The journal publishes research about the relationships of humans to animals, the environment, and food. JAGE welcomes rigorous, contextualized ethico-political analyses of those relationships so that they can usefully inform policy decisions. The journal encourages submissions that analyze:


i sustainable agricultural and environmental practices

ii.the modification of ecosystems

iii.national or international policies about agriculture or the environment

iv.animal welfare

v. the regulation of technologies (including biotechnologies) that are intended to solve agricultural or environmental problems

vi the safety, availability, and affordability of food and feed

vii.the duties of agricultural and environmental regulatory agencies

viii.the professional responsibilities of agricultural producers, veterinarians, agricultural scientists, and environmental scientists

ix.knowledge production practices with respect to agriculture and the environment

x.power relationships between groups involved in agriculture


Papers should be written in a clear style so that they are accessible to the readership of JAGE, which spans the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences, and includes policymakers, regulatory agency personnel, professionals, and activists.


All submissions will be subject to double shielded review, the average peer review time is 3 months.

The Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics publishes the following kinds of articles:

i. Original research articles (no more than 8,000 words)

ii.Policy Perspectives that analyze a national (or international) agricultural or environmental policy. Policy Perspectives co-authored by established senior researchers and graduate students are preferred. Perspective pieces should be no more than 2,000 words. (Potential authors of Policy Perspectives should contact the editor to express their interest.)  

iii. Guest edited collections comprising of high-quality thematically related papers on agricultural or environmental issues that were presented at workshops, conferences, or symposiums. Potential guest-editors should contact the Editor-in-Chief with their expression of interest.

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  • Zahra Meghani
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1.464 (2019)
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1.883 (2019)
Five year impact factor
90 days
Submission to first decision
240 days
Submission to acceptance
300,218 (2020)
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