Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Economia agro-alimentare/Food Economy is a triannual Open Access peer-reviewed scientific journal published by FrancoAngeli Edizioni on behalf of the Italian Society of Agri-food Economics (SIEA), founded in 1996 by the then President of SIEA Fausto Cantarelli. It offers an international forum for the discussion and analysis of mono and interdisciplinary socioeconomic, political, legal and technical issues, related to agricultural and food systems. It welcomes submissions of original papers focusing on agriculture, agribusiness, food, safety, nutrition and health, sustainability and environment, including all processes and infrastructure involved in providing food to populations; as well as the processes, inputs and outputs involved in consumption and disposal of food and food-related items. Analyses also include social, political, economic and environmental contexts and human resource challenges. Submissions should be addressed to an international audience of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, and they may consider local, national, or global scale. The decision to publish the article, at the end of the process of evaluation and review, is the prerogative and responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief. The articles published are under the total responsibility of Authors.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Guest Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Regular Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Notes

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The writings submitted for publication in the section "Articles" are subject to a revision procedure which complies with the standards in use for scientific publications at international level and which are accepted by major citation databases. The Director assigns the job to one member of the Editorial Board, who then takes responsibility and, with the Director, makes a preliminary assessment of the manuscript’s potential for publication. The work passed through for assessment is sent anonymously to two scientific reviewers with recognized expertise in the topic, selected by the Editorial Board, and they will express their overall assessment and an analytical opinion, both of which will be communicated to the author confidentially, to be revealed only to the Editorial Board of the Journal. The author will also receive suggestions as to the piece’s suitability for publication in line with one of the following four designations: a) acceptable for publication in its current version. b) acceptable with minor revisions. c) potentially acceptable after substantial revision. d) not acceptable for publication in the journal. The editorial board’s decision regarding the manuscript’s suitability for publication is sent to the author along with the comments of the reviewers.

 

Open Access Policy

  • No fee is required for manuscripts submission and review. 
  • Until 2019, there were no publication fees and no charges to authors; published articles are accessible through annual subscription to the journal or individually through the website, with payment based on a pay-per-view model. Authors did not receive a complimentary copy of their own article.
  • Starting from 2020, the journal switched to an Open Access model, therefore the authors are required to pay an Article Publication Charge (APC), only in case the manuscript is accepted for publication.
  • Please note that all papers submitted after October 2019 have been considered for publication in 2020. Thus, in case of acceptance, the authors will be required to pay the APC.
  • The Article Publication Charge is set to 250 EUR. This amount partially covers the publication cost of the journal incurred by SIEA.
  • SIEA members who are in good standing with the payment of the membership fee are exempted from payment of the APC. 
 

 


Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy - Open Access Peer Reviewed Journal
ISSN 1126-1668, ISSNe 1972-4802 | AUT. TRIB. Reggio Emilia n. 932 del 6 novembre 1996

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