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Guidelines For Authors

The Agricultural Economics Research Review (AERR) is the journal of the Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) and brings out two regular issues (June and December) and one conference issue every year.

AERR publishes original research related to issues on Agricultural Economics and Policy. The journal publishes original research articles, review papers, short communications, and book reviews on technology policy, impact assessment, agricultural institutions, agri-food policies, agri-financing, markets, trade, agri-infrastructure development, structural transformation, gender and environmental issues.

Authors must be members of the AERA. Please see information on membership at the aera website www.aeraindia.in. To apply for membership, please use the membership form given at the website.

Manuscript preparation

Please submit your article in Microsoft Word only.

Word limit

The length of 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.


Please provide the complete affiliation of all the authors, along with their email addresses and the postal index number (PIN) of their address.


Please provide acknowledgements or declare sources of funding.


Please limit your abstract to 100 words, focusing on key motivations, findings, and implications.

JEL classification codes

Please supply the appropriate JEL codes.


Please supply four to six keywords.


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. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388408421918

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. http://www.fao.org/3/a-bp233e.pdf

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. https://www.isid.ac.in/~bharat/Research/Pestcides_Use_Pattern_among_Cotton_Cultivation.pdf


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. http://www.cicr.org.in/pdf/transgenic_bt_cotton.pdf

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.

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 authorsChaturvedi, 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.

Submission Please email your article, along with a cover letter, to ceditoraerr@gmail.com. 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. Processing fee The AERR charges a fee of five hundred rupees (Rs 500) for processing articles submitted for publication. You can pay the fee through a demand draft or multicity cheque. Please make it out to the Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), payable at New Delhi, and send the proof to the Chief Editor, Agricultural Economics Research Review, F 4, A Block, NASC Complex, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012.

You may alternatively transfer the fee to the bank account of the AERA.

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