Journal of Integrative Agriculture (JIA), formerly Agricultural Sciences in China (ASC), founded in 2002, is sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and the Chinese Association of Agricultural Science Societies (CAASS), and superintended by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China. JIA is an open access,  peer-reviewed and multi-disciplinary international journal and published monthly in English. JIA Editorial Board consists of 294 well-respected scholars of agricultural scientific fields. Prof. WU Kong-ming is the Chairman of the Board, and Prof. CHEN Hua-lan is the Editor-in-Chief. JIA has been published by Elsevier B.V. since 2006 and won the title of Outstanding Science & Technology Journal of China in 2008. From 2009, JIA has been indexed by SCIE. Currently, JIA is one of the leading academic journals in agricultural sciences in China. As released by JCR, the latest IF of the journal is 4.8.  Published articles of JIA are available both in print and electronic copies.

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    JIA promotes research and exchange of novel scientific discoveries and ideas for the advancement of agricultural sciences. The journal emphasizes interdisciplinary and systematic approaches addressing agricultural life science, agricultural sustainability, food science, agricultural environment, ecology and energy, rural development and urbanization, therefore to concern for human health and development around the globe.
    Aims & Scope
    JIA seeks to publish those papers that are influential and will significantly advance scientific understanding in agriculture fields worldwide. JIA publishes manuscripts in the five categories focusing on the five core subjects listed below.

    Commentary section is a platform to exchange viewpoints, praise and criticism each other in the agricultural science community. Authors may submit comments in regard to the contents published previously in JIA or bring up other issues that may be of interest and relevant to JIA. Commentary will appear at the beginning of the issue with no abstract or keywords.

    Review describes new development and highlight future directions of a specialized or interdisciplinary significance in agriculture sciences. They should be focused on providing insights and summary/context on the published findings and introducing some new concepts or viewpoints for solving the important unresolved questions by presenting the research background, approach, and outlook of the field. Most Reviews are solicited by the editors, but unsolicited submissions may also be considered.
    Research Article presents important new research results through reproducible experimental design, using genetic, biochemical, cell and molecular biological methods, statistical analyses, and other scientific methods.
    Short Communication is for a concise, but independent report representing a significant contribution to agriculture sciences. It is intended to publish these results that are exceptional interest and particularly topical and relevant, but the preliminary results. It should be limited to 2500 words, and could include no more than two figures or tables.
    Letter discusses materials published in JIA previously or issues of general interest. It should be no more than 400 words.  

    Core Subjects

    Crop Science· Horticulture · Plant Protection · Animal Science · Veterinary Medicine · Agro-Ecosystem & Environment · Food Science · Agricultural Economics and Management

    Crop Science
    --Crop genetics, breeding, germplasm resources
    --Crop cultivation, tillage, physiology

    --Horticultural crop (major vegetable and fruit crops) genetics, breeding, germplasm resources

    --Horticultural crop (major vegetable and fruit crops) cultivation, physiology, biochemistry

     Plant Protection
    --Plant pathology
    --Agricultural insect
    --Pesticide and weed science

     Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine
    --Animal genetics and breeding, nutrition and metabolism, reproduction,forage science
    --Basic veterinary, preventive veterinary, clinical veterinary
     Agro-Ecosystem & Environment
    --Plant nutrition 
    --Soil & fertilization
    --Soil microorganism
    --Agricultural remote sensing

     Food Science (focusing on grain, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, livestock and poultry)
    --Raw material quality evaluation
    --Postharvest physiology of fruits and vegetables
    --By-products deep processing and comprehensive utilization
    --Functional factors and nutritional health
    --Quality safety and inspection
    Agricultural Economics and Management
    -- Agricultural economics
    -- Food economics
    -- Environmental economics
    -- Agricultural policy
    -- Farm management


    JIA has been indexed in the following databases:
    ·Google Scholar
    ·Abstarct Journal (AJ)
    ·Zoological Record (ZR)
    ·AGRICultural OnLine Access (AGRICOLA)
    ·Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA)
    ·AGRIS Database of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
    ·Chinese Science and Technology Paper Citation Database (CSTPCD)
    ·Wanfang Data
    ·Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD)


    2006   First Prize of JINLI Award, 5th National Outstanding Agricultural Journals by Chinese Association of Agricultural Science Societies (CAASS);
    2008   Outstanding Science and Technology Journal of China by Institute of Scientific &Technical Information of China (ISTIC);
    2008   Ranked Top 10 Quality English Journals by General Administration of Press & Publication  of P. R. China (GAPPC);
    2012-2022 (11 times)   The Highest International Impact Academic Journal of China by China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House (CAJEPH), China Scientific Literature Evaluation and Measuring Research Center (CSLEMRC) and Tsinghua University Library;
    2017  Top 100 Chinese Sci-Tech Journals in 2017

    2013-2014  Special Fund on Key  Academic Journals by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
    2016-2018  Promoting Project for Leading Scientific Journals in China  by Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
    2016-2018  Climbing Peaking Program for Elite Journals in China by CAST
    2019-2023  China STEM Journal Excellence Action Plan by CAST

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