African Journal of Range and Forage Science

The leading rangeland and pastoral journal in Africa
 

African Journal of Range and Forage Science

The leading rangeland and pastoral journal in Africa

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The Journal is dedicated to publishing quality original material that advances rangeland ecology and pasture management in Africa. Contributions reporting on research not done in Africa, which is applicable in Africa, are welcome.

The Journal promotes both science and its application and authors are encouraged to explicitly identify the practical implications of their work.

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Aims & Scope

Peer-reviewed research papers and research notes deal primarily with all aspects of rangeland and pasture ecology and management, including the ecophysiology and biogeochemistry of rangelands and pastures, terrestrial plant–herbivore interactions (both domestic and wild), rangeland assessment and monitoring, effects of climate change on rangelands, rangeland and pasture management, rangeland rehabilitation, ecosystem services in support of production, conservation and biodiversity goals and the identification and development of intensive and semi-intensive pasture and forage resources to meet livestock production needs in Africa.

Articles highlighting transdisciplinary linkages among biophysical and social sciences that support management, policy and societal values are particularly encouraged.

The Journal includes relevant book reviews and invited perspectives that contribute to the development of range and forage science in Africa. Letters to the editor that debate issues raised in the Journal are acceptable. The African Journal of Range & Forage Science is the official journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa.

Submit an Article

The African Journal of Range and Forage Science, in collaboration with Taylor & Francis and NISC, has introduced an Online Submission System as of January 2010.

All research articles and research notes should now be submitted to the journal via this channel, although the Journal Administrator will remain on hand to assist. To submit your manuscript, go to ManuscriptCentral and register. Most of the GSSA members and many of the GSSA database are already registered so enter your email address into the "Password Help" box on the right hand side of the log-in page, and click "Go".

You will be sent an e-mail providing you with a temporary password which you can then use to log-in to the site and upload your manuscript following the instructions given. If you have any problems, please contact the Journal Administrator.

Accessing the AJRFS online with Taylor & Francis Online

  1. As a paid up member of the Society, you should have received activation instructions from NISC. Check your inbox including the spam box!! If you have not received these, then email Lester Isaacs and request them.
  2. You should now have access to all content back to the first issue published in 1966. Happy reading!
  3. If you cannot access issues before 1998, please let Lester Isaacs and the GSSA Administrator know, and your account settings will be updated from the Taylor & Francis default.
  4. If you have any problems, please contact the GSSA Administrator

Joining the society

Members of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa receive a hard copy of each journal when it is published, have no page charges for publlished manuscripts and have free online access to all issues published since 1966.

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Previous ratings

  • Impact Factor 2015: 1.250 ©2016 Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports®
    SJR Indicator 2015: 0.565 ©2016 Scimago Lab, Scopus®
  • Impact Factor 2014: 0.971 ©2016 Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports®
    SJR Indicator 2014: 0.31 ©2016 Scimago Lab, Scopus®
  • Impact Factor 2013: 0.367 ©2015 Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports®
    SJR Indicator 2013: 0.224 ©2015 Scimago Lab, Scopus®
  • Impact Factor 2012: 0.432 ©2015 Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports®
    SJR Indicator 2012: 0.038 ©2015 Scimago Lab, Scopus®
  • Impact Factor 2011: 0.600 ©2015 Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports®
    SJR Indicator 2011: 0.033 ©2015 Scimago Lab, Scopus®
  • First Impact Factor 2010: 0.262 ©2015 Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports®
    SJR Indicator 2010: 0.031 ©2015 Scimago Lab, Scopus®

Journal previously known as:

  • Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
  • Proceedings of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
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