History of the journal ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE

The journal Economics of Agriculture has existed for 60 years and it is one of the oldest and the most respected publications within the agro-economic periodicity of the Republic of Serbia, representing a reliable mirror of our agrarian reality. During its long and continuous duration, journal has changed its form and name, adjusting its conception and content, as well as dynamics of its publishing activity:

  • first number was published on February 1954 under the title Jutro;
  • on September 1959 it had changed its name into the Agriculture and Cooperatives;
  • since 1964 it has been published under its current name Economics of Agriculture.

Regarding the journal continuity, regardless to mentioned changes of its name, testifies the message sent from the Editorial Board in introduction of no. 1/1964, where is said: "by this number, the journal Agriculture and Cooperatives, under new name is entering the eleventh year of its continuous publishing. Mentioned new name is Economics of Agriculture, as only one specialized agro-economic journal within this territory.
At the end of sixties, the journal got its general Yugoslav character. Since the April 1969, the Economics of Agriculture has been officially pronounced as the journal of Yugoslav Community of Scientific-Research Institutions for Economics of Agriculture and the Association of Agricultural Engineers and Technicians of Yugoslavia. To strengthening of its scientific agro-economic profile in general has contributed the Yugoslav Association of Agrarian Economists, which has been an equal co-publisher since 1985.

For its results and contribution in improvement of agriculture and development of agro-economic scientific idea, journal got several awards. Regarding the 30th anniversary of publishing, by the decree of the SFRY Presidency it was awarded with the National Medal of Merits with Silver Rays.
There should be also emphasized one more fact, significant for the journal profile and rating: during the sixth decades in the journal were engaged several editors-in-chief. From the line of academic agrarian economists, first was Prof. dr Branislav Milosavljević, where in his editorial mandate (1963-1966) was established present name of the journal. Nevertheless, the journal was especially marked by three editors: eng. Milun Ivanović - 12 years (1966-1978), Prof. dr Petar Marković - 10 years (1978-1988) and Prof. dr Viden Ranđelović - 13 years (1988-2001), who was at that duty unfortunately surprised by the sudden death (May 2001).

Since the 2002 to the end of 2011, the Editor in Chief was Prof. dr. Milan R. Milanović. Within the editorial mandate of the Prof. dr Milanović, Journal Economics of Agricultural was significantly strengthened its scientific reputation, so starting as national journal (R62), then the leading national journal (M51), at 2010 it was evaluated as the most influential journal in its scientific field and so by special decision of the Scientific Committee of the competent Ministry, it was verified as a journal with the international importance (M-24).

Since January 2012, the editors in Chief become Prof. dr Drago Cvijanović. During the period 2012-2013 journal was registered in nine international scientific databases what made published papers widely available to the international scientific community. By this were created real preconditions for the further journal improvement, as well as for its inclusion within the list of the most influential international journals.

In order to provide further scientific progress, present Editorial board involves a number of eminent experts from Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Czech Republic, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Croatia, India, Italy, Japan, Costa Rica, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Germany, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA.
Editorial board is consisted from 19 members of the International Editorial Board, 5 members of the Executive Editors, 5 Associate Editors and 62 members of International Editorial Review Board.

Generally, in first 55 years have been published exactly 442 issues of this journal. It is one whole library. It should remind that the Yugoslav Association of Agrarian Economists, on the occasion of the 50th jubilee, was prepared an integral Bibliography of the Economics of Agriculture for the entire life time of the journal, from 1954 to 2004. Within the mentioned period in the Economics of Agriculture had been published numerous expert and scientific papers, which had treated the most complex issues of agricultural and rural development. Impressive are number of both, papers and authors (over 4.500). They were not only analytically analyse the actual reality in agriculture, but had, in their own way, continuously indicated our agrarian future.

From 2005 to 2012 it was published 32 regular issues, two thematic and four special issues, where over 1.500 authors published 638 scientific papers. Others were reviews, documents, announcements, reports from scientific meetings, and unfortunately several In memoriam.

Considering the duration of many decades, it can be said that the journal Economics of Agriculture is a reviewed chronicle of characteristic developmental phases, as massive social-political reforms, as well as numerous and profound organizational-economic changes in agriculture.

