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Impact Factor: 0.738

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 10/17 (Agricultural Economics & Policy); 91/125 (Food Science & Technology); 197/345 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1520-6297

Author Guidelines

Agribusiness is pleased to offer authors web-based manuscript submission and peer review. Submit your manuscripts online at Manuscripts submitted online are received on the day of submission and assigned to reviewers. Upon receipt of the manuscript there is first an in-house evaluation by the editors to determine suitability for the journal. At this point a decision to either desk reject or send for review will follow. Once out for review it will typically take 3-4 months for a final decision. Through individual Author Centers on the manuscript central website, authors can view the status of their manuscripts as they progress through the review process. Notification of the disposition of each manuscript will be sent by E-mail to the corresponding author on the day of decision.

Agribusiness published two types of manuscripts – Agribusiness Letters and regular full length submissions.

Agribusiness Letters: The aim of this valuable additional section of Agribusiness: An International Journal is to offer quick dissemination in a concise and easily accessible way of new insights regarding models, methods and analysis relevant to agribusiness research. We encourage submissions from young researchers, professionals and advanced graduate students. All researchers are welcome to submit articles in this section any time.
The following are important features that set Agribusiness Letters apart from full length research papers of Agribusiness:
1. Contributions are limited to 1500 words (about 8 manuscript pages).
2. Expedited peer-review and publication process, targeted at 12 weeks between submission and final decision. The publisher will secure accelerated manuscript preparation for publication and immediate online publication.
3. Each paper will be accepted as is, subject to minor revision or rejected. No major revisions.
4. The rigor of analysis is expected to meet that of regular Agribusiness manuscripts, although timely and strong analyses with no equations can be suitable provided that they make a significant scholarly contribution.
5. All other policies and formats that apply to regular contributions also hold for the shorter papers in the Agribusiness Letters section of the journal.

Regular Submissions: Regular full length submissions should be no longer than 30 pages including references, tables, and figures. Please be advised that additional critical information may be included as part of an online appendix. If you chose to submit those additional materials please do so with your regular submission but mark them as part of an online appendix.

All submissions (regular and Letters) must adhere to the following criteria:

Authors should refrain from complex formatting and manuscripts should be double spaced. Please note: Agribusiness is a double-blinded journal. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION (Authors' names, affiliations, or acknowledgements) IN YOUR MAIN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT. Include names, affiliations, biosketch, and acknowledgements in a separate "Title" page file.

A 100-150 word abstract is required (including JEL classification and EconLit descriptors), which should have the heading "Abstract." Please classify your paper in at least one, but in no more than three, JEL Classifications and EconLit subject areas. The JEL Classification System and EconLit Subject Descriptors are available at Please put the alphanumeric subject code and descriptors at the end of your abstract in brackets.

Where possible, material intended for footnotes should be inserted in the text as parenthetical material. The main text of the manuscript should be divided into numbered sections for clarity. For example: 3. SHUT-DOWN ANALYSES; 3.1 Shut-Down Analysis Based on Operational Control Protocols.

Tables & Figures. Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text. Placing them in a separate electronic file is best. Each table and figure should be cited in the text, and should be numbered and have an explanatory heading.
Author Biosketch. Provide a short paragraph for each author containing the following information: author name, current title and institution, e-mail and mailing addresses, degrees earned and when and from where they were earned, and a few topics of current research interest. The biosketch should be included in the separate Title page file.
References: References should refer only to material listed within the text, and should be listed alphabetically at the end of the manuscript. Examples of the proper style for in-text citations are (a) Jones (1996) stated, (b) Smith and Johnson (2003) reported, and (c) A recent study has shown the time period is longer (Smith & Johnson, 2003). Samples of the most common entries in reference lists appear below.

  • Book: Leavitt, H.L. (1982). Managerial psychology. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Journal: Ma, C.K., Rao, R.P., & Sears, R.S. (1992). Limit moves and price resolution: A reply. The Journal of Futures Markets, 12, 361-363.
  • Article in edited book: Baker, F.M., & Lightfoot, O.B. (1993). Psychiatric care of ethnic elders. In A.C. Gaw (Ed.), Culture, ethnicity, and mental illness (pp. 517-552). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.
  • Unpublished paper presented at a meeting: Black, L. & Loveday, G. (1998, February). The development of sign language in hearing children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Professional Linguistics Society, Munich, Germany.
  • Unpublished doctoral dissertation: Smith, A. (2001). Analyses of nonunion American companies in the late 1990s. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

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Online Submission.

To submit your manuscript online:
1. Go to the submission website.
2.If you do not already have an account, then create an account for yourself by clicking on the "Create an Account" button. You then will be able to submit and monitor the progress of your manuscripts. If you have forgotten your password, click "Forget your password," to have your account information sent to your e-mail address.
3. Follow the instructions carefully. Submit manuscript and all figures as separate files. You do not need to mail any paper copies of your manuscript.
4. At the end of the successful submission, a confirmation screen with manuscript number will appear and you will receive an E-mail confirming that the manuscript has been received by the journal. If this does not happen, please check your submission and/or contact tech support at

If you have questions about Agribusiness submission guidelines please contact
If you have questions about a submitted manuscript please check the status in your account and follow-up emails may be sent to

Other Information

Upon its acceptance, a manuscript is copyedited and typeset. Page proofs will be e-mailed to the corresponding author who will have 48 hours to return corrections.

Copyright Transfer Agreement.

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement: If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs:

Authors must obtain permission to reprint previously published material. Permissions Request Form.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen: If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):
Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

Author Services – Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell's Author Services.
Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated emails at key stages of production. The author will receive an email with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete email address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

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Wiley Editing Service
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Wiley's Self-Archiving Policy.
Authors of articles published in Wiley journals are permitted to self-archive the submitted (preprint) version of the article at any time, and may self-archive the accepted (peer-reviewed) version after an embargo period. Use the following link for more information, and to view the policy for Agribusiness:

NIH Public Access Mandate.
For those interested in the Wiley-Blackwell policy on the NIH Public Access Mandate, please visit our policy statement

If your manuscript has been accepted and you have production questions please contact Ajay Patel at E-mail: