Focus and Scope

Agronomía Mesoamericana was born on the XXXV Meeting of the Central American Strengthening of Crops and Animals Cooperative Program (PCCMCA, in Spanish), held in Honduras in 1989. Its purpose is to disseminate the research results that are presented in these annual meetings. The first volume was published and distributed in 1990, during the XXXVI Meeting of PCCMCA in El Salvador. Nowadays its objective is to disseminate scientific information through the publication of articles, short communications, technical notes and literature reviews, related with food and agriculture sciences from anywhere in the world, emphasized in tropical and subtropical zones, especially from Mesoamerican and the Caribbean. Aimed towards the area's scientific community, which includes researchers, academic professors and students.

In accordance with the rules from the Agronomía Mesoamericana journal, the authors of the scientific works have the following rights over their published work: they can present them in public, prepare derivative works, reproduce and distribute them. Users of the journal can mention the information contained in the published material (as long as they cite them correctly, otherwise they recur in plagiarism) with teaching and research purposes. 

Peer Review Process

The work’s receipt date will be granted after it has complied with the Writer’s Instructive Guide and the Format Guide, both can be requested in the following emails: pccmca@gmail.com or pccmca@ucr.ac.cr; or can be consulted in the electronic journal in the following link: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromeso         

All the works must be submitted electronically, writers can register in the following link: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromeso/user/register. Also, the works must be original, unpublished and cannot be proposed partially or completely to another journal. Every publication is going to be disseminated in electronic media, according to the disclosure rules and the transfer of rights from the author 

Agronomía Mesoamericana does not charge for submissions, editing, and publication. Works will be peer-reviewed by external experts, with experience on the subject; these will be selected based on their academic formation and publications on scientific journals.

Peers will analyze the works in order to determine the validity of the proposed objectives, the methodology used and the obtained results, as well as its contribution to or impact on the scientific field. They will be granted a month to provide the review results. If the process is delayed, it will be sent to other specialists and the author(s) will be asked if they agree to wait longer for the publication or to retreat from the editing process. In case there is dissidence between the criteria of the specialists, it will be sent to another to define it. Once the work has been approved, the final version will be sent to the authors for them to review and approve it in a maximum term of five business days.

The Editorial Board reserves its right to assert the works according to their impact and content. 

The evaluation model used in Mesoamerican Agronomy  is double-blind

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes in bulk as part of a number with its own table of contents at the beginning of the period. The journal is quarterly and publishes a number that covers from January to April, another from May to August and another from September to December. Each number is published on the first day of the period it comprises.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Working hours

Working hours are:

1. From Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3 pm with Meliza Villegas.

Phone number:(506) 2511-7765

email: meliza.villegas@gmail.com

2. Also from Monday to thrusday from 7 am to 3 pm with Nancy León Ulate.

Phone number: (506) 2511-7770

email: pccmca@gmail.com

Sponsors

Research Vicerectory, proyect Nº 736-92-721

  • Universidad de Costa Rica

Journal History

Agronomía Mesoamericana journal was born on the XXXV Meeting of the Central American Strengthening of Crops and Animals Cooperative Program (PCCMCA, in Spanish), held in Honduras in 1989. Its purpose is to disseminate the research results that are presented in these annual meetings. The first volume was published and distributed in 1990, during the XXXVI Meeting of PCCMCA in El Salvador. Nowadays its objective is to disseminate scientific information through the publication of articles, short communications, technical notes and literature reviews, related with food and agriculture sciences from anywhere in the world, emphasized in tropical and subtropical zones, especially from Mesoamerica and the Caribbean.