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Autonomous Chapingo University has a long tradition in Scientific Communication, as it is the historical heir of the National School of Agriculture that began to disseminate scientific information in 1927, founding the Chapingo journal, which over time became a reference in Latin American and Mexican agricultural sciences.

In order to better manage the journals that diverse groups of academics founded, as well as to achieve higher scientific and editorial standards, the Coordination of Institutional Journals (CORI) was created in 1998. It began with scarce economic resources and a limited number of staffers. Twenty years after its creation, it is a consolidated structure that, with the collaborative work of editors-in-chief, editorial boards, technical reviewers and proofreaders, editorial designers, translators, administrative workers and providers of logistic, systems and printing support, has managed to underpin an editorial management system that, although it needs to be strengthened, fulfills its work with high quality standards.

CORI has sufficient resources for the carrying out of its editorial tasks, and manages its editorial processes with the most outstanding software in the world of scientific publishing; throughout its 20 years of existence, its staff, as well as its editors-in-chief, editorial boards, etc. have been and continue to be trained in the use of the necessary tools for efficient, effective and transparent management in the face of the challenges of the XXI Century and the trends of scientific production. It aims to place UACh’s academic journals within the realm of the best international scientific journals.

Our journals act independently, with a view to contributing to the achievement of the Highest Institutional Purposes of its Publishing House. In the institutional field, CORI is innovating by generating its own Organization Manual, Procedures Manual, Manual of Good Publishing Practices and General Guidelines for the Editorial Management of the Institutional Journals of Autonomous Chapingo University.

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