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Call for Proposals: Invited Paper Sessions

The deadline for Invited Paper Session Proposals has passed. Check the AAEA website for 2018 Calls in November 2017.

AAEA welcomes proposals for Invited Paper sessions for the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Papers in these Invited Paper sessions may be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics in March 2018, subject to review. Proposals from individuals or groups need to be submitted using the online submission system by Thursday, December 1, 2016. The system will open in early November.

The most successful invited papers frame new areas of research, provide a systematic review of an existing area, or offer a novel perspective.  Invited papers offer the opportunity for the AJAE to publish papers that do not fit the mold of a regular submission to the journal. Proposals that do not meet these criteria may be accepted for presentation at the meetings but will be asked to submit their papers to the journal via the regular submission process.

Proposed session formats must include either two papers with two discussants or three papers with one discussant. Four paper sessions will not be considered.

Proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

Proposals should include session title and rationale, two-page abstracts and titles for each proposed presentation, and names and contact information of authors, discussants, and moderators.

The invited papers should be completed by Thursday, April 13, 2017. These completed versions will be reviewed by the invited paper sessions committee, and feedback to improve the papers will be provided to the author(s). Final versions of the invited papers must be submitted to AAEA by May 24, 2017. If the authors wish the invited paper to be reviewed for publication in the AJAE, it should also be submitted to the AJAE Editors via Editorial Express by Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  Accepted papers will carry a footnote that indicates they were subject to an expedited review process.

If you have any questions about submitting an Invited Paper session proposal, please contact Lauren Seward at or at (414) 918-3190.

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