Choices, a free, online-only publication, is the principal outreach vehicle of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Choices articles broadly communicate the results of quality economic analysis applied to issues and challenges faced by public and private sector decision makers in ways that enhance public understanding of and appreciation for the work of agricultural economists.
While Choices articles are based on economic concepts, the information should be presented in the context of a policy issue without using economic jargon. Articles must be written so they are easily understood by a general-interest audience.
Choices editors are looking for three types of submissions:
All manuscripts are subject to peer review for publication consideration.
Choices articles are 8-10 double-spaced pages in addition to simple graphics and/or tables.
Theme groupings of papers allow for in-depth coverage of important topics and showcase the different perspectives of agricultural economics analyses. Recent themes include Nutritional and Economic Impacts of Transformations in the Food Industry, Looking Ahead to the Next Farm Bill, Addressing the Challenges of Entry into Farming, and Herbicide Resistance Management. (See more at: http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/theme-articles#sthash.d9HHA4EH.dpuf)
Single articles provide an opportunity to address timely and important relevant issues or to present new aspects of established issues.
Please complete the Individual Article submission form and follow the guidelines for preparing articles for the review process. Submitted articles must be prepared according to the Manuscript Style Guidelines.
Opinion articles are appropriate when an author would like to share a personal interpretation of an issue or view of a timely and important topic based on sound economics and logic. Opinion articles will be reviewed and published at the discretion of the editor and can vary from 2-12 pages.
Please complete the Opinion Article submission form and follow the guidelines for preparing articles for the review process. Submitted articles must be prepared according to the Manuscript Style Guidelines.
Submissions may occur any time. Reviewed and accepted Choices material is compiled into quarterly issues. Subscribers and AAEA members are notified of new material through email announcements and social media postings.