About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Acta agriculturae Slovenica is an open access peer-review scientific journal published quarterly by the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Journal accepts original scientific articles, short communications, book reviews and letters to editor from the fields of plant and animal production. The journal is governed by an Editorial Team, in cooperation with the International Editorial Board.

Journal Acta Agriculturae Slovenica was launched in 2004 by merging two journals. It is a continuation of the former Research Reports of the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. Agriculture and Research Reports of the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana - Agriculture. Zootechny. This two journals had been continously issued at the Biotechnical Faculty since 1957.

Until 2021, the journal was published every year in two volumes; in print (ISSN 1581-9175) and online (eISSN 1854-1941). Acta agriculturae Slovenica is now published only as an online journal with four issues per year in one common volume.


Section Policies

Agronomy section

Within the Agronomy section we publish original scientific articles. The coverage embraces a wide range of topics that relate to plant production and processing, including agronomy, horticulture, plant biotechnology, plant-related food-and-nutrition research, agricultural economics, information-science, ecology, environmental studies, plant physiology & ecology, rural development & sociology, soil sciences and related research.

Animal Science section

Within the Animal Science section we publish original scientific articles, preliminary communications and research statements. The coverage embraces a wide range of topics that relate to animal production and processing, including animal genetics, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, physiology, ecology, ethology, dairy science, economics, bioinformatics, animal-related food-and-nutrition research, technology and related research.

Letters to Editor

Letters to the editor were introduced with the aim of adding information to previously published articles. However, critical comments that open discussion with the authors of published articles are welcome. The length of letters to the editor is limited to 2000 characters (including spaces). For substantive comments or additional information, the editors will contact the authors of the original article with a request for a brief response. Responses are also limited to 2000 characters (including spaces).


Peer Review Process

After the initial quality assessment by the editorial office, the manuscript is checked for plagiarism. The editors may suggest improvements or reject the manuscript. The pre-quality assessment is followed by selection of at least two reviewers (single-blind peer review). The steps in the peer review process can be followed via the OJS submission manager. Questions should be sent to the editors (provide the ID of the manuscript).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.

Prior to 2016, the sole copyright holder was the publisher: Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana.

From 2016–2021, Acta agriculturae Slovenica is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 

From 2022, Acta agriculturae Slovenica is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).