Please send manuscript submissions electronically through e-mail to the CJAE Editorial Office. Hardcopies are not required.
Submission details are provided below. Please use cjae at uvic dot ca to contact the Editorial Office.
Once you submit your manuscript electronically, you should expect a confirmation receipt email with a manuscript number from the CJAE editorial office. Please contact the CJAE editorial office if you do not receive this email after one week of submission.
Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format accompanied by either a Word version or a Rich Text version. The cover letter, cover page, and any related files should be attached separately.
The name and affiliation of the author should not be identified in the manuscript.
If you are unable to submit electronically, please send 5 clean copies of the manuscript to:
Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
Department of Economics
University of Victoria
Room 360, Business and Economics Bldg
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria B.C. V8W 2Y2
Covering letters should be addressed to the editors and included in a separate document with the manuscript submission e-mail. The author should state:
- why the material submitted would be of interest to the readers of the CJAE
- that the material contained in the manuscript has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere
- that the material contained in the manuscript does not infringe upon other copyright material
When the applicability of any of these points is unclear, please explain fully.
Condition of Submission
It is a condition of submission that the manuscript is not being considered for publication elsewhere without the knowledge of the editors, and that it will not be sent for such consideration without prior notification of the editors.
Policy on Data Documentation
Authors are expected to provide complete documentation of empirical models, estimation techniques and data sets used in the manuscript. Data sets should be made available to other researchers for replication purposes only. If, for whatever reason, data can not be made available this should be noted in the covering letter on first submission. In cases where empirical modeling or data sets are too voluminous to fit reasonably in an article or publishable Appendix, this material can be sent with the manuscript for use by the editors and referees for review purposes.
Policy on Comments and Replies
The CJAE encourages professional comments and replies involving articles published in the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics in the interest of promoting rigourous scholarly exchange. Comments submitted to the Journal will be assigned to a co-editor who was not responsible for the review of the original paper. Comments will be sent out for independent review, to reviewers who did not review the original article. After receiving reviews, if, the editorial judgment of the co-editor is the comment is appropriate for publication, that co-editor will send the comment to the original authors, giving them the opportunity to prepare a reply. An appropriate time limit will be set for submitting the reply, in order to facilitate the timely and simultaneous publication of the comment and the reply in the Journal. The reply will be reviewed by the co-editor, who may receive advice from other co-editors who were not involved in the review of the original paper. The reply will not be sent out for independent review. The co-editors of the Journal will strive to maintain a tone of professionalism in any comments and replies that are published in the CJAE.
Authors are advised that copyright for any material published in the CJAE is held by the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society. Lead/corresponding authors publishing in the Journal will be asked to sign a Copyright Release Form. All co-authors must also read and agree to the conditions outlined in the form, though they need not sign it. Articles cannot be published until a signed form has been received. Fax copies and scanned PDFs are acceptable.
If you have a copy of the unpublished paper where the public can access it, we ask that you acknowledge that the paper has been submitted to the Journal. You will not prejudice acceptance if you use the unpublished paper, in form and content as submitted for publication in the Journal, in the following ways:
- sharing print or electronic copies of the paper with colleagues;
- posting an electronic version of the paper on your own personal website, on your employer's website/repository and on free public servers in your subject area.
The CJAE is currently supported by a page charge of $75 per printed page, payable by the author or supporting agency or institution. Contributors will be invoiced when page proofs are finalized at Blackwell Publishing. Contributors in developing countries who are not associated with a research or educational institution, and who are not in receipt of grant-based or institutional support may apply to the Editors for exemption from page charges. A request for reduction or waiver of page charges MUST be made at the time of submission.
Number of Copies
One complete, electronic copy of the manuscript is required. If the manuscript is being submitted by mail, please send five copies to the address above.
A submission to the CJAE is sent to two or more reviewers who determine the manuscript's suitability for publication. However, authors are encouraged to have manuscripts reviewed by their peers prior to submission. This, along with editorial assistance, will greatly improve the chances of publication and will usually shorten the time between submission and publication.
The following CJAE formatting guidelines can be downloaded as a PDF for easy use in preparing a submission to the CJAE. Please view the CJAE Formatting Guidelines - [PDF].
Include page and line numbers in your manuscript (use your word processor line numbering feature) so that reviewers can easily indicate text locations in their reviews.
Since manuscripts are sent anonymously to reviewers, the name and affiliation of the author should not be identified in the manuscript; instead, on a separate cover page, include the name and affiliation of the author, along with an acknowledgment (if any) and the title of the manuscript.
Although no specific length for a manuscript is required and no page limit is imposed, a manuscript should be written clearly and concisely.
Manuscripts should be double-spaced and be printable on a standard 8.5 by 11 inch paper, using 1.25 inch margins. Equations should be numbered at the right hand margin.
The manuscript's title appears at the top of the page following the cover page and should be as short as possible.
Include a non-mathematical abstract of no more than 200 words.
A lengthy paper may be divided into sections, each with an appropriate short heading. Do not number sections.
