A publication of AAEA

A publication of AAEA

Submission Guidelines

Nature of Choices Articles

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:

  • Proposals for thematic groupings of papers, 
  • Individual articles on any food, farm, resource or rural community issueand
  • Infographics.

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. 

Submitting an Article

Choices requires electronic submissions via All thematic proposals and comments should be emailed to the Co-Editors: Zhengfei Guan, University of Florida (; and Ruiqing Miao, Auburn University (

Proposals for Theme-based Articles

Theme groupings of papers allow for in-depth coverage of important topics and showcase the different perspectives of agricultural economics analyses. Recent themes can be found at:

To submit a proposal for theme-based articles, please complete the Theme Proposal submission form.  Submitted articles must be prepared according to the Manuscript Style Guidelines.  

Submissions of Individual Articles

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.

Submissions of Infographics

Infographics are appropriate when an author would like to share imagery of an issue that is a timely and important topic based on sound economics and logic. Infographics will be reviewed and published at the discretion of the editor.

Please follow the guidelines for preparing infographics for the review process.


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.

Style Guidelines

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