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Language Editing

Thanks to funding from the ERAE Foundation, authors can now apply to be reimbursed for the cost of English-language editing of articles submitted to ERAE.

Authors whose first language is not English, and who have paid for language improvement on their article, will be eligible to claim reimbursement of the editing costs on condition that the article has been submitted to ERAE and has passed to the referee stage (i.e. reimbursement will not be paid in respect of articles that have been desk-rejected by the editors). Authors wishing to claim editing expenses should contact the ERAE Editorial Office and should supply a scanned copy of the invoice, which is required before payment can be made. Authors can claim a maximum of €250 per article, and can only claim for one article per calendar year. There is a limit on the total funding available per year; any claims received after this limit has been exceeded will be held over until the following year.

Particularly if English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it edited for language. This is not a mandatory step, but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. For further information on this service, please click here. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication.

Double-blind Review

For the purpose of double-blind review, we request that you remove all references to your paper and all downloadable versions from the Internet. If you are not able to remove them, this will not affect the processing of your paper, but it does mean that the ERAE is not able to guarantee you a double-blind review.


Manuscripts should be submitted through the website:

Online submission instructions

• Note: Before you begin, you should be sure you are using an up-to-date version of Netscape or Internet Explorer. If you have an earlier version, you can download a free upgrade using the icons found at the bottom of the 'Instructions and Forms' section of the online submission web site.

• First, you will need to log into the online submission site.

o If you know your login details (i.e., you have submitted or reviewed a manuscript in this journal before), use your User ID and Password to log on. (Your user ID will usually be your email address.)

o If you do not know your login details, check to see if you are already registered by clicking on the 'Forgot your password' button and following the on-screen instructions. If you are not already registered, you can register by clicking on the 'Create account' button on the login screen and following the on-screen instructions.

oIf you have trouble finding your manuscripts or have other problems with your account, do not create another account. Instead, please contact the journal's editorial office.

• To submit a new manuscript, go to the 'Author Centre', and click on “Click here to submit a new manuscript', and then follow the on-screen instructions. There are up to 7 steps for you to follow to submit your manuscript. You move from one step to the next by clicking on the 'Next' button on each screen or back to the previous screen by clicking on the 'Previous' button. Please note that if you click on the 'Back' or 'Forward' buttons on your browser, the information you have entered will not be saved. At any stage you can stop the submission process by clicking on the 'Main Menu' button. Everything you have typed into the system will be saved, and the partially completed submission will appear under 'unsubmitted manuscripts' in your 'Author Centre'. To return to the submission process you will need to click on the button 'Continue Submission' against the relevant manuscript title.
• When submitting your manuscript, please enter your manuscript data into the relevant fields, following the detailed instructions at the top of each page. You may like to have the original word-processing file available so you can copy and paste the title and abstract into the required fields. You will also be required to provide email addresses for your co-authors, so please have these to hand when you log onto the site.

• When you come to upload your manuscript files via the 'File Upload' screen:
o Enter individual files using the 'Browse' buttons and select the appropriate 'File type’ from the pull-down menu. The choices may vary from journal to journal but will always include a 'Main Document' (your manuscript text).
o Upload your files by clicking on the 'Upload files' button. This may take several minutes. Click on the SAVE button to confirm the upload. Repeat these steps until you have uploaded all your files.
o If you have uploaded any figures or tables you will be prompted to provide figure/table captions and 'file tags' that will link figures to text in the HTML proof of your main document.
o Once you have uploaded all your files, indicate the order in which they should appear in your paper. This will determine the order in which they appear in the consolidated PDF used for peer review.
o After the successful upload of your text and images, you will need to view and proofread your manuscript. Please do this by clicking on the blue HTML button or a PDF button.
o If the files have not been uploaded to your satisfaction, go back to the file upload screen where you can remove the files you do not want and repeat the process.

