Instructions to Authors


Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts

All submissions to the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics must be submitted electronically. To ensure author anonymity, JARE accepts submissions only in PDF format. Author and institutional identifications will be removed from PDF file submissions by the editorial team prior to being sent to reviewers. Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged by e-mail.

Authors who submit manuscripts to the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics must

  • certify that the material in the manuscript, to the best of their knowledge, does not infringe upon other published material protected by copyright.
  • declare that the material in the manuscript (or modification thereof) has not been published, is not being published, is not simultaneously under consideration for publication in any other journal.
  • agree to report, describe, and/or reference the complete estimation process undertaken to derive the results presented in the manuscript, including data documentation as well as model specifications estimated but not reported in the manuscript. Authors must agree to make data used for this manuscript available at cost upon request for five years.
  • agree to disclose all funding sources that supported the research described in this manuscript.
  • agree to assume obligation of payment of page charges at the time of publication.

JARE does not consider for publication case studies or research papers reporting the results of surveys or field trials unless such studies are essential for subsequent economic analysis addressing agricultural, resource, and development topics. JARE does not normally publish review articles that summarize the literature or other articles that do not contain original economic research.

Human Subjects Research

Please indicate in your cover letter that your research, if applicable, adheres to pertinent policies and regulations for data involving human subjects.  Author(s) must document that they have received approval from all appropriate institutional oversight authorities, such as an Institutional Review Board (IRB). JARE will not publish results involving deception of human subjects.  The Editor may grant an exception if a well-documented justification is provided.

Publication Cost

There is no submission fee, but authors of accepted articles must pay page charges.  Current page charges are $79/printed page for WAEA members and $89/printed page for non-members.  Online supplemental appendices are charged at the rate of $10/page.

Statement of Open Access

JARE is an open access journal.  All content is freely available without charge to any user or institution.

Peer Review

JARE uses a double-blind review process.  Both the author and the reviewers are anonymous.  Do not include identifying information in your manuscript.

Please see JARE author agreement for more information.

Author Rights

Authors who publish in JARE retain copyright and publishing rights without restrictions and grant the journal right of first publication. Authors grant the Western Agricultural Economics Association and the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics a license to publish and distribute the work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which allows others to share the work for noncommercial purposes, provided that (i) they acknowledge the work’s authorship and initial publication in JARE and (ii) this is not done for commercial purposes. (More information can be found here).

Authors may enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of JARE’s published version of the work. This includes but is not limited to reproducing the contribution separately, in a university or institutional repository, or in any derivative work of which they are the author(s) or editor(s), subject only to giving proper credit in the work to the original publication of the contribution by JARE.

Instructions for Initial Submissions

Authors should familiarize themselves with the journal’s policies before submitting their manuscript. All submissions to the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics must be submitted electronically. To be considered for review, initial submissions must include three elements:

Cover Letter

Cover letters should indicate potential conflicts of interest and provide documentation for research involving human subjects.

Authors’ Identification and Title Page

Authors must submit a separate title page via the online submission management system. The title page should include: (i) title; (ii) running title; (iii) author names; and (iv) name and email address of the corresponding author. To protect their anonymity in the review process, authors should not identify themselves on the title page or in any headers.


JARE accepts submissions only in PDF format. Submitted manuscripts should be no longer than 35 pages (including reference list, tables, and figures) and include no more than 12 tables and figures combined.

Make sure that the manuscript follows the style and formatting requirements outlined in the JARE Style Guide:

  • The manuscript must have no information anywhere that can identify the author (title page, headers, appendices, images of survey instruments, etc.)
  • The first page has only the title and an abstract of no more than 100 words.
  • The submitted manuscript must not include acknowledgments.
  • The main text of the manuscript is double spaced.
  • The manuscript uses 1-inch margins all around.
  • The main text of the manuscript uses 12-point Times Roman or font of a similar size.
  • The main manuscript should have no more than twelve tables and figures combined.
  • Additional text and proofs (double spaced), tables, and figures are in appendices. For review, all appendices to the manuscript must be attached to the end of the manuscript itself. Supplemental appendices will be published as separate online supplementary materials. Page charges for supplementary appendices are $10/page.
  • Users of Zotero or other reference management systems can find a .csl file here.

Electronic Submissions

Electronic submission services are provided by FastTrack at the University of Missouri. All documents must be submitted in pdf format and will undergo double-blind peer review before being considered for publication.

Click here to submit an article electronically

Instructions for Accepted Manuscripts

The final versions of accepted papers should follow standard JARE submission guidelines, paying particular attention to the JARE Style Guide. In addition to uploading a PDF file, authors should also upload the native files (Word or LaTex preferred).

The final manuscript file should include a title page with the title, running title, authors’ names and affiliations, abstract, up to eight key words or phrases, AgEcon Search subject categories, acknowledgments, conflicts of interest, and short description (280 characters maximum). Tables should be supplied as a separate spreadsheet (one table per sheet) in an Excel workbook. Figures should be supplied as high-quality image files (.png, .pdf, or .jpg). Print appendices should be included in the main manuscript file. Supplemental appendices should be provided in a separate document (either .docx or .tex).

Authors interested in using the JARE Latex template can find that here.

Author Checklist

Upon conditional acceptance, authors must complete the JARE author checklist to ensure that all necessary documents and files are formatted correctly for submission.

Author Agreement

Upon acceptance, all authors must sign and submit a copy of the JARE Author Agreement.


When an accepted article is received, the production team will assign a DOI and post an unedited preprint to the JARE website.


JARE’s publication process includes copyediting and typsetting stages. Corresponding author will receive multiple opportunities to review suggested edits and page proofs. These should be carefully reviewed for any copyediting or typesetting errors.

Download JARE Style Guide