John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE: JW-A) (NYSE: JW-B) announced today a new partnership with the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Beginning in January 2020, Wiley will assume publishing responsibility for the two prestigious journals of the AAEA; the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) provides a global forum for creative and scholarly work on the economics of agriculture and food, natural resources and the environment, and rural and community development. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (AEPP)addresses contemporary and emerging policy issues within an economic framework that informs the decision-making and policy-making community. The journals are the #3 and #7 ranked journals in Agricultural Economics & Policy and recently announced increases in their 2018 Impact Factor scores of 2.532 and 1.938, respectively.
The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association is a leading professional organization with a mission to enhance the skills, knowledge, and professional contributions of economists who help society solve agricultural, development, environmental, food and consumer, natural resource, regional, rural, and associated applied economics and business problems.
The new partnership will provide the AAEA with expanded innovative tools and services to improve the author experience throughout the publishing process. It will also help to drive the accessibility, discoverability and impact of the two journals through new digital and platform capabilities. AAEA President, Keith Coble at Mississippi State University stated: “AAEA is excited about the quality research produced by our members and look forward to partnering with Wiley. This is a great opportunity for our association.”
“Wiley is delighted that the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association has elected to rejoin Wiley’s industry-leading economics program for a new phase in our publishing partnership,” said Judy Verses, executive vice president, Wiley Research. “AAEA is the leading voice in agricultural economics, and we are confident that our innovative and high-quality publishing services will support AAEA in their mission to advance scholarship and address policy issues in agricultural and applied economics.”