Information For Librarians

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD: ISSN 2152-0801, online only) is the world's only peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal focused solely on food and farming-related community development. JAFSCD uses a double-blind peer review process, with expert reviewers who include researchers, scholars, and food systems professionals in the field. Each accepted article is published online immediately after copy-editing and formatting, then is aggregated into a quarterly issue for indexing purposes.

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Where JAFSCD is indexed:

  • CABI (multiple databases)
  • CNKI (one of China's largest A&I databases)
  • EBSCOhost
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) within the Web of Science
  • ProQuest
  • U.S. National Agriculture Library's AGRICOLA database (coming soon)

What JAFSCD offers to your academic community:

  • Access to the world’s only peer-reviewed, applied research and policy journal devoted to community-based food systems and agriculture development.
  • A multidisciplinary journal that bridges the interests of both scholars and professionals who are working to develop more equitable and sustainable food systems.
  • An international journal with more than 150 reviewers and advisers from around the world with expertise in urban agriculture, local food marketing, farmland protection, food insecurity, and more.
  • Articles are published online as they are approved, and are gathered into quarterly issues for indexing purposes. Access is online only, with formatted PDFs available for viewing and/or printing.
  • We are a member of CrossRef and deposit JAFSCD's content in the DOI system for persistent web linking. 
  • We participate in both LOCKSS and Portico to ensure perpetual access to the content you pay for.

You may like to read a librarian's review of JAFSCD in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, published in 2012. It's by Madeleine Charney, librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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