Applied Studies publishes high quality contributions on topics related to Agribusiness and Commerce and provides managers, researchers and teachers with a forum, where they can publish and acquire research results, case studies and reviews, which are important to the global food chain. The APSTRACT is an Open Access (OA) Journal. Submitted manuscripts should have a relationship to the economics of agriculture, natural resources, environment, or rural development.

Papers should have a practical orientation and demonstrate innovation in analysis, methods, or application. Topic areas include production economics and farm management, agricultural policy, agricultural environmental issues, tourism, regional planning and rural development, methodology, marketing of agricultural and food products, international trade and development, sport management.

Research on a significant economic component, analyses of problems connected to research, extension, and teaching of the International MBA Network in Agribusiness and Commerce are also encouraged.

Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce (APSTRACT): An internationally recognised journal of business and commerce ISSN : 1789-221X, electronic version: ISSN 1789-7874 have been listed on the IDEAS/RePEc Simple Impact Factors for Series and Journals list as an impact factor journal from 2009. Our annual CitEc/REPEC impact factor is: 0.01. Our annual IDEAS/REPEC impact factor is: 0.082. 

All of our articles and Issues are available in the following repositories: AgEcon Search and University of Debrecen Electronic ArchiveOur Journal DOI name is: 10.19041/APSTRACT

Journal Policies

Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce (APSTRACT) is the official periodical of the International MBA Network in Agribusiness and Commerce published to promote the discussion and dissemination of applied research in applied economics, agribusiness and commerce carried out within the International MBA Network.

These instructions detail policies and procedures for publishing in the APSTRACT Journal. We recommend that authors refer to these instructions, as well as the Instructions to Authors: Style and Form, during submission, peer review, acceptance, proof correction, and final publication phases.

The journal publishes on its website the Annual Report of the International MBA Network in Agribusiness and Commerce, thus enabling members to have immediate access to the papers. Reactions to articles previously published in APSTRACT should be sent to the Editor.

Authors are responsible for reading their manuscripts and hereby affirm that the content of their manuscripts (data including graphs, figures, tables, and illustrations) has not appeared in print elsewhere (except as abstracts, local or regional field day reports, extension letters, or non-peer-reviewed proceedings of conferences). Authors are aware that if the content detailed above has been published elsewhere, our Journal cannot accept it.

To avoid plagiarism, after the manuscript arrives at the editor’s office, it will be checked by an international plagiarism search software programme. If the similarity index is too high the manuscript will be immediately refused.

Aims and Scope

The purpose of the journal is to ensure the publication of research results and assist in the exchange of information between researchers (Ph.D. and MBA students) and practicing professionals.

Submitted manuscripts should be related to the topic areas, which include production economics and agribusiness management and policy, agricultural environmental issues, regional-, rural- and spatial development (e.g.: regional tourism, local sports management), the marketing of agricultural food products and their trade. Papers should have a practical orientation and demonstrate innovation in analysis, methods or application.

Research into a significant economic component, analyses of problems connected to research, the extension and teaching of the International MBA Network in Agribusiness and Commerce are also encouraged. In addition, papers that report on advances in teaching and outreach techniques are also considered as suitable for publication.

Download our Policy aims and scope here in PDF.
Download our Style and Forms requirements here in PDF.
Download our Ethics and malpractice here in PDF.

Open Access Statement

The APSTRACT publishes fully open access journal, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.

Creative Commons license

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

For more statistical information about the Journal you can find on the following sites:

AgEcon SearchRePEc: Research Papers in Economics

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Our latest news

  • 5th AGRIMBA-AVA Congress INVITATION + AGRIMBA Board meeting

    Dear Friends, Dear AGRI-MBA network members and partners, Dear APSTRACT authors!

    I am pleased to inform you that the 5th AGRIMBA-AVA Congress and AGRIMBA Board Meeting will be held in Debrecen, Hungary, between 19 and 24 June 2017.

    It is my great pleasure to invite you to join us at this event, where, in addition to introducing our latest scientific achievements, we can also celebrate together the 10th anniversary of the scientific journal APSTRACT.

    The first AGRIMBA-AVA Congress was held in Debrecen, Hungary in 2009, followed by other congresses in the Netherlands in 2011, Montenegro in 2013, and Croatia in 2015. The AGRIMBA-AVA Congress returns to Debrecen, Hungary this year, and two years later will move to another host country.

    The three “A“s: AGRIMBA, AVA-CONGRESS, and APSTRACT are becoming more and more popular and well known all around the word. I sincerely believe that it is worth joining our event, where, in addition to gaining professional experience, you can also experience the inimitable Hungarian hospitality. The 5th AGRIMBA-AVA Congress offers both professional and uniquely Hungarian surprises. You can get to know the flora and fauna of the Hortobágy National Park – the Puszta UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the unique bird life of Tisza River, and taste the wines of Eger during the study tour. I trust enough has been said to arouse your interest!

    Please visit our website and register now! Your scientific paper, after the usual peer review process, will be published in the scientific journal APSTRACT. I cordially invite you to register now on the Congress homepage (see below). It will be a great honour for me to welcome you to our event. See you in Debrecen!

    The website of the Congress:


    Sincerelly yours:

    Prof. Dr. András Nábrádi

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