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- Overall, we rate Frontiers in Agronomy as a Pro-Science journal based on peer review and a clean fact-check record. We also rate them Mostly Factual due to Frontier Media’s retractions of studies either pre or post-publication.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Journal
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Frontiers in Agronomy is a peer-reviewed open-access journal that covers the field of Agronomy. According to its about page, they “investigate how agronomy will develop in the 21st century as we address climate change, focus on food systems and find ways to produce enough, waste less, and recycle more.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Frontiers in Agronomy is owned by Frontiers Media SA, which is a for-profit corporation. Funding comes from digital sales of content and author fees for publication.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Frontiers in Agronomy is an open-access journal that publishes information and research related to the field of Agronomy. The journal primarily publishes research such as this Isolation and identification of symbiotic strains in Paris fargesii Franch that promote disease resistance.
Frontiers Media has been criticized for being a predatory open-access publisher. In short, Predatory Open Access publishing is an exploitative open-access publishing business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals.
However, Frontiers in Agronomy is a credible scientific journal, as we have not found any controversy or significant retractions. Although, Frontiers Media has retracted some studies in other publications that were found to be of poor methodology and not thoroughly peer-reviewed.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Frontiers in Agronomy as a Pro-Science journal based on peer review and a clean fact-check record. We also rate them Mostly Factual due to Frontier Media’s retractions of studies either pre or post-publication. (D. Van Zandt 10/24/2022)
Last Updated on October 24, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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