Aestimum is a peer-reviewed Journal dedicated to the methodological study of appraisal and land economics. Established in 1976 by the Italian Association of Appraisers and Land Economists, which was legally recognized by Ministerial Decree, March 1993. Topics of interests include rural, urban and environmental appraisal, evaluation of public investments and land use planning. All the areas under discussion are addressed to the International scene. The interdisciplinary approach is one of the mainstays of this editorial project and all of the above mentioned topics are developed taking into consideration the economic, legal and urban planning aspects. Aestimum is biannual Journal and publishes articles both in Italian and English. Articles submitted are subjected to a double blind peer review process.


It is a pleasure to announce that AESTIMUM was recently accepted to be indexed in Scopus, one of the most internationally recognized databases in the academic and scientific community, Elsevier’s property. This milestone represents international recognition of the journal's and its published articles' quality . Once the inclusion of articles in Scopus is completed, these will be widely disseminated, searched, accessed and cited.

ANNOUNCEMENT: AESTIMUM awarded the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) SEAL 

AESTIMUM and FUP are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Seal. The DOAJ only award the seal to “journals that adhere to an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice”, so we are honored to be recognised in this way. 


To be awarded the DOAJ Seal journals must fulfil a set of criteria related to accessibility, openness, discoverability, reuse and author rights. 


ANNOUNCEMENT: AESTIMUM has been included by Thomson & Reuters to ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) 

We are pleased to announce that Aestimum has been accepted for indexing in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), a new edition of Web of Science™.

Content in this index is under consideration by Thomson Reuters to be accepted in the Science Citation Index Expanded™, the Social Sciences CitationIndex®, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index®. 

The quality and depth of content Web of Science offers to researchers, authors, publishers, and institutions sets it apart from other research databases. The inclusion of SMP in the Emerging Sources Citation Index demonstrates our dedication to providing the most relevant and influential scientific content to our community. 

Augusto Marinelli, Università di Firenze, Italia

Marco Goldoni, Università di Pisa, Italia
Enrico Marone, Università di Firenze, Italia
Saverio Miccoli, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italia

Scientific Committee
Boleslaw Borkowsky, Università di Varsavia, Polonia
Ettore Casadei, Già Ordinario presso Università di Bologna, Italia
Leonardo Casini, Università di Firenze, Italia
Luigi Fusco Girard, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italia
Antonio Iannarelli, Università di Bari Aldo Moro, Italia
Francesco Marangon, Università di Udine, Italia
Stefano Masini, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italia
Sergio Mattia, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, Olanda
Alan Randall, The University of Sydney, Australia
Waldemar Ratajczak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Polonia
Luigi Russo, Università di Ferrara, Italia
Thomas Saaty*, University of Pittsburgh, Stati Uniti
Giovanni Signorello, Università di Catania, Italia
Tiziano Tempesta, Università di Padova, Italia
Milan Zeleny, Fordham University, Stati Uniti

Editorial Board
Iacopo Bernetti, Università di Firenze, Italia
Fabio Boncinelli, Università di Firenze, Italia 
Maria Cerreta, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italia
Maria De Salvo, Università di Catania, Italia
Pasquale De Toro, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italia
Giulia Fiorini, Università di Firenze, Italia
Vincenzo Fucilli, Università di Bari Aldo Moro, Italia
Domenico Massimo, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italia
Stefano Pareglio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italia
Carmelo Torre, Politecnico di Bari, Italia
Gabriele Scozzafava., Università di Firenze, Italia

Aestimum is indexed in:

  • ABI/INFORM Complete
  • ABI/INFORM Global
  • ACNP Catalogo Italiano dei Periodici
  • Agriculture Journals PQ
  • ApeJournal – Academic Publications eJournal
  • BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • CABI – Abstracts
  • CABI – Horticultural Abstracts
  • DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Econlit – The American Economic Association’s electronic bibliography
  • ESCI - Emerging Sources Citation Index Thomson & Reuters
  • EZB – Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek – Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
  • GOOGLE Scholar
  • JournalSeek – A Searchable Database of Online Scholarly Journals
  • JournalTOCs – Journal Tables of Contents (TOCs)
  • JURN
  • Natural Science Journals PQ
  • NewJour – Electronic Journals & Newsletters, University of Georgetown
  • PLEIADI – Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali
  • Professional ABI/INFORM Complete
  • Professional ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Central
  • SciTech Journals PQ
  • SCOPUS Elsevier
  • Searchteam
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
  • WorldCat
  • World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

*The 17th August 2017 prof. Thomas Saaty passed away at the age of 91. The Professor Saaty was an exceptionally gifted researcher and prolific author. He is best known as the creator of the decision-making mechanisms Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Analytic Network Process (ANP) for resolving complex problems. 


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