Global Food Security

Agriculture, policy, economics and environment

Global Food Security - ISSN 2211-9124
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.621 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): 2.309 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: 6.034 (2019) 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: 6.598 (2019) 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 24-27
Issues: 4 issues
ISSN: 22119124
Editor-in-Chief: Fanzo

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Description

Motivation for Global Food Security arose from concern about the difficulty for scientists and policy makers to keep up with the expanding volume of information published about the challenge of ensuring food systems are meeting human food and nutritional requirements while protecting the environment, securing livelihoods, mitigating against climate change, and ensuring equity.

Global Food Security aims to publish papers that contribute to better understanding of economic, social, biophysical, technological, and institutional drivers of current and future global food security, nutrition and food systems. It aims to stimulate debate that is rooted in strong science, has strong interdisciplinary connections, and recognizes trade-offs that often occur as a result of reconciling competing objectives and outcomes that may differ depending on spatial and temporal scale.

While integration across academic disciplines is encouraged, papers on components of Global Food Security will also be considered if they address important constraints and have a broad inference space. The goal is to publish concise and timely reviews and synthesis articles about research on following elements of food security and food systems:
•Food availability (sufficient quantity and quality)
•Food access (economic and physical access, functioning markets and food environments)
•Food safety, nutrition and sanitation
•Stability, environment and climate change (resilience and ecosystem services)

The type of articles the Journal publishes is:
•Strategic views of experts from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives on prospects for ensuring food security and nutrition, based on the best available science, in a clear and readable form for a wide audience, bridging the gap between biological, social and environmental sciences.
•Reviews, opinions and debates that synthesize, extend and critique research approaches and findings from the rapidly growing body of original publications on global food security, nutrition and food systems.

Distinguishing features of Global Food Security content are:
•issues that contain several papers that address specific, timely topics of importance to food security, nutrition and food systems;
•authors who are recognized authorities in their field;
•a focus on food security, nutrition and food systems challenges in an interdisciplinary manner and at national to global scales; and
•a focus on challenging current paradigms, seeking to provide out-of-the box thinking on global issues.

Given this focus, Global Food Security is considered an invaluable source of information for researchers, lecturers, teachers, students, professionals, policy makers and the international media.

Types of Articles
Review papers
(The majority of the papers published in this journal)
•Addresses an issue related to agriculture, nutrition, or the environment of relevance to global food security, nutrition and/or food systems as defined on the journal web site.
•Preferably multidisciplinary and relatively non-technical so it is does not require deep disciplinary knowledge to understand, but we strongly recommend that authors consider standardized, systematic approaches such as ROSES or PRISMA.
•Not country specific although exceptions may be made for very large countries on issues that impact global food security and nutrition, or for a review of a country experience that is highly relevant to other countries.
•5500 word limit.
•Please choose Article Type "Review" in EVISE when submitting your article.

Original research
•Addresses an issue related to agriculture, nutrition, or the environment of relevance to food security, nutrition and/or food systems as currently defined on the journal web site.
•Preferably multidisciplinary and relatively non-technical so it is does not require deep disciplinary knowledge to understand (e.g., avoids complex econometrics or crop models).
•Results that can be summarized in a few simple tables or figures. More detailed results may be included in supplementary materials.
•Not country specific but covers multiple countries, a region, or the world. Papers on a large country that explores links to global food security may be considered.
•5500 word limit.
•Please choose Article Type FLA "Invited Research Article" in EVISE when submitting your article.

Perspectives
•Addresses an emerging topic or debate on global food security, nutrition and/or food systems.
•Various types:
†Builds on a major body of work in which the author has been involved, such as an international panel report, conference, or a major study;
†Questions conventional wisdom through an evidence-based approach; and
†Outlines gaps in our knowledge and needed research.
•Authored by a well-known authority on the subject.
•Light and timely review, often by the Editors.
•2500 word limit.
•Please choose Article Type SSU "Perspective Article" in EVISE when submitting your article.

Special issues
•Requires a proposal with a one-page rationale for the issue, the names and bios of the guest editors, and the authors, titles and abstracts of proposed papers.
•Well-recognized guest editors with a good publication record.
•Topic of importance to global food security, nutrition and/or food systems with global or regional coverage.
•Papers may be reviews or original research as defined above.
•Maximum of 12 published papers per issue.
•5500 word limit per paper plus an overview of about 2500 words. If you have an idea for a review or a Special Issue please submit a short proposal describing the issues to be covered and the substance behind the analysis to the Editor-in-Chief, Jessica Fanzo at jfanzo1@jhu.edu.