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Author Guidelines

Instructions to Authors for the submission of manuscripts to Bio-based and Applied Economics (BAE)

Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts must be sent to the Editors of the BAE, together with a cover letter stating that the manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication.

Manuscripts should be submitted in English; if English is not your first language, please ensure that your manuscript will be edited for language before submitting it.

Types of published work
BAE publishes Full Research Articles and Reviews Articles. Articles should not exceed 8,000 words, including abstract, tables, figures, and graphs. Longer articles may be occasionally accepted but they must be motivated at the submission in the cover letter to the Editor. BAE also publishes Book Reviews and Short Communications (not exceeding 4,000 words) such as Policy commentaries or Case Studies.

Manuscripts can be submitted in Word format (as a .doc or a .docx file)if sent by e-mail, or following instructions provided by the FUP website; text must be double-spaced, using a 12-point size, with line numbers.The manuscript should include a separate page (front page), with the title, Author(s)’ name and affiliation, and the date of submission; the corresponding Author should be clearly indicated on this page, with all details for correspondence. General acknowledgements and other information should also appear on the front page. The manuscript will start with the title of the paper, followed by an abstract of no more than 150 words. The abstract should provide a clear summary of the objectives, the theoretical background, the methodology employed, main results and their implications. Please, provide also a maximum of five key words and a maximum of three JEL codes below the abstract

Refereeing process
Submitted manuscripts will be sent to at least two anonymous reviewers, selected by the Editorial Board members and the Editors. Any submitted manuscript will receive a reference number. This number should be quoted in all correspondence relating to the article. For any submission one of the Editor will be responsible, and all the correspondence should be sent to the Editor in-charge.

Structure of the manuscript
Manuscripts should be divided into sections, each numbered and with section heading. Please, try not to use more than three grades of headings.
Notes, numbered consecutively, should be presented as footnotes at the end of the page in which they are inserted. Please restrict the notes to the minimum necessary.
Tables and figures should be placed in the body of the manuscript; please number tables and figures consecutively. Try to limit the size of tables and figures.
Try to use only essential mathematical notations; equations should be included in text and numbered consecutively.
For non-english words a translation must be provided in parentheses; any acronym should be spelt out in full in parentheses when first used in text.

References must be collected at the end of the manuscript; the References section must include only works cited in the text. The standard for references is the following:

Helmberger, P.G. (1991). Economic Analysis of Farm Programs. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Article or chapter in a book
Davis, O.A. and Kamien, M.I. (1977). Externalities, Information and Alternative Collective Action. In Dorfman, R. and Dorfman, N.S. (eds), Economics of the Environment, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 111-129.

Article or chapter in Proceedings of a Conference
Cooke, F.T. and Freeland Jr., T.B. (1998). Some Economic Considerations for Bt cotton Planting in the Yazoo – Mississippi Delta. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Memphis, TN: National Cotton Council, 383-384.

Article in a journal
Hennessy, D.A., Miranowski, J.A. and Babcock, B. (2004). Genetic Information in Agricultural Productivity and Product Development. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86(1): 73-87.

Dissertations, reports, conference papers
Menapace, L. (2010). Geographical Indications and Quality Promotion in Food and Agricultural Markets: Domestic and International Issues. PhD dissertation, Department of Economics, Iowa State University. Ames, IO.

Mueller, D.K., Hamilton, P.A., Helsel, D.R., Hitt, K.J. and Ruddy, B.C. (1995). Nutrients in Ground Water of the United States: An Analysis of Data Through 1992. Water Resources Investigations Report No. 95-4031. Denver, Co: US Geological Survey.

European Commission (2010). The CAP Towards 2020: Meeting the Food, Natural Resources and Territorial Challenges of the Future. COM(2010) 672 final. Brussels.

Internet References
Gallezot, J. (2005). Database on European Agricultural Tariffs- DBTAR. TRADEAG Working Paper No. 2005/07. Accessed 28 October 2010.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Keywords
    Please insert a maximum of 5 keywords.
  2. Subject Classification
    Please use "Official" three-character JEL codes ([A-Z][1-9][0-9]). JEL classification is available at:

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