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Author Guidelines

We appreciate your interest in contributing to the advancement of agricultural economics research. To ensure the quality and consistency of published works, we have developed the following guidelines to assist the you (the authors) in  preparing and submitting your manuscripts.

Manuscript Types

The journal publishes research articles, review articles, research notes and communications in basic and applied research on economic aspects of agriculture and rural development. Comprehensive review articles in the area of agricultural economics (including livestock, horticulture and fisheries), conference/symposia proceedings and book reviews are also published in the Journal. To encourage the young researchers, recent abstracts of M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses in agricultural economics are also published.

Manuscript Preparation

Size of papers

The length of research articles and review articles – including references, footnotes, appendices, tables, and figures – should not exceed 7,000 words. Allow 200 words for each table, graph, or image. Short communications and research notes should be limited to 3,500 words.

File type

Agricultural Economics Research Review accept the manuscript in Microsoft Word only.


Title should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.


Please provide the complete affiliation of all the authors, along with their email addresses and the postal index number (PIN) of their address. Also indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication.


Please provide acknowledgements or declare sources of funding.


Please limit your abstract to 100 words, focusing on key motivations, findings, and implications. Authors must understand that the abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.

JEL classification

Please supply the appropriate Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) codes. Authors can find the JEL classification guidelines by visiting the link 


Provide a maximum of 6 keywords immediately after the abstract. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.


Please use footnotes only if placing the discussion in the text would impede readability. Please do not insert citations into footnotes.

Tables, graphs, and images

Please do not paste tables, graphs, or images into the Word document; please type into a comment box in the article where you would like these placed.

Please send tables in a separate Word document.

 If you have generated graphs in Microsoft Excel, please caption these graphs and attach these in.XLS or.XLSX format to your email. If you have used R, MATLAB, STATA, or another application, please send us the graphs in PDF (along with the captions).

If you need to use images, please caption these and send it to us in the format of the application you used to generate it.

If the appendix of your article contains tables, graphs, or images, please label these consecutively as A1, A2, ….

Title, headings, subheadings, and table, figure, and image captions

Please try to limit headings and captions to 25 characters (including spaces).

Only the first letter should be in capital. For example, The impacts of information on returns from farming evidence from a nationally representative farm survey in India

Also provide a short running title. For example, The impacts of information on returns from farming.

In headings, subheadings, and table and figure captions, please use Arabic numbers (please do not use letters or Roman numbers). Please try to limit the number of sub-headings to two. Please number figures and tables sequentially.


Sources are cited so that readers may look up the documents referred to. To help your readers, please supply the uniform resource locator (URL) for every source you cite, and please consider not citing a source if no URL is available. (However, if you must cite a document that readers cannot look up, insert a note to the Editor to that effect.)

Please look for a URL especially if you cite a state or central government document – laws, bills, ordinances, notifications, parliamentary proceedings and questions, letters, reports, tables, databases. Please link to the document you refer to and not the home page of the website. Please also look for a URL for other published documents (books, working papers, reports by government ministries or private bodies).

For published journal articles, please supply a permanent link, such as a digital object identifier (DOI) or Handle. If it is not available, please supply the URL to the full text or abstract of the article.

The AERR uses the author-date system to cite sources: every reference list entry has a corresponding text citation.

Please use the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (CMoS) to style your references.

Journal article

Agarwal, Bina. 1984. Tractors, tubewells and cropping intensity in the Indian Punjab. The Journal of Development Studies 20 (4): 290–302.

Working paper

Hemme, T, O Garcia, and A Saha. 2003. A review of milk production in India with a particular emphasis on small-scale producers. PPLPI Working Paper No 2, Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome.

Book chapter

Lalitha, N and B Ramaswami. 2007. Pesticides use pattern among cotton cultivators in Gujarat. In Frontiers of agricultural development in Gujarat, ed R Dholakia, 77–98. Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad, India. df


Allard, R W. 1999. Principles of plant breeding. 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York.

For edited books, please insert “(eds)” between the names of the authors and the date.


Mayee, C D, P Singh, A B Dongre, M R K Rao, and S Raj. 2002. Transgenic Bt cotton. Technical Bulletin 22, Central Institute For Cotton Research, Nagpur.

Government report

Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. 2017. Basic animal husbandry and fisheries statistics., New Delhi. Statistics%202017%20%28English%20version%29_5.pdf

Published conference proceedings

Please treat a paper included in the published proceedings of a meeting like a book chapter in a. If a paper is published in a journal, please treat it as a journal article.

Unpublished documents

If a book or journal article is due to be published, please substitute the year with the word ‘forthcoming‘.

In-text citation

Single author                                                            (Chaturvedi 2006)

Two authors                                                              (Chaturvedi and Sharma 2006)

Three authors                                                           (Chaturvedi, Sharma, and Jain 2006)

More than three authors                                         (Chaturvedi et al. 2006)

Please use a semi-colon to separate citations in parentheses; for example, (Chaturvedi 2006; Jain et al. 2018).


Once your article is edited, we will send it to you. When you review the edit, please track your changes, and please address all the comments.

The Guidelines for Authors on the website list recently published articles. Please use these to format your article. That will save us time and help us publish your article quickly.


From July 2023 onwards, Agricultural Economics Research Review (AERR) accepts the manuscript submitted at To facilitate the submission process, authors are required to complete a simple, self-guided registration.

Currently, we are also entraining  manuscriptsubmitted through email at However, we encourage authors to submit it online. No submission will be entertained through email from January 1, 2024.  In your cover letter, please give the undertaking that your article is original and that it has not been published in another journal or submitted for publication, and that if the AERR publishes your article, the Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) will have the copyright on the full content. Please mention the title of your article; the names, affiliations, and email addresses of the authors; acknowledgements; and sources of funding.

Article Processing Charges

The AERR doesn’t charge any charges for processing of article. The journal is managed by the eminent economists under the domain of Agricultural Economics Research Association (India). The authors submitting papers to Agricultural Economics Research Review should be members of this Association.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • Author/s declare/s that their study is entirely original, the references to the literature are appropriately cited.
  • The manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere for consideration. Simultaneous submission of the manuscript is unacceptable and constitutes unethical behavior and strict action shall be taken in case of violation.
  • By submitting the manuscript, author/s grant AERR the authorization to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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