Information For Authors

JAFSCD is the world's only peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal focused solely on food and farming-related community development. JAFSCD uses a double-blind peer review process, with expert reviewers who include researchers, scholars, and food systems professionals in the field. Each accepted article is published online immediately after copy-editing and formatting, and then is aggregated into a quarterly issue for indexing purposes.

Interested in submitting to JAFSCD?

We recommend that you carefully review the About the Journal page for the journal's submission policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Also read about Types of Manuscripts we accept, including word counts and other guidance. Then complete the JAFSCD Query Form and send it to editor in chief Duncan Hilchey. We do not accept unsolicited submissions, but we respond promptly to inquiries and/or query forms. If your manuscript is approved for peer review, we'll send you instructions for uploading it to Manuscript FastTrack, our editorial management system.

See our current call for papers. Note that we accept papers on any topic related to food systems throughout the year.

We charge a publication fee, but f your institution subscribes the fee is waived. Check the list of library and agency subscribers to see if your institution is on it. If you do not have resources to support publication, you can request a waiver—we do not mean to discourage submissions due to lack of resources.