Editors in Chief of the Journal Economics of Agriculture:

Eng. Stevan AVRAMOVIĆ, September 1959 - May 1963;
Prof. dr Branislav MILOSAVLJEVIĆ, June 1963 - April 1966;
Eng. Milun IVANOVIĆ, May 1966 – June 1978;
Prof. dr Petar MARKOVIĆ, June 1978 - March 1988;
Prof. dr Viden RANĐELOVIĆ, April 1988 - May 2001;
Prof. dr Milan MILANOVIĆ, January 2002 – December 2011;
Prof. dr Drago CVIJANOVIĆ, January 2012 -

The ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE is an international scientific journal, published quarterly by Balkan Scientific Association of Agricultural Economists (BSAAE) in cooperation with Institute of Agricultural Economics (IAE) Belgrade and Academy of Economic Studies (ASE), Bucharest. Journal has been continuously published for 60 (sixty) years and all these years successfully integrated field of agro-economic science into the context of the global economy. During the decades of lasting, journal has changed its form and title, adjusting its concept and content, as well as dynamics of its publishing activities. Since 2002 has been established the quarterly dynamics of journal printing, with four regular issues.
The main goal of the journal ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE is to promote original research in the field of agricultural economy and agribusiness, by providing valuable insight as for academia audience, researchers and experts, as well as for policy-makers and producers in a highly competitive environment.
During 2012 and 2013 journal Economics of Agriculture was registered and indexed in several international scientific databases:

  1. EBSCO,
  2. AgEcon Search,
  3. Index Copernicus Journals Master List,
  4. Social Science Research Network (SSRN),
  5. ProQuest,
  6. Ulrich's Periodicals Directory,
  7. CABI,
  8. J-Gate,
  9. The World Wide Web Virtual Library for European Integration.

 

In Journal Economics of Agriculture are published original scientific papers (double reviewed), review articles, pre-announcements, book reviews, short communications and research reports. Pre-announcements, book reviews, short communications and research reports will be accepted after previous consultation/invitation with/from either a journal Editor in Chief, or Editor of the book review, in accordance with the Journal submission criteria.

Topics covered

The papers submitted for the evaluation and publication into the Journal ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE have to match, but are not limited to the following topics (decision will be done by Editor in Chief):

  • Agricultural economics,
  • Farm (agricultural companies) management,
  • Agricultural investments, financing and calculations,
  • Agricultural marketing,
  • Organization of plant, livestock and processing industry production,
  • Rural Development,
  • Sustainable agricultural development,
  • Rural (Agro) tourism,
  • Environmental issues from an aspect of agro economy,
  • Trade with agricultural and food products,
  • Agricultural policies and legislative.

DETAIL INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS WITH TEMPLATE FOR THE ARTICLES THAT WILL BE PUBLISHED IN JOURNAL ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE

The ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE is an international scientific journal, published quarterly by Balkan Scientific Association of Agricultural Economists (BSAAE) in cooperation with Institute of Agricultural Economics Belgrade (IAE) and Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest (ASE), in which are published original scientific papers (double reviewed), review articles, pre-announcements, book reviews, short communications and research reports. Research reports and book reviews will be accepted after previous consultation/invitation with/from either a journal Editor, or Editor of the book review, in accordance with the journal submission criteria.
The journal ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE accepts only articles submitted electronically on English language, as e-mail attachment to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The articles have to be submitted in duplicate, providing one copy without information about author(s), in order not to violate double-blind review process. In the second copy of the article must be specified all information about author(s) (in required format) that are necessary for further correspondence and full transparency of published article.
Submission of articles to the ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE implies that their content has not been published previously in English, or in any other language. Also, submitted papers should not be under consideration for their publication elsewhere (in some other journal) and their publication has to be approved by all authors with signed declaration. Publisher reserves right to verify originality of submitted article by use of specialized software for plagiarism detection.

REVIEW PROCESS

The articles submitted to the journal ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE will be double blind (peer) reviewed and must have two positive reviews consistent to the generally accepted scientific standards. The reviewer independently and autonomously evaluates the article and could give a positive review, suggest some corrections, or give a negative review. In case that the review reports are antagonistic (one is positive and the second one is negative) the final decision will be on third review. Manuscript returned to the author(s) for revision does not guarantee the publication acceptance after article correction. The final decision for publication will be made after repeated review of the revised manuscript. If the article is evaluated positively and accepted for publication, each author has to sign the warranty of paper originality and confirm the copyright transfer to the journal ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE.

RULES FOR TECHNICAL PREPARATION OF ARTICLES

These Instructions will give all necessary information to author(s), as well as template for the articles preparation before their submission for publication in the journal Economics of Agriculture. We are asking you to use this document with a maximal attention, in other words to realize it as a set of instructions and practical example that will contribute to easier and more efficient operation under your article within the all phases of journal editing. Articles that deviate from mentioned template are not be taken into consideration.
Page setup: Paper size: width 170 mm x height 240 mm; Margins: top/bottom 20 mm, left/right 18 mm; Layout: header 1,25cm, footer 1,25cm; Orientation: Portrait. Paper volume up to 30.000 characters (without spaces) or 15 pages is preferable. Articles should not be shorter than 10 pages. Depending on papers' quality, Editorial Board could also accept longer articles. Article has to be prepared electronically (on computer), in program Microsoft Word XP or some later version of this program.
Below is a detail Template (technical instructions) for correct preparation of articles that will be submitted to the journal Economics of Agriculture. You are asked to maximum possible follow the technical instruction given by the following template.

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