About This Journal

The ‘Journal of the Korean Society for Agricultural Machinery’ (ISSN: 1010-4542), which is published by the Korean Society for Agricultural Machinery, was first issued in 1976. The journal was later renamed in 2004 as the ‘Journal of Biosystems Engineering’(J. Biosyst. Eng., JBE, e-ISSN: 2234-1862, p-ISSN: 1738-1266) in order to extend its area of interest to cover the advanced, integrated, and multidisciplinary studies of biosystems engineering. Furthermore, in 2013, JBE initiated an English version of the journal to broaden the scope of its audience and offer the opportunity to scholars in the field to share their scientific knowledge, professional experience, and research findings in the domain of biosystems engineering. JBE is indexed in the Korean Citation Index (KCI), e-Science Central, and Google Scholar.


JBE is an online international peer-reviewed journal. It offers an open access to publish original research articles and review articles, quarterly. JBE integrates general engineering with applied agricultural, biological, environmental, food, and livestock systems to solve problems in complex living systems. The journal aims to selectively publish highly notable original articles to advance and disseminate scientific and technical knowledge in the field of biosystems engineering. 

JBE covers a wide range of topics related to the following categories:

1. Off-road machinery system engineering
including agricultural farm power and machinery, agricultural safety and health, agricultural and biosystems management, soil and terra-mechanics, and forest machinery

2. Agri-environmental system engineering and energy
including structure and facilities for living systems, indoor environmental control, livestock machinery, horticultural machinery, plant factory, and biomass/renewable energy

3. Agricultural process and food engineering                                                                                       
including postharvest technology, food quality and safety, and food processing and packaging

4. Biological engineering
including biomechanics, biosensors, bioMEMS/NEMS, and tissue engineering

5. Information technology and electronics                                                                                            
including information and precision agriculture, instrumentation and controls, and robotics

6. Emerging technologies related to
smart farming, micro- and nano-agriculture, artificial intelligence, analysis and applications of big data in the field of biosystems engineering


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Support Funding Sources

This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded by the Korean Government.


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This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded by the Korean Government.