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NEW: 2019 Article processing charge

Agricultural and Food Economics is a 100% Gold Open Access journal. Publishing is not without costs, and the journal currently levies an APC of £1000 (£840/$1230) for each article accepted for publication.  Authors do not typically pay the fee themselves; multiple payment options exist. 

  • SIDEA members pay a discounted fee of 100 EUR by entering a code, pre-arranged with the Society, on submission.  
  • Non-members pay discounted APC of 650 EUR if they affirm they would like Society support and enter: MS-SIDEA-JAFE-0219 on submission.
  • Alternatively, if your institution is a SpringerOpen member, enter your affiliation on submission to receive a discount; amounts vary by institution and cannot be combined with Society funding.
  • Authors can also request a waiver/discount, based on unavailability of research funding and/or country of origin.

For further details, see our article-processing charge page. SpringerOpen offers a free funding and support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service. The way your APC is covered has no bearing on the editorial outcome of your submission.. 

Editors' pick: "Improving diffusion in agriculture: an agent-based model to find the predictors for efficient early adopters"

This article has been selected by the Editors-in-Chief asNew Content Item (1) noteworthy or likely to be of high interest to agricultural economists involved in innovation diffusion studies. Moreover, "the agent-based model calibration strategy on real-world data makes the study worth reading, too, for those whose interests extend beyond finding the predictors of efficient early adopters." Click on  the link above to read the full article!


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From time to time, Agricultural and Food Economics publishes Collections of articles on topics of special interest. 

SIDEA 2016
Edited by Maria Bonaventura Forleo and Bernardo Corrado de Gennaro
Published 4th through 30th July 2019

SIDEA 2015
Edited by Alessandro Sorrentino and Simone Severini
Published 31 August through 25 September 2017

SIDEA 2014
Edited by Giuseppe Marotta and Concetta Nazzaro
Published 25 August 2015 through 26 July 2016

WiCaNem 2014
Edited by Luigi Cembalo and Alessandro Banterle
Published 29 January through 27 February 2015 

Aims and scope

Agricultural and Food Economics is an international peer-reviewed journal published on behalf of the Italian Society of Agricultural Economics. The editors welcome high-quality, problem-oriented submissions on agriculture and food from a wide variety of socio-economic perspectives and from all over the world. 

Completely open access, the journal publishes original research and review articles with innovative results and relevant policy and managerial implications, based on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies. Topics of interest include sustainable food systems, food and nutrition security, agricultural and food policy, environmental impacts of agricultural and food activities, market analysis, agri-food firm management and marketing, organization of the agri-food value chains, behavioral economics, food quality and safety issues, food and health economics, trade, sustainable rural development, natural and marine resource economics, and land economics. 

Society affiliation

Agricultural and Food Economics is sponsored by the SIDEA (Società Italiana di Economia Agraria, or Italian Society of Agricultural Economics). SIDEA's mission is to contribute to an efficient farm and agrifood sector promoting free, independent, and original research in the field of agricultural economics.


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