Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research Editorial Policy Update: Pre-registration of submissions based on primary data

Keywords: Open Science, Pre-registration


As of January 2022, the Agricultural Economics Section of the Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research encourages authors using primary data on their submissions to pre-register their analysis. This article explains the reasons that have led the Editorial Board to include this requirement.


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How to Cite
Barreiro-HurléJ. (2021). Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research Editorial Policy Update: Pre-registration of submissions based on primary data. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 19(4), e01105.
Agricultural economics