ISSN 2730-5066




About the Journal

The journal Agrociencia Uruguay is an academic and professional publication with over 25 years of experience, which publishes advances and experiences in agricultural sciences to promote and disseminate progress, communication and exchange. 

Within the agricultural sciences, the following disciplines are contemplated: agroecology, plant and microbial biotechnology, forestry and landscape management, social sciences, rural sociology and agrarian economics, animal production and pastures, plant production, plant protection, natural and environmental resources, and food technology.

The journal is edited and financed by the Agronomy College (FAgro), Universidad de la República (Udelar), together with the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) of Uruguay.

Its standard abbreviated title is: Agrocienc. Urug.

Agrociencia Uruguay is identified with the diamond open access, meaning that it does not charge consultations or APC (Article Processing Charge). 

It publishes regular articles in English only and provides bibliographical information (title, authors, abstract and keywords) in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. However, the special issues accept articles in the three languages mentioned above.

The journal is presented in virtual format at the rate of one volume per year and special issues belonging to events or thematic issues related to the disciplines of Agrociencia Uruguay. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed in a double-blind mode and in accordance with the code of ethics of "COPE" (Committee on Publication Ethics).

The publication is continuous, which implies that once the editorial process is finished, the articles are published, not having to wait for a specific date. This allows for shortening publication times and collecting updated information. 

The published documents can follow the following modality:

Editorial: a brief introduction/analytical comment on some current and relevant topic of the journal’s subject area. This modality is only accepted by invitation.

Scientific article: it presents original research results. It can be presented as a short communication.

Review: it corresponds to the analysis and systematization of research results in a field in which the author or authors have a proven track record. This modality is only accepted by invitation.

Technical note: it includes the results of interpretative and critical perspectives on a specific topic, from original sources. Some examples can be the description of a region, a rural socioeconomic problem, or the situation of agricultural production items.

Studies sent to Agrociencia Uruguay must be original and not previously published or evaluated by another publication, regardless of the language.

All products derived from theses, publications in institutional or pre-print repositories will be considered original and must be indicated and cited in the article’s body, as well as extended versions of contributions to previously published events. These should significantly provide new content.

Articles identified as part of a series of publications of the same research, commonly referred to as "salami publication", will be rejected by the journal or they will be asked to be rewritten. 


History of the journal

The journal Agrociencia (ISSN 1510-0839; e-ISSN: 2301-1548) was first published in 1997 at the rate of one volume per year, until 2002, when the journal began to publish two annual issues, with the sporadic publication of special issues belonging to events (congresses, symposia, among others). Articles were published in Spanish and, occasionally, in English and Portuguese.

Since 2007 it has been published jointly by the Agronomy College (FAgro) of the Universidad de la República (Udelar) and the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA). This has allowed the consecration of a publication with the institutional support of two entities with relevant thematic specificity.

As of 2018, the publication is in electronic format and since the beginning of 2020 it has been published entirely in English and as a continuous publication.

In 2021, it began a consolidation process of the title in order to differentiate itself from other journals with similar titles. Thus, the new title Agrociencia Uruguay (ISSN 2730-5066) emerges, maintaining its history and commitment to knowledge communication in the area.

Currently, the journal is identified with the diamond open access (free consultation and APC), it publishes regular issues in English and in continuous publication mode. 

For more information, we recommend reading the following article: Writing from Uruguay to the world: Agrociencia Uruguay twenty-five years by Daniele Bonfanti and Verónica Sanz.

Editorial process

Manuscripts will be received only by the platform through the link "Send an article" and will correspond to the document type of editorial (only by invitation), scientific articlereview (only by invitation) and technical note. They must be sent in the journal’s template.

For regular issues see here.

For special issues see here

All manuscripts will be examined by a plagiarism detection software, called Compilatio, and filtered from author identification data, before starting the editorial process.

Subsequently, the editors-in-chief will assign a section editor, who will declare no conflict of interest with the authors. The editors of Agrociencia Uruguay are periodically evaluated and have a proven scientific track record.

The manuscript will then be sent to at least two peer reviewers external to the publishing institutions (Agronomy College and INIA), in a double-blind system and in accordance with the code of ethics of "COPE".

