Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development: Announcements <p>The&nbsp;<strong><em>Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development</em><em>&nbsp;</em>(JAFSCD) </strong>is an <strong>open access, international, peer-reviewed</strong> <strong>journal</strong> focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals. JAFSCD emphasizes best practices and tools related to the planning, community economic development, and ecological protection of local and regional agriculture and food systems, and works to bridge the interests of practitioners and academics. Articles are published online as they are approved, and are gathered into quarterly issues for indexing purposes. JAFSCD is an online-only journal; subscribers may download or print any articles in accordance with the Creative Commons BY license.</p> en-US JAFSCD Is Now OPEN ACCESS — Freely Readable by All <p><img style="float: right; margin: 5px 0px;" src="/public/site/images/achristian/Covers-Vol4-Small-Fan-Web.JPG" alt="JAFSCD covers" width="184" height="90" />With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, JAFSCD has transitioned to become an <strong>open access (OA) journal as of January 1, 2018,</strong> with an enhanced focus on the interests of communities of need, HBCUs, Tribal colleges and universities, and Hispanic-serving institutions. Eliminating the disadvantage of a paywall, adding new programs such as an author mentoring program, and expanding our consulting editor program and our <em>JAFSCD Food Systems Research, Policy, and Practice Briefs</em> will help us maximize the impact of JAFSCD's peer-reviewed content in disadvantaged communities.</p><p>Borrowing from the CSA model, your share will make JAFSCD's content available to all. If your program or organization shares our goal of making JAFSCD <strong>open access</strong>, please learn more and consider <strong><a title="Lyson Center website" href="" target="_blank">supporting us</a></strong>.</p><p>Shareholders receive direct benefits, including joining the JAFSCD Shareholder Consortium and receiving a free premium listing in the <a title="Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook" href=";msgid=946061&amp;act=3O09&amp;c=488966&amp;" target="_blank">Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook</a>. It's win-win.</p> Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 2017-12-30