sustainable Development

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Agronomy for Sustainable Development  
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. 

External links[edit]

International Conference on: Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development