НАУКОВИЙ ЖУРНАЛ
ЗЕРНОВІ КУЛЬТУРИ
THE SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL
GRAIN CROPS
Print ISSN 2523-4544
Online ISSN 2706-5871

About Us

      

           According to preliminary data, the first printed publication of the Scientific-Research Institute of Corn and Sorghum Farming at the All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences was published in 1931, but recently library workers found several copies dated 1930 among archival documents. They were printed by Dnipropetrovsk Printing House "Zaria".


                                                                                   

         Throughout its existence, the institution was renamed several times, and the name of the publication was appropriately changed. However, the scientific activity of agricultural scientists was always aimed to solve the urgent problems of domestic agriculture.

          Our institution’s development was boosted once the USSR’s Council of Ministers adopted the resolution “On measures to improve the work of agricultural research institutions” on February 14, 1956. The document contained a paragraph about renaming and founding of the USSR’s Research Institute for Corn. Due to the above, the Institute’s name was added to the publication’s title “Bulletin”, and later it was published as “Bulletin of the USSR’s Research Institute for Corn”.

          At that time, the number of copies of each issue ranged from 1500-2000 units. Annually, two publications of the bulletin were published in Russian. Until 1956, the Bulletin was not published regularly. First of all, the scientific articles had to be published in national periodicals. Secondly, objective political reasons played a certain role (Stalin’s time repressions against scientists, World War II and others).


                                         

     

           From 1992 to 1995, the journal was registered as the “Bulletin of the Corn Institute”. With Ukraine gaining independence, fundamental structural changes in public life took place - legal relations changed and market relations started to prevail in business. Ukraine as a sovereign state had new objectives, which included the expansion of scientific research in the agrarian sector, in particular in grain production industry. Due to the above, the Corn Institute at Ukraine’s Academy of Agrarian Sciences was renamed into the Institute of Grain Farming at Ukraine’s Academy of Agrarian Sciences. The specialized publication’s title was also changed accordingly - since 1996, the journal was published as “Bulletin of Institute of Grain Farming”. With this title, nearly 40 issues of the Bulletin have been published.

                               

     

            In 2009-2019, Ukraine’s Academy of Agrarian Sciences was renamed into the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine that caused some changes in the structure and name of our research institution. Due to the above, since 2011, the Bulletin was registered as "Bulletin of the Steppe Zone Agriculture Institute at the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine". In the same year, the Institute of Animal Science in Central Ukraine became an integral part of the Institute. As a result, a new chapter about the livestock industry was added to our publication. It comprises articles on improvement of existing and creation new highly productive breed groups and lines, improvement of feeding methods and study of new feeding methods, development and implementation of effective methods of animal disease prevention in housing conditions.

           In 2016, according to the Presidium’s Decree of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine dated December 23, 2015 (protocol No. 10), the Institute was renamed to the State Enterprise Institute of Grain Crops of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine. At meeting of the Institute’s Academic Council held on January 11, 2017 (Minutes No. 1), it was decided to change the title of the specialized publication to “Grain Crops”.

         Considering the expansion of the Institute scientists’ relations with foreign scientists, the Editorial Board decided to publish the research results and production checks in Ukrainian and English in order to expand the readership among both published scientists and regular users, and also to increase the citation index of articles published in the Institute’s Bulletin as an indicator of its relevance in the community of agrarian scientists.

        Compiling each issue of the Bulletin, the Editorial Board strictly adheres to the requirements of Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine. Due to such approach, the Bulletin has been a specialized publication for the whole period of its existence.

        In our Bulletin, we publish materials of general, problem-staged and methodological nature on the issues of the agricultural industry. We also publish materials devoted to outstanding dates in the history of the Institute and to scientists’ anniversaries. It highlights the results of scientific research of the Institute’s scientists as well as scientists working fruitfully in other scientific and educational institutions.

          The main purpose of the publication is to familiarize the readership with the results of research in the field of agriculture, to ensure scientific discussions on theoretical, methodological and applied issues, to suggest the innovative developments of Ukraine’s scientists for the implementation in agricultural production. Here we publish the dissertations results for the Degree of Doctor and Candidate of Agricultural Sciences.

        The publication is intended for research staff of research institutions, faculty staff of agricultural universities and colleges, doctoral students, postgraduate students, students, agricultural specialists.

        Nowadays, the Editorial Board consist of 7 Doctors of Science at our Institute, 3 Doctors of Science from foreign and 5 Doctors of Science  from other scientific and educational institutions of Ukraine and 3 Candidates of Science. The Editorial Board includes famous scientists, in particular, academicians of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine - A. V. Cherenkov and B. V. Dziubetskyi. A current director of a research institution is usually appointed the Editor-in-Chief.

          Each scientific journal issue is formed by the Editorial Board in accordance with the provisions on peer review and is allowed to be printed by the decision of the Institute’s Science Council.

          The publication  has the  following goals:

        - to ensure a transparent, objective, unbiased review of materials accepted for consideration;

        - to form  a specialized editorial board with full coverage of agricultural specializations;

        - to regulate  the attestation process for scientists of different ranks  through the identification of their ratings in scientific databases;

      - to assist the postgraduate studies, doctoral studies, the specialized council D 08.853.01 for the candidate and doctoral  dissertations defense  in the specialties           06.01.05 "Breeding and Seed Production" and 06.01.09 "Crop Production";

     - to highlight  the experimental studies results and best practices  in order to familiarize  farms specialists, private farmers, heads of agricultural corporations              with the achievements of the Institute’s scientists and research stations;

      - to expand partnerships with Ukrainian and foreign publishing houses, scientific and educational institutions, specialized libraries;

      - to guarantee the publication of each issue in due time.

        The journal’s policy is based on compliance with the Ukrainian scientists’ Code of Ethics and meets the principles of novelty, relevance, objectivity and copyright protection. Free access publication on the website www.journal-grain-crops.com, as well as on the website of the National Library named after V. I. Vernadskyi. Copies of the next edition of the journal are distributed in accordance with the "List of institutions and organizations, to which scientific publications with the main results of the dissertations should be sent" and according to agreements between institutions.

        The priority in this edition’s popularization and ratings increase is to join the following scientific databases: Google Academy, Index Copernicus, and in the future - Scopus and Web of Science. The journal has the international standard serial number ISSN 2523-4544 (printed periodical), ISSN 2706-5871 (online periodical); Ukraine’s certificate of state registration of a print media (Series KV No. 22823-12723 PR) dated July 17, 2017.

           Our journal is published twice a year. A whole of 70-90 articles by agricultural scientists are published in two issues of the collection, of which 30-50% are the works of researchers from other scientific institutions and commercial structures. The total number of pages in each issue is about 200.

          In accordance with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine order (dated October 15, 2019 No. 1301, Series “Agricultural Sciences”), the scientific journal “Grain Crops” is included in the List of the Scientific Specialized Publications of Ukraine (category B).

       The editorial office invites all scientists, whose efforts are aimed at the further development of agricultural sciences and the agro-industrial production, to fruitful cooperation. Send the results of your own research to the editors for publication in the Institute's journal to clarify the theoretical depth and practical value of these developments to the scientific community and society.

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For more information, please contact:  State Enterprise  Institute of Grain Crops, 14 Volodymyr Vernadskyi St., Dnipro,  49009, Ukraine,

tel./fax  +380 562 732-42-88

Assistant Editor Natalia Zavalypich tel. +380987843869