Test Cover Image of:  Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization

Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization

Edited by: Azzeddine Azzam
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

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

Journal Metrics

Cite Score
SCImago Journal Rank
Source Normalized Impact per Paper


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:

  • ABDC - Australian Business Deans Council
  • Academic Journal Guide (CABS, UK)
  • AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
  • Baidu Scholar
  • Cabells Journalytics
  • CABI (over 50 subsections)
  • Case
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • EconBiz
  • 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
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Reaxys
  • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno Discover

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

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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




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