Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics (RAAE) is committed to the academic community and therefore seeks to publish original work in the best possible form and to the highest possible standards.

Articles submitted for publication are double-blind peer-reviewed. That is mean: reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors and authors are unaware of the identity of reviewers. There are at least three or more reviewers for the total number of articles in each issue.

It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing (authors, editors, reviewers, publisher). The RAAE ethic statements are based on the guidelines and standards developed and published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All documents are available free of charge on COPE website (

Plagiarism Prevention and Violation of Publication Ethics
All new submissions to the RAAE are subject to screening using Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate for plagiarism detection, before being sent to reviewers.     iThenticate
Plagiarism, duplicate publication, data fabrication and falsification and improper credit of author contribution are serious violations of publication ethics. Thus, the plagiarism, fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently, constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
The default similarity report view gives the percentage of the text of the manuscript which has overlap with published articles.
Note that a high similarity score does not necessarily indicate plagiarized text. A similarity score of 30% could mean 30% text in common with one source but could equally mean 1% text in common with 30 different sources. Re-used text that has been legitimately cited the Bibliography and Methods texts may all contribute to the similarity score. The subject knowledge of an editorial expert is vital in order to interpret the CrossCheck report and determine whether there are any grounds for concern.
The publisher and the RAAE have a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy.


  • The RAAE editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
  • The RAAE editors will accept and evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethics origin, political philosophy, religious belief or sexual orientation of the authors.
  • Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than stakeholders.
  • Unpublished manuscripts or materials must not be used in an editors own research.
  • All submitted manuscripts will be considered for publication free of charge.


During submission, authors are required to agree to the Author’s Declaration confirming that the work as submitted has not been published or accepted for publication, nor is being considered for publication elsewhere, either in whole or substantial part; the work is original and all necessary acknowledgements have been made; all authors and relevant institutions have read the submitted version of the manuscript and approve its submission; all persons entitled to authorship have been so included; all work conforms to the legal requirements of the country in which it was carried out and to the Journal’s policy on these matters.

  • Authors attest that paper is their own, original and unpublished work.
  • Authors guarantee that the manuscript has not been copied or plagiarised (in whole or in part); a paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work; any used information resources (phrases, data, images, …)  must be appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript content. All those who made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors.
  • Affiliation (all authors/co-authors) and corresponding address (main author) must be clearly stated.
  • When an authors discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


  • Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
  • Privileged information/ideas obtained by reviewers through peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
  • Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate, review should be conducted objectively.
  • All suggestions and comments should be followed with supporting arguments.

Privacy Statement

Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics (RAAE) is committed to respecting data-protection regulations. This statement informs you of the steps we take to protect your rights.

By personal data we mean the details you provide us via our forms, e.g. your email address, names and postal addresses and other information details.

By using our site and by sending your names, addresses and other information, you accept that such personal data will be gathered and stored in our databases.

We will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your personal data. We do not share personal data with other companies for marketing or similar purposes.

This data will be used by RAAE to provide you with the services you have required. We may also occasionally use it to inform you about provision of new services and changes of services. By sending your information to RAAE, you agree that the RAAE can use your email address.

RAAE Scientific Archive and Article policy

RAAE is committed to maintaining confidence in the authority of its electronic archive and recognizes the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record.

RAAE Archive Policy

The RAAE editor is responsible for the decision to publish the article based on the RAAE’s publishing policy, applicable legal requirements relating to copyright infringement and plagiarism. The RAAE Scientific Archive is a permanent historical record of all actions. Published articles shall be retained and, as far as possible, unchanged. Exceptionally, there may be circumstances in which a published article needs to be downloaded or deleted. This situation can only occur in exceptional circumstances. Even in those cases, all versions of articles, including downloaded or deleted ones, will be kept in the official archive.

Article Withdrawal

This policy is used only for articles in the press that represent early versions of articles. It only applies to articles in the press – articles that have been accepted for publication but have not been formally published and will not yet have complete information about the volume / issue / page. These articles may constitute a violation of professional codes of ethics, such as re-submission, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like.

Article Retraction

This policy is applied for published article. Retraction of published article in the RAAE is applied if infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. This practice is adopted for article retraction by the RAAE:  Retractions have to be accompanied by a retraction notice written by the authors explaining the reason for the retraction

  • Authors have to submit Retraction note titled “Retraction: Article title, Authors, DOI number” with detailed explanation of reasons for the retraction. This document has to be signed by the authors and is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the RAAE and listed in the contents list.
  • In the electronic version of Retraction note, a link is made to the original article in the RAAE issue.
  • The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note.
  • The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the .pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”

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RAAE cannot take responsibility for information found on third party Web sites outside its control. While we attempt to provide links only to third-party Web sites that comply with all applicable laws and regulations and our standards, please understand that the content on these third-party Web sites is subject to change without notice to the RAAE. We therefore cannot be responsible for, and accept no liability for, any information or opinion contained in any third-party web site.


For the uniqueness and the originality of scientific articles authors are responsible. However, the editors seek to prevent the spread of plagiarism in the scientific sphere. All copyrights remain the author of the article. Authors agree with publication and other dissemination of their articles in world wide web for scientific use and citations.

Creative Commons License
Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.
Any further distribution of the RAAE papers must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
If you are the author of the original article and wish to reproduce the article in full or in part in your PhD thesis you are free to do so providing you cite the original source article.

Deposit Policy / Archiving Policy
We follow Sherpa/Romeo‘s blue archiving policy. Post-print or publisher’s version/PDF is archived, without restrictions.