Agronomy for Sustainable Development
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|Agron. Sustain. Dev.|
|Edited by||Eric Lichtfouse|
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".
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:
- Agriculture and global changes
- Agricultural production of renewable energies
- Ecological pest control and biopesticides
- Organic farming
- Genetically modified organisms in cropping systems
- Environmental impact on soil, water, air and biodiversity
- Risk assessment for food, ecotoxicology
- Decision support systems and companion modelling
- Social and economic issues of agricultural changes
- Innovation in farming systems
- Pollutants in agrosystems
Articles of Agronomy for Sustainable Development are freely accessible one year after their publication on the HAL open archive.