ISSN 2047-3710
International Journal of Agricultural Management 

Volume 4, number 1 (October 2014) of IJAM is now available to subscribers on the Ingenta website at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iagrm. 

Contents :


Ian Ashbridge
               Opportunity Agriculture


Refereed Articles

Jane Mills, James Taylor, Janet Dwyer and Jennifer Bartlett             

                      The well-being benefits of sensory-rich farm visits

Jan Schwarze, Gesa Sophie Holst and Oliver Mußhoff

Do farmers act like perfectly rational profit maximisers?  Results of an extra-laboratory experiment

Terry W.  Griffin, Tyler B.  Mark, Craig L.  Dobbins and James M.  Lowenberg-DeBoer

Estimating whole farm costs of conducting on-farm research on Midwestern US corn and soybean farms: a linear programming approach

Sanzidur Rahman and Brodrick O.  Awerije

Marketing efficiency of cassava products in Delta State, Nigeria: a stochastic profit frontier approach

Breda Lally and Tom M.  van Rensburg

Reducing nitrogen applications on Irish dairy farms: effectiveness and efficiency of different strategies 

All issues up to and including Vol 3-1 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