ISSN 2047-3710
International Journal of Agricultural Management 

New Editor

Professor Matt Lobley, Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, is the new Editor of IJAM.  Matt is no stranger to IJAM, as he has been a member of the Editorial Board since its inauguration, a trusted reviewer and author of a refereed article.  He takes over from Martyn Warren, Editor for the first three and a half years of the journal's life.

Volume 5, number 1/2 of IJAM is now available to subscribers on the Ingenta website at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iagrm. 

Contents :

Brexit: ultimately it’s trade that matters

Sean Rickard


Understanding work organization factors on thoroughbred farms in south eastern United States

Jennifer E. Swanberg, Jessica Miller Clouser, Ashley M. Bush Susan Westneat and Deborah Reed


Evaluating the feasibility of beginning a cow/calf operation

Damona Doye, Roger Sahs and Seth Menefee


Development of a dairy industry in a new area – land use change in Canterbury, New Zealand

Marvin C. Pangborn, Keith B. Woodford and Peter l. Nuthall


Impact of the 2014-2020 CAP reform on the economic performance of Polish farms

Edward Majewski, Adam Wąs and Stefania Czekaj


A decision support model for the adoption of precision agriculture practices

H.P. Maré and Frikkie.A. Maré



All issues up to and including Vol 3-2 are now available free to non-subscribers at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iagrm   

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