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China Agricultural Economic Review Call for Papers and Call for Reviewers

Journal call for papers from China Agricultural Economic Review

Editorial Objectives

China Agricultural Economic Review (CAER) provides a unique and insightful approach to documenting and disseminating research into the economics of agriculture, rural development, natural resources and the environment. Integrating both qualitative and quantitative research, CAER provides an in-depth analysis of Chinese agricultural reform and practice.


CAER publishes high quality academic writings by scholars from China and globally and particularly encourages the following:

  • empirical work that can be replicated and extended by others
  • research articles that employ econometric estimation and statistical hypothesis testing, optimization and simulation models

CAER also publishes:

  • Comparative studies of agricultural and rural development experiences in China and other countries that derive implications relevant both for China and other countries, especially, some developing countries
  • Interviews and dialogues to reflect the development of agricultural economics by leading agricultural economists, government policy makers, and other influential personalities from both within China and internationally
  • Descriptive reviews and policy analyses
  • Book reviews (reviews of major works published both in China and elsewhere addressing agricultural and rural economic issues of chiefly, but not limited to, China)
  • Announcements of important meetings/conferences and publications

Topical coverage includes but is not limited to:

  • Agricultural economic theory and policy
  • Agricultural markets
  • Agricultural trade
  • Agricultural investment
  • Rural finance
  • Resource economics and environment protection
  • Agricultural R&D and extension
  • Employment, labor use and migration
  • Agribusiness
  • Rural sociology
  • Development economics
  • Rural household behavior
  • Rural cooperatives
  • Development of rural non-agricultural industries.

Please make submissions through Manuscript Central, Emerald's online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at  Full information and guidance on using Manuscript Central is available at the Emerald Manuscript Central Support Centre:

Registering on Manuscript Central

If you have not yet registered on Manuscript Central, please follow the instructions below

  • Please log on to: 
  • Click on Create Account
  • Follow the on-screen instructions, filling in the requested details before proceeding
  • Your username will be your email address and you have to input a password of at least 8 characters in length and containing two or more numbers
  • Click Finish and your account has been created.
    If you have previously registered with another journal on Manuscript Central but wish to submit to the China Agricultural
  • Economic Review, you will need to create an author account on the China Agricultural Economic Review to do so. You can use the same username and password.

CAER Call for Reviewers:

The China Agricultural Economic Review is currently seeking to appoint subject experts on its panel of reviewers. It is hoped that an increase in reviewers will demonstrate the journal's publishing policy of valid, rigorous and relevant research. Hence the position of reviewer is an integral part of any journal’s success, ensuring that the papers published are of the highest quality. The main responsibilities of the reviewer will include:

  • Ensuring that the published articles adhere to the journal's standard.
  • Providing objective feedback on the merits and the standards of the work.
  • Protecting readers from invalidated or flawed research.

If you are interested in joining our team of reviewers, please forward a brief CV to the Publisher, Victoria Buttigieg at: [email protected]. For more information on the journal’s scope, Editorial team or objectives, please visit the CAER website at: It is understood that no one reviewer will be expected to review more than two or three papers per year.

CAER is now abstracted and indexed in the following services: RePEc; Cabell's Directory; APEL - Asia Pacific Economic Literature; INSPEC