Call for Papers

The Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD) welcomes articles resulting from empirical, policy-oriented or institutional development studies as well as perspectives on agriculture and development, and trade issues. AJAD, an international refereed journal, provides information and analysis on topics within the broad scope of agriculture and development. As the official journal of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), it promotes greater awareness of the latest findings in research, state-of-the-art technologies, new methodologies, and policy concerns in agriculture and development. The Journal is published twice a year, in June and December.

Guidelines for submission

AJAD publishes original materials only. In cases of related previous publications, a statement on the originality of the article shall be required in the cover letter of the submission. Articles will be sent to referees with expertise in the subject matter.

Length of Articles

The length of each article must not exceed 8,000 words. It must be submitted as an MS Word file, typed double-spaced on letter-size paper setting.

Article Contents

The contents of research article should be arranged as follows:

  1. title of the article
  2. author’s complete name (omit titles), affiliation and address
  3. abstract (maximum of 200 words)
  4. keyword index
  5. main text
  6. acknowledgement
  7. references
  8. tables
  9. figures


All measurements should be expressed in International System of Units (SI). National units (e.g., cavan, rai, chupa) should be avoided. The US dollar equivalent should be given when other monetary units are used.

Artwork, Tables and Figures

Original artwork for figures must be included in the submission, in both hard and soft copies.

Each table and figure, preferably accompanied by the original tabulated data, must be on a separate paper, numbered in order, and placed at the end of the article.

Text for tables should be not smaller than 9 points. Scanned or digital photos should be in high resolution (minimum of 300 dpi).


All references should be cited following the Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition) author-date format.

The scope of agriculture and development covers the following, but is not limited to:

  • agricultural investments
  • agricultural policies and governance
  • agricultural labor and markets
  • biodiversity conservation
  • climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • comparative and competitive advantages
  • consumer behavior and preferences
  • credit and microfinance
  • environmental management
  • farm management
  • globalization
  • food value chain
  • geographical information
  • impact evaluation
  • multilateral arrangements
  • natural resource management
  • prices
  • project analysis
  • public policy reforms
  • political economy
  • risks
  • rural development
  • supply chain
  • sustainable development
  • social capital
  • technical efficiency
  • technological adoption
  • trade reforms
  • urban-rural migration

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