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Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization

Ed. by Azzam, Azzeddine

CiteScore 2018: 0.57

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.324
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.398

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    Your benefits
    • Professional and constructive reviews by specialists in the topic area
    • Recognized editorial board
    • Innovative methodology
    • Interdisciplinary approach to the subject matter
    • Quick access to articles thanks to print and online publishing
    • Theoretical and empirical researches

    Aims and Scope

    The Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization (JAFIO) is a unique forum for empirical and theoretical research in industrial organization with a special focus on agricultural and food industries worldwide.

    As concentration, industrialization, and globalization continue to reshape horizontal and vertical relationships within the food supply chain, agricultural economists are revising both their views of traditional markets as well as their tools of analysis. At the core of this revision are strategic interactions between principals and agents, strategic interdependence between rival firms, and strategic trade policy between competing nations, all in a setting plagued by incomplete and/or imperfect information structures. Add to that biotechnology, electronic commerce, as well as the shift in focus from raw agricultural commodities to branded products, and the conclusion is that a "new" agricultural economics is needed for an increasingly complex "new" agriculture.

    Published in conjunction with the Center for Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization at the University of Nebraska, the Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization is the only international journal devoted solely to theoretical and empirical industrial organization as applied to agricultural and food systems which link input suppliers, farmers, processors, and retailers. All submissions are reviewed by at least one member of the editorial board, which consists of distinguished economists specializing in food and agriculture, and are guaranteed to receive a decision within 10 weeks, with the first review coming within one month.

    JAFIO's mission is to provide a peer-reviewed, scholarly, international forum to address this new complexity with the added benefits mentioned above. Through electronic submission, revision, and publication, manuscripts will no longer become obsolete because of lengthy reviews and/or waiting in the print line, as they often do in traditional paper journals.

    What scholars are saying about Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization

    I frequently use this journal for my own research and think of it as a very valuable source for teaching and research.
    Hendrik Wolff, Assistant Professor, University of Washington

    • Regulatory economics and competition policy
    • Horizontal and vertical coordination
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Contracts
    • Auctions
    • Product differentiation
    • Food labeling
    • Food safety
    • Cooperatives and strategic alliances
    • Economics of innovation and property rights
    • Strategic trade
    • Market structure and environmental economics
    • Political economy

    Article formats
    The journal welcomes empirical as well as theoretical articles, notes, and perspectives. It is expected that both empirical and theoretical contributions are issue-driven, informed by the idiosyncrasies of food and agricultural markets, and have practical relevance to firm strategy and/or agricultural and food industry policy.

    Submissions addressing issues which arise in specific antitrust cases in food and agricultural industries, or issues which arise in reconciling antitrust laws with modern industrial organization theory, are also welcomed.

    Information on submission process


    Type of Publication:

    theoretical and empirical researchers, as well as policy makers, suppliers, farmers, processors, and retailers

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Online Submission Tool

    Your benefits of publishing with us
    • Electronic submission and online access to articles
    • Quick response guaranteed in 10 weeks
    • No galleys to proofread
    • Instant publication upon acceptance
    • Every article easily discoverable because of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
    • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
    • Professional sales and marketing activities

    Submission process
    • Submit your article via our Online Submission Tool
    • You will be guided through every step of the submission and review process
    • In case of any problems, further assistance will be provided

    Please note
    • Before submitting your article please get familiar with our copyright agreement, as well as Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement and Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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    One issue/year, updated continuously
    Content available since 2003 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
    ISSN: 1542-0485

    Abstracting & Indexing

    Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization is covered by the following services:

    • Academic Journal Guide (CABS, UK)
    • AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
    • Baidu Scholar
    • Cabell's Whitelist
    • CABI (over 50 subsections)
    • Case
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
    • Dimensions
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • EconBiz
    • ECONIS
    • EconLit
    • Foodline Science
    • FSTA - Food Science & Technology Abstracts
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • Google Scholar
    • ICAP Alcohol Information Databases
    • J-Gate
    • JournalGuide
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Microsoft Academic
    • MyScienceWork
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ProQuest (relevant databases)
    • Publons
    • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
    • ReadCube
    • Reaxys
    • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
    • SCImago (SJR)
    • SCOPUS
    • Semantic Scholar
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • Summon (ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Azzeddine Azzam, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; USA

    Editorial Assistant
    Paul Royster, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; USA

    Associate Editors
    Joseph Balagtas, Purdue University; USA
    John Crespi, Kansas State University; USA
    Panagiotis Fousekis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki; Greece
    Jean-Philippe Gervais, Farm Credit; Canada
    Konstantinos Giannakas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; USA
    David Hennessy, Iowa State University; USA
    Brent Hueth, University of Wisconsin-Madison; USA
    Jayson Lusk, Oklahoma State University; USA
    Philippe Marcoul, University of Alberta; Canada
    Dimitrios Panagiotou, University of Ioannina; Greece
    Jeff Reimer, Oregon State University; USA
    John R. Schroeter, Iowa State University; USA
    Khalid Sekkat, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Belgium
    Kyle Stiegert, University of Wisconsin-Madison; USA
    Jim Vercammen, University of British Columbia; Canada
    Sofia Berto Villas-Boas, University of California-Berkeley; USA
    Tian Xia, Kansas State University; USA
    Amalia Yiannaka, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; USA
    Xiaoyong Zheng, North Carolina State University; USA
    Christine Zulehner, University of Vienna; Austria

    Advisory Board
    Hans Andersson
    , Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Sweden
    Murray Fulton, University of Saskatchewan; Canada
    Stephen Martin, Purdue University; USA
    GianCarlo Moschini, Iowa State University; USA
    Jeffrey Perloff, University of California-Berkeley; USA
    Jeffrey Royer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; USA
    Richard Sexton, University of California-Davis; USA
    Ian Sheldon, Ohio State University; USA

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