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Inhalt: Publications and journals

OpenAgrar, the joint Open Access repository of the departmental research institutions of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), lists all the scientific publications of our researchers.

In addition to scientific articles in journals, OpenAgrar also lists various other types of publications: from conference proceedings and research data to videos, posters and leaflets.

Click here to go to our publications on Open Agrar.

The JKI as publisher of scientific journals

Journal of Cultivated Plants - periodical with a long tradition

The newsletter for the German Plant Protection Service was published as early as 1920. Since 2009 it has been continued as the Journal for Cultivated Plants. In addition to plant protection, it now also covers soil science, plant cultivation and grassland management, horticulture, fruit growing and viticulture, plant genetics and plant breeding, plant health and agricultural technology. The published articles have a strong connection to applied research and emphasize the importance and possibilities of the published findings for agricultural and horticultural practice. | Link to journal site

VITIS – Journal of Grapevine Research

The journal VITIS was founded in 1957 by a predecessor institute at Geilweilerhof and is now edited by the JKI Institute for Grapevine Breeding. It publishes original articles and reviews on grapevine biology, molecular biology, breeding, plant diseases, oenology and related research fields. | Link to journal site

Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality

JABFQ is an international open access journal published jointly with the German Society for Quality Research on Plant Foods (DGQ) and the Applied Botany Section of the German Botanical Society. The focus is on applied research in the fields of plant physiology and ecology, plant biotechnology, plant breeding and cultivation, plant health and nutrition, stress and resistance, plant microbiology, and analytics and chemistry of plant-based foods. | Link to journal site

Landbauforschung - Journal of Sustainable and Organic Agriculture

Landbauforschung - Journal of Sustainable and Organic Agriculture is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal with a focus on new developments towards sustainable agriculture. The scope encompasses plant production for food, feed and fuel; plant-based raw materials for medical applications, textiles, construction works and further chemical processing; while also addressing problems such as biodiversity loss, soil degradation, water shortage, environmental pollution and deforestation.
In 2023, the Julius Kühn Institute took over the journal, which was first published in 1951, from the Thünen Institute. | Link to journal site

Other JKI-published series are available on OpenAgrar as well , e.g. the Julius-Kühn-Archiv, the Berichte aus dem Julius Kühn-Institut,  Dissertationen aus dem Julius Kühn-Institut (for authors having completed their research doctorate at the JKI) and the Data Sheets  for Fruit Varieties or for Plant Diseases and Diagnosis.

Contact: JKI journal editorship

Dr. Anja Hühnlein
Dr. Heike Riegler

Research data and data bases

Research data are (digital) data that are created and evaluated as part of our research. They are among the most important resources of science. The spectrum of data collected at the JKI is broad and ranges from measurements of soil moisture to recorded pests in pheromone traps to marker information in the genome.

We make some of our research data available in datasets via OpenAgrar (JKI research data on OpenAgrar). For more complex data, we programme thematic databases, which are listed in the database section of our Knowledge Portals (List of databases on Knowledge Portals).

Contact: management of research data at JKI

Dr. Ulrike Stahl

Leaflets and brochures

Addressing a more general public, the Julius Kühn Institute publishes a number of leaflets and brochures. The topics are rather diverse: from beneficial insects to harmful beetles, from advice for allotment gardeners to fact sheets for professional growers.

JKI Knowledge Portals

In addition to our scientific publishing activities, our knowledge portals inform you on topics, projects and tasks of the JKI.