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AJAE Editorship Applications

Call for Applications

Editorship appointments for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics are staggered such that two new appointments are made every two years. The AAEA Board now seeks a diverse group of applicants for two editors to be appointed for a four-year term, beginning in January 2022. Each editor handles approximately one-fourth of the submitted manuscripts and makes independent editorial decisions on these submissions. The degree to which candidate’s expertise complements that of the continuing editors, Amy Ando and Marc Bellemare, will be considered in the selection process.

In addition, editors share the administrative responsibilities of managing the AJAE. Each editor should plan to dedicate 25 to 40 percent of his/her time to AJAE editorial duties. AAEA will provide financial assistance to defray some portion of the editors’ time and most expenses.

Transition Timing

The AAEA Board will make final selections by early 2021. The new editors should be prepared to begin the transition process at the 2021 AAEA Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, August 1-3, 2021 and expect to be fully engaged in editorial duties by January 1, 2022. Interested candidates can consult the journal website for information on the journal at

Please note that all editors need to maintain their AAEA membership throughout their service to the journal.


Applications should include:

  • a brief statement expressing interest which should include applicant’s areas of expertise and editorial philosophy for the AJAE,
  • curriculum vitae (including descriptions of previous editorial work),
  • statements of administrative support from the candidate’s department chair, dean or other appropriate administrative officer.

Applications should be sent electronically via PDF to Kristen McGuire, Executive Director, at by November 30, 2020. Nominations of potentially interested candidates who can then be solicited for their materials are also welcome.