Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Research on World Agricultural Economy is an international, open access peer-reviewed journal focusing on research in agricultural economics, disseminating international agricultural development theories, and promoting advanced international agricultural achievements. The journal aims to explore new era international agricultural development approaches, promote the exchange and development of agricultural research, spread cutting-edge concepts, technologies, and achievements in related disciplines, and promote the development of agricultural economy.

The scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Agricultural economics
  • Agricultural marketing
  • Agribusiness management
  • Agricultural productivity and innovation
  • Agricultural products trade and circulation
  • Food security
  • Agricultural resources and environment
  • Advanced technology research and promotion
  • International agricultural policy and development 


Section Policies

Research Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Open Access Policy

Research on World Agricultural Economy is an open access journal. All published articles can be downloaded free of charge. All articles published in the Journal distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0), which means all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose(non-commercial), without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Advantages of open access:

  • Higher Visibility, Availability and Citations – free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the internet without any restrictions increases citation of the article.
  • Ease of search – publications are easily searchable in search engines and indexing databases.
  • Rapid Publication – accepted papers are immediately published online.


Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted the journal will be subject to a rigorous double-blind peer review process. Reviewers and authors remained anonymous throughout the process. This allows the journal to maintain a high standard of publication, both in terms of academic writing as well as the integrity of the research content.

When the manuscripts reach the editorial office of the journal, the managing editor first conducts a preliminary check of the article for plagiarism, match the journal's Aims and Scope, and other the basic requirements of the journal. The manuscript may be returned to the author without further consideration should the preliminary check yield unsatisfactory results.

For manuscripts that pass the preliminary check, independent expert reviewers will be chosen according to their availability, expertise, suitability to the research topic of the manuscript and have no conflict of interest with the manuscript(please see Reviewer Responsibilities). Reviewers may be selected from the editorial board members, reviewers team, or external reviewers.

Reviewers only review the manuscript, not the supplementary materials. Reviewers submit their review comments of the manuscript along with their recommendation (Accepted, Revisions Required, Resubmit for Review, Rejected). Comments will not be published with the article.

The Editor-in-Chief and/or the Associate Editor(s) will make the final decision based on the comments of the reviewers. Receive comments from at least 2 reviewers.


  • Preliminary check usually takes about a week;
  • Peer review usually takes 3-4 weeks;
  • Authors are given 10-14 days for minor revisions;
  • Authors are given 14-30 days for major revisions;

If the author cannot submit the revised manuscript by the deadline, please send an email via rwae@nassg.org to apply for an extension.


Note: Authors can recommend 2-3 scholars in related fields as reviewers, please provide their contact details, the reason for the recommendation and ensure that there is no conflict of interest with this manuscript and all the authors. However, please note that in order to ensure a fair and unbiased peer review process, the editorial team cannot guarantee that recommended reviewers will be selected for the peer review.

The Editing(Production) stage consists of copyediting, proofreading, layout editing, and scheduling the accepted paper for publication. The Author’s participation continues to be crucial at this stage to ensure that all amendments made do not affect the integrity of the manuscript content and/or mar its readability.

Upon publication, a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is registered for the paper, and the paper is made publically accessible.

Appeals can be made for a rejected manuscript. Requests for appeal must be submitted to contact@nassg.org and accompanied by point-by-point responses to reviewer comments in order to be considered for reevaluation.


Authorship and Author's responsibility


The journal follows the ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

The order of the authors (as to be reflected on the published article) has been established. The adding, deleting, changing the order of authors once the manuscript has been accepted for publication would have to be accompanied by a signed statement of consent of all authors.

Author's responsibility

The consent of all authors, as well as related authorities/institutions has been received prior to the submission of the manuscript.

Authors must be fully aware of the journal's copyright policy and all other policies before submitting.

Authors must certify that their manuscript is their original work and all data in this manuscript are real and genuine.

Authors maintain accurate records of data related to its submitted manuscripts and provide access to these data upon reasonable request. Where appropriate and with the permission of employers, funding agencies and others who may be interested, deposit data in a suitable repository or storage location, for sharing and further use by others.

Authors must state that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere and that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

Authors must notify the editor of any conflicts of interest/financial support.

Authors must obtain permission to use any copyrighted material.

When the author discovers any significant errors or inaccuracies in his/her own published work, the author is obliged to notify the editor or publisher in time, and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

All authors should approve the final published version of the manuscript before it is published.


