https://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromesoAgronom√≠a Mesoamericana ISSN electrónico: 2215-3608

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Mesoamerican Agronomy 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.

In accordance with the rules from the Mesoamerican Agronomy 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. 

 

Section Policies

In memoriam

They are no-formal publications, it objective is pay tribute to outstanding professionals who have had some participation in the PCCMCA. They are placed after the index, with the title of In Memoriam. The maximum length of the document in Word be 3.5 sheets. The final edition will be in charge of the Associate Editor and the Editor in Chief.

Editors
  • Nancy Le√≥n Ulate
Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Is the result of a profound and detailed investigation, is novel, with all of the elements of an article, including title, the authors’ full name and affiliations,, summary and rightfully translated abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and method, results, discussion, conclusion and cited literature (relevant and recent citations must not be omitted) It must include an appropriate number of charts and substantial and relevant figures that demonstrate and enhance the merits of the work for a publication in an indexed journal. It’s a text with academic character that demands the compliance of certain norms about its general structure and content. These fundamental aspects are determined by the type of readers and divulgation media. The use of specialized language and formal tone in which the article is written facilitates the access to the information and therefore, its comprehension. It must carefully be written to avoid unnecessary subjects, in order to communicate its content in a clear, summarized way, without disregarding the essential citations and references. It should include everything that was researched and not fractionated in order to originate two or more articles. The articles must not have an extension of more than thirty pages in Word.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Technical Notes

It refers to the publication of technical development or innovating methodologies preferably, or its scientific adaptation, modification, promotion and dissemination that presents an interest for the Mesoamerican region. Among them, improvement methods, statistical analysis, field, greenhouse or laboratory instruments or apparatuses. It also refers to report of special significance, urgency or interest, but they must include relevant preliminary results. The didactic nature in the Mesoamerican context will be evaluated these publications. The document must not exceed the 20 pages in Word. It can address the results of the practical trial on a very specific problem, based in a general use procedure in the profession. The discussion in a technical note can have a more explanatory (qualitative) approach tan a critical one, while in a formal article, this is a relevant and representative section of the work (qualitative if the variables allow it, but generally quantitative).

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Literature Reviews

They are collections and syntheses of the knowledge in a specific field of interest in the agricultural sciences on the Mesoamerican area. They cannot have an extension longer than thirty pages in Word. The National and International Editorial Council can request literature reviews to authors with a well-known trajectory in the corresponding field of investigation that must include background investigation and peer reviewed publications on the subject. Reviews submitted by the same author will not be discarded, but in these cases, they are advised to send a written request that summarizes the objectives and the outreach of the literature review.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Analyzes and Comments

It’s the analysis of a specific situation, done by a specialist with a well-known trajectory in the field and with previous publications in indexed journals. I can contain data, views, opinion, and it must include a literature review according to the nature and extension of the work. Also, it must include personal observations. It must not be longer than twenty pages in Word. Its format consists of an introduction, thematic development, and the literature review.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Technical Information

Es una modalidad de nota técnica, pero enfocada en aprovechar la amplia experiencia de un experto para orientar a investigadores, profesionales en el área agronómica o agricultores,  sobre tema específico como el manejo de la fertilidad en potreros, requerimientos nutricionales de cabras lecheras.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

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 printed and electronic media, including the internet, according to the disclosure rules and the transfer of rights from the authors.

The Mesoamerican Agronomy 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 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. 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 assort 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 cutrimestral and publishes a number that covers from January to April, another from May to August and another from September to December.

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the CLOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

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



© 2017 Universidad de Costa Rica. Para ver m√°s detalles sobre la distribución de los art√≠culos en este sitio visite el aviso legal. Este sitio es desarrollado por UCRIndex y Open Journal Systems. ¬ŅDesea cosechar nuestros metadatos? dirección OAI-PMH: https://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/index/oai