The Economic Journal is one of the founding journals of modern economics. Over the past 120 years the journal has provided a platform for high quality and imaginative economic research, earning a worldwide reputation for excellence as a general journal publishing papers in all fields of economics for a broad international readership. It is invaluable to anyone with an active interest in economic issues and is a key source for professional economists in higher education, business, government and the financial sector who want to keep abreast of current thinking in economics.
Originally launched with the aim of promoting the advancement of economic knowledge, the general aim of The Economic Journal remains consistent with that of its founders. As a general journal it welcomes submissions whether they be theoretical or applied, or orientated towards academics or policymakers. The journal also places a substantial premium on creative and provocative research. The Editors and Associate Editors are drawn from leading international research institutions and cover a wide range of expertise. As well as providing the reader with a broad spectrum of high quality, stimulating papers the new Editorial Board is committed to providing rapid feedback to submitting authors.
The Economic Journal publishes 8 issues a year. 7 are regular issues containing high quality refereed articles offering some of the best new work in theoretical, applied and empirical research from across all fields of economics. We also publish an Annual Conference Issue in May that includes the best papers from the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference in the previous year. The standards for publication in the Conference Volume are the same as for the Regular Issues.
We used to publish Features Issues, which included symposia and policy relevant papers that were evaluated on somewhat different criteria. These were denoted by page numbers beginning with an F. We have discontinued Features from 2016 and are no longer accepting new Feature submissions and proposals.
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The Impact Factor is 2.370 and the journal is 31/344 in the Economics ISI subject category.
Mean turn-around time 41 days for all new submissions (6 days for papers not sent to referees). View journal activity.