Publication Frequency

Research on World Agricultural Economy is a quarterly publication.


Article Processing Charges (APC)

As an open-access journal, all articles published in Research on World Agricultural Economy are accessible electronically from the journal website without the need for subscription fees or other forms of payment from the readers. In order to ensure our content is freely available for the benefit of a wider audience while uncompromising our journal quality, the Article Processing Charges (APC) is applicable to all authors who wish to submit their articles to the journal. The APC is intended to cover the underlying costs of article processing, such as peer-review, copyediting, typesetting, publishing, content depositing and archiving processes. Those charges are applicable only to authors whose manuscripts have been successfully accepted after peer-review.

There are no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Some items (Editorials, Corrections, Retractions, etc.) are published free of charge.

Journal TitleAPC(USD)
Research on World Agricultural Economy$400

Waiver Policy

At Nan Yang Academy of Sciences Pte Ltd, we strongly believe that the APC should not become a barrier in the publication process. A range of discounts or waivers are offered to authors who are not able to cover the APC. Authors should write to the editorial office to apply for a waiver or discount before submitting their manuscript, and requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Note: Each submitted manuscript is fair and unbiased, the Article Processing Charges will not affect any decision made by the editor on the manuscript.



The journal is published in the English language.

Authors should ensure that all submitted manuscripts are written in clear, coherent, and precise English in order to optimize its readability.

Authors are welcome to contact Nan Yang Academy of Sciences Pte Ltd for options should their submissions require translation. Additional charges may apply.


Publishing Ethics

Research on World Agricultural Economy requests all members involved in the journal publishing process to adhere to the Code of Conduct and to its Best Practice Guidelines by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The journal editors take all possible misconducts seriously. The Editors, authors or readers can forward their concerns to the journal if they find out that the description in a submitted article may constitute an academic fraud, research misconduct or publication malpractice.

The violations include(but are not limited to):

  • Plagiarism
  • Falsification of research
  • Data fabrication
  • Improprieties of authorship
  • Misappropriation of the ideas of others
  • Duplicate publication
  • Material failure to comply with legislative and regulatory requirements affecting research
  • Undisclosed competing interests
The journal adopts iThenticate to detect possible plagiarism, which ensures the originality of submitted content. We encourage all reviewers to report potential misconduct of the manuscripts they reviewed. We also encourage all readers to contact us to report potential misconduct related to published content. The journal deals with all allegations of potential misconduct in a serious manner based on the COPE flowchart.

In cases of suspected misconduct and ethical violation, the Editorial Office will investigate the allegation. If the allegation is supported by evidence, the submitted manuscript in question will be declined for consideration in the journal and all authors will be informed in this regard. A retraction initiated by authors or by the journal is required to take place if the paper has already been published, and the retraction will be made public. Authors of the work in question will receive the Panel’s Decision via email and all appeals regarding the decision will have to be made to the Publisher at rwae@nassg.org within 28 days of the decision date.


Reviewer Responsibilities

Peer reviews are conducted as a double-blind process via our Open Journal System (OJS). As an editor’s and/or reviewer’s comments will determine the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts, these comments play an important role in the peer-review process.

Reviews should be conducted in a fair and objective manner. Remarks and suggestions should not contain insults or criticism directed at the author as opposed to the manuscript.

The peer review should not be seen as an opportunity to appropriate the author’s ideas or data.

Reviewers are advised to adhere to the following:

  Conflicts of interest should be declared accordingly

  Published works which are relevant and would value-add to the manuscript should be pointed out

  Reviewed articles and their contents should be kept strictly confidential

  Reviews should be objective; personal criticisms are to be avoided

  Promptness in response; reviewers should inform Nan Yang Academy of Sciences Pte Ltd. should they be unable to take part in the peer review of a particular manuscript

  Possible areas of focus while conducting the review of manuscripts:

      Potential ethical concerns

          Potential research misconduct (eg. Data fabrication/manipulation)

          Potential author misconduct (eg. Plagiarism, redundant publication)

      Technical errors

      Logical errors (fallacies, lapses in logic, etc.)

      Language errors that mar the clarity of the text


          Suitability of references used

          Other relevant research which should be referenced in the paper

          Uncited content


Editorial Policies

The journal adheres to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing identified by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and strictly adheres to the COPE’s Core Practice guidance.

