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 publishes:
Field Notes papers
APEN conference Keynote papers
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. Submissions are reviewed by the Editor and double-blind reviewed by two Editorial Board members or selected reviewers. 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. Submissions will be reviewed by the Editor and double blind-reviewed by two Editorial Board members or selected reviewers. Maximum length is 5000 words.
Field Notes papers
Field Notes 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. The are informal, accessible articles that document successes, failures and lessons from extension professionals’ experiences. They are reviewed by the Editor and an extension professional. Maximum length is 4000 words.
Papers relevant to the Journal's key areas of interest are welcome. Please submit your paper to the Editor, or contact them if you have queries.
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