The Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education (JIAEE) has been a constant product of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education since 1994. Research topics and the journal’s importance to researchers have changed over time, but its seminal obligation as a contributor to the body of scholarly knowledge has not; its purpose is to enhance the research and knowledge base of agricultural and extension education from an international perspective.
The JIAEE serves as the AIAEE’s passport to the world, when considering the many unknown audiences who first learn about the AIAEE through digital library searches for international agricultural and extension education periodicals. From that basic premise, the goal for the JIAEE should be to publish only high quality, relevant, focused research for international agricultural and extension education. However, much of the scholarship reported in the JIAEE is fragmented, thereby having minimal impact or significance to the body of scholarly knowledge. The AIAEE needs to adapt, adopt, or create its own international research agenda. Persistent, rigorous investigations of our research agenda’s priority areas will produce a body of scholarly knowledge that distinguishes international agricultural and extension education as a discipline.
Keywords: Body of Knowledge, Research Agenda, Scholarship, JIAEE Topics