Special Issues

The Journal of Socio-Economics in Agriculture publishes special issues, that fall into the scope of the journal. 
Special Issues are intended to show work of the high academic standard on a particular theme or topic. Each Special Issue will be managed by a guest editor who will work directly with the individual authors of papers. When the guest editor is satisfied that papers have been prepared to a high standard of academic, they will then be passed to the Editor-in-Chief who will definitely decide about the acceptance of the manuscripts. At any stage, if a paper is judged to be unacceptable in terms of content and/or style, it may be rejected from further consideration. The entire process must be a rigorous one to ensure that Special Issues are produced to the highest possible standard.

Each proposal for a special issue should contain the following information. Please use this as a checklist to ensure that you have provided all relevant material:
  • Title of the proposed Special Issue
  • Goal of the proposed Special Issue
  • Background of guest editors (one paragraph for each editor)
  • Background of the proposal (e.g. colloquium, conference, special invitation)
  • Relevance to current research
  • Projected readership
  • Title and 200-word abstract for each paper
  • Expected date of completion
  • No additional documents required (CVs, conference literature, etc.)

A Special Issue will contain an introductory article  which will be written by the guest editor(s). This article should orient the reader to each of the other papers in the issue. 

Dr. Silvia Marton
Journal of Socio-Economics in Agriculture

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Agrarwirtschaft und Agrarsoziologie (SGA)
Société Suisse d'Economie et de Sociologie Rurale (SSE)

Swiss Society for Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (SSA)

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