WELCOME TO THE JOURNAL SECTION
Announcing the all new:
International Journal of Agricultural Management (IJAM).
The new Journal of International Agricultural Management (IJAM) replaces our previous Journal of International Farm Management (JIFM) as the official Journal of the International Farm Management Association.
This new Journal (launched in October 2011) is a joint publication with the Institute of Agricultural Management UK (replacing their Journal of Farm Management).
In the side panel alongside you will find several links to information about the new Journal including a link to the IJAM administrative website.
If you wish to contribute a paper please visit the IJAM Admin website to see the guidance for authors and where to send your paper.
Members of IFMA can access the the new IJAM journal free of charge and they should have received their personal registration and subscription details.
The first four editions of Volume 1 have been published and the first edition of Volume 2. Several Editions that are over 1 year since publication are now available as 'free content' as a promotion for the new journal.
To visit the IJAM webpage on the professional journal publishing website of IngentaConnect Click here .
Also on the IngentaConnect website you can find back copies of previous editions of both the JIFM (IFMA) and the Journal of Farm Management (IAgrM). All with 'free content' access.
Information about the old JIFM Journal (ISSN 1816-2495) - Now Discontinued.
We are no longer accepting papers for JIFM.
The Journal of International Farm Management commenced publication, as Farm Management International, in 1985. In 1992 the Journal assumed its current title. We launched the Journal as an 'online journal' with the first edition in July 2005.
The Journal is published under the auspices of the International Farm Management Association. The Association decided in 2003 to move from hard copy format to on-line publication only.
The Journal of International Farm Management was a refereed journal. Articles submitted for publication underwent a peer review process before being accepted for publication. The peer review process was designed to ensure that articles meet certain standards and that the Journal is a publication of high academic standing.
The Journal sought articles from those working in all the fields of farm management. Therefore it was not just for academics, but was also open to contributions from all those involved in farm management; farmers, growers, consultants, advisers, administrators or those concerned with agricultural policies which have implications for farm management. The new Journal has the same aims, but provides a wider perspective and is not limited to peer review papers.
Farm management takes place in a wide range of environments. Physical resources, the economic and policy environment, technology and risks and farm size, vary considerably. Farms can range from subsistence operations meeting only family needs to large scale corporations trading between countries. Differences are obvious, but there is also commonality. All farm businesses must be managed even though the goals differ. Choices must be made and risks must be managed.
The purpose of the Journal was to provide a forum for those in the farm management field, to share experiences with others, from which we can all learn.
The objectives of the Journal were to:
- Present papers relevant to farmers/growers, advisors, consultants, academics, students and to all others interested in farm management in its widest sense.
- Report new challenges and pressures that are developing, for the use of agricultural and rural resources around the world.
- Encourage practical and problem solving contributions highlighting the common nature of farm management principles across geographical, cultural, social and national boundaries. Lessons from other sectors such as forestry, horticulture, viticulture, aquaculture and ranching are particularly welcome.