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Agriculture and Agronomy - Featured journals, books and series

  • Journal of Wood Science

    • Open access

    The Journal of Wood Science provides an international forum for the exchange of knowledge and the discussion of current issues in wood and wood utilization.

    It publishes original articles on basic and applied research dealing with the science, technology, and engineering of wood, wood components, wood and wood-based products, and wood constructions. Articles concerned with pulp and paper, fiber resources from non-woody plants, wood-inhabiting insects and fungi, wood biomass, and environmental and ecological issues in forest products are also included. The journal publishes review articles on selected topics concerning wood science and related fields.

    This is the official journal of the Japan Wood Research Society.

  • Rice

    • Open access

    Rice is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. Rice fills a critical need in basic and applied plant science journal publishing, offering the world’s only high-quality serial publication for reporting current advances in rice genetics, structural and functional genomics, comparative genomics, molecular biology and physiology, molecular breeding and comparative biology. Rice publishes review articles and original papers in all of the aforementioned areas and serves as the primary source of newly published information for researchers and students in rice and related research.

    The full text of all research articles is deposited in PubMed Central, the US National Library of Medicine's full-text repository of life science literature.

    The journal went open access in 2012, which means that all articles published since then are freely available online.

  • Organic Agriculture and Climate Change

    • Monograph
    • 2023
    Klaus Lorenz, Rattan Lal
    • Provides a comprehensive overview on the effects of climate change on organic agriculture

    • Focuses on the scientific understanding of soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions

    • Provides an outlook on the combination of organic and conventional agriculture practices to mitigate climate change

  • Umami Taste for Health

    • Professional book
    • 2024
    • Open access
    Ana San Gabriel, Tia M. Rains, Gary Beauchamp
    • Provides an overview of the relationship between umami and human health
    • Explores the potential of glutamate to lower salt intake, promote satiation and support healthier aging
    • Covers practical culinary applications of umami flavor and practical usage of umami for promoting healthy eating
    • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access
  • Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

    Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion.

    Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources.

    Because most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

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