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Agronomy for Sustainable Development

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Duration first review round 3.5 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.9 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection n/a compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.5 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.5 compare →
Quality of review reports 4.1 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.1 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 4.0 (range 0-5) compare →

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First review round: 12.9 weeks. Overall rating: 4 (very good). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
The formatting requirements for the journal are somewhat onerous, and would make me hesitate before submitting there again (e.g. strict limitations on number of figures with no option for supplementary materials, unusual format for figures, integrated results/discussion sections). However, the review process was relatively speedy and requests from the editors were reasonable. The editors were diplomatic about reviewer comments deemed unnecessary or irrelevant.

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Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
6
Articles published last year
68
Manuscripts received last year
499
% accepted last year
12
% immediately rejected last year
74
Open access status
optional
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
n/a
Two-year impact factor
4.50
Five-year impact factor
5.55

Aims and Scope

Agronomy for Sustainable Development (ASD) is a journal of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA). It welcomes multidisciplinary articles that bridge agronomy, cropping and farming system research with ecological, genetic, environmental, economical and social sciences. Systemic approaches at the livestock, field, farm, landscape, food systems and global scales, and participatory research are encouraged.

ASD does not publish:
- monodisciplinary articles in ecology, plant physiology, soil and environmental sciences, genetics, microbiology and entomology that do not explicitly consider crop production.
-monodisciplinary articles in economics and social sciences.
-studies that involve experiments mainly conducted in pots or disconnected from production conditions.