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About us

California Agriculture is a peer-reviewed journal reporting research, reviews and news from the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The first issue of California Agriculture was published in December 1946, making it one of the oldest, continuously published, land-grant university research publications in the country. It is also one of the largest circulation publications of its kind (about 10,000 domestic and 1,00 foreign subscribers).

The authors are primarily, but not exclusively, faculty from the University of California. It is currently published quarterly.


The journal is indexed by AGRICOLA; Current Contents (Thomson ISI Web of Science, including Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences database, and the SCIE database); Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau (CAB) databases; EBSCO (Academic Search Complete); Elsevier; Gale (Academic OneFile); Proquest; and others, including open-access databases. It has high visibility on Google and Google Scholar searches. All peer-reviewed articles are posted to the ANR and California Digital Library's eScholarship repositories. In the 2015 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports, the journal's 5-year impact factor was 1.02.


California Agriculture publishes refereed original research, and reviews of the same, in a form accessible to a well-educated audience. In the last readership survey, 33% worked in agriculture, 31% were university faculty or research scientists, and 19% worked in government agencies or were elected office holders.

Letters, comments, and suggestions

The editorial staff of California Agriculture welcomes your letters, comments and suggestions. Include your full name and address. Letters may be edited for space and clarity.

Peer-review policies

All manuscripts submitted for publication in California Agriculture must undergo anonymous peer review before they can be accepted. We forward each submission to the appropriate Associate Editor, who makes an initial determination of its scientific soundness and suitability for California Agriculture's audience. The Associate Editor then nominates at least three qualified reviewers. If the first two reviews are affirmative, the article is accepted. If one is negative, we send the manuscript to a third reviewer. The final decision is made by the Associate Editor in consultation with the Managing and Executive Editors.

Authors, reviewers, rejection rate

Authors are primarily but not exclusively from ANR; in the past 2 years, 25% were based at other UC or CSU campuses, in government agencies or at other universities and research institutions. In the same period, 39% of reviewers came from outside ANR.

In the past 2 years, roughly 40% of submitted papers that have entered our peer-review process have been rejected. Roughly 50% of submissions are rejected by the editors without peer review due to a mismatch with the journal's scope or clear weaknesses in the research or its presentation.



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Ann Senuta, Director of Publishing and Production
(530) 750-1224,

Jim Downing, Executive Editor
(530) 750-1352,

Deborah Thompson, Managing Editor
(530) 750-1223,

Will Suckow, Art Director
(530) 750-1220,

Ordering and Administrative support, Carol Lopez:
(510) 665-2163,


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