Academic journal article Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

JARE Editor's Report October 2001

Academic journal article Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

JARE Editor's Report October 2001

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The University of Arizona editor and co-editors began receiving submissions on April 1, 2000. By the end of October 2001, we had received a total of 173 manuscripts. Of those submitted, 13 were forwarded to us in various stages of review at different dates by the previous editor, Scott Shonkwiler. Four manuscripts have been retracted or returned to the author(s).

Just over half of the submissions (51%) came from corresponding authors residing in the West. Other domestic submissions were distributed as follows: Northeast (13%), South (14%), and Midwest (14%). Another 3% of the submissions originated in Canada, while Europe, Asia, Australia, and Israel jointly accounted for the remaining 4%.

To date, 33 manuscripts have been accepted for publication, and 76 have been rejected. The remaining 64 submissions are at various stages of review. While it is premature to calculate an acceptance rate for our term as editors, if we consider only the 109 manuscripts either rejected or accepted, the current acceptance rate is about 30%. Of course, the outcome of the 64 manuscripts still under review could significantly alter the final acceptance rate.

From April 2000 through June 2001, the median time from first receipt of manuscript until an editorial decision was sent to the authors) was 90 days. By contrast, Scott Shonkwiler averaged 61 days from first receipt to mailing of the first editorial decision. …

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