Recently, while the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 in China has been effectively controlled, new infection cases continue rising in the rest of world. As the epidemic continues to spread globally, more and more countries have to adopt drastic measures to protect people from COVID-19 and control the spread. While these emergency measures are necessary, they could potentially lead to supply chain disruptions and a negative impact on economy as well as in agriculture. We have to be aware of the challenge and concerns brought by this new coronavirus to our agriculture system and farmers, and thus to take positive actions to ensure a quick recovery of agricultural and rural economy.
In response, the Journal of Integrative Agriculture (JIA) is organizing a special focus entitled “Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture and Farmers” to have better understandings of these issues. Sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and published by Elsevier, JIA provides an active and comprehensive forum for agricultural scientists to disseminate their newest scientific discoveries. JIA is a fully OA journal on ScienceDirect and the current impact factor is 1.337.
This call includes (but are not limited to) the following topics from China and the rest of world:
• Impacts on agricultural production
• Impacts on agricultural markets and international trade
• Impacts on farmer livelihoods, income and rural poverty
• Impacts on consumer behavior and food consumption
• Lessons on responding strategies and policies in agriculture and rural areas
The special focus will be organized by Executive Editor-in-Chief HUANG Ji-kun
, Peking University. For further questions, please contact Managing Editor WENG Ling-yun
, Tel: +86-10-82106280, E-mail:[email protected]
For those who are interested in contributing, please submit a title and detailed abstract (including the research objective, data and methods, main results and conclusions; in English or Chinese) by April 5, 2020, to Prof. HUANG Ji-kun ([email protected]
) and Managing Editor WENG Ling-yu ([email protected]) .
All full papers should be submitted and presented in English.
This special focus will strictly follow the editorial policy of JIA. All manuscripts must be passed by rigorous peer-review process.
Submission (Title and Abstract) Deadline: April 5, 2020
Submission (Full paper in English) Deadline: May 15, 2020