Type each table on a separate page and identify it with a numbered heading (e.g., Table 1. Growth in agricultural productivity in Canada, 1951-81). Use superior letters (not numbers) for footnotes to tables. Use the table feature of your word processing program. Tables formed by tabbing on single lines of text or speadsheet images of tables are not acceptable. The publisher typesetters cannot use an image of a table because they need to convert the table into the journal specifications and templates. There is no bolding of the table heading, and no period at the end of the heading. Decimal align values. Footnotes go below the table starting with the letter "a".
Note: Include a note if it is an item can not be referenced in the table by itself.
Source: Include the source if relevant for the table.
Equations are to be made with your word processing equation editor. Number the equations starting at 1.
Subsequently the particular equation and number e.g. Equation (1) should be used to reference it in the text.
Figures should be submitted in their original form. Figures should generally be no more than twice the final size and should be planned to fit to no more than a width of about 4½ in. (115 mm). Print your illustration on a black and white printer using this width to determine how well it reproduces. Lettering should be upper and lower case in a Times New Roman font and should be at least 1.5 mm high when reduced. Labelling on graphs should be parallel to the graph's axes. Abbreviations, units, etc. should follow journal style. All lines should be sufficiently thick to reduce well. Publication is black and white, so figures with colour are discouraged as the colours will print as shades of gray and could be difficult to discern. When using patterns, be aware that when an illustration is reduced the pattern might be lost. Line figures need to be at least 600 dpi and images need to be in at least 300 dpi to maintain quality after reduction. Illustrations need to be in electronic media. If sent as a separate file, the file name should include the senior author's name and the figure number. Figures need to be supplied in either Word, TIFF, PDF or EPS. JPEG and GIF are not as high quality for print. If creating figures in Powerpoint, for example, save as TIFF or in Word. Please refer to Wiley-Blackwell guidelines for submission.
The guidelines for references in CJAE style can be downloaded as a PDF. Please view the CJAE Reference Guidelines - [PDF].
When citing references in the text please use the following system:
- Single author: ...Veeman (2003).
- ...determines consumer choice (Veeman 2003).
- Two authors: ...Larue and Bonroy (2009).
- ...food retail regulations (Larue and Bonry 2009).
- Three or more authors: ...Malla et al (2007).
- the health properties of food (Malla et al 2007).
List references alphabetically by author, double-spaced on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Include only the works cited. Note that the following information is required:
- full names (as printed) of all authors
- full publication details (for books, list place of publication, publisher, edition and date of publication; for articles, list volume, issue, year and page numbers)
The following examples illustrate the required style for references.
|Gervais, J.-P., K. Guillemette and R. Romain. 2007. Output and price determination in the Canadian chicken industry: Which should come first? Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 55 (2): 255-273.||Journal Article|
|Ghazalian, P., B. Larue and G. West. 2008. Best Management Practices to Enhance Water Quality: Who is Adopting Them and How Do They Impact on Cost of Production? Paper presented at the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society and Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association annual meeting, Quebec City, June 29– July 1.||Presented Paper|
|Foster, A.B. and C.T. Wong. 1998. The farmer decision process in purchasing corn herbicides. Research Bulletin AEEE/28/1, Guelph: University of Guelph, School of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education, June.||Bulletin|
|Kerr, W.A. and J.E. Hobbs. 2005. Consumers, cows and carousels: Why the dispute over beef hormones is far more important than its commercial value. In The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade edited by N. Perdikis and R. Read, pp. 191-214. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.||Chapter in Book|
|Linders, G.M. and H. L. F. deGroot. 2006. Estimation of the gravity equation in the presence of zero trade flow. Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 2006-072/3. Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute.||Discussion Paper|
|Pearson, M. 2006. Canadian Beef Export Federation. Personal e-mail communication, January.||Personal Communication|
|Schmitz, A., H. Furtan and K. Baylis. 2002. Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behaviour. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.||Book|
|Statistics Canada. 2006. 2006 Census of Agriculture, Farm data and farm operator data tables. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/95-629-x/2007000/4123856-eng.htm (accessed October 6, 2009).||Online Citation|
|Vyn, R. 2007. The Effects of Strict Agricultural Zoning on Farmland Values: The Case of Ontario's Greenbelt. Ph.D. dissertation. Guelph: University of Guelph.||PhD Dissertation|
|Wheaton, E., S. Kulshreshtha and V. Wittrock. 2005. Canadian Droughts of 2001 and 2002: Climatology, Impacts and Adaptations. SRC Publication No. 11602-1E03. Saskatoon: Saskatchewan Research Council.||Government Publication|
|Wong, L. 2009. Linking Matlab and GAMS: A Supplement. Working paper #2009-03, Resource Economics & Policy Analysis Research Group, Department of Economics, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.||Working Paper|
Footnotes are for informative material only, not for references. Number and superscript footnotes consecutively and place them at the bottom of the page on which the number of the footnote appears in the text.
For further information on matters of style and mechanics, see: Turabian, K. L. 1987. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations. 5th ed. rev. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. For spelling, consult: Gove, P. B. (editor) 1996. Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language. Springfield, Mass: Merriam-Webster.