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Message to the Readers of Grassland Science

March 2005

It is my great pleasure to address our subscribers regarding the introduction of a new international journal ‘Grassland Science’ to be published by the Japanese Society of Grassland Science. The Japanese Society of Grassland Science was founded in 1954 for the purposes of fostering grassland agriculture, address issues relative to grassland management for animal production and progressing grassland and forage related crop sciences in Japan. From the beginning, the Society has been composed of scientists with interdisciplinary expertise in forage crop science, forestry, animal science, agribusiness and additional related fields. For 50 years, the Society has made numerous contributions that directly influenced the progression of forage science and industry in Japan. With the expanding internationalization of cooperative research activities and multi-disciplinary interactions in grassland science, the governing board has elected to publish a new international journal in English. The journal covers all areas of grassland science including cultivation and management, physiology, morphology, pathology, breeding and genetics of forage plants, forage conservation, forage nutritive value, animal behavior in grasslands, grassland environment and landscape studies, ecology, soil and soil organisms, farm machinery, economics and other investigations of particular interest to grassland scientists. The journal will be published quarterly in March, June, September and December. We anticipate this journal will contribute toward progress in grassland science associated research activities and the establishment of sustainable grasslands in Japan, Asia and the rest of the world.

You are cordially invited to submit your research papers to ‘Grassland Science’.

Kazuo Sugawara
President
Japanese Society of Grassland Science

Organization

The Japanese Society of Grassland Science was founded in 1954 for the purpose of promoting and fostering the study of grassland and forage crop science and extending the outcomes. Membership is open to persons interested in grassland, forage crop science and related fields.

PresidentToshihiko YAMADA
Vice PresidentMikinori TSUIKI
Vice PresidentYoshito YAMAMOTO
Editor-in Chief
(Grassland Science)
Naoki NISHINO
Editor-in Chief
(Japanese Journal of Grassland Science)
Toshiya SAIGUSA

MEMBERSHIP

The Japanese Society of Grassland Science was founded in 1954 for the purpose of promoting and fostering the study of grassland and forage crop science. Membership is open to persons interested in grassland science, forage crop science and related fields.
People living in countries outside Japan can be a regular member or an online member.
Details of these memberships are as follows.

Regular member: Annual membership fee 10,000 JPY
Online member: Three-year-membership fee 15,000 JPY
(The fiscal year of the society starts in March and ends in February.)
Regular members can present their research at an annual meeting of the JSGS held in Japan, and can receive and submit to the Japanese Journal of Grassland Science, written in Japanese. Regular members can also access and submit to the web-published Grassland Science, written in English.

Online members can access the web-published Grassland Science, written in English, only.

Publication charges for Grassland Science will be discounted for both memberships.

Applications for membership (Regular member / Online member) should be emailed to the secretariat of JSGS (jsgs-office@soubun.com).

Privacy Policy

Japanese Society of Grassland Science is currently preparing Privacy Policy to conform to GDPR. Until the policy has been finalized, the Society adopts Wiley’s policy here.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by EU member countries fortifies data privacy rights, given individuals control over when and how personal information is gathered and used. GDPR mandates go into effect May 25, 2018.

Office

c/o NARO Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science,
Senbonmatsu, Nasushiobara, Tochigi 329-2793, Japan

Editor

E-mail:grs-edit@grasslandscience.jpn.org

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