From the Editor
Greetings, Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE) members and Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education (JIAEE) readers. This issue marks the beginning of the end. This year will be my last as editor of the JIAEE. I have enjoyed this service very much, but now the task of “enhancing the research and knowledge base of agricultural and extension education from an international perspective” must pass to another AIAEE member. I will help the new editor in every way possible to make this transition a seamless one. The good news is that since we adopted the online submission and peer review process through Express Academic ServicesTM, potential authors and reviewers will not experience any differences in publication services when the editorship changes hands.
The JIAEE continues to gain acceptance as a global leader in agricultural and extension education scholarship. Earlier this year, Ms. Claire Williams, Accessions Manager for CABI International, notified the JIAEE that it had successfully completed the review process and is now actively indexed in the CABI information products. “Indexing began in 2006 with the 2005 volume (12). JIAEE is primarily indexed in the CAB Abstracts database, but has also been indexed in the Global Health database (these are the two primary databases, known jointly as CAB Direct). In addition, JIAEE has been indexed in the following subject-specific subsets: Agricultural Economics; Rural Development Abstracts; World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts.” This is wonderful news, but it is now the responsibility of all AIAEE members and JIAEE subscribers to promote CABI International, just as they promote our collective scholarship.
Promoting our scholarship and gaining indexing services with ISI Web of KnowledgeTM continues to be a priority for the JIAEE. Please know that significant progress has been made since our initial application for inclusion was made in 2003. It is now a matter of time (late summer 2007) before we have a definitive answer to the possibility of being indexed with ISI. Your continued patience and our persistence to do a better job of promoting, internally and externally, the value of scholarship published in the JIAEE is paramount to our successful bid for ISI indexing. You, the authors, subscribers, and readers of the JIAEE must do what you can to promote widespread use of the JIAEE in all future refereed publications, within our journal and through external sources too. You have your charge; now answer the call to share this issue with non-subscribers and non-AIAEE members. I implore you to help yourselves by helping the JIAEE gain acceptance into the ISI Web of KnowledgeTM.
The 23rd Annual AIAEE Conference is nearly upon us. Have you registered for the conference and made your hotel reservations? Please do so today at the AIAEE Web site. Finally, enjoy this issue and continue doing what you can to promote greater understanding of agricultural and extension education worldwide.
Gary J. Wingenbach, Editor
Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education