The Italian Review of Agricultural Economics (REA) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published on behalf of the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA) and the Italian Society of Agricultural Economics (SIDEA) since 1946. With its more than 70 years of existence, the Italian Review of Agricultural Economics is a distinguished place for the analysis, research and debates on issues related to agricultural economics and policy in its broadest sense, from food production and consumption to land use and the environment, from forestry and fisheries to rural communities.


ISSN 0035-6190 (print)
ISSN 2281-1559 (online)

Pietro Pulina, Department AGRARIA - University of Sassari, Italy


REA adheres to the DORA principles

REA – Italian Review of Agricultural Economics proudly aligns with the principles delineated in the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). As an academic publication dedicated to promoting rigorous and ethical research practices, REA understands the significance of moving beyond simplistic metrics in the evaluation of scholarly contributions. By embracing the DORA principles, REA prioritizes the qualitative assessment of research outputs, emphasizing the intrinsic value of the work.

Joining DORA entails, among others, some important operational implications for REA. First, this commitment means that REA will assess submissions based on their scholarly significance, methodological rigor, and contribution to the advancement of knowledge within the agricultural economics discipline. Second, a broad range of metrics is referenced to provide a richer understanding of the journal's performance. Third, REA encourages authors to provide comprehensive information about their specific contributions. Fourth, in line with DORA's recommendations, all reuse limitations on reference lists in research articles will be removed by making them available under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication. Finally, REA mandates the citation of primary literature in favour of reviews to give credit to the group(s) who first reported a finding.

Through these actions, REA reaffirms its commitment to fostering a scholarly ecosystem that values integrity, diversity, and the equitable recognition of research excellence.

REA Achieves Top Scopus Rankings and ANVUR Class A Accreditation

We're pleased to announce that REA-Italian Review of Agricultural Economics has entered Scopus at top levels. With a CiteScore of 1.7 for 2022, REA is already ranked in Q2 for two subject categories and in Q3 for five others. Provisional data for 2023 shows further improvement (1.9), reflecting the excellent work of the previous Editorial Board, FUP, and International Scientific Committee. Additionally, REA has been accredited by ANVUR as a Class A journal in the disciplinary sector SECS-P/01 (Economics) for National Scientific Qualification purposes.


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Current IssueVol 78, No 3 (2023)

Published April 3, 2024

Issue Description

Special focus on Food Policies in Transition

This Special Focus aims to contribute to the ongoing debate surrounding food policies, which are increasingly prevalent in urban areas worldwide, including Italy. These policies intervene in various aspects of food production, distribution and consumption, often with the aim of facilitating a just transition within the agri-food system and engaging diverse groups of stakeholders. The selected articles provide a general framework for integrating food policies into overall governance structures and explore specific topics such as food safety and public procurement.

Guest Editors: Davide Marino


Table of Contents

Keynote Article

Dear old (and misunderstood) districts, let’s look ahead
Daniela Toccaceli, Alessandro Pacciani
DOI: https://doi.org/10.36253/rea-15062

Food policy in transition - Editorial

The scenario of Local Food Policies. Towards place-based food policies
Davide Marino
DOI: https://doi.org/10.36253/rea-15100

Food policy in transition - Research Articles

Food (di)lemmas: disentangling the Italian Local Food Policy narratives
Giampiero Mazzocchi, Francesca Giarè, Roberta Sardone, Ilenia Manetti, Roberto Henke, Sabrina Giuca, Patrizia Borsotto
DOI: https://doi.org/10.36253/rea-14511
Food Policy Coherence and Integration: a review of adopted methodologies
Francesca Monticone, Antonella Samoggia
DOI: https://doi.org/10.36253/rea-14439
Territorial food governance in the making: towards the Food Roundtable of Tuscany Region
Giaime Berti, Giovanni Belletti, Daniela Toccaceli, Sabrina Arcuri
DOI: https://doi.org/10.36253/rea-14776
Socio-spatial analysis of food poverty: the case of Turin
Veronica Allegretti, Alessia Toldo
DOI: https://doi.org/10.36253/rea-14709
Measuring food insecurity: Food Affordability Index as a measure of territorial inequalities
Daniela Bernaschi, Davide Marino, Francesca Felici
DOI: https://doi.org/10.36253/rea-14631
School Food Policy through a Project Financing
Biancamaria Torquati, Fabrizio Loce-Mandes, Gaetano Martino
DOI: https://doi.org/10.36253/rea-14983

Short Communications

Cereals market: a focus on Italian import and price volatility in a war period
Roberto Solazzo, Federica DeMaria, Alessandra Pesce
DOI: https://doi.org/10.36253/rea-15044
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