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Annals of Applied Biology



Annals of Applied Biology Instructions to Authors 


Annals of Applied Biology's Impact Factor is 2.18. We are currently 5th in ranking out of 57 journals in the 'Agriculture, Multidisciplinary' area.


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.


Online content is now available back to Volume 1; all content published between 1914-1997 is now available online and can be purchased by institutions for a one-off fee. 

Submission of Annals papers is exclusively via a web-based electronic submission and tracking system.  


The web address is: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aab  

Before submitting a paper for publication in Annals of Applied Biology, potential authors should first read "Instructions to Authors". As well as presentation guidance, this also contains instructions as to how to first enter the manuscript tracking system. Instructions as to how to upload your manuscript can be found on the Manuscript Central site. Information is also available on the Wiley-Blackwell website.  


Annals is an international peer reviewed journal, sponsored by the Association of Applied Biologists. The journal publishes original contributions covering a range of applied research on crop protection, crop production and the cropping ecosystem. Papers contribute substantially to the advancement of knowledge. Principal areas covered include:  

  • Agronomy
  • Agrometeorology
  • Agri-environmental 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
Also invited are review papers in all areas of applied biology. They should be critical surveys of the field and offer new insights. It is recommended that the Chairman of the Editorial Board be contacted in advance to confirm the suitability of the chosen topic. Papers are accepted on the understanding that no part has been, or will be, published elsewhere. For permission to reproduce material from Annals, apply in writing to the Chairman of the Editorial Board. Annals of Applied Biology now offers:

  • Rapid publication
  • No page charges
  • Fast, efficient refereeing of manuscripts
  • Increasing impact factor (currently 2.179 )
  • Authors receive PDF of published paper
  • Online early - via Blackwell Synergy (see above)


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