International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food

Official publication of: 

Research Committee on Sociology of Agriculture and Food (RC-40)

International Sociological Association (ISA)

IJSAF Editors

Raymond Jussaume, Michigan State University, USA 

Claire Marris, City, University of London, UK

Katerina Psarikidou, Lancaster University, UK


IJSAF is published by : Michigan State University (USA) using Open Journal Systems.


Volume number: 26 (2020)
Frequency: 3 issues per year

ISSN / E-ISSN: 0798-1759 / 2524-1982 

Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food (IJSAF) provides a forum for informed academic social science debates about food and agriculture-related issues. While the journal is owned by the Research Committee of Agriculture and Food of the International Sociological Associate, the journal welcomes and encourages contributions based on any social science perspective. Furthermore, it welcomes interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the social, cultural, political and environmental aspects of food production, consumption and agricultural change. Finally, the journal actively reaches out to scholars from all over the globe.

Open Access Statement

IJSAF is a fully open access journal. There are no fees for publishing articles or for accessing them. All articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial and commercial use and distribution are permitted, on the condition that the author and the journal are properly acknowledged.

Authors hold copyright and publishing rights. Authors are free to upload post-acceptance and post-publication articles/reviews to their university Open Access depository or a secondary platform. Please do provide proper citation and a link to IJSAF.

Peer Review Policy

All articles published in this journal have undergone internal editorial scrutiny and external, double-blind peer review.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Agricola (USDA)


  • Scopus (in the process of being indexed)

Most Cited Articles

Top 10 cited IJSAF articles in Google Scholar (2018)

  1. Burch, D. and Lawrence, G.A., 2005. Supermarket own brands, supply chains and the transformation of the agri-food systemInternational Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 13(1), pp.1-18. (cited 236 times)

  2. Scrinis, G. and Lyons, K., 2007. The emerging nano-corporate paradigm: nanotechnology and the transformation of nature, food and agri-food systemsInternational Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 15(2), pp.22-44. (cited 219 times)

  3. Renting, H., Schermer, M. and Rossi, A., 2012. Building food democracy: Exploring civic food networks and newly emerging forms of food citizenshipInternational Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 19(3), pp.289-307. (cited 174 times)

  4. Campbell, H., 2005. The rise and rise of EurepGAP: European (re) invention of colonial food relationsInternational Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 13(2), pp.6-19. (cited 134 times)

  5. Vanhonacker, F., Verbeke, W., Van Poucke, E. and Tuyttens, F., 2007. Segmentation based on consumers’ perceived importance and attitude toward farm animal welfareInternational Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 15(3), pp.91-107.  (cited 114 times)

  6. Fonte, M., 2002. Food systems, consumption models and risk perception in late modernityInternational Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 10(1), pp.13-21.  (cited 88 times)

  7. Shreck, A., 2002. Just bananas? Fair trade banana production in the Dominican RepublicInternational journal of sociology of agriculture and food, 10(2), pp.13-23. (cited 83 times)

  8. Friedland, W.H., 2004. Agrifood globalization and commodity systemsInternational Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 12(1), pp.17-28. (cited 81 times)

  9. Mayfield, L.E., Bennett, R.M., Tranter, R.B. and Wooldridge, M.J., 2007. Consumption of welfare-friendly food products in Great Britain, Italy and Sweden, and how it may be influenced by consumer attitudes to, and behaviour towards, animal welfare attributesInternational Journal of Sociology of Food and Agriculture, 15(3), pp.59-73. (cited 66 times)

  10. Duncan, J. and Barling, D., 2012. Renewal through participation in global food security governance: implementing the international food security and nutrition civil society mechanism to the committee on world food securityInternational Journal of the Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 19(2), pp.143-161. (cited 61 times)