Submitted to: Agronomy Journal
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/10/2007
Publication Date: 11/4/2007
Citation: Pearson, C.H., Ernst, S.M., Barbarick, K.A., Hatfield, J.L., Peterson, G.A., Buxton, D.R. 2007. Agronomy Journal Turns One Hundred. Agronomy Journal. 100:1-8.
Technical Abstract: During 2008 we celebrate the centennial anniversary of Agronomy Journal. Many people have certainly been influenced in some way by the vast amount of science published during the 100-year existence of the journal. Within the 100 volumes of Agronomy Journal there are more than 29,087 authors who published 15,038 articles totaling 87,360 pages. More than 2,367 editors were required to review and edit the papers published in Agronomy Journal, in addition to the manuscripts submitted but not published. The largest volume of Agronomy Journal was published in 2004. Volume 96 contains 1,828 pages and consists of 208 articles. The single largest issue of Agronomy Journal published over this 100-year period was the May-June 2006 issue. This issue is a hefty 456 pages (460 pages with frontmatter). Volume 61 (1969) contains the most articles at 302 and has 1,017 pages. Volume 63 (1971) has the second most articles at 288 and total pages are 1,005. The most authors in a single year was in 2005 (Vol. 97) and has 772 authors. For years where data are available, the largest number of reviewers needed to publish a volume of Agronomy Journal was Vol. 92 (2000), which required 654 reviewers. Commentaries on the early history of Agronomy Journal have been previously published. In our article we focus on the journal’s history during the past 25 years. We fully expect the next 100 years of Agronomy Journal will be even more exciting, rewarding, challenging, and valued as the past 100 years. We anxiously look forward to the next 100 years of Agronomy Journal.