About the Journal

Aims and Scope

The Open Agriculture Journal is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews/mini-reviews and letters in all areas of agricultural science. Topics covered include, agronomy; plant and animal breeding; genetics; agricultural biotechnology; crop physiology and agroecology; soil science and agroclimatology; agricultural economics and rural sociology; and sustainable systems. Agricultural biotechnology (including tissue culture, molecular markers, molecular diagnostics, vaccines, genetic engineering, genome editing as well as synthetic biology) to modify living organisms: microorganisms, fungi, plants and animals).


The scope of the journal includes but is not limited to:

  • Crop protection and Cultivation
  • Animal Science and Aquaculture
  • Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Development
  • Environmental implications of agricultural land
  • Horticulture
  • Forestry
  • Agricultural Sciences, including Genetics and Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Environmental Sciences, including prevention and correction of adverse environmental effects (e.g., soil degradation, waste management, bioremediation)


About the Editor

Yaroslav B. Blume
National Academy of Science of Ukraine
Institute of Food Biotechnology and Genomics
Kiev
Ukraine

Brief Biography

Prof. Yaroslav Blume is the Director of the Institute of Food Biotechnology and Genomics (from 2008), and Head of Department of Genomics and Molecular Biotechnology. Prof. Yaroslav Blume completed his M.S. (Biochemistry) from Kyiv State University in 1978, Ph.D. (1982), and Dr. Sci. (Dr. Hab.) (1988). He is a Full Member of the Natl. Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2006). His scientific career started from Kyiv University which continued in Natl. Academy of Sci., and worked for a long time in the Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering (1989-2008). He was a visiting scientist at the University of Freiburg (1997), Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa (1998), John Innes Center, Norwich (1998-2003), and Antwerpen University (2005-2006). He was an invited professor at Schiller University, Jena (2001). His research activity is aimed at cell biology, genomics and biotechnology of plant cytoskeleton and cell signalling as well as a development of new tools for molecular biotechnology, creation of plants with novel traits, especially for biofuel production. Prof. Blume authored and co-authored more than 250 research publications, 11 patent inventions and 9 plant varieties. He received The State Prize of Ukraine in 2011, and the Prize of Natl. Academy of Sci. in Genetics in 2002.

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