For contributors

Do you wish to be part of the AGRIS network and make your collection available through the AGRIS Web site? You can contribute your bibliographic collection to the AGRIS database and be indexed by AGRIS.

The first step in your request is to check whether the bibliographic information you would like to share with AGRIS falls in one of the main AGRIS categories

In AGRIS you can contribute either as an institutional repository, this is a case of a collection of bibliographic metadata created within a university or a research institution or a journal, either as an aggregator (i.e. an organization gathering metadata collections from many different institutional repositories) AGRIS does not accept individual author contributions.

Submitting your metadata records to AGRIS

AGRIS receives metadata in various formats, the minimum elements being in AGRIS AP XML format or better. 

Some common formats received include, Crossref, DOAJ (Custom), DOAJ, Endnote, MARC21, Mendeley, METS, MODS, PubMed,amongst the many formats. It is important to specify what metadata standard you are using when you are submitting records to AGRIS for the first time.

To send your metadata to AGRIS choose any of the following options:

  • Sending data by e-mail. In order to submit new data to AGRIS kindly send your data to agris@fao.org, if you have larger files we encourage you to use any file transfer service  and use agris@fao.org as the contact e-mail. Once your data is received an acknowledgement e-mail will be sent to you.
  • Harvesting environment. If you want to contribute your records from a journal or institutional repository - with an OAI-PMH compliant Open Journal System or repository software, we would require access to your harvesting environment to harvest your metadata. Please could you send us the details of your OAI-PMH.
  • Creating metadata from scratch. In some cases some institutions can create metadata from scratch using a simple web form and save it locally with the objective of publishing bibliographic data in the AGRIS database, in this case we offer the AgriMetaMaker tool