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The first issue of Volume 50 of the ERAE

contains a review paper on regression discontinuity designs. And papers on date labels, export promotion, the choice between auctions and direct sales, visa for foreign workers, Covid-19 effects in Malawi and careers in arm-length contracting.

The ERAE turns 50

Happy New Year. Especially to the editors and readers of the European Review of Agricultural Economics, that turns 50 this year. The Foundation was created in 1972 and the first edition of our journal was published in spring 1973 – the opening article written by EU Commissioner Sicco Mansholt.  We also thank Carl-Johan Lagerkvist, who hands over the coordinating editorship to Salvatore Di Falco at the start of the new year before he leaves the team on September 1.

New issues ERAE, Q Open and EuroChoices

All our journals issued new editions in December. The European Review had its December number (2022/5), Q Open closed its second issue of the year with 12 papers online and EuroChoices came with a special on agroecology.

Wanted: new ERAE editor


 Editor of the European Review of Agricultural Economics (ERAE) Starting september 2023

The European Agricultural and Applied Economics Publications Foundation, in short EAAEP Foundation, is seeking to appoint a new Editor for the European Review of Agricultural Economics (hereafter: ERAE or the Review) for the period beginning September 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The new appointment is to replace Carl-Johan Lagerkvist who will step down next year. Candidates should have an extensive knowledge of the relevant literature. They should have an excellent publishing record and proven reviewing expertise. Experience as a member of the Editorial Board of a scientific journal is an advantage. A stimulating vision regarding the position and development of the ERAE should accompany these scholarly requirements. Ability to work in a team and to manage deadlines effectively is definitely required.

Profile of the ERAE

The ERAE is a scientific journal that publishes peer-reviewed research papers. Presently the journal appears 5 times per year. It strives for balanced coverage of economic issues within the broad subject matter of agricultural and food production, consumption and trade, rural development, and resource use and conservation. The ERAE is international in its readership, coverage and published authors. It is in Q1 in economics and the current impact factor is 4.448 and the 5-year impact factor 4.508 (see:

Ownership and legally defined parameters

The EAAEP Foundation (, which is the publication committee of the European Association of Agricultural Economists ( owns the Review; the material published in the ERAE is jointly owned by Oxford University Press (OUP) and the EAAEP Foundation. The ERAE operates with four editors. The normal term for an Editor is 4 years, which can be extended to a total of 6 years.

Current ERAE Editors

Editorship is currently shared among the following four editors:

Editors’ duties and method of working

The main duty of the Editors is to provide the publisher with material for publication in the Review that is of good scientific and presentational quality, selected according to ERAE submission and peer-review protocols. The working language is English. The full contractual duties (including appointing the Editorial Board members and the Book Review Editor) are set out in an Editors’ Contract between the Editors, Oxford University Press and the EAAEP Foundation. For information about the contractual duties please contact any of the following persons:

OUP provides the following support for the editorial process: on-line editorial software (Manuscript Central) for the submission and review of papers, which includes all the services of a virtual office including on-line tracking and storage facilities for correspondence and documents; an editorial assistant based in Oxford; all technical and production services from the point of manuscript acceptance onwards to publication. Nearly all communication amongst Editors, as well as between Editors and authors, referees and editorial assistant, occurs digitally.

Editors’ compensation

OUP currently pays the editorial team a total of about € 40,000. – per year. The compensation is paid at the end of the financial year. The Editors share the compensation amongst themselves, according to a formula adopted by mutual agreement. Currently, they have opted to share the workload and the total compensation in equal parts.

Application process

Applicants are requested to send their application by e-mail before February 1, 2023 to:

Honorary Secretary-Treasurer EAAEP Foundation (

The application must consist of:

  • A letter of motivation (including applicant’s vision for the ERAE)
  • CV with specific emphasis on the qualifications required for an Editor of the ERAE

Applications will be considered by the current Editors in consultation with the Editorial Board, by Board members of the EAAEP Foundation and by OUP.  Potential applicants who would like more information before applying are encouraged to contact one of the Editors whose email addresses are listed above or in a recent issue of the ERAE.

2021 winner

The editors of the ERAE have choosen the recipients for the 2021 Awards for the outstanding journal article and for the referee award, to recognise our reviewers. See the pages on this website under the tab ERAE.

ERAE September issue

The September issue of the ERAE has papers on Machine learning, the CAP and investment (aid), the CAP and small farmers, antibiotics, scaling up new technologies, food fraud, bio fuels and real options. Enjoy.

ERAE impact factor 2021, Q1 status

The 2021 impact factor for the European Review of Agricultural Economics has been published: 4.448. This moves the ERAE in the domain of Agricultural Economics and Policy: from 6 (2020) to 5, meaning the journal moves into Q1 in this category. It was already Q1 in Economics, where it moves upfrom 70 (2020) to 65.

Congratulations to Carl Johan Lagerkvist and his team of editors. Thanks to the editorial board, all authors submitting and all reviewers. And keep submitting