About AgriEngineering

Aims

AgriEngineering is an international and cross-disciplinary scholarly and scientific open access, open-source journal on the engineering science of agricultural and horticultural production. Our aim is to encourage engineers to publish their experimental and theoretical research, along with the full set of schematics, source-code and mechanical design models leading to accelerated and rapid dissemination of leading edge technologies emerging in agricultural, biological, environmental and agronomic engineering.

The journal aims at publishing high-quality scientific papers presenting cutting edge technology with the key addition that all papers will also provide support paper/s that include the details of their designs, that are to be released under an open-source license (with mandatory note in paper as to specific Open-Source License).  In today’s modern age of research, no longer can one ignore open-source platforms as they promote high quality collaboration as well as increase rapid adoption and accelerate critical new technology development.  By encouraging scientists to openly share both their research results but also their designs; we hope to promote rapid and wide spread adoption of these new technologies.  By lowering the barriers to entry, that open-source projects provide, we strive to promote broader groups of collaboration leading to enhanced technologies at significantly decreased development times and wider and more rapid adoption.

There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details, schematics, source-code and design drawings must all be provided and submitted as support paper/s so that the results and systems can be reviewed and upon publication; rapidly reproduced, promoted and deployed. For papers already submitted to this, or other, journals we accept support papers covering the technology with an abstract linking to the original scientific journal paper. It is suggested that each paper be submitted and published in 2-3 parts where the first part A follows the traditional journal paper format providing experimental design, results, discussion; whereby the support papers (parts B-n) add the electrical schematics, 3D mechanical engineering models, source-code and any other pertinent details required to duplicate the apparatus that was used to generate the results presented, or referenced, from part A.

Scope addressing key engineering developments in the agricultural, biological and environmental sciences covering the following topics

  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Robotics and Machine-Learning
  • Machine-Vision, image processing and algorithm development
  • Artificial Intelligence and Deep Neural and Convolutional Networks
  • Pneumatic transport and sensing of materials
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer and Process Engineering
  • Moisture-sensing
  • Microwave moisture, permittivity and density sensing
  • Horticultural and greenhouse engineering
  • Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy
  • Contamination mitigation and prevention
  • Irrigation
  • Pre and post-harvest engineering
  • Root morphology sensing
  • Yield-monitoring
  • Food, feed and fiber process engineering
  • Industrial crops and products engineering
  • Dryer design and optimization
  • Other applications not mentioned here also accepted as long as they provide engineering solutions supporting the fields of agricultural, biological, environmental and agronomic sciences.

Therefore, this international journal covers a broad spectrum of important topics and most importantly provides the traditionally missing key design components that truly allow a reader to fully duplicate the work of the publishing scientist. The papers published in this journal provides comprehensive and unique information to a global readership covering diverse and multi-disciplinary fields. A large number of eminent professors and scientists from around the word serve as board members and reviewers for the journal. Including scientists from key universities in the United States and Europe as well as world leading scientific research organizations such as the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Services (USDA-ARS) and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

AgriEngineering is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in AgriEngineering will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2018 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Reprints

Reprints may be ordered. Please contact for more information on how to order reprints.

Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. For further information, please contact the editorial office.

Editorial Office

Ms. Dragana Oborina
Managing Editor
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Ms. Marija Maksimovic
Managing Editor
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