Économie rurale is one of the few social sciences publications devoted to food and agriculture (in the broadest sense) and is published in French. The journal produces theme issues as well as issues drawing together articles on a range of subjects. To enable a plurality of modes of expression and encourage debate Économie rurale publishes academic articles in its research section and shorter analyses in its debates section. Two further sections based on readings and current research are specially reserved for bibliographical analysis. Économie rurale is an open-access publication with a two year embargo period. Ten issues are currently available in unabridged form on the Revues.org portal.