ISSN 2047-3710
International Journal of Agricultural Management 

Volume 3, number 4 (July 2014) of IJAM is now available to subscribers on the Ingenta website at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iagrm. 

Contents :

Roger Turner               Rural businesses: central to the countryside or just an add-on? 


Refereed Articles

Paul Wilson              Farmer characteristics associated with improved and high farm business performance 

Anamaria Gaudencia Martins, Peter Goldsmith, Altair Moura

Managerial factors affecting post-harvest loss: the case of Mato Grosso Brazil

Brodrick O.  Awerije and Sanzidur Rahman

Profitability and efficiency of cassava production at the farm-level in Delta State, Nigeria

Daniel Hoop, Gabriele Mack, Stefan Mann and Dierk Schmid 

On the dynamics of agricultural labour input and their impact on productivity and income: an empirical study of Swiss family farms

Aksana Chyzheuskaya, Cathal O'Donoghue and Stephen O’Neill

Using a farm micro-simulation model to evaluate the impact of the nitrogen reduction mitigation measures on farm income in Ireland  

Kevin Kilcline , Cathal O’Donoghue, Thia Hennessy, Stephen Hynes

Economic Factors affecting concentrate usage on Irish sheep farms  

Book Review        

Oladele O. Idowu  
Development Field Work: A Practical Guide, by Regina Scheyvens (editor)

All issues up to and including Vol 2-4 are now available free to non-subscribers at

Here's a useful and readable guide for would-be authors of journal articles If every author followed this advice they would save themselves, and the IJAM Editor, a great deal of time and effort.  And, in some cases, disappointment:  http://getalifephd.blogspot.hu/2014/05/how-to-publish-article-in-academic.html

Even better is  How to get your writing published in scholarly journals by Linda Olson, a free download from Proofreading Services:  www.proof-reading-services.org/guide/index.html  This is stuffed full of good advice, written by someone who understands the frustrations of being a journal editor.  I particularly like the emphasis on careful observance of the guidance for contributors - very few submissions to IJAM get this right, and some get it so wrong that they bite the dust immediately.  If you want your article to have the best chance of publication, and your Editor to stay sane, read this book!

Back issues
of Journal of Farm Management and Journal of International Farm Management are also available, free of charge, on the ingenta website.

Stylish academic writing: 
see this thought-provoking article from Times Higher Education at http://tinyurl.com/8zufcbr