About California Agriculture
California Agriculture is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal reporting research, reviews and news from the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) of the University of California. The first issue was published in December 1946, making it one of the oldest, continuously published, land-grant university research journals in the country. The circulation is currently about 15,000 domestic and 1,800 international.
Mission and audience.
California Agriculture's mission is to publish scientifically sound research in a form that is accessible to a well-educated audience. In the last readership survey, 33% worked in agriculture, 31% were faculty members at universities or research scientists, and 19% worked in government agencies or were elected office holders.
California Agriculture is indexed by Thomson ISI's Current Contents (Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences) and SCIE, the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau databases, Proquest, AGRICOLA and Google Scholar. In addition, all peer-reviewed articles are posted at the California Digital Library's eScholarship Repository.
Authors are primarily but not exclusively from UC's ANR; in 2005 and 2006, 14% and 34% (respectively) were based at other UC campuses, or other universities and research institutions.
In 2005 and 2006, 13% and 21% (respectively) of reviewers came from universities and research institutions or agencies outside ANR.
Our rejection rate is currently 26%. In addition, in two recent years the Associate Editors sent back 11% and 26% for complete resubmission prior to peer review.
All manuscripts submitted for publication in California Agriculture undergo double-blind, anonymous peer review. Each submission is forwarded to the appropriate Associate Editor for evaluation, who then nominates three qualified reviewers. If the first two reviews are affirmative, the article is accepted. If one is negative, the manuscript is sent to a third reviewer. The Associate Editor makes the final decision, in consultation with the Managing and Executive Editors.
After peer review and acceptance, all manuscripts are extensively edited by the California Agriculture staff to ensure readability for an educated lay audience and multidisciplinary academics.
California Agriculture manages the peer review of manuscripts online. Please read our Writing Guidelines before submitting an article; go to http://californiaagriculture.ucop.edu/submissions.html for more information.
The editorial staff welcomes your letters, comments and suggestions. Please write to us at: 6701 San Pablo Ave., 2nd floor, Oakland, CA 94608, or firstname.lastname@example.org . Include your full name and address. Letters may be edited for space and clarity.
Subscriptions are free within the United States, and $24 per year outside the United States. Single copies are $5 each. Go to http://californiaagriculture.ucop.edu/resub.html or write to us. International orders must include payment by check or money order in U.S. funds, payable to the UC Regents. MasterCard/Visa accepted; include complete address, signature and expiration date.
Articles may be reprinted, provided no advertisement for a commercial product is implied or imprinted. Please credit California Agriculture, University of California, citing volume and number, or complete date of issue, followed by inclusive page numbers. Indicate ©[[year]] The Regents of the University of California. Photographs in print or online may not be reprinted without permission.