Annals of Applied Biology

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Edited By: Simon Leather

Impact Factor: 2.103

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 5/57 (Agriculture Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1744-7348


Aims and Scope

Annals of Applied Biology is an international journal sponsored by the Association of Applied Biologists. The journal publishes original research papers on all aspects of applied research on crop production, crop protection and the cropping ecosystem. The journal is published both online and in six printed issues per year.

Average time from submission to first decision is just 27 days!

Submission of manuscripts to Annals is exclusively via a web-based electronic submission and tracking system at: enabling rapid submission to first decision times.

Before submitting a paper for publication in Annals of Applied Biology, potential authors should first read the Author Guidelines. Instructions as to how to upload your manuscript can be found on ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Annals papers must contribute substantially to the advancement of knowledge and may, among others, encompass the scientific disciplines of:

  • Agronomy

  • Agrometeorology

  • Agrienvironmental sciences

  • Applied genomics

  • Applied metabolomics

  • Applied proteomics

  • Biodiversity

  • Biological control

  • Climate change

  • Crop ecology

  • Entomology

  • Genetic manipulation

  • Molecular biology

  • Mycology

  • Nematology

  • Pests

  • Plant pathology

  • Plant breeding & genetics

  • Plant physiology

  • Post harvest biology

  • Soil science

  • Statistics

  • Virology

  • Weed biology

Annals also welcomes reviews of interest in these subject areas. Reviews should be critical surveys of the field and offer new insights. All papers are subject to peer review. Papers must usually contribute substantially to the advancement of knowledge in applied biology but short papers discussing techniques or substantiated results, and reviews of current knowledge of interest to applied biologists will be considered for publication. Papers or reviews must not be offered to any other journal for prior or simultaneous publication and normally average seven printed pages.

Author benefits include:

  • Online manuscript submission and tracking

  • Fast, efficient refereeing of manuscripts

  • No page charges

  • Rapid publication

  • Abstracts of papers published on the AAB website prior to publication as a finished issue


Applied biology, Agronomy, Agrometeorology, Agrienvironmental sciences, Applied genomics, Applied metabolomics, Applied proteomics, Biodiversity, Biological control, Climate change, Crop ecology, crop production, crop protection, cropping ecosystem, Entomology, Genetic manipulation, Molecular biology, Mycology, Nematology, Pests, Plant pathology, Plant breeding and genetics, Plant physiology, Post harvest biology, Soil science, Statistics, Virology, Weed Biology

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