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Peer-review policy

Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help. Editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Agricultural and Food Economics operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

The benefit of double-blind peer review is that it allows reviewers to judge the manuscript based on content alone, and they are not unconsciously biased by knowledge of who the authors are.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication.The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with Associate Editors.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.397 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.774 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    36 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    240 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage
    333,014 downloads
    167 Altmetric mentions