Call for Applications: Editor-in-Chief

Posted 16 March 2022 by under Announcements & Notices • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
Call for Applications: Editor-in-Chief

The Grassland Society of Southern Africa (GSSA) is seeking an Editor-in-Chief for its official journal, the African Journal of Range and Forage Science. The African Journal of Range & Forage Science is the leading rangeland and pastoral journal in Africa.

The journal is dedicated to publishing quality original material that advances rangeland ecology and pasture management. The journal aims to publish research of international importance from any region, but as an African journal, we are particularly interested in research from Africa and relevant to the continent. The journal promotes both science and its application and authors are encouraged to explicitly identify the practical implications of their work.

The journal is included in the Science Citation Index with an Impact Factor of 1.293 and a 5-year Impact Factor of 1.623. The journal has also been included on Scopus (CiteScore = 3.5). The journal metrics are on an upward trajectory with record metrics every year. Typically the journal receives over 170 manuscripts annually of which 10 to 15% are submitted for special issues, about 5% as invited book reviews, and the remainder are unsolicited. Four issues are published every year, with an occasional supplementary issue.

NISC and Taylor & Francis co-publish the journal, providing logistics, marketing, and an online publishing platform. The journal uses the industry-leading manuscript submission and review system, ScholarOne. The Editor-in-Chief is further supported by the Journal Administrator, a team of Associate Editors, and an Editorial Advisory Board.



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- Author - African Journal of Range & Forage Science
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