Studies in Agricultural Economics publishes original research papers, review papers, policy analyses and book reviews on agricultural economics, rural development and related topics including: agricultural production and competitiveness, environmental resource management, agri-food supply chain management, markets and marketing, international trade, econometrics, rural economic geography, rural economy and sociology, and development of information and knowledge based society in rural areas.
Researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners in agricultural economics and rural development, especially in eastern central and south eastern Europe.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published in English in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out. The author will retain the copyright of the article but agrees to identify AKI as the original publisher. Papers will not normally exceed 6000 words including the reference list and figure and table captions. Authors intending to prepare a book review should first consult the Editor-in-Chief and such a review should not exceed 2000 words.
Shorter papers and comments, of up to 1500 words, will also be considered for publication. Such notes might deal with the economic aspects of policy, with the results of small research projects that do not justify a full-length article, or comment on articles previously published.
Manuscripts should be submitted in .doc or compatible format. They should be prepared using A4 format, TNR 12 pt text and 1.5 line spacing and be in single-column format with wide margins. Do not hyphenate words and use bold face and italics only sparingly, but use subscripts and superscripts where appropriate. Avoid the use of single-sentence paragraphs. Tables should be placed at the end of the manuscript and figures should be submitted as separate files, numbered accordingly. Page and line numbering (restart each page) must be used but no reference should be made to page numbers in the text. You should use the ‘spell-check’ and ‘grammar-check’ functions of your wordprocessor, which should be set to English English, to avoid unnecessary errors.
Manuscripts will be double-blind reviewed by at least two reviewers and may be returned to the author(s) for revision before acceptance for publication. The Editor-in-Chief will normally consider only one re-submission.
Divide your article into clearly defined sections but do not use section or subsection numbers. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. For research papers you are urged to consider using the following structure:
Where it is not appropriate to use the above framework, you should finish the paper with conclusions.
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically. For example: ‘as demonstrated (Allan, 1996a, 1996b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1995). Kramer et al. (2000) have recently shown ...’ Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
In the reference list, references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. They should not be numbered. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, etc. placed after the year of publication. The title of a non-English publication should be followed by the English translation in square brackets. Journal titles should not be abbreviated. Examples:
For Web references, as a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates etc.), should also be given. Web sources should be included in the reference list alphabetically according to the author’s surname or organisation’s name.
Studies in Agricultural Economics aims to comply with the standards outlined in the COPE Codes of Conduct for Journal Editors and Publishers. These can be accessed at www.publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct.
The corresponding author will be provided, at no cost, with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. The PDF file includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use. Studies in Agricultural Economics has no page charges or submission fees.
Complete full-text articles may be published on the AKI website in advance of their publication in a printed issue. These do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited before it appears in printed form.
Studies in Agricultural Economics is accessible online at www.aki.gov.hu/studies and at http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/handle/44317. It is listed in EconLit, the Index Copernicus Journals Master List and the Directory of Open Access Journals, as a Commendable Journal in the Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Economics and Finance, and is included in the Citations in Economics database. Papers are abstracted in the CABI Agricultural Economics Database and indexed by Google Scholar.
The printed version of Studies in Agricultural Economics is designated by the publisher as the original version of the journal.