About agriRxiv

Having been founded in 2017 by Open Access India, agriRxiv (AgriXiv as it was) has continued to grow. Now relaunched through CABI, in collaboration with OAI, the service will benefit from CABI’s expertise in agriculture and the environment, providing a sustainable new home for agricultural preprints.

agriRxiv (pronounced ‘agri-archive’) is a free, open access source of unpublished preprints across the agricultural sciences. It is hosted and managed by CABI (cabi.org), an international, inter-governmental, not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

By sharing preprints on agriRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to their scientific colleagues.

There is no fee to submit articles to agriRxiv.

Articles are not peer-reviewed, edited, or typeset before being posted online. agriRxiv will moderate and then index all content to ensure it is appropriate for our users, and that it can be easily found and shared.


agriRxiv is for the distribution of preprints, which are complete manuscripts which have not yet been peer-reviewed nor published. 

The following types of article may be posted:

  • Research articles reporting new, confirmatory, or contradictory findings may be posted
  • Evidence-based case studies with supporting data
  • Articles detailing search protocols and the results of systematic reviews

Individual components of research articles such as figures, tables, and data sets are not appropriate for posting to agriRxiv. agriRxiv does not permit the posting of review articles, news, product advertisements, teaching/instructive materials, book excerpts, policy statements, theses, dissertations, nor student projects.

Articles cannot be submitted if they have already been accepted by a journal.

agriRxiv accepts preprints of articles covering all aspects of research in the agricultural sciences, including:

  • agribusiness
  • agroecology
  • agronomy
  • aquaculture
  • agricultural chemistry
  • agricultural economics
  • agricultural engineering
  • agri-statistics
  • agrobiodiversity
  • AI in agriculture
  • crop science
  • entomology and pest management
  • environmental science including: conservation; wildlife management; resources management
  • food science and nutrition
  • forestry and arboriculture
  • genetics and genomics
  • horticulture
  • agricultural microbiology
  • invasive species
  • livestock and animal science
  • plant breeding
  • plant pathology
  • plant science
  • social sciences including: education; extension; policy; rural community development; sociology
  • soil science
  • water resources


Authors retain copyright and choose the option under which to make the article available (CC BY, CC0). By posting on agriRxiv, authors explicitly consent to text mining of their work (e.g., by search engines or researchers).



agriRxiv reserves the right to remove any articles that contain plagiarized material or describe experimental work that is not performed in accordance with the relevant ethical standards for research using animals or human subjects.


Posting manuscripts to a preprint service is a common approach within the research community. It is however recommended that authors check the policy of their intended journal of publication before posting on agriRxiv.

A list of journal policies can be found on Wikipedia, as maintained by individual publishers, and SHERPA/RoMEO.


Authors should upload a single PDF file including their full article, tables and figures.

At agriRxiv we want to make the submission process as simple as possible, so authors only need to complete a few fields. We will take the rest of the information from the article itself. Authors should ensure the information in their PDF (author names, etc) is accurate, including the abstract. Articles without an abstract will be returned. agriRxiv accepts articles in a range of languages.

To submit a new version authors can simply follow the same process again, but select the relevant options to indicate this is a new version. If an article is in peer review, authors can post new versions up until the point of acceptance, although it is worth checking the journal’s policy on this too. Accepted articles cannot be posted, instead a link will be added to the published version when available.

Preprints usually appear on agriRxiv within 72 hours.

By submitting to agriRxiv you confirm that your work has been carried out according to the appropriate ethical research practices. You also confirm that your work is your own, and does not include the content of others without their permission, including text and images.

Neither CABI nor agriRxiv confirms or endorses the approach or conclusions of any article posted on the service.

Publishing data along with your paper has been shown to drive more citations, increase the transparency of research, and support collaboration. agriRxiv strongly advocates for the sharing of data, and supports the use of CABI’s CKAN site as a place for the publication of agricultural and environmental data: https://ckan.cabi.org/data


Manuscripts posted on agriRxiv are part of the scientific record. agriRxiv’s policy is that papers cannot be removed. Authors may, however, have their article marked as ‘Withdrawn’ if they no longer stand by their findings/conclusions or acknowledge fundamental errors in the article. To withdraw an article please email support@agrirxiv.org, stating your reasons.


Preprints can be cited using their digital object identifier (DOI).

Example: Author AN, Author BT. 2020. My article title. agriRxiv, preprint doi: 10.31220/agriRxiv.XXX

Preprints for Agriculture and Allied Sciences
Advisory Board
  • Leisa Armstrong, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Arianna Becerril García, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Redalyc/AmeliCA, Mexico
  • Philippa Benson, CABI
  • Susmita Das, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
  • Abeer Elhalwagi, National Gene Bank, Egypt
  • Gopinath KA, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture
  • Niklaus Grünwald, USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Sridhar Gutam, ICAR IIHR/Open Access India
  • Vinodh Ilangovan, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
  • Jayalakshmi M, ANGRAU, India
  • Khelif Karima, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique d'Algérie
  • Dinesh Kumar, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute
  • Satendra Kumar Singh, Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • Devika P. Madalli, DRTC/Indian Statistical Institute, India
  • Prateek Mahalwar, Cellulosic Technologies UG, Germany
  • Liz Marchant, Taylor & Francis
  • Bernard Pochet, University of Liège - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
  • Vassilis Protonotarios, NEUROPUBLIC
  • Andy Robinson, CABI
  • Paraj Shukla, King Saud University
  • Chandni Singh, Indian Institute for Human Settlements
  • Kuldeep Singh Jadon, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
  • Rajeev K Varshney, CGIAR/ICRISAT, India
  • Sumant Vyas, ICAR- National Research Centre on Camel, India
  • Oya Yildirim Rieger, Ithaka S+R/ITHAKA, USA
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