Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy
ISSN 1126-1668 - e-ISSN 1972-4802

Economia agro-alimentare/Food Economy  is a triannual peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Franco Angeli Edizioni on behalf of the Italian Society of Agri-food Economics (SIEA), founded in 1996 by the then President of SIEA Fausto Cantarelli.

It offers an international forum for the discussion and analysis of mono and interdisciplinary socio-economic, political, legal and technical issues, related to agricultural and food systems.


It welcomes submissions of original papers focusing on agriculture, food, natural resources, safety, nutrition and health, including all processes and infrastructure involved in providing food to populations; as well as the processes, inputs and outputs involved in consumption and disposal of food and food-related items. Analyses also include social, political, economic and environmental contexts and human resource challenges.

Submissions should be addressed to an international audience of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, and they may consider local, national, or global scales.


The journal is indexed by Scopus.

Editorial Board


Maurizio Canavari
Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy

Associate Editors

Sedef Akgüngör

Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 

Valeria Borsellino

University of Palermo, Italy 

Alessio Ishizaka

NEOMA Business School, France

Christine Mauracher

Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy 

Simona Naspetti

Marche Polytechnic University, Italy 

Søren Marcus Pedersen

Københavns Universitet, Denmark

John L. Stanton

Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, USA

Stefanella Stranieri

University of Milan, Italy 

Current Volume

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Volume XXII:

- Issue 2/2020

- Issue 1/2020  


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Editorial secretariat:

Alessandro Palmieri, Ph.D.


Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy

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40127 Bologna (BO), Italy


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Open Access journal (2020)


Issue 2/2020 published OPEN ACCESS

September 30, 2020


The Issue 2/2020 of the journal has been published in the Open Accces section of the publisher's web site.

The Special Issue on "Sustainable Management of Water Resources: Agricultural Sector and Environmental Protection" has been edited by Lucia Briamonte, Stefania Luzzi Conti, e Raffaella Zucaro.


Abstracting in AgEcon Search

September 19, 2020


Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy is now included in AgEconSearch, a renowned repository for open access resources in the field of Agricultural and Applied Economics, managed by the Waite Library at the University of Minnesota.

The first issue of volume 22 (year 2020) is available at this link:



May 30, 2020


Scopus has published the CiteScores for 2019 and the other indexes based on its database (e.g., SJR and SNIP).


Scopus has introduced an improved CiteScore methodology. CiteScore 2019 now counts the citations received in 2016-2019 to articles, reviews, conference papers, book chapters and data papers published in 2016-2019, and divides this by the number of publications published in 2016-2019.

The CiteScore of Economia agro-alimentare is 0.9 in 2019 (up 50% compared to 2018). This score allows the journal to rank in the 41st percentile in the Social Sciences (miscellaneous) category.


The ranking in the Economics and Econometrics category improves from the 24th percentile (#468/617) in 2018 to the 32nd percentile (#430/637).


We mourn the passing of Fausto Cantarelli, founder of our journal, one of the most passionate supporters of the importance of the integrated study of agro-food systems. His vision of quality and marketing as the main determinants of the success of agri-food products on national and international markets and of the supply chain as the backbone of the systemic development of territories have anticipated important developments in our discipline.

Open Acces Journal

January 6, 2020

Economia Agro-alimentare is switching to the Open Acces publishing model. Starting from the issue 1/2020 all the articles will be published Open Access.

ScimagoJR indexing

May 31, 2019

The journal Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy is now included in the Scimago Journal Ranking. 
The journal profile is available on the scimagojr web site.


Scimago JR

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Scopus CiteScore

41st percentile
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Special Issues

June 18, 2019

"Sustainable management of water resources: agricultural sector and environmental protection"

Guest Editors:

Lucia Briamonte, CREA - Research Centre for Agricultural Policies and Bioeconomy, 

Raffaella Zucaro, CREA - Council for Agricultural Research and Economics

Stefania Luzzi Conti, CREA - Council for Agricultural Research and Economics

Deadline: October 15, 2019

For more details see here


"Agricultural trade in the context of climate change, adaptation and mitigation: synergies, obstacles and possible solutions"

Guest Editors: 

Fabio G. Santeramo, University of Foggia

Dragan Miljkovic, North Dakota State University 

Emilia Lamonaca, University of Foggia

Deadline: July 15, 2019

For more details see here


Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy accepted in Scopus

The Editorial Board of Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy, the Publishing Team at FrancoAngeli Edizioni and the Presidential Board of the Italian Society of Agri-food Economics, are delighted to announce that the journal has been accepted in Scopus for its valuable contribution to the field of agricultural and food systems economics and policy. 

Depending on the completion of the necessary agreements between Scopus and the publisher, the archive of the journal should be indexed in few months.

Abstracting & Indexing

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement
Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy - Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement (as published on Issue 1/2017)
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Published with the support of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Imola