Field Crops Research

An International Journal





Editors-in-Chief:J.M. Lenné





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Aims & Scope

Aims and Scope of Field Crops Research

Field Crops Research is an international journal publishing scientific articles on:

experimental and modelling research at field, farm and landscape levels

  • on temperate and tropical crops and cropping systems,
  • with a focus on crop ecology and physiology, agronomy, and plant genetics and breeding.

√ Articles on plant genetics and breeding need to be integrated with crop ecology and physiology, and/or agronomy.

√ An economic analysis may be included if appropriate.

Papers must demonstrate new scientific insight, original technologies or novel methods that have general application and relevance to field crops.
× Research findings of a purely corroborative nature, descriptive or of only local significance will not be considered.

The journal's focus is major field crops for food and feed. This focus includes species used for cultivated pastures, but excludes natural grasslands. Other species, including important biofuel crops, could be considered if they contribute to the basic understanding of processes related to development, growth and yield of field crops.

Field experiments on which manuscripts are based should, unless exceptional circumstances apply, include at least two seasons and/or multiple locations/environments. The inclusion of yield data is highly encouraged to demonstrate how the field experiments contribute to a better understanding of the bio-physical processes related to crop growth and yield.

Papers on crop protection (diseases, pests, weeds) and soil processes/properties can be accepted provided they have a strong focus on crop processes, including consequences for yield.

Experiments under controlled conditions (glasshouse, growth chamber) are only acceptable as complementary to field work.

Papers on remote sensing will only be considered if their focus is the use of these techniques to understand crop processes and their links to crop yield.

Reviews and Opinion Papers covering the various subject areas are solicited;
√ authors should contact one of the Editors-in-Chief before submission of a review or an opinion paper in order to establish the journal's interest in the topic and nature of the paper
√ Contributions dealing with emerging topics are especially welcomed

Out-of-scope submissions:
× Horticultural (i.e., vegetable and fruit species), woody perennial, medicinal and non-cultivated species are outside the scope of the journal.
× Studies carried-out exclusively under controlled conditions are outside the scope of the journal.
× Articles on crop storage, transportation and usage, and social studies on crops and cropping systems, are outside the scope of the journal.


Temperate and Tropical Crop Scientists.

Abstracting and Indexing

BIOSIS, Biological and Agricultural Index, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, EMBiology, Ecological Abstracts, Elsevier BIOBASE, Environmental Abstracts, Field Crop Abstracts, GEOBASE, Geographical Abstracts: Economic Geography, Science Citation Index, Scopus, TROPAG/RURAL Database
Editors-in-Chief D. Chatel 3 Coll Place, Warwick, WA 6024, Australia, Fax: + 61 8 447 4664, F. Ewert Inst. of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Katzenburgweg 5, D-53115 Bonn, Germany, Fax: 49 228 732870, J.M. Lenné Gight, Nr. Fyvie, North OldMoss Croft, Turiff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8NA, UK, C. van Kessel Dept. of Plant Sciences, Plant and Environmental Sciences Building, University of California at Davis, One Shield Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA, Fax: +1-530 752 4361, Book Review Editor J.W. White USDA-ARS, US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, 21881 North Cardon Lane, Maricopa, 85138, USA, Editor Emeritus D. Connor Cordoba, Spain, Editorial Advisory Board: J.F. Angus CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Canberra, Australia, S. Asseng University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, R.W. Bell Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA, Australia, L. Borras Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, F. Bourland University of Arkansas, Keiser, AZ, USA, J.E. Cairns CIMMYT, Harare, Zimbabwe, D.F. Calderini Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile, Y. Chauhan Industry Services - Plant Science, Kingaroy, QLD, Australia, M. Corbeels CIRAD, Planaltina, DF, Brazil, R. Dill-Macky University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA, G.O. Edmeades Cambridge, New Zealand, T. Gaiser Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany, L.F. Garcia del Moral Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain, M. Gooding University of Reading, Reading, England, UK, S.M. Haefele Int. Rice Research Inst. (IRRI), Los Banos, Philippines, A.J. Hall Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, L. Humphreys CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Griffith, NSW, Australia, M. Hungria EMBRAPA Brazil, LONDRINA, Brazil, G. Inman-Bamber CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Townsville, QLD, Australia, A. Kamoshita University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, R. Lawn James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia, D. Miralles Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, J. Palta CSIRO, Perth, Australia,, P. Peltonen-Sainio MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Jokioinen, Finland, S. Peng HuaZhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China, H-P. Piepho Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, G. Rebetzke CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Canberra, Australia, M. Robertson CSIRO, PO Wembley, WA, Australia, W.L. Rooney Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, C. Royo IRTA, Lleida, Spain, V.O. Sadras South Australian R & D Institute, Adelaide, SA, Australia, R. Serraj ICARDA, Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic, T.R. Sinclair University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, G.A. Slafer Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, Spain, J. Timsina Int. Rice Research Inst. (IRRI), Dhaka, Bangladesh, M. Tollenaar University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, L.J. Wade Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, E. Wang CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, ACT, Australia, J.W. White US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, AZ, USA, X. Yin Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
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