Why Publish in JAFSCD?

JAFSCD endeavors to break away from the confines of traditional academic publishing and contribute to the community of practice where practitioners who work on agriculture and food system issues (e.g., staff of nonprofit groups, public agencies, consultants, activists, and others) can collaborate with academics (students, researchers, scholars, educators, etc.).

The basic benefits of publishing in JAFSCD include:

  • Contributing to and filling the gaps in the emerging body of literature in the nascent field of agriculture and food systems.
  • Proliferating best practices, including new strategies, techniques, and approaches.
  • Contributing to the critical dialog between practitioners and academia and encouraging collaboration in applied research and publishing.
  • Taking the opportunity for personal and professional development.