Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute
Institute of Organic Farming
Editor in Chief
Dr. Hans Marten Paulsen
Dr. Karen Aulrich
Dr. Kerstin Barth
Dr. Solveig March
Prof. Dr. Gerold Rahmann
Ute Rather, M.A.
Landbauforschung, ISSN: 2700-8711
Open Access Journal, electronic only
no publication fee
Published twice a year.
Articles are available online after acceptance, all licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Landbauforschung is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal for scientists concerned with new developments towards sustainable agricultural systems. Of special interest is the further development of agricultural systems to generally fulfil the sustainable development goals of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030, and also of organic farming systems.
Each issue addresses a previously-announced special topic. The journal is published in English. Submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review. We invite papers to the following sections:
Research articles present original new research results. The material should not have been previously published elsewhere. The novelty of results and their possible use in further development of sustainable and organic agricultural systems should be clearly claimed.
Review articles present new overviews generated from existing scientific literature to analyse the current state of knowledge. Conclusions on necessary consequences for further sustainable development of agricultural systems and research needs shall be drawn.
Position Papers present science-based opinions on new, or possibly disruptive, developments in sustainable agricultural systems. Authors should use scientific references to validate and approve arguments for a position. These papers shall allow the reader to understand controversial positions and to find an own position.
Interdisciplinary contributions, approaches and perspectives from all scientific disciplines are needed and welcome to cover the broad scope of the journal. We also aim at publishing review processes and positions in agreement with the authors. Authors are responsible for the content of their articles and contributions. The publishers are not liable for the content. All contributions are available open access.
Landbauforschung is peer-reviewed and indexed in CAB International, Science Citation Index Expanded, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journals, Web of Science. Currently it has an impact factor of 0.250 (JCR 2019).