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 3 of IJAM is now available to subscribers on the Ingenta website at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iagrm. 

Contents :


Craigmore Commentary: Investing in a Policy Innovation World

Forbes Elworthy


Refereed Articles


Corn and Soybeans in the Central Black Soil Region of Russia: A fundamental shift in cropping patterns ahead of us?

Sergey Chetvertakov and Yelto Zimmer


Risk adjusted cost efficiency indices

Elizabeth A. Yeager and Michael R. Langemeier


Farm succession in Texas:  A qualitative approach

Kelly Lange, Jeff Johnson, Phillip Johnson, Darren Hudson, Chenggang Wang, A. William “Bill” Gustafson


Planned intentions versus actual behaviour: assessing the reliability of intention surveys in predicting farmers’ production levels post decoupling

Thia Hennessy, Fiona Thorne and Anne Kinsella


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