Special Issue


Call for Authors to Publish in a Special Issue of the Agrociencia Uruguay Journal.

Recent Advances in Digital Transformation in the Agricultural Sector

During 2024, a special issue titled "RECENT ADVANCES IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR" will be prepared and published. 

New technologies are impacting various economic activities, leading to a new industrial revolution known as Industry 4.0 in the industry sector. The agricultural sector is also not immune to the tremendous potential of these technologies, and the intensive use of sensors and information processing through machine learning is beginning to demonstrate its utility in this field. Agricultural activities increasingly exhibit automation and information analysis, enabling better monitoring and management in what is termed digital farming. Uruguay has the duty to closely follow this progress and implement it in its national production to stay competitive and access new markets. This special issue aims to disseminate research that promotes precision agriculture in Uruguay and the region.

Authors are invited to submit scientific articles, reviews, or technical notes in the following four sections:

  1. New Technologies and Digital Methodologies Applied to the Agricultural Sector
  2. AGRO 4.0: Optimization of Productivity and Rational Resource Management
  3. Plant and Animal Phenotyping
  4. Research in Agrogenomics

Key dates:

Submission of work abstracts (optional but recommended): Until March 1, 2024

Expression of intention to participate (Title and section of the work): Until March 1, 2024

Acceptance notification: April 1, 2024

Submission of full articles for review: Until June 1, 2024

Instructions for authors can be found at this link. You can download the template for submitting the proposal from this link. For inquiries or abstract submissions, please send a message to: agrociencia@fagro.edu.uy 


Manuscript submission information:

Authors are encouraged to send a title and an abstract (up to 300 words) to the Guest Editors and agrociencia@fagro.edu.uy for a pre-check (optional but recommended). Full manuscripts should be submitted by the deadline to agrociencia@fagro.edu.uy. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration elsewhere. All manuscripts will undergo a thorough double-blind peer-review process. The journals template should be used for manuscript submission, and papers can be written in Spanish, English, or Portuguese, with English being highly recommended. Authors may utilize Agrociencia Uruguay´s translation service (USD 200 or USD 156 for Uruguayan authors) before publication. Accepted papers will be collectively published in the second semester of 2024, and there is no charge for publication (APC free).

Editorial Committee:

Dr. Marcel Bentancor (Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences - UdelaR)

Dr. Esteban Casaretto (Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Agronomy – UdelaR)

Dr. Gustavo Pereyra Alpuin (Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Agronomy – UdelaR)

Dr. Paula Silva (La Estanzuela Experimental Station, National Institute of Agricultural Research)