JARE Editorial Policies

The Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (JARE) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Aims and Scope
The Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics seeks to publish creative and scholarly economic studies in agriculture, natural resources, and related areas. Manuscripts dealing with the economics of food and agriculture, natural resources and the environment, human resources, and rural regions are encouraged. The journal seeks to provide a forum for topics of interest to those performing economic research as well as to those involved with economic policy and education. Submission of comments on articles previously published in the journal is welcomed.

Peer Review
JARE uses a double-blind review process: Both the author and the reviewers are anonymous. All submissions will be assessed by the Editors for suitability for the journal. Manuscripts deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent reviewers to assess the paper’s contribution. To limit reviewer bias, submissions are anonymized before being sent out for review. The Editors are responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. The Editors’ decisions are final.

Publishing Schedule
JARE is published three times a year, in January, May, and September.

Statement of Open Access
JARE is an open access journal. All content is freely available without charge to any user or institution. JARE is committed to publishing all of its full-text articles online for immediate open access. All content is freely available on JARE’s website and at AgEcon Search.

Publication Costs
The costs of manuscript preparation and publishing JARE are covered by author pages charges. Authors submitting manuscripts agree to assume obligation for payment of page charges, which are due at publication. Current page charges are $79/printed page for WAEA members and $89/printed page for nonmembers. Online supplemental appendices will be charged at the rate of $10/page. The journal does not charge submission fees.

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.

User Rights
All articles in JARE are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) License. Users have permission to read, download, copy, distribute noncommercially, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, provided this is not done for commercial purposes and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication using the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. Users may not apply any legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits. Full license details are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.

Plagiarism Policy
The JARE editorial team reserves the right to use software to detect plagiarism and carefully review potential plagiarism flagged by this software program. If a submitted manuscript is determined to involve plagiarism or serious/extensive self-plagiarism, it will be rejected. The handling editor reserves the right to document and report these allegations to the appropriate officials of the authors’ home institution(s).

Previously Published Articles
All content published prior to January 2020 is now licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) License.

Indexing and Abstracting
JARE is indexed or abstracted by the following services:

  • AgEcon Search
  • AGRICOLA (Agricultural OnLine Access)
  • CABI
  • Clarivate Analytics
  • EBSCOhost
  • EconLit
  • Scopus
  • OCLC ArticleFirst
  • Proquest
  • RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)