Pre-Conference | 21 - 22 September

Publish or Perish – Intensifying and Qualifying Scientific Publication of Organic Agriculture Research

Main Topics:
  • ‘How To’ for scientific publishing in peer-reviewed journals, publication standards, technical procedures and research marketing
  • Introduction to ISOFAR (International Society on Organic Agriculture Research)
  • Research on organic agriculture
Objectives:

Organic farming systems are dependent on science and research. Plentiful, high-quality published papers are critical for improving organic agriculture across the world. This pre-conference will:

  • Provide a forum for relevant information and the chance to discuss questions in organic agriculture research
  • Raise awareness on the importance of scientific publishing
  • Present the ISOFAR journal, share updates, and develop ideas for collaboration to increase the volume and quality of published papers.
  • Encourage more scientists and other stakeholders to produce and submit relevant, high-quality papers for peer review and publishing in the member journal of ISOFAR, Organic Agriculture
  • Learn how-to construct high-quality scientific papers, from the introduction to the conclusion
Expected Outcomes:
  • Strengthened network among scientists working with organic agriculture;
  • Improved skills to strengthen scientific publication activities;
  • Methods for transferring research results to farmers and other stakeholders (dissemination strategies);
  • Complementary, post-OWC paper writing-groups, voluntarily peer-review, webinars for research project design, groups established to utilize the OA journal for a conference
Format:
  • Day One: participatory workshop, presentations, follow-up discussions, group work and a plenary session
  • Day Two: participatory workshop, presentations, follow-up discussions, group work and a plenary session
Key Info

Dates:
21 - 22 September 2020


Contact
Gerold Rahmann
ISOFAR - International Society of Organic Agriculture Research
gerold.rahmann@thuenen.de


Language:
English


Target Audiences:
Scientists from all disciplines currently engaged or interested in research on organic agriculture;

This pre-conference is designed especially for junior researchers to meet senior researchers. Future networking of scientists is a complementary target.