• When you are satisfied with the uploaded manuscript proof click on 'Next' which will take you to the 'Review & Submit' screen. The system will check that you have completed all the mandatory fields and that you have viewed your manuscript proof. It will also present you with a summary of all the information you have provided and give you a final chance to edit it. If there is a red cross next to any section this will indicate that not all the fields have been filled in correctly. You may either go back to the relevant page or click the nearest ‘edit’ button.
• When you have finished reviewing this information press 'Submit'.
• After the manuscript has been submitted you will see a confirmation screen and receive an email confirmation stating that your manuscript has been successfully submitted. Your submission is not complete and will not enter the review process until you have received an acknowledgement email. This will also give the assigned manuscript number, which is used in all correspondence during peer review. If you do not receive this, your manuscript will not have been successfully submitted to the journal and the paper cannot progress to peer review. If this is the case your manuscript will still be sitting in the 'Unsubmitted Manuscripts' section of your 'Author Centre' awaiting your attention.
• If you return to your 'Author Centre' you will notice that your newly submitted manuscript can be found in the 'Submitted Manuscripts' area.

The ‘Status' section provides information on the status of your manuscript as it moves through the review process.

Submitting a Revised Manuscript
• Log on to the online submission web site as before and, in the 'Author Centre', click on 'Manuscripts with Decisions'. At the bottom of the screen you will see those manuscripts that require a revision (or that have been revised). Create a revision of this manuscript by clicking on 'create a revision' under Actions. You will now be able to see the editor and reviewer comments and will be able to respond to these.
• You will need to upload the files that constitute your revised manuscript. To facilitate the production process, it is essential that you upload your revised manuscript as a .doc, .rtf, or .tex file, and not in .pdf format. If you wish to finish this another time, you will find the manuscript in your 'Revised manuscripts in draft' list.
• If you click on 'View comments/respond' you will see the editor's letter to you together with the referees' comments. You may cut and paste your responses into the text areas at the bottom of the screen.

Refereeing process. New submissions are sent to three independent, anonymous reviewers, selected by Editorial Board members and the Editor, for judgement on their appropriateness for publication in the Review. The recommendations of the refereeing panel are made known to the authors by the Editor. Revised articles should be sent directly to the Editor in the same way as first submissions. When an article has been accepted, the Editor will inform the author(s)in which issue of the Review it will be published. On submission, an article receives a manuscript number. This number should be quoted in all corrrespondence relating to the article.

Proofs. PDF proofs are sent to authors for proof reading and correction directly by the publisher and a date for return of proofs will be given; corrections arriving after the stated date will only be incorporated if time is available in the production schedule.

Length. Articles should not exceed 8,000 words, or word-equivalents, including abstract, tables, figures, and graphs. Shorter articles will also be considered. In assessing the contribution of tables and figures to the length of an article, note that a printed Review page contains about 475 words.

Presentation and layout. An abstract of no more than 100 words should precede the text of the article. The abstract should give a clear idea of the main conclusions of the article, the methods employed and some indication of the line of reasoning. Provide a maximum of five key words below the abstract.
• General acknowledgements and background information to the article, such as sponsoring bodies of the research project, should appear as a footnote on the first page of the manuscript. The name and affiliation of the author(s) should be given on the first page only to protect their anonymity in the reviewing process.
• Manuscripts should be divided into sections, each with number and section heading. Use no more than three grades of headings. Footnotes should appear at the end of the page in which they are inserted. Collect references at the end of the manuscript. Tables and figures should be placed in the body of the article near to their citation. Number figures consecutively. Type captions with an initial capital only.
• Tables should be numbered consecutively and put in their position in the text. When submitting tables, consideration should be given to the limits imposed by the journal page size. Tables spread across double pages are difficult to read and typeset. Avoid vertical lines. Computer printouts are not acceptable. Type table column headings with an initial capital only.

• A translation of all foreign words should be included in parentheses, and acronyms should be spelt out in full in parentheses at their first appearance. Use single quotation marks and British English spelling throughout.
• Use only essential mathematical notations and number formulae consecutively. References are cited in the text by giving the name of the author/editor, year of publication and - in the case of quotatons or an exact reference - the page number, all in parentheses (Swinnen, 1997: 12) or (Zeller et al., 1997).

