These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Agronomy Journal Pro-Science and Mostly Factual for reporting due to being published by a company that has failed fact checks in other journals.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Journal
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Agronomy Journal is published by MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), formerly Molecular Diversity Preservation International, an open-access journal publisher based in Basel, Switzerland. Agronomy is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published monthly online by MDPI. MDPI publishes over 400 journals.
Funded by / Ownership
The publisher of Agronomy Journal is MDPI AG, which Shu-Kun Lin owns. Here is the list of the Management Team. According to “MDPI Open Access Information and Policy.” MDPI articles and all its journals are open access where authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management; here is “General Information on MDPI’s Article Processing Charges (APC).”
Analysis / Bias
Agronomy Journal covers the science of soil management and crop production. Studies are published via open access, such as this Improving the Extraction Process of Mehlich 3 Method for Calcareous Soil Nutrients. Like all others reviewed, this study is Pro-Science, well-researched, and low-biased.
While Agronomy Journal has not failed a fact-check, its publisher has faced criticism as an open-access predatory journal. Read our full review on MDPI.
Failed Fact Checks
- None for Agronomy Journal; however, other MDPI journals have failed fact checks.
Overall, we rate Agronomy Journal Pro-Science and Mostly Factual for reporting due to being published by a company that has failed fact checks in other journals. (M. Huitsing 11/21/2022)
Last Updated on May 14, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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