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Datasets to Advance Agriculture

Guest Editor:
Samuel Brod: BMC Research Notes

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 28 May 2023


BMC Research Notes is calling for submisisons on articles relating to 'Datasets to Advance Agriculture'.

As nations grapple with an increasingly variable climate and growing restrictions on energy use, agriculture faces the combined challenge of maximizing productivity while remaining sustainable. Answers may lie in the wealth of data produced by the fields of Plant Omics and Precision Agriculture. When applied such research can increase the hardiness and yield of a crop plant and apply these gains at scale. This collection seeks to bring these disciplines together, curating a series of data sets and articles focused on improving the productivity and sustainability of agriculture methods across the globe.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Samuel Brod: BMC Research Notes

Prior to joining the BMC series Samuel was an Associate Editor at Scientific Reports, where he helped drive better practice in data presentation at the journal, and worked to improve systematic review and meta-analysis reporting. Before that, he was a Science Manager at the NC3Rs, working to improve the quality and reproducibility of in-vivo research. He holds an MSc in Science Communication from the University of West England and a PhD in inflammatory immunology from Queen Mary University of London. Samuel is a strong advocate for open science and better inter-disciplinary engagement across all research fields.

About the collection

BMC Research Notes is call for papers on research pertaining to 'Datasets to Advance Agriculture'. 

Current projections by the UN predict that food production needs to increase by 70% in the next 25 years to feed the world population. As nations grapple with an increasingly variable climate and growing restrictions on energy use, agriculture faces the combined challenge of maximizing productivity while remaining sustainable.

Solutions lie in the wealth of data produced by the fields of Plant Omics and Precision Agriculture. When applied such research can increase the hardiness and yield of a crop plant and apply these gains at scale. This collection seeks to bring these disciplines together, curating a series of data sets and articles focused on improving the productivity and sustainably of agriculture methods across the globe.

This collection welcomes Data Note* Articles covering:

· Tree and crop plant Omics: phenomics, ionomics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics, and panomics

· Natural resource variables: soil and landscape variability, soil mapping, geostatistics, geographic information systems, microclimate, weather forecasting, remote sensing, management units, and digital elevation models

· Environmental data: Crop protection chemicals, sediments, leaching, runoff, practices, field, watershed, artificial drainage, ground, and surface water 

· Management data: Sampling techniques, site-specific nutrient, and crop protection chemical recommendation, crop quality, tillage, seed density, seed variety, yield mapping, remote sensing

· Economic data: Best management practices, crop quality, technology cost, sustainability, social impacts, marketing, cooperatives, farm scale and crop type

· Commentary articles discussing Methods of synthesizing and applying these data across agriculture.


*Research Note articles will also be considered if submitted with an accompanying Data Note 


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Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Datasets to Advance Agriculture" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.