Focus and Scope

The journal Bio-based and Applied Economics (BAE) provides a forum for presentation and discussion of applied research in the field of bio-based sectors and related policies, informing evidence-based decision-making and policy-making. It intends to provide a scholarly source of theoretical and applied studies while remaining widely accessible for non-researchers.
BAE seeks applied contributions on the economics of bio-based industries, such as agriculture, forestry, fishery and food, dealing with any related disciplines, such as resource and environmental economics, consumer studies, regional economics, innovation and development economics. Beside well-established fields of research related to these sectors, BAE aims in particular to explore cross-sectoral, recent and emerging themes characterizing the integrated management of biological resources, bio-based industries and sustainable development of rural areas. A special attention is also paid to the linkages between local and international dimensions. BAE’s objectives are:

Contributions in BAE, are welcome.

Journal secures:

Peer Review Process

BAE publishes high quality research and review papers, after a timely and rigorous double blind peer review process. BAE also publishes book reviews.

Submissions are first evaluated by the Editors / Board of Directors and by the members of the Editorial Boards. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to at least two reviewers. The peer review process is double-blind, whereby both referees and authors are kept anonymous. If the reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and resubmitted, the author is expected to submit the revised version

Publication decisions by the Editors / Board of Directors are final.

Open Access Policy

Bio-based and Applied Economics (BAE) provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, Firenze University Press at the University of Florence, complies with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access: By “open access”, we mean the free availability on the public internet, the permission for all users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain is to guarantee the original authors with control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. We support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in our journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY-4.0). Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their websites prior to and during the submission process and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication without embargo. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Online First Articles

Bio-based and Applied Economics (BAE) publishes Online First Articles. This feature allows final revision articles to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue. 

The only difference between Online First and issue publication will be the citation details and the addition of the Online First publication date to the second version.

Each OnlineFirst article has a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This should be included in all citations. DOIs provide a persistent, permanent way to identify manuscripts published in the online environment, even after they are assigned to a print issue. Information such as volume, issue, and page numbers are not allocated to OnlineFirst articles (as that information is not known until the issue is completed), therefore these manuscripts should be cited as follows:
 
Rossi, A. Prepublished Month, Year, Article title. Bio-based and Applied Economics, DOI: 10.13128/BAE-0123456789123456

After the article is assigned to a specific issue, new citations can be made using volume and page number information, while still using the DOI:

Rossi, A. 2014. Article title. Bio-based and Applied Economics 11, 211-217. DOI: 10.13128/BAE-0123456789123456

(APC) Article Processing Charges

BAE does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC

Publication Frequency

Bio-based and Applied Economics (BAE) publishes three times per year

Indexing and abstracting

Bio-based and Applied Economics is indexed in:

  • ACNP
  • BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE
  • BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE PLUS
  • CABI
  • CAB (Abstract)
  • EBSCO
  • ECONLIT
  • ECONPAPER
  • ESCII - Emerging Sources Citation Index Thomson & Reuters
  • Google SCHOLAR
  • JOURNALSEEK
  • JOURNALTOC'S
  • JURN
  • PLEIADI – Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali
  • SCIRUS Elsevier
  • SEARCHTEAM
  • SCOPUS
  • ULRICH's PERIODICALS DIRECTORY
  • World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts