ERAE information :
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 .
Hans Jensen withdraws from the EAAE board
Hans Jensen has informed us that he decided to resign from the EAAE board for reasons related to his health. Hans has been a member of the EAAE board since 2017 and has been of a great value for the EAAE by catalysing the discussion between scientists and policy makers. He was the initiator of the EU policy seminar in Brussels, in May 2019, which was a major success. The board thanks Hans for his major contributions to the association and wishes him all the best with his further recovery.
Q Open – The Evolution of Open Access
Our new journal Q Open is now in its 2nd year. The rationale of Q Open for our profession is growing strongly. A good example is Horizon Europe (the EU’s key research and innovation funding programme until 2027) that 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).
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.
We realise that much hard work remains, 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. 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.
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 4 upcoming
NEW | Congress | Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland | Galway | Ireland | 12-13 May 2022.
NEW | Congress | 7th Beeronomics Conference | Dublin | Ireland | 20-23 June 2022.
NEW | Congress | 26th ICABR Annual Conference | University of Bologna | Italy | 5-8 July 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.
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.
NEW | Staff Research Scientist | Agroscope | Switzerland | deadline 15 February 2022.
NEW | Junior Professorship | Institute for Food and Resource Economics | Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Bonn | deadline 15 February 2022.