Journal of Sustainable and Organic Agricultural Systems

opens 2019 a new focus and format

Landbauforschung Journal of Sustainable and Organic Agricultural Systems, publishes international research results and discusses new developments towards sustainable agricultural systems.

Of special interest here is the further development of agricultural systems to generally fulfil the sustainable development goals of organic farming systems and specifically the goals of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030.

Interdisciplinary contributions, approaches and perspectives from all scientific disciplines are needed and welcome to cover the broad scope of the journal.

Each issue addresses a previously-announced special topic. Contributions from all related research fields and interdisciplinary approaches within the given theme are welcome. Original scientific research results, reviews and discussion papers may be submitted.

The journal is published in English. Discussion papers may be written in English or German. Submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review. We also aim at publishing review processes and opinions in agreement with the authors.

Landbauforschung Journal of Sustainable and Organic Agricultural Systems is published by the Thünen Institute of Organic Farming in Trenthorst, Germany. Authors are responsible for the content of their articles and contributions. The publishers are not liable for the content.

All contributions are available open access. The print edition is published two times a year. Articles are available online after acceptance (see "Online First").


Topics in 2019

Next issue: Call for papers and opinions on :

Exploration and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in ruminant and grassland systems


Deadline: 30. April 2019


Guest editor: Dr. Claudia Heidecke

(Staff Unit Climate Protection at the Thünen Institute)


Landbauforschung is indexed in: CAB International, Science Citation Index Expanded, Current Contents – Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Scopus, Web of Science.

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current issues

Landbauforschung 3-4/2017

Landbauforschung 2/2017

Landbauforschung 1/2017

Landbauforschung 4/2016

Landbauforschung 3/2016