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Announcing New Collections

Building Resilience through Sustainable Food Environments and Diets

Guest Editors:
Joana Nazaré Morgado, PhD, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Lerato Phali, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Submission Status: Open until 11 April 2025

Climate and food security

Guest Editors:
Emilia Lamonaca, PhD, University of Foggia, Italy
Lukas Kornher, PhD, University of Bonn, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 31 January 2025

Editor's Choice

New Content Item

Modern plant biotechnology as a strategy in addressing climate change and attaining food security

T. I. K. Munaweera, N. U. Jayawardana, Rathiverni Rajaratnam & Nipunika Dissanayake 

The COVID-19 pandemic and food security in low- and middle-income countries: a review

Jeffrey R. Bloem & Jarrad Farris


Aims and scope

Agriculture & Food Security is a peer-reviewed open access journal that addresses the challenge of global food security. It publishes articles within the field of food security research, with a particular focus on research that may inform more sustainable agriculture and food systems that better address local, regional, national and/or global food and nutritional insecurity. The journal considers cutting-edge contributions across the breadth of relevant academic disciplines, including agricultural, ecological, environmental, nutritional, and socio-economic sciences, public health and policy.

The scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Agricultural and environmental sciences, including genetics and systems ecology
  • Animal husbandry, fisheries science and plant science
  • Global change, biodiversity, climatology and abiotic stresses
  • Food technology and balancing agricultural outputs across food, feed, fibre and fuel
  • Economics, information sciences and decision theory
  • Strategies for the implementation of new policies and practices
  • Public health in relation to the condition of food and nutritional security

The pioneering advances in research reported in Agriculture & Food Security have far reaching implications both for the developing world and for sustainability in the developed world. The published articles are accessible not only to researchers, but are also of special interest to the wider community of farmers, development and public health workers, policy makers and the general public.

A new family of companion journals

At BMC, we are very excited to introduce a new family of companion journals in Agriculture and Livestock. This new family builds on, and better connects, existing leader BMC journals in the field, and expands the portfolio with new high-quality gold open access journals, aiming to support the same community of scientists.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.684
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.836

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 7
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 183

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,205,964
    Altmetric mentions: 169