What is this journal about?

  • We publish social science research on rural and territorial development.
  • We understand this as a broad field including also agriculture, food systems, community development, population dynamics, and environmental issues.
  • We are interested in both developed and developing societies.
  • We regularly publish research in economics, geography, sociology, anthropology and history.
  • We are sympathetic to methodological pluralism within each of these disciplines.
  • We strongly favour interdisciplinary research.


Who are we?

  • We are a team made up of economists, geographers, sociologists, anthropologists and historians. Most of us, in fact, would have trouble at defining ourselves in terms of one and only one of these labels.
  • The current editorial board consists of 14 members coming from six different countries.
  • Fernando Collantes (Economics and History, University of Zaragoza) is the editor of the journal for the period 2015-2018.
  • Javier Esparcia (Geography and Sociology, University of Valencia) and Ernesto Clar (Economics and History, University of Zaragoza) serve as associate editors for the same period.


Why publish with us?

  • Since 2011 Ager is indexed in Scopus, the SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (Thomson-Reuters).
  • Ager has also been ranked by FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología) as a top journal in every evaluation since 2011.


How do we work?

  • Every submission is reviewed by the editorial board in the first place. If this internal review is positive, we look for external, double-blind peer reviews.
  • On average, it takes us 2.3 months to make a decision.
  • Our acceptance rate is around 50 per cent.
  • We strongly support open access. All of our issues from no. 1 (2001) onwards, as well as forthcoming articles (with their DOI), can be fully downloaded here.