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: http://erae.oxfordjournals.org/).

Ownership and legally defined parameters

The EAAEP Foundation (http://www.eaaep.org/), which is the publication committee of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (http://www.eaae.org/) 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 (kjpoppe@hccnet.nl).

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.