ISSN 2346-3775
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Basic Information

Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales (ISSN official abbreviation: Trop. Grassl.-Forrajes Trop.) is an international, bilingual, peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal created in 2012 as the result of a merger of the former journal Tropical Grasslands, published from 1967 to 2010 by the Tropical Grassland Society of Australia Inc., and the former journal Pasturas Tropicales, published from 1979 to 2007 by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT, its Spanish acronym). Three issues of the Journal are published each year by CIAT in Cali, Colombia.

The creation of the Journal was made possible through an anonymous donation in memory of the late José M. Toledo, leader of the then CIAT Tropical Pastures Program in the 1980s. The Journal is currently sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS). This allows publication without page charges for authors.

Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales is a member of the DOI (Digital Objective Identifier) number-assigning agency CrossRef which provides stable links to the articles.

The Journal is committed to following standards of ethical behavior as summarized in its Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales is managed by a 7-member Management Committee, including the two Journal editors. The Journal relies upon a 23-member Editorial Board.

The Journal editors are Lyle Winks, based in Brisbane, Australia, and responsible for contributions in English language; and Rainer Schultze-Kraft, based in CIAT headquarters, Cali, Colombia, and responsible for contributions in Spanish language.


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The articles published in Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales are indexed or summarized by:

  • Agris
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Current Contents: Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences (Web of Science)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Grasslands and Forage Abstracts (CAB)
  • ROAD
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (WoS)
  • Scopus
  • Sherpa/Romeo



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