José Dörner, Felipe Zúñiga, Dorota Dec, Ricardo Fuentes, Juan Pablo Keim, Kong Shun Ah-hen, Juan Lerdon
In 2014, when we took over Agro Sur as the new editorial team, we set ourselves the objective of renewing the journal in order to give it a new impulse that would reposition and project it as an important journal in its field (Dörner et al., 2014). To achieve this ultimate goal, different actions have been carried out such as: i) update of the Instructions for Authors, ii) development of a WEB page), iii) implementation of the editorial management platform “Open Journal Systems” (OJS), iv) expansion and internationalisation of the Editorial Committee, v) aesthetic update of the layout of the articles, and vi) being an active member of the Network of Research Journals (RRI-UACh). So far, one of the most relevant steps taken has been putting together four “Special Issues” (2015–2018, one per year), which made it possible to move forward in the international positioning of Agro Sur, as evidenced in the Scopus cites report: 65 journal citations between 1986–2019, with 25% of them being recorded between 2014–2019. We hope that this major progress will improve our indexing in the short term. All of the above has been possible thanks to the authors who have trusted Agro Sur and its editorial management, as well as the anonymous referees who have contributed to capturing the quality seal of the articles we aim to publish.