Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales – Agricultural and Resource Economics aims at providing a forum for dissemination and discussion of scientific, technological and methodological innovations in agricultural and natural resource economics. 

The Journal covers a wide range of issues with focus on providing insights and solutions on current challenges of rural and food economies, from local and global perspectives. The Journal also explores the links between the richness of the natural environment and agricultural, forestry and fishing practices. 

In order to achieve the Journal’s goals, some topics covered are given by the following examples or by the links among them.

•          Food Systems

•          Agricultural and Resource Policies

•          Agricultural trade and markets

•          Land use

•          Rural Development and Population

•          Poverty and development

•          Nutrition and food products

•          Forest Resources

•          Fisheries and Marine Resources

•          Climate adaptation and mitigation

•          Environmental Economics, pollution of soil, water and air

•          Fragmentation of habitats

•          Agrobiodiversity

•          Water Economics

•          Value Chain Governance

•          Social and Technological Innovations

•          Rural extension

•          Bio and circular economy

•          Demand Analysis

•          Business Management

•          Agri-food cooperatives

•          Food Marketing

•          Operational Research and Multi-criteria decision

Sound conceptual basis and evidence-based analysis are expected from a diversity of approaches than can include quantitative or qualitative methodologies dealing with the whole food chain and the complexity of rural systems, including the link with development and envirnmental challenges. 

Although specialized agri-food economic articles can find a place in the journal, inter-disciplinary approaches are welcome, with links between economics, social and political sciences. The journal also welcomes applied research on interdependences between rural and food systems, environmental challenges, nutrition, marine resources, innovation policies, poverty and regional systems. Papers with social research applied to local rural and food systems are also within the Journal’s interest, but always with clear innovative methodological approaches and a beyond state of art justification. 

Review papers are also opportune if they cover the state of art in groundbreaking topics. Special issues’ proposals are also of interest for the journal.



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The reviewing procedure is a double-blind peer, as follows:

1. The original manuscripts submitted to the Journal are reviewed in the first place by the Editorial Board, which may reject them - in which case authors would be sent a reasoned report-, or deem them suitable for review.

2. The manuscripts that pass this first review are sent, without information regarding the authors, to a member of the Editorial Staff Committee selected on the basis of his/her expertise.

3. On the basis of the previous consultation, the Editorial Board sends the manuscript to two anonymous referees who judge the suitability of the paper for publication. After receiving the reports from the two referees, the Editorial Board takes a decision, and asks for further advise to the previously consulted member of the Editorial Staff Committee.

4. The Editorial Board will inform the authors of the final decision, always attaching the comments made by the referees and the report made by the spokesperson.

5. The manuscripts reviewed by the authors will be submitted directly to the Editorial Board, who will once again set the review process in motion with the same spokesperson and reviewers.

6. The Editorial Board will inform authors their manuscript has been rejected, filing the dossier of the manuscript, if: (a) the spokesperson still recommends “accepting the manuscript with significant modifications” after the second review; (b) six months after being notified of the conditioned acceptance of the manuscript for publication, the authors have not sent the revised version of their manuscript or have not sent the Editorial Board a request for an extension of this period; (c) the Editorial Board considers that, in view of the reports by the spokesperson and referees, the manuscript is not suitable for publication.

7. In order to ensure the scientific quality of research results, authors must provide the data and program codes used for estimations or calculations upon request throughout the reviewing process, so that the results obtained can be replicated. If the authors are unable to supply this information, they should give reasons why this is not possible.

8. Once the paper is accepted, and before publishing in EARN, the corresponding author will submit the Journal Publishing Agreement (http://aeea.webs.upv.es/aeea/ficheros/Acuerdo_de_publicacion_en_EARN.pdf) to the Journal secretariat (secretaria_earn@ecoagrayrrnn.com)


Publication Frequency

Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales (Agricultural and Resource Economics) publishes twice a year (June and December)


Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


List of referees (2019)

Alberto Bernues

Alejandra Mengler

Alejandro Espinoza

Almudena Gomez Ramos

Amilcar Arzubi

Ana Firmino

Ana Iglesias

Andrés Picazo

Artur Aparici

Azahara Mesa

Barbara Soriano

Beatriz Lopez

Berta Sanchez

Carles Sanchis

Carlos Parra

Cleidson Nogueira Dias

Diego Azqueta

Dionisio Ortiz

Eduardo Medeiros

Eladio Ernalte

Fernando Garrido

Francisco Javier Mesías

Guadalupe Ramos

Irene Blanco

Javier  Esparcia

Javier Calatrava

Jordi Rosell

José Antonio Gómez Limón

José Luis Ramos

José María García Álvarez-Coque 

Juan José Rubert

Juan Manuel García Samaniego

Juan Sapena

Julio Berbel

Luis Camarero

Luis Miret Pastor

Luis Pérez y Pérez

Luis Saez

Luisa Alama

Macario Rodríguez-Entrena

Marco Aparicio

Margarita Brugarolas

Margarita Rico

María Jesús Such

María Luisa Marti

María Valles

Martín Alba

Melania Salazar

Mercedes Sánchez

Montserrat Pareja

Natalia Lajara-Camilleri

Norat Roig

Patricio Calonge

Pedro Cerrada

Pedro Sanchez Zamora

Pilar Martínez

Raul Compés

Roberto Cervelló

Roberto Jara

Rodolfo Bernabeu

Rosa Gallardo

Rosmery Ramos

Ruben Echevaría

Salvador Calvet

Salvador Saz

Samir Mili

Sazcha Marcelo Olivera

Sergio Colín

Silverio Alarcón

Teresa Martínez

Teresa Santiago

Tomas Garcia Azcarate

Vicent Querol

Vicente Budi

Vicente Estruch

Vicente Pinilla

Víctor Ávila Akeberg

Xavier Gines

Yesid Aranda Camacho



Ethical Guidelines

Before submitting a paper to Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales, authors should confirm they fulfill the following points:

Reporting standardsData access and retention
Originality and plagiarismMultiple, redundant or concurrent publication
Acknowledgement of sourcesAuthorship of the paper
Disclosure and conflicts of interestFundamental errors in published works


Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal secretariat and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.


Interoperability protocol

Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales - Agricultural and Resource Economics journal is accessible through the OAI-PMH protocol (Open Archives Initiative - Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) based on the Dublin Core scheme, for its metadata transmission over internet.


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