Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Publication of research results and exchange of information is central to any discipline. Agricultural engineers have the opportunity to publish in several journals dedicated to the profession and also in numerous peripheral journals, serving other disciplines. As CIGR expands its horizons to more and more countries around the world, it serves the international membership by providing a low cost, widely available journal. We have applied for inclusion in the ISI / SCI database and our application is being reviewed.

Recent advances in electronic publishing provide a suitable mechanism for widespread dissemination of information. Thousands of journals are now being published electronically and are available on the World Wide Web (WWW). The technology to publish on the WWW is moving ahead rapidly. CIGR now has a peer reviewed technical journal operating on the WWW. There is no cost to the user to read or publish manuscripts in this Ejournal.

The scope of CIGR Journal includes the following seven technical sections at this moment:

 

 

Section Policies

Invited Overview Articles

These articles will generally be invited by editors and section editors, which will be undergone a special review different from technical articles.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

I-Land and Water Engineering

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

II-Farm Buildings and Construction

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

III-Equipment Engineering for Plant Production

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

IV-Energy in Agriculture

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

V-Management, Ergonomics and Systems Engineering

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

VI-Postharvest Technology and Process Engineering

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

VII-Information Systems

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Automation Technology for Off-Road Equipment-2006

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue: Agri-food and biomass supply chains

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue: Animal housing in hot climate

Editors
  • Álvaro Ramírez-Gómez-FBC
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Peer Review Process

Review of manuscripts by peers, that is, engineers and scientists who are experts on the subject, is a vital part of technical publishing. Peer review has two fundamental purposes. The first purpose is to ensure the originality and soundness of the research, the methodology, the logic and accuracy of any theoretical work, the soundness of experiments and interpretation of data, and the logic of the conclusions. The second purpose is to provide comments and suggestions that will assist the authors to improve their manuscripts as they prepare subsequent drafts. Peer review leads to higher quality research publications.

 

 

Publication Frequency

Quarterly since 2010, publishing four issues per year

 

 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Mission Statement

The CIGR Journal provides a means for communication and exchange of research results and other more general information among agricultural engineers and others interested in agricultural engineering subjects around the world. It provides an international forum for the scientific discussion of techniques and approaches leading to a higher degree of efficiency in agricultural production, the responsible use of natural resources, a cleaner environment, greater sustainability, value-added processing and other subjects of interest to agricultural engineers. It also includes economic considerations and policy issues of interest to agricultural engineers and other disciplines.