Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales

ISSN: 2346-3775

JCR Impact Factor 2019: 0.703 / Scopus CiteScore 2019: 1.30 / SCImago Journal Rank: 0.37

Genetic Resources Communication

 – a new paper category in Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales

As of 30 November 2019, the Journal has established a new paper category, Genetic Resources Communication (GRC). Papers in this category document the characterization and evaluation of large/comprehensive collections of germplasm of tropical and subtropical forage species and are accompanied by relevant data sets that are considered, in general, too extensive for publication in other paper categories such as Research Article. GRC papers contribute to safeguarding information which otherwise would not be easily accessible by the research community or even might become lost.

GRC papers are treated in the same way as research papers, so should be structured accordingly, and are peer-reviewed. They are not meant to consist merely of data sets with limited description but should contain all relevant methodological details as in a Research Article and culminate in clear conclusions and suggestions.

Submissions for this paper category are welcome, even when they present data collected years ago.

With the establishment of this paper category, Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales follows the publication series of the Australian CSIRO Tropical Agriculture Genetic Resources Communication (ISSN 0159-6071) published during 1980‒2000. By kind permission of CSIRO, 32 issues that deal with tropical and subtropical forages can be accessed at the ‘Former Journals’ button.

Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales (ISSN official abbreviation: Trop. grassl.-Forrajes trop.) is an international, bilingual, peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal created in 2012 as the result of a merger of the former journal Tropical Grasslands, published from 1967 to 2010 by the Tropical Grassland Society of Australia Inc., and the former journal Pasturas Tropicales, published from 1979 to 2007 by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT, its Spanish acronym). The Journal is published every four months by CIAT in Cali, Colombia, with the issues corresponding to the periods February‒May, June‒September and October‒January, respectively.

The creation of the Journal was made possible through an anonymous donation in memory of the late José M. Toledo, leader of the then CIAT Tropical Pastures Program in the 1980s. The Journal is currently sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS). This allows publication without any article submission and processing charges (APC).

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Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales is managed by a 7-member Management Committee, including the two Journal editors. The Journal relies upon a 23-member Editorial Board.The Journal is committed to following standards of ethical behavior as summarized in its Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

The Journal editors are Lyle Winks, based in Brisbane, Australia, and responsible for contributions in English language; and Rainer Schultze-Kraft, based in CIAT headquarters, Cali, Colombia, and responsible for contributions in Spanish language.

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Vol 8, No 2: May 2020

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