According to InCites Journal Citation Reports, the 2017 Impact Factor for Agriculture and Human Values is 2.568. The Impact Factor is calculated as the ratio of the number of citations to articles published in the journal in the previous two years to the total number of articles published in those years. The five year Impact Factor for the journal is 3.348. The Impact Factor has increased every year since 2012.
Another issue of Agriculture and Human Values (volume 25, issue 3) has been released online and in print. Here is a summary of the articles it contains: O’Keeffe evaluates how the deregulation of Australia’s wheat export market and the resulting focus on maximizing wheat prices affected wheat growing farmers. Cairns and Johnston discuss concerns and paradoxes of how parents, particularly mothers, teach their children about meat-eating and where their food comes from. Pétursson provides an ethnographic study of an organic food store in Iceland in order to understand how interactions between consumers and producers promotes trust and the consumption of organic food. Hoey and Sponseller explore the perspectives and motivations of key individuals within alternative food networks in Michigan. Saulters, Hendrickson and Chaddad interview social entrepreneurs within the alternative food system in order to understand how they perceive notions of fairness. Gheller examines the public debates regarding large-scale land acquisitions in Canada. Tiraieyari and Krauss study the motivations of Malaysian university students to participate in a voluntary urban agricultural program. Mercado, Hjortsø and Honig examine the challenges to small rural producers in the Bolivian Altiplan of complying with public food safety regulations. Theis et al. examine differences between men and women in the rights to use, control, profit from and sell irrigation technologies in smallholder households in Africa. Cafer and Rikoon assess the effectiveness of extension and other government programs for promoting agricultural innovations and improving smallholder livelihoods in Ethiopia. Tavenner and Crane examine gender differences in the marketing of milk by Western Kenyan smallholder farming households. Grey and Newman assess the interrelationships among food sovereignty, the culinary cultures of Indigenous Peoples and liberal multiculturalism through case studies in Canada and Peru. There are also seven book reviews in this issue.