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Submitting a Special Issue Proposal

European Review of Agricultural Economics regularly hosts Special Issues (SIs) in which one or more guest editors select a series of papers covering a topic that is considered timely for the agricultural economics profession. Examples of timely topics are those for which new research developments have occurred that are currently not sufficiently reflected in the ERAE content or where a relevant public policy problem is addressed by a series of complementary scientific contributions.

The selection of the SI papers must take place following an open and well advertised call for papers, which should be either prepared specifically for the proposed SI or linked to a scientific event like a conference or seminar. Guest editors must select the SI papers following the same double-blind peer-review process applied to regular journal papers. Guest editors must be well recognised experts in the research area of the SI and experienced in the publishing and refereeing and/or editing of scientific journals.

Interested potential guest editors of a SI must submit a proposal to the ERAE editors including the following elements:

a) brief introduction to the topic, clarifying why it is timely to have a SI and why the ERAE is the right journal for the SI;
b) explanation of the procedure for soliciting papers (open call for papers or call for papers linked to a conference/seminar)
c) documentation of previous experience as guest editors/organisers;
d) proposal for the timing of the SI (call for papers, shortlist of papers to be sent for review; review process; final selection of papers).

The ERAE editors will evaluate and compare the SI proposals received and, after consulting with the Editorial Board, will make a decision about the acceptance of SIs. A maximum of one SI per volume will be published. Note that this process may lead to some delay in the decision making (of up to one year) and proponents are thus encouraged to submit their proposals at the earliest possible occasion.

For any additional information, please contact the ERAE editors.