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The European Review of Agricultural Economics now accepts review articles, and the ERAE Editors welcome proposals for review articles from EAAE members. Review articles should provide a comprehensive and scholarly account of a topic that has direct relevance to agricultural economics (methodological or applied) and that has not recently been covered in the literature. A pre-submission enquiry is required. If you are interested in writing a review article for ERAE, please send an abstract, outline, and key references to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Q Open – The Evolution of Open Access
As we approach the successful completion of the inaugural volume of Q Open, its role as a high-profile open access (OA) journal is developing. As previously explained, Q Open is a new and exciting open access journal that is a collaboration between the European Agricultural and Applied Economics Publication (EAAEP) Foundation and the Oxford University Press (OUP).
The rationale and role that Q Open can play within our profession is growing. Specifically, we are seeing rapidly changing demands being placed on academic researchers regarding the need to ensure open availability of research output as part of a wider open science agenda. One of the most prominent examples of this is ‘Plan S’, an initiative of the research funding organisations which comprise Coalition S, which aims to drive forward open access and open science. The rationale driving the open science agenda is compelling. There is no reason not to support the view that science should be more credible, reliable, efficient and responsive to the challenges that society faces.
As part of this evolving research environment, Horizon Europe (the EU’s key research and innovation funding programme until 2027) has implemented a policy that means that research will need to be made OA on publication, and that funding will only be available to fund publication fees in full OA outlets. Furthermore, Horizon Europe funding will not support funding of research publications in hybrid journals (i.e., journals with a paywall and OA options). Similar changes to research funding and OA requirements will come into force in the UK in 2022 (although in the UK publication fees in hybrid journals will still be supported through ‘transformative’ agreements), and there have been ongoing discussions in the US to change the existing 12 months maximum embargo period on funded published research and to adopt OA for publications immediately.
The ongoing evolution of requirements being imposed by funders marks a significant departure from how the vast majority of academic research has been supported historically. It is in this context that Q Open potentially offers our profession the possibility of publishing research that meets the increasingly demanding OA requirements whilst also providing a publication platform that brings with it the necessary reputation and support, that academic researchers require in building a career. Of course, for Q Open to meet the needs of our profession it is important that Q Open grows its reputation and becomes established as a target journal for academics to publish in. It is in this context that we encourage members of the profession to seriously consider Q Open as an outlet for their high-quality research.
Finally, although it is important to enjoy the publication of the inaugural issue of Q Open, we realise that much hard work remains. It is important that we continue to attract high quality submissions as the journal develops. Furthermore, if we are to achieve our objective of being a top-ranking field journal in the areas we cover (i.e., agricultural economics, environmental and climate economics, natural resource economics development economics and food economics) it is essential that we continue to receive the support that we already have from our colleagues. We also understand that the transition to OA will not be easy for the profession and society/community-based journals. Fully OA journals have to become established in terms of Impact Factors and need to have a minimum size not to be loss-making. To transform community/society-based publishing with its advantages of good networks of authors and reviewers, linked also to congresses and seminars with special issues, we call upon society members to contribute to this transition by submitting and helping to review for Q Open.
The Q Open Editors: Iain Fraser, Erwin Bulte, Vincenzina Caputo, Phoebe Koundouri and David Lewis.
Call for papers ICA CCR European Research Conference 2022
“Rethinking co-operatives: From local to global and from the past to the future”
13-15 July 2022, Athens, Greece.
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16th International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks
Agri-food systems in a changing world: connecting science and society
Non-EAAE events – New and 3 upcoming
NEW |Congress | ICA CCR European Research Conference 2022 | Athens, Greece |13-15 July 2022.
Organised Session | Special Issue Evidence-Based Agricultural Policy | Q Open | start 15-11-2021 deadline submission 2 May 2022.
Congress | Agricultural Economics Society 2022 Conference | KU Leuven | Belgium |
4-6 April 2022.
Seminar | Evidence-based agricultural and food policy | Frick | Switzerland | 28 – 29 April 2022.
NEW |Ph.D. student | TU München - Freising Weihenstephan | Germany | deadline 31 December 2021.
NEW | Lecturer in Economics | National University of Ireland Galway | Ireland | deadline 6 January 2022.
NEW | Associate Professor | Department of Food and Resource Economics |University of Copenhagen | Denmark | deadline 13 February 2021.