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Applied Economics Teaching Resources

Applied Economics Teaching Resources (AETR) is an online, open access, and peer-reviewed journal. The aim of the journal is to provide an inclusive outlet for research, teaching and Extension education scholarship encompassing but not limited to research articles, case studies, classroom games, commentaries, experiential learning, and pedagogy.  The goal is to support and advance teaching and Extension education within the scholarly areas of agricultural and applied economics, and agribusiness economics and management. AETR seeks to publish articles that are diverse in both scope and authorship. It serves as a platform for addressing and contributing to our understanding of important societal issues, including inequality and discrimination, as well as how shifts in pedagogy (e.g., growing reliance on remote and hybrid learning modalities) may impact accessibility and inclusion.

The journal is online and open access through Agecon Search. All submissions are peer-reviewed and held to the high standards exhibited in the agricultural and applied economics profession. The scope of the journal extends to teaching and education contributions and materials for undergraduate and graduate education, as well as Extension and adult education. AETR will seek the following contributions:

  1. Case Studies in all areas of applied and agricultural economics, and agribusiness economics and management
  2. Teaching and Extension education scholarship and research
  3. Classroom and field educational innovation (e.g. classroom games, online teaching tools, Extension applications, decision aides, experiential learning activities, and other interactive learning innovations)
  4. Teaching and education commentaries (e.g. notes on pedagogy, evaluations of teaching effectiveness, curriculum development, and educational methodology).

All articles accepted by AETR are published open access under creative commons license CC BY-NC-SA 4 (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International). For more information, see In addition, there are no AETR submission fees, page charges or article processing charges (APCs) for submitted and accepted manuscripts to AETR.

The journal editor is Dr. Jason Bergtold, Kansas State University. The journal has an editorial board consisting of six AAEA members. The journal is distributed through AgEconSearch. The journal is indexed in Google Scholar, REPEC, EconLit, the Database of Open Access Journals, and AGRICOLA. Authors will be able to track impacts through both anonymous, open-access downloads on AgEconSearch and controlled access to instructor downloads of teaching notes and supplementary materials. In 2021, the journal had 49 requests for teaching notes and supplementary documents reaching an estimated 1940 students across national and international institutions of higher education.

AETR Article Processing Charge (APC) Notice

Staring January 1, 2023, all manuscripts submitted on or after this date to AETR will be charged an article processing charge (APC) if accepted. The APC for an accepted manuscript will be:

  • $500 for AAEA members,
  • $750 for authors who are not members of AAEA; and
  • $250 for authors from lower income and lower-middle income countries; early career and young professionals; graduate students; and faculty and instructors at primary teaching institutions (e.g. community colleges, small 4-year primary teaching institutions, etc.).

Authors will be able to apply for a waiver of the APC, which will then be approved by the editors. If you have any questions about the APC or related issues, please feel free to contact the AETR editor at

AETR Call for Special Issue: Contemporary Adjustments Needed to Teaching Water Economics in Light of Challenges Facing the Water Sector and its Users

Applied Economics and Teaching Resources (AETR) is calling for manuscripts on addressing contemporary adjustments needed to teaching water economics in light of challenges facing the water sector and its users. This AETR Special Issue will address whether or not the water economics curriculum is ready to cope with the increased level of challenges regarding water quantity, quality, security, and derived complications. Papers in the special issue will also propose examples of how to introduce tools and class activities that address such new challenges to the water economics curriculum. Click on the above link for more information. Manuscripts will be accepted through August 31, 2022. Special Issue Editors: Ariel Dinar ( and Mehdi Nemati (

AETR Call for Special Issue: Educational Materials About Industry and Market Developments

Applied Economics and Teaching Resources is calling for manuscripts that fit into Extension Education, Case Studies, and Interdisciplinary Narratives relating to innovative and impactful ways of:

  • Communicating industry and market developments,
  • Evaluating the delivery of government and private program educational training and how methods affect delivery and impact, and
  • Training and learning methodologies in industry and non-governmental organizations.

Click on the above link for more information. Manuscripts will be accepted through December 31, 2022. The special issue will have a guest co-editor Dr. David Hall ( at the University of Calgary in addition to the AETR Editor, Dr. Jason Bergtold (

Submitting to AETR

For submission guidelines and information on the journal
process and policies please follow the link below:

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Electronic Access to AETR

AETR Editor

Jason Bergtold (2018-2022)
Kansas State University

AETR Editorial Board

James Sterns
Oregon State University

Sierra Howry
University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Kenrett Jefferson-Moore
North Carolina A & T University

Rodney Jones
Oklahoma State University

Hernan Tejeda
University of Idaho

Kate Brooks
University of Nebraska-Lincoln