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 immediate 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.

Unless otherwise stated, all content of this electronic edition is distributed under a license and distribution "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International" (CC BY-NC-ND).


List of referees (2020)

Almudena Gómez Ramos

Ana Iglesias Picazo

Ana Velasco Arranz

Andrés Picazo Tadeo

Ángel Perni Llorente

Antonio Álvarez Pinilla

Asunción Agulló Torres

Barbara Soriano Martínez

Bernat Roig Merino

Berta Sánchez Fernández

Boris Bravo Ureta

Bouali Guesmi

Carlos Bopp

Carlos Gutiérrez Martín

Carlos Parra López

Carmelo León González

Cristian Adasme Berríos

David Hoyos Ramos

Dena Camarena Gómez

Diego Azqueta Oyarzun

Dionisio Ortiz Miranda

Eduardo Moyano Estrada

Eladio Ernalte Alegre

Eva Iglesias Martínez

Federico Martínez-Carrasco

Francisco Javier Mesías Díaz

Francisco Pellicer Martínez

Gabriela Vera

Imanol Nuñez Aldaz

Irene Blanco Gutiérrez

Ismael Aguilar Benítez

Javier  Esparcia Pérez

José Antonio Gómez Limón

José Antonio Pérez Méndez

José María García Álvarez Coque

José María Gil Roig

Juan Juliá Igual

Juan Manuel García Samaniego

Julio Berbel Vecino

Lisandro Roco Fuentes

Manuel Arriaza  Balmón

Marcario Rodríguez-Entrena

Marcela Amaro Rosales

María Luisa Martí Selva

María Valles Planells

Marta García Molla

Melania Salazar Ordóñez

Norat Roig Tierno

Olga Moreno Pérez

Otavio Balsadi

Pablo Muñoz Gallego

Paula Nieto Alemán

Paula Otero Hermida

Pedro Sánchez Zamora

Rafael Trueba Regalado

Rafaela Dios Palomares

Raúl Compés López

Rebeca de Gorarti

Renato Jacome Gagñay

Roberto Cervelló Royo

Rodolfo Bernabeu Cañate

Rosa Gallardo Cobos

Rosmery Ramos Sandoval

Salvador Saz Salazar

Samir Mili Chargui

Silverio Alarcón Lorenzo

Sofía Boza Martínez

Tomás García Azcárate

Víctor Ávila Akeberg

Zein Kallas  Kalot



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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e-ISSN: 2174-7350   ISSN: 1578-0732   https://doi.org/10.4995/earn