The Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal is published in printed and electronic forms by the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network (APEN). Its purpose is to support innovation and practice change in primary industries and natural resource management by publishing high-quality articles on extension research and practice relevant to Australia, New Zealand and the broader Australasia-Pacific Region. It focuses on extension aspects of agribusiness systems and natural resource systems.
The journal reflects the multidisciplinary character of APEN, encompassing work relevant to academic researchers and extension practitioners in agriculture, agribusiness and natural resource management. The Editor will decide whether the paper is to be accepted, rejected or sent back to the author for improvements before sending to reviewers or publication. The Journal publishes:
Research papers contain research into agricultural and natural resource change management, extension, development and innovation systems issues that follow rigorous and recognised disciplinary research methodologies. Papers will be reviewed by the Editor and double-blind reviewed by two Editorial Board members or selected reviewers. Papers for this section target professional extension practitioners, researchers and educators. They should not exceed 7500 words.
Literature reviews should be academic reviews in the fields of agricultural and natural resource change management, extension, development and innovation systems issues. The paper should follow a well-defined structure and will be reviewed by the Editor and double blind-reviewed by two Editorial Board members or selected reviewers. Maximum length is 5000 words.
Practice papers provide a forum for practitioners and academics to share their experiences and practical innovations with others in the fields of agricultural extension, farm management and natural resource management. They are informal, accessible articles that document successes, failures and lessons from extension professionals’ experiences. Papers will be reviewed by the editor and an agricultural extension professional. Maximum length is 4000 words.
APEN conference Keynote papers
Presenters of Keynote conference papers at APEN conferences will be given an opportunity to publish a paper based on their conference presentation. The focus is also on informal, accessible articles rather than academic articles. The paper will be reviewed by the editor. Papers should not exceed 5000 words.