Farrer Review Series
The Farrer Review Series has been established to perpetuate the scientific endeavour of William James Farrer (3 April 1845 – 16 April 1906). The Farrer Memorial Trust has agreed to the establishment of the new review series in Crop & Pasture Science.
The Farrer Review is a prestigious, invited review that is authored by a world leader in their research field in crop and pasture sciences. It should give a critical overview of a subject of high current interest, in which there have been important recent developments. Authors are encouraged to take a stance and lead the reader through the field. Overall a review should take us forward and show where a field is heading. The introduction should arouse the reader´s interest, describing the background, significance, and development of the field, and should be comprehensible to a broad audience. The main part of the review should be a comprehensive but critical analysis of recent (last three to five years) developments, current problems, and future directions. The review should conclude with a synthesis of ideas and propose future strategic direction in the field.
Information for potential authors
- The Co-Editor-in-Chiefs make the final decision on the suitability of a topic for a Farrer Review.
- Timelines of 3-4 months (submission to online publication) but conditional on the author revising the manuscript promptly.
- Free online access after publication.
- The Farrer Reviews will be grouped as a series on the website.
- Reviews will be about 8-10 journal pages (~8000-9000 words in length).
The Farrer Reviews can be viewed online.
Critical Reviews interpret the literature in an original and innovative way as well as indicating fruitful areas of further research. The reviews may be current reviews which focus on exciting new developments in a relevant field, or take a more historical perspective. Historical reviews must in all cases point to new research directions which will advance the science of agriculture.
All critical reviews should summarize a body of knowledge and, from it, formulate ideas and recommendations that would be useful to agricultural research in Australia and overseas. If new experimental data are included in the review, sufficient detail about methods should be provided so that other investigators can repeat the work. Summary diagrams should be used where possible to reduce the amount of description required to introduce a topic.
Authors should remember the wide readership of the Journal when preparing their article, and are advised to discuss the review with a member of the Editorial Board or a ´commissioning´ Associate Editor before submission.
Enquiries about potential topics and/or authors should be sent to:
Dr Sergio G. Atienza
Crop & Pasture Science
Departamento de Mejora Genética
Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Apdo. 4084, E-14080 Córdoba
Telephone +34 9 5749 9260
Winthrop Professor Zed Rengel, FCAAS
Crop & Pasture Science
School of Earth and Environment
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway, M087
Crawley WA 6009
Telephone +61 8 6488 2557