Field Crops Research

An International Journal

Field Crops Research - ISSN 0378-4290
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.871 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.703 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 3.868 (2018) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 4.683 (2018) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volumes 245-259
Issues: 15 issues
ISSN: 03784290

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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.