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The American Journal of Agricultural Economics

The research and policy conversation starts at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

AJAE provides a forum for creative and scholarly work on the economics of agriculture and food, natural resources and the environment, and rural and community development throughout the world.

  • AJAE is the top journal in the agricultural economics field according to studies reported by Kalaitzidakis, Mamuneas & Stengos (Canadian Journal of Economics, 2011), Kodrzycki and Yu (B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis and Policy, 2003), and Ritzberger (German Economic Review, 2008).
  • In 2012, 4,462 total citations make AJAE the most cited agricultural economics and policy journal and the 20th most highly cited journal among all economics titles
  • 41% of citations to journals in the field of agricultural economics and policy were to AJAE
  • Among an expanded set of journals that also include key environmental and resource titles, AJAE held a 14% market share of 2012 citations
  • >10.0 cited half life indicates the longevity and relevance of articles published in AJAE

AJAE (ISSN 0002-9092) will be published five times each year and is printed by Oxford University Press. From 2014 there will be no page charges for publishing in AJAE. For more information on how to submit a paper visit the AJAE Website on Oxford University Press:

AJAE Award Winning Papers:

Electronic Access to AJAE

AAEA members receive free electronic access to AJAE through the My Account section. Non-members can learn more about the journal including how to subscribe to it through the Oxford University Press website. Electronic access through Oxford University Press includes archives of the journal through 1919.

Virtual Issues are available for everyone to read. Some recent issues are:

AJAE Editors

Timothy Beatty (2016-2020)
University of California, Davis

Travis Lybbert (2016-2020)
University of California, Davis

Timothy Richards (2018-2022)
Arizona State University

Terrance Hurley (2018-2022)
University of Minnesota

Book & Media Review Editor
F. Bailey Norwood (2016-2018)
Oklahoma State University