Article Type

Book Swinnen, J. F. M. (ed.) (1997). Political Economy of Agrarian Reform in Central and Eastern Europe. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Article in a book Steenkamp, J.-B. E. M. (1997). Dynamics in consumer behaviour with respect to agricultural and food products. In Wieringa, B., Tilburg, A. van, Grunert, K., Steenkamp, J.-B. E. M. and Wedel, M. (eds), Agricultural Marketing and Consumer Behaviour in a Changing World. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 143-188.

Article in a journal Monier-Dilhan, S. and Ossard, H. (1998). Producers' loss due to asymmetric information: An application to a specific case. European Review of Agricultural Economics 25: 155-169.

Dissertations, reports, conference papers Zeller, M., Schrieder, G., Braun, J. von and Heidhues, F. (1997). Rural Finance for Food Security for the Poor: Implications for Research and Policy. Food Policy Review 4, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Washington DC: IFPRI.

The URL will be made available to the corresponding author free of charge upon publication of a paper. Additional offprints may be ordered, but they must be ordered prior to printing on the form provided with proofs. It is important to keep the editor and/or the publisher informed of your current postal and e-mail addresses, and your telephone number.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.

The URL to the online publication of your paper will be made available to the corresponding author free of charge upon publication. Additional offprints may be ordered, further instructions for ordering offprints are given in the welcome email you are sent once your paper is accepted for publication. It is important to keep the editor and/or the publisher informed of your current postal and e-mail addresses, and your telephone number.

Data Access Policy

To facilitate the verification and replication of results, authors of accepted papers are required (prior to publication of the paper) to submit data sets, programs, a full list of data sources, and information on empirical analysis, experiments and simulations that are needed for replication. This material will be published alongside the article on the ERAE website. Authors who are unable to comply with this policy (e.g. due to the use of proprietary data or because individuals are identifiable from the data) must provide a reason to the ERAE editors, and must provide information about how the data can be accessed (e.g. from the author directly or from the owner of the data) and sufficient information for the results to be replicated by others who obtain access to the data. The editors reserve the right to refuse to publish articles where the data, programs, etc. are not provided and where, in their view, there is no justifiable reason for not making them available.

Policy on Research Involving Human Subjects

Similar to the policies of other leading agricultural economics journals, when research involves the use of human subjects the author must clearly communicate to the editors that:
1. All necessary ethical approval procedures have been implemented and satisfied; and
2. If the research involves deception, that they clearly explain the need and the extent of the deception involved. If the extent of the deception is deemed beyond that considered appropriate in experimental economic research, the handling editor may return the manuscript even if all ethical approvals have been approved by the research organisations.

Author Self-Archiving/Public Access policy
For information about this journal's policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.

IMPORTANT. Your images are required as high-resolution .tif files (600 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for colour and half-tone artwork). Other file formats e.g. .eps or .jpg are acceptable, although TIFF is preferable. Please ensure that the prepared electronic image files print at a legible size and are of a high quality for publication. For useful information on preparing your figures for publication, go to You can also see our figure guidelines.

Licence to publish:
European Review of Agricultural Economics authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.

Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in ERAE can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:
• Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY)
• Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC BY-NC)
• Creative Commons non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND)

Please click herefor more information about the Creative Commons licences.

You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are:

Regular charge - £2150/ $3400 / €2800
Reduced Rate Developing country charge* - £1075 / $1700 / €1400
Free Developing country charge* - £0 /$0 / €0
*Visit our Developing Countries page for a list of qualifying countries.

Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour/page charges that may apply.

Third-Party Content in Open Access papers

If you will be publishing your paper under an Open Access licence but it contains material for which you do not have Open Access re-use permissions, please state this clearly by supplying the following credit line alongside the material:

Title of content
Author, Original publication, year of original publication, by permission of [rights holder]

This image/content is not covered by the terms of the Creative Commons licence of this publication. For permission to reuse, please contact the rights holder.

Crossref Funding Data Registry

In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources, or state if there are none, during the submission process. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here.