We believe that the editorial decision-making process should be independent of all commercial concerns.

Editors should not make any editorial decisions or be involved in the editorial process  if they have any conflict of interest with a manuscript submitted to the journal.

All manuscripts submitted to Research on World Agricultural Economy are subject to rigorous peer review. Prior to peer review process, the manuscripts will be screened for acceptable English language, novelty and relevance to the Focus and Scope of the journal.

Any manuscripts submitted to Research on World Agricultural Economy will be treated as confidential materials. The manuscripts will not be disclosed to anyone except individuals such as editorial staff, reviewers and editors who participate in the initial screening, review, processing and preparation of the manuscript for publication (if accepted).

Editors must not misappropriate the contents of the manuscript

A manuscript would not be considered if it has been published or is currently under consideration for publication in any other journals. In the cover letter, authors must state that neither the manuscript nor any significant part of it is under consideration for publication elsewhere or has appeared elsewhere in a manner that could be construed as a prior or duplication of the same work. The authors are required to notify the editorial team if the findings and data in their submissions have been presented in conferences.



Plagiarism means the use of any material and ideas developed or created by another person without acknowledging the original source. To avoid any form of plagiarism, each manuscript newly submitted to Research on World Agricultural Economy will be checked regarding plagiarism using iThenticate.

All submitted manuscripts received by the Editorial Office will be checked by a professional in-house Managing Editor to determine whether they are properly prepared and whether they follow the ethical policies of the journal. Manuscripts that do not fit the journal's ethics policy or do not meet the standards of the journal will be rejected before peer-review.


Withdrawal Policy

Sometimes after an article has been published it may be necessary to make a change to the Version of published. This will be done after careful consideration by the Editor who is also supported by Nan Yang Academy of Sciences Pte Ltd staff to ensure any necessary changes are made in accordance with guidance from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Any necessary changes will be accompanied with a post-publication notice which will be permanently linked to the original article so that readers will be fully informed of any necessary changes. This can be in the form of a Correction notice, a Retraction and in rare circumstances a Removal. The purpose of this mechanism of making changes which are permanent and transparent is to ensure the integrity of the scholarly record.

Correction notice
A Correction notice will be issued when it is necessary to correct an error or omission which can impact the interpretation of the article.

  • Correct the online article.
  • Issue a separate correction notice electronically linked back to the corrected version.

A Retraction notice will be issued where a major error (e.g. in the analysis or methods) invalidates the conclusions in the article, or where research misconduct or publication misconduct has taken place (e.g. research without required ethical approvals, fabricated data, manipulated images, plagiarism, duplicate publication etc). The decision to issue a retraction for an article will be made in accordance with COPE guidelines, and will involve an investigation by Nan Yang Academy of Sciences Pte Ltd editorial staff in collaboration with the editor. Authors and institutions may request a retraction of their articles if their reasons meet the criteria for retraction.

  • Add a “retracted” watermark to the published Version of Record of the article.
  • Issue a separate retraction statement, titled ‘Retraction: [article title]’, that will be linked to the retracted article.

Authors should note that any amounts of paid Article Processing Charge will not be refunded if their accepted papers or Articles in Press are withdrawn on the grounds of academic misconducts and ethical violations in research and publication.


Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose all relationships or interests in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might have influenced the presented results or their interpretation.

Authors can disclose potential conflicts of interest via the online submission system during the submission process. Declarations regarding conflicts of interest can also be stated in the cover letter. A statement in the manuscript must include in a separate section “Conflicts of Interest” placed just before the reference list. The statement should reflect all the collected potential conflict of interest disclosures in the form. If authors who have nothing to declare are encouraged to add "No conflict of interest was reported by all authors" in this section.


Indexing & Archiving

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Authors are encouraged to deposit the final published PDF in their institutional repositories or any suitable publication subject repositories.


Advertising Policy

All advertisements are subject to approval to the Publisher. Advertisements must comply with the relevant regulations in the country where the advertisements appear. For more inquiries, please send email to rwae@nassg.org.



Research on World Agricultural Economy is not liable to the statements, perspectives, and opinions contained in the published articles. The appearance of advertisements in the journal shall not be construed as a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised and/or the safety thereof. Research on World Agricultural Economy and the Publisher disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the articles or advertisements.