International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology
- Editor in Chief
- Dr. M.A. Dorgham
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- CiteScore 0.9 (2021)
IJARGE proposes and fosters discussion on the evolution and governance of agricultural resources, with emphasis on the implications that policy choices have on both the welfare of humans and the ecology of the planet. This perspective acknowledges the complexity of the agricultural sector as an interface between ecological and socio-economic processes operating in parallel over different space-time scales, as well as the reflexive characteristic of human systems.
Topics covered include
- Governance/management of agriculture on the human side
- Environmental and ecological impacts of agriculture
- Ecological economics applied to agriculture
- Definition of ''quality''in food production
- Development of an adaptive eco-system approach to agriculture
- Globalisation and trade liberalisation affecting agriculture
- Coevolution, biodiversity and non-equilibrium systems
- Issues of research relating to agriculture
- The production of quality food
- Ecological and green agriculture, animal welfare, pollution management
- Ecological economics and heterodox approaches to complex problems
- Analysis/assessment of policies in relation to agriculture/environment
- Equity and gender issues in agriculture
- Development, environment and agriculture
- Sustainability, agriculture and environment disciplines
ObjectivesThe objectives of IJARGE are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the complex role of agriculture in society. It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in the field of agricultural resources. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological and ecological change and changes in the global economy.
Professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers.
IJARGE publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, and notes, commentaries, and news. Contribution may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.
IJARGE is indexed in:
- Scopus (Elsevier)
- Academic OneFile (Gale)
- AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
- Current Awareness in Biological Sciences (Elsevier)
- BIOSIS (Clarivate Analytics)
- Business Economics and Theory Collection (Gale)
- CAB Abstracts - Agriculture and International Development Indexes
- CAB Animal Sciences
- CAB Abstracts - Environmental Sciences Indexes
- CAB Abstracts - Human Sciences Abstracts
- CAB Abstracts - Leisure and Tourism Abstracts
- CAB Abstracts - Plant Sciences Abstracts
- cnpLINKer (CNPIEC)
- EconLit (American Economic Association)
- Environment Complete (EBSCO)
- Environment Index (EBSCO)
- Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
- OneFile Business (Gale)
- General OneFile (Gale)
- CAB Global Health
- Google Scholar
- Info Trac (Gale)
- Inspec (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
- Pascal (INIST-CNRS)
- ProQuest Advanced Technologies Database with Aerospace
IJARGE is listed in:
- Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR)
- Australian Business Deans Council Journal Rankings List
- Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
- The BFI lists
- CNRS Economics and Management list
- UGC (University Grants Commission)
- Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
- Handelsblatt Ranking Volkswirtschaftslehre
- HCERES (High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education)
- ICI World of Journals (Copernicus)
Editor in Chief
- Dorgham, M.A., International Centre for Technology and Management, UK
- Rao, Prakash, Symbiosis International University, India
Editorial Board Members
- Agarwal, Bina, University of Delhi, India
- Azar, Christian, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Barkin, David, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana – Xochimilco, Mexico
- Bateman, Ian J., University of East Anglia, UK
- Bergland, Olvar, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
- Brouwer, Floor, LEI Wageningen UR, Netherlands
- Byron, Neil, Productivity Commission, Australia
- Diesendorf, Mark, University of New South Wales, Australia
- El-Beltagy, Adel, International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas, Syrian Arab Republic
- Folmer, Henk, Wageningen University, Netherlands
- Gowdy, John M., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
- Hampicke, Ulrich, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Germany
- Hodge, Ian, University of Cambridge, UK
- Jiggins, Janice, Wageningen University, Netherlands
- Köhn, Jörg, Germany
- Kamiya, Mitsugi, Food and Agriculture Policy Research Center, Japan
- Kennedy, John, La Trobe University, Australia
- Kephaliacos, Charles, Université de Toulouse, France
- Peet, John, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Röling, Niels, Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands
- Ramakrishnan, P.S., Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
- Randall, Alan, Ohio State University, USA
- Segura-Bonilla, Olman, Centro Intl. Politica Economica (CINPE), Costa Rica
- Söderbaum, Peter, Mälardalen University, Sweden
- Southgate, Douglas, Ohio State University, USA
- Sun, Zhenjun, China Agricultural University, China
- Swanson, Tim, University College London, UK
- Turner, R.K., University of East Anglia, UK
- Van der Straaten, Jan, Tilburg University, Netherlands
- Xepapadeas, Anastasios, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
- Young, Mike, University of Adelaide, Australia
- Zylicz, Tomasz, Warsaw University, Poland
A few essentials for publishing in this journal
- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
- Briefs and research notes are not published in this journal.
- All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
- All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
- There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.
- All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.
- View Author guidelines.
It's sheep we're up against
24 March, 2022
There are numerous methods of sperm acquisition in livestock rearing when artificial insemination of females is required. A team writing in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, explains that "voluntary collection by positive mammalian encouragement" is commonly used with sheep. They point out that proper organization of herd reproduction is one of the key issues of sheep breeding and describe how ensuring a suitable microclimate in a particular location can improve lambing yields from gimmers (two-year-old ewes). R.A. Omarov, K.M. Kuder, and D.R. Omar of the Research and Production Centre of Agricultural Engineering, in Almaty, J.M. Alikhanov Kazakh of the National Agrarian Research University, and B.I. Musabayev and T.E. Kenzhebayev of the Medeubekov Research Institute of Sheep Breeding of the Kazakh Research Institute of Animal Husbandry, explain how they have compared acceptable approaches that involve microclimate-managed static or mobile insemination pens and found that the operating costs of a mobile pen in the pasture can undercut the static pen approach by 20 to 25 per cent [...]More details...
Growing low-hanging fruit
25 March, 2022
Arid regions of the world have always struggled to grow crops but climate change and drought coupled with stronger winds can lead to a greater rate of soil erosion exacerbating the problem. Work in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, looks at how the problems facing horticulture might be addressed with the use of innovative technology. Alevtina Danilova, Andrey Vinokurov, and Elena Isakova of the Altai Botanic Garden part of the Kazakh Academy of Sciences in Leninogorsk, and Naziya Suleimenova and Yerzhan Abildaev of Kazakhstan National Agricultural University in Almat, Kazakhstan, have focused on a group of fruit trees and other trees and shrubs grown in the arid South-East and East Kazakhstan. They have investigated the water-saving potential of an absorbent hydrogel polymer 'AQUASORB', which can improve the agrophysical properties of soil. Aquasorb is a polyacrylamide that can absorb 400 times its own weight in water [...]More details...
The Mediterranean landscape
3 August, 2022
A new study aimed at improving our understanding of the microclimates, the micrometeorology created by this kind of landscape is discussed in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. Alexandra Solomou, Nikolaos Proutsos, George Karetsos, Konstantinia Tsagari, and Nikolaos Chatzipavlis of the Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems part of the Hellenic Agricultural Organisation 'Demeter' (ELGO DIMITRA) in Athens, Greece, have reviewed the research literature on this aspect of the Greek countryside in detail and conclude that it is critical that these micro-landscapes be preserved. The team points out that Greece is a world biodiversity "hotspot", and its abundance of fauna and flora and the high number of diverse species of fungi as well as its disparate ecosystems and landscapes make it rightly so. It also harbours many species endemic to the region and found nowhere else on the planet [...]More details...