Special Issue "Sustainable Agribusiness and Food Supply Chain"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2018).
Interests: multifunctional agriculture; entrepreneurship; rural development; food systems; food networks
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Sustainable agriculture promotes a balanced approach to be economically sound, socially just, and environmentally feasible for producers, consumers, and communities. Many scholars have explored, examined, and analyzed farming activities or consumer behaviors linked sustainable decisions to field management, resource allocation, or family/community health. However, studies focusing on sustainable practices performed by intermediary actors in food systems, such as collecting, inspecting, input-outsourcing, processing, packaging, transporting, pricing, marketing, and handling are very limited. This Special Issue presents a collection of articles to share innovative frameworks, strategies, applications, and assessments of sustainable agribusiness and food supply chain. A variety of topics will be covered in this collection to discuss theories, practices, and policy implications for individuals, enterprises, or networks to achieve a manageable and reasonable equilibrium of economic, social, and environmental viability. Papers selected for this special issue will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Dr. Kathleen Liang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sustainable agriculture
- food supply chain