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, cultural, 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 and Clarivate Analytics (Emerging Sources Citation Index).

Editorial Board


Maurizio Canavari
Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy

Associate Editors

Sedef Akgüngör

Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, Turkey 

Valeria Borsellino

Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy 

Alessio Cavicchi

Università di Pisa, Italy

Catherine Chan

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA

Alessio Ishizaka

NEOMA Business School, France

Simona Naspetti

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy 

Søren Marcus Pedersen

Københavns Universitet, Denmark

Stefanella Stranieri

Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy 

Current Volume

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Volume XXV:


- Issue 3/2023

- Issue 2/2023

- Issue 1/2023


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Editorial secretariat:

Alessandro Palmieri, Ph.D.


Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy

viale Giuseppe Fanin, 50

40127 Bologna (BO), Italy


Tel. +39 0512096126



Open Access journal (2020-present)


Economia Agro-alimentare accepted for inclusion in Clarivate

June 12, 2024


Economia Agro-alimentare / Food Economy** has been selected for inclusion in the Clarivate's Emerging Sources Citation Index®.


Starting with articles published in volume 24(1) from 2022, the journal will be included in the Web of Science® database.


Scopus CiteScore 2023 stable at 1.4

June 11, 2024


Economia Agro-alimentare has received its 6th CiteScore.

The new CiteScore 2023 calculated on Scopus data is 1.4, like the previous year.

The best ranking is in the Subject Category "Social Sciences (miscellaneous)", where it ranks 282/604 (53rd percentile, Q2).

The Scopus journal profile is available here:

NEW SCIMAGOJR indicators published

April 16, 2024


The new 2023 indicators have just been published by Scimago Journal & Country Rank.


The new value of the SJR indicator for Economia Agro-alimentare is 0.182, down from 0.211 in 2022. 


The highest ranking (Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)) in the third quartile is unchanged.


The indicator Cites / Doc. (2 years) for the year 2023 is 0.821, up from 0.691 in 2022. This value is the second best from year 2012. This indicator is equivalent to the Journal Impact Factor, but is calculated using the Scopus data.





Issue 3/2023 published Open Access

Feb 28, 2024


The new issue of Economia Agro-Alimentare is out!

Volume 25, No. 3 (2023)

The third issue of volume 25 contains five articles authored by scholars from all over the world.

Browse and read the open access articles at this link:

Economia Agro-alimentare is now in latindex

Jan 27, 2024 


The journal Economia Agro-Alimentare is now registered in the Directorio and in the Catálogo 2.0 of Latindex, the Regional Online Information System for Scientific Journals in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal.

Issue 2/2023 published Open Access

Oct 2, 2023


The new issue of Economia Agro-Alimentare is out!

Volume 25, No. 2 (2023)

The second issue of volume 25 contains the Special Issue  on the 30th Annual Conference of the Società Italiana do Economia Agro-alimentare (SIEA – Italian Association of Agri-Food Economics), held in Rome (Italy), June 23-24, 2022.

Browse and read the open access articles at this link:

Economia agro-alimentare is now included in Sherpa Romeo

July 30, 2023


Economia agro-alimentare is now included in the Sherpa Romeo database:


Sherpa Romeo is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis. 

Scopus CiteScore 2022 up to 1.4

July 1, 2023


Economia Agro-alimentare has received its 5th CiteScore.

The new CiteScore 2022 calculated on Scopus data is up to 1.4 from the previous value of 1.3.

The best ranking is in the Subject Category "Social Sciences (miscellaneous)", where it ranks 224/502 (55th percentile, Q2).

The Scopus journal profile is available here:

Best Paper Award 2022

June 16, 2023


The SIEA Best Paper Award 2022 has been assigned by the SIEA Presidential Board to the article "Does the Covid-19 affect food consumption patterns? A Transaction Cost Perspective", authored by Bianca Polenzani and Andrea Marchini, and published in Economia Agro-Alimentare, volume 24 (2022), issue 2.

The Award has been delivered to Andrea Marchini during the SIEA annual meeting in Venice.

The list of previous awardees starting from the year 2016 is available at this page: 

Best paper awards


Special Issues

SPECIAL ISSUE "Revisiting the Slow Food Movement"

June 2, 2023


A call for papers for a special issue on the theme "Revisiting the Slow Food Movement: Heritage, Innovation, and Sustainability in Alternative Food Networks" has been published in the Special Issues section.


The Guest editors are Luca Cacciolatti, Soo Hee Lee, Giovanna Sacchi, Jinha Lee  


Deadline: December 1, 2023

Planned publication: August 2024

Main Indicators

Scopus CiteScore

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Scimago JR

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

CWTS Journal indicators

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Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement
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