About the Journal

Peer Review Process

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

  • There will be at least two qualified reviewers, one may be internal to the home department of the contact author and one must be external. 
  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewers will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 
Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Journal History

UF/IFAS has had a long history of providing electronic access to publications, beginning in the early 1990s when it began producing handbooks of documents on CD ROMS. The Florida Agricultural Information Retrieval System (FAIRS) website first went online in May 1995 and continued until 1998 when the name was changed to Extension Data Information Source (EDIS) to reflect changes in scope and function. EDIS became the single source for all Extension publications and was also adapted to permit extension units to print documents on an as-needed basis. More recently, the UF/IFAS Solutions for Your Life Web initiative has brought EDIS publications together with other valuable Web resources within the framework in a single Web-user friendly theme and framework.