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《Agricultural & Rural Studies》

1. Brief Introduction

A&R (ISSN 2959-9784) is an international, multi-/inter-disciplinary platform for communicating advances in fundamental and applied studies on agronomy and associated subjects to revitalize rural development.

A&R is a digital-only, double-blind, peer-reviewed, non-profit, open-access (OA) journal. Article Publishing Charges (APC) are waived in the first three years. The journal publishes various materials – perspective, review, original research, and commentary articles – and it is dedicated to serving as an efficient, professional, and innovative platform for scholars in the field of agricultural and rural studies. Scholars around the world can publish and have access to cutting-edge research and results in the continuously expanding fields of agricultural and rural sciences.

In a nutshell, the A&R Journal:

(1) Covers multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary subjects in agronomy and contemporary agricultural, rural and farming issues and policies, as broadly defined by rural economics, sociology, geography, and cognate subjects.

(2) Is served by a renowned, dedicated, and international editorial board.

(3) Is a fully independent Open Access (OA) platformwww.sccpress.com, which promotes your article worldwide.

(4) Runs as a Non-profit publisher. Moreover, for the first three years, all published articles are exempt from article publishing charges (APC), promising to maintain a reasonable level in the future.

(5) Offers supportive, efficient, and professional publication services. We understand that authors are unique, and each paper is different. That is why our full-time professional editors are ready to help authors with structure matters and support them with reference management to simplify their research life.

2. Aims and Scope

A&R is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to being an international multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary platform for communicating advances in fundamental and applied studies on agronomy and contemporary agricultural, rural and farming issues and policies, as broadly defined by the disciplines of rural economics, sociology, geography, and cognate subjects. From the outset, it is an efficient, professional, and innovative platform for agricultural and rural studies scholars. It delivers cutting-edge research and results, pushing forward discussions and innovations in the respective fields of science it promotes. With global coverage, the journal invites and publishes articles based on experimental/empirical research to fulfil its mission as a top-notch academic publishing outlet connecting current research to an international author and readers’ base.

A&R publishes articles related with an emphasis on, but not limited to, the following:

(1) Sustainable agriculture and rural sustainable development.

(2) Farmer’s well-being, rural poverty alleviation, and women’s studies.

(3) Smart agriculture, rural e-commerce, and digital governance.

(4) Understanding and analysis of contemporary agricultural, rural, and farmers’ issues and policies (Chinese/domestic and global), as broadly defined by the disciplines of rural economics, sociology, geography, and cognate subjects.

(5) Other related novel sciences and technologies with agricultural and rural perspectives.

3. From Submission to Publication

The Journal adopts a double-blind peer review process to ensure quality. Moreover, the editorial team is supported by the tools built by the Public Knowledge Platform (PKP), ensuring seamless progress from manuscript submission to review and publication. Field experts perform the review process, including the journal's Advisory Board and external discipline or subject-specific experts. Publication is subject to the evaluation of two independent reviewers and depends on the editor’s final approval. The journal works on the premises of quality and short processing times, looking at publication within 3 months. The journal publishes four issues per year.

4. Core Culture

(1) Mission: “Establish a mind for the heaven and earth, establish a destiny for the people, carry forward the unique knowledge for the sages, and create peace for all generations.” (Zhang Zai/Hengqu, Philosopher; 1020-1077 CE) | "横渠四句": 为天地立心,为生民立命,为往圣继绝学,为万世开太平)

(2) Vision: Establish a Scholar Community Center (SCC) as a change-maker for agriculture, rural areas, and farming/farmers.

(3) Orientation: Non-profit Open Access publication with a global perspective, quality scholarly discourse, and commitment to scientific truth.

(4) Core Value: Add Value Around You (i.e., the journal adds value to the author, who in turn adds value to the journal).

(5) SCC Philosophy: Uphold Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

(6) Journal Philosophy: Promise Less, Deliver More.

(7) Editorial Slogans: Pour your Heart into A&R; Find a Way Forward.

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