Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Aestimum is a peer-reviewed Journal dedicated to the methodological study of appraisal and land economics. Established in 1976 by the Italian Association of Appraisers and Land Economists, which was legally recognized by Ministerial Decree, March 1993.
Topics of interests comprise rural, urban and environmental appraisal, evaluation of public investments and land use planning. All the areas under discussion are addressed to the International scene. The interdisciplinary approach is one of the mainstays of this editorial project and all of the above mentioned topics are developed taking into consideration the economic, legal and urban planning aspects.
Aestimum is biannual Journal and publishes articles both in Italian and English. Articles submitted are subjected to a double blind peer review process.

Contributions in Aestimum are welcome. Journal secures:

  • open access to contribution (authors retain copyright)
  • peer-review by internationl experts
  • wide dissemination of published contributions both in the national and international area, with the help of specific tools.


Section Policies

Original Articles

  • Diritto agrario
  • Diritto agroalimentare
  • Diritto ambientale
  • Diritto forestale
Agricoltura, Ambiente, Mercato, Concorrenza, Politica Agricola Comune, Impresa agricola, Proprietà, Contratto, Filiera agroalimentare, Prodotti agricoli, Alimenti, Territorio, Sviluppo rurale, Bosco, Servizi forestali, Ambiente, Tutela dell’ambiente, Parchi e aree protette, Fauna selvatica, Energie rinnovabili, Agroenergie, Beni privati, Beni pubblici, Cambiamenti climatici, Responsabilità per danni, Rischio, Risorse idriche, Sostenibilità, Resilienza

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Original Articles -

  • Estimo
  • Economia territoriale
  • Valutazione ambientale
  • Valutazione delle politiche
Agriculture, Environment, Investment analysis, Multi-criteria analysis, Protected areas, Assessment, Private goods, Public goods, Climate changes, Cadastre, Consumer’s choices, Accounting, Damages, Natural resource economics, Local economy, Land appraisal, Industrial appraisal, Legal appraisal, Food marketing, Economic geography, Compensations, Landscape,  Agricultural policy, Foods policy, Structural Policies, Preferences, Risk, Water resources, Geographic information systems, Sustainability, Rural development, Tourism, Urban sprawl.

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Historiography of the appraisal - Storiografia dell'estimo

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Pratical-educational in depth examination

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Original Articles

  • Judgment of Value
  • Judgment of Choice
  • Economic Analyses
Appraisal, Value judgment, Economic goods, Appraisal criteria, Valuation methods, Real estate appraisal, Cadastral appraisal, Economic value, Cost value, Market value, Use value, Esteem value, Total economic value, Public goods, Landscape appraisal, Inclusive appraisal, Judgment of choice, Investment analysis, Cost-benefit analysis, Cost-effectiveness analysis, Investment evaluation, Projects plans and programs evaluation, Economic feasibility evaluation, Sustainability evaluation, Inclusive evaluation, Multi-criteria evaluation, Community impact evaluation, Building economics, Real estate economics, Real estate market, Real estate finance, Project financing, Urban economics, Land economics, Environmental economics, Economics of cultural heritage.

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Judicial Review

By Nicola Lucifero

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Peer Review Process

Submissions are first evaluated by the Editors / Board of Directors and by the members of the Editorial Boards. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to at least two reviewers. The peer review process is double-blind, whereby both referees and authors are kept anonymous. If the reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and resubmitted, the author is expected to submit the revised version

Publication decisions by the Editors / Board of Directors are final.


Open Access Policy

Aestimum provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 4.0 (CC-BY).

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the final version of the papers. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s). It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the Journal Board for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.

Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving (by RoMEO/SHERPA)


Legal Deposit

Aestimum is experimenting a National legal deposition and long-term digital preservation service


Publication Frequency

Semiannual, published in June and December


Article and Submissions Processing Charges (APC)

Aestimum does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC


Indexing and abstracting

Aestimum is indexed in:

  • ABI/INFORM Complete
  • ABI/INFORM Global
  • ACNP Catalogo Italiano dei Periodici
  • Agriculture Journals PQ
  • ApeJournal – Academic Publications eJournal
  • BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • CABI – Abstracts
  • CABI – Horticultural Abstracts
  • CENGAGE Learning
  • DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Econlit – The American Economic Association’s electronic bibliography
  • ESCI - Emerging Sources Citation Index Thomson & Reuters
  • EZB – Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek – Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
  • GOOGLE Scholar
  • JournalSeek – A Searchable Database of Online Scholarly Journals
  • JournalTOCs – Journal Tables of Contents (TOCs)
  • JURN
  • Natural Science Journals PQ
  • NewJour – Electronic Journals & Newsletters, University of Georgetown
  • PLEIADI – Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali
  • Professional ABI/INFORM Complete
  • Professional ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Central
  • SciTech Journals PQ
  • Searchteam
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
  • WorldCat
  • World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts


Information for Authors

Before publication, after the acceptance of the manuscript, authors have to sign a Publication Agreement with Aestimum.

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines


Information for Librarians

We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing (see Open Journal Systems).


Creative Commons License

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