ISSN 2047-3710
International Journal of Agricultural Management 

New Editor

Dr Matt Lobley, Co-Director of the Centre for Rural Policy Research 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 4, number 4 (July 2015) of IJAM is now available to subscribers on the Ingenta website at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iagrm. 

Contents :


The best of British farmers, what gives them the edge?

Graham Redman


Refereed Articles

Maize cultivars for anaerobic digestion and animal nutrition in Europe

Mike Wilkinson


The role of differing farming motivations on the adoption of nutrient management practices

Cathal Buckley, Peter Howley and Phil Jordan


Rural livelihood adoption framework: A conceptual and analytical framework for studying adoption of new activities by small farmers

Thi Phuong Dinh, Don Cameron and Xuan Thuan Nguyen


Market risk management and the demand for forward contracts among Irish dairy farmers

Jason Loughrey, Fiona Thorne, Anne Kinsella, Thia Hennessy, Cathal O’Donoghue and Xavier Vollenweider

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