Aims and scope
Aims and scope
Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice investigates extensive livestock production systems throughout the world from a variety of disciplinary perspectives across the biophysical, social and economic sciences. The journal publishes research, reviews, reports and commentaries that influence public policy on the rangelands and livestock on which pastoralists rely for their livelihoods. These studies are not applied in the traditional sense, but through publishing basic research in this field Pastoralism acts as a forum for sharing information between scientists, policy makers and practitioners, with the aim of improving the welfare of pastoralists and better conserving the environments in which they live and the livestock upon which they rely.
The journal was founded in 2009 by Roy Behnke and Carol Kerven, social anthropologists who have each worked for forty years in pastoral and rangeland research and development in many countries. Carol is the Editor-in-Chief and Roy is the Book Review editor.
2017 Journal Metrics
72.6 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
51.2 days to first decision for all manuscripts
106.9 days from submission to acceptance
63.8 days from acceptance to publication
108 altmetric mentions
All articles published in Pastoralism are listed in the following indexing services:
- CAB Abstracts
- CAB International
- Global Health
- Summon by Proquest
- ISSN: 2041-7136