The authors are responsible for the content presented in the article and do not represent the opinion or position of the journal. At any stage of the editorial process, authors may be asked to make corrections.

Once the manuscript has been accepted by the section editors, the bibliographic and style corrections begin, as well as the layout. 

Finally, the article is published and broadcasted correspondingly.

Journal Policies

Agrociencia Uruguay journal adheres to the following policies:

Privacy & Rights Statement

The publishers (Agronomy College, Udelar, and National Institute of Agricultural Research) hold the economic rights (copyright) of the published articles, and favor and allow their reuse under the Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license.

The acceptance of the articles implies that the authors allow Agrociencia Uruguay to carry out dissemination and communication activities through the internet, social networks, databases, repositories, as well as any other site for content consultations. The authors are responsible for the content presented in the article and do not represent the opinion or position of the journal.

Personal data provided to this journal will be used exclusively for its set purposes and will not be provided to third parties or used for other purposes.


Code of Ethics

Agrociencia Uruguay adheres to the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines regarding good practices in transparency, editing and publication of academic journals. For example, the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, which promote transparency in communications throughout the editorial process, and assurance that decisions are based on academic rather than personal aspects.


We recommend editors, authors and reviewers know the following guides:

COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers

Ethical oversight (Policies on consent to publication, publication on vulnerable populations, ethical conduct of research using animals, ethical conduct of research using human subjects, handling confidential data and ethical business/marketing practices).

Ethics toolkit for a successful editorial office

Guidance for Editors: research, audit and service evaluations

Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing


Reuse Policy

Agrociencia Uruguay approves and encourages the dissemination of its publications in post-print format in institutional repositories, social networks, personal websitesblogs and the like, as long as they do not pursue commercial purposes.

Total or partial reproduction of the material that appears in Agrociencia Uruguay is also authorized, with the obligation to cite the source.


Digital Preservation Policy

Agrociencia Uruguay has a digital preservation policy to back up its collection every 6 months through Portico

Backups are made at the metadata and file level of the articles.

Portico ensures 4 preservation factors:

1- Usability: ensuring access to information regardless of technological changes.

2- Authenticity: copies are made on the originals and these remain unchanged.

3- Discoverability:  the metadata provided by the articles must be retrievable over time

4- Accessibility: the stored contents must be usable.


Anti-plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is considered as the use of words, figures or ideas of third parties without marking their attribution. All used sources must be cited and referenced according to the standard established by Agrociencia Uruguay

The manuscripts, without exception, will be evaluated through the plagiarism detection software Compilatio, to detect coincidences and similarities between the texts submitted for evaluation and those previously published in other sources.

If plagiarism is detected, the editors-in-chief will discuss each case, advised by the editorial board and, if necessary, by people outside the team to assess the severity of the situation.

The sanction may imply the following for the authors involved, not being exclusive:

1.    Rejection of the manuscript and/or others in the process of revision of the author or authors

2.    Refusal to submit publications for up to 5 years

3.    Disengagement or inability to relate with the journal in the role of editor and/or reviewer


Interoperability Protocol

Agrociencia Uruguay provides an OAI-PMH (Open Archive Initiative-Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) interoperability protocol in order to be collected by other content distribution systems, such as digital repositories and harvesters.


Protocol: OAI-PMH Version 2.0

Metadata formats: OAI_DC; RFC1807; OAI_MARC; MARCXML

Route for harvesters:


Indexs and directories


Digital Libraries






Chief Editors

Dra. Milka Ferrer, Facultad de Agronomía. Av. Garzón 780, 11900 Montevideo, Uruguay. Teléfono: (+598) 91 397 378, E-Mail:

Dr. Marco Dalla Rizza, INIA. Ruta 48 km 10, CP 90200 Canelones, Uruguay. Teléfono: (+598) 23677641, Fax: (+598) 23677609. E-mail:

Editorial office


Br. Niza Trujillo.

Lic. Laura Orrego

Bibliographical correction: 

Mag. Stephanie Colombo

Editing for Grammar and Style:

Corr.a y trad.Martina Gancio

Electronic publication

Mag. Stephanie Colombo

IT support:

Br.Tec Manuel Díaz 

Lic. Schubert Fernández 



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