Information For Librarians

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development(JAFSCD: ISSN 2152-0801, online only) 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, then is aggregated into a quarterly issue for indexing purposes.

Learn about our very reasonable library subscription rates and view our license agreement. You can also view our list of institutional subscribers.

We are indexed in databases from CABI, EBSCOhost, ProQuest, CNKI (one of China's largest A&I databases—forthcoming), and in the U.S. National Agriculture Library's AGRICOLA database. See the complete list.

Benefits for your academic community:

  • Access to the world’s only peer-reviewed, applied research and policy journal devoted to community-based food systems and agriculture development.
  • A multidisciplinary journal that bridges the interests of both scholars and professionals who are working to develop more equitable and sustainable food systems.
  • An international journal with more than 150 reviewers and advisers from around the world with expertise in urban agriculture, local food marketing, farmland protection, food insecurity, and more.
  • Full-text articles by CAB Abstracts as of our first issue.
  • Articles are published online as they are approved, and are gathered into quarterly issues for indexing purposes. Access is online only, with formatted PDFs available for viewing and/or printing.
  • We are a member of CrossRef and deposit JAFSCD's content in the DOI system for persistent web linking. 
  • We participate in both LOCKSS and Portico to ensure perpetual access to JAFSCD content . 
You may like to read a librarian's review of JAFSCD in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, published in 2012. It's by Madeleine Charney, a librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

To ensure fair pricing, we use a pricing structure with 8 tiers based on the size of your student body. Multiple sites are allowed under the license agreement.

 Tier Pricing for 2018 

Regular Rate (US$)

Tier 1 (1–999 FTE students)



Tier 2 (1,000–2,999 FTE students)



Tier 3 (3,000–9,999 FTE students)



Tier 4 (10,000–19,999 FTE students)



Tier 5 (20,000–29,999 FTE students)



Tier 6 (30,000–39,999 FTE students)



Tier 7 (40,000–49,999 FTE students)



Tier 8 (50,000+ FTE students)



JAFSCD can be ordered through these and other subscription agents:

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