About the Journal

The Economic Journal

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 has three types of issue:

Regular Issues (4 per year) - Approximately forty high quality refereed articles are published each year offering some of the best new work in theoretical, applied and empirical research from across the entire field of economics.

Features Issues (3 per year) - Publishing symposia, special articles and regular features on data and technology.The symposia and special articles cover topical policy-relevant questions in contemporary economics and, whilst maintaining high academic standards, are accessible to a wide readership. Features issues also include extensive Book Reviews by specialist economists.

Conference Volume (1 per year) - The Annual Conference issue is published in May each year and includes the best papers presented at the Annual Royal Economic Society Conference of the previous year. The standards for publication are the same as for the regular issues.

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Median turn-around just over 1 month for all submissions (3 months for papers sent to referees). Papers with over 6 months processing time: 2%. View journal activity.

Contact the Journal

Benita Rajania
Publishing Editor
Tel: 0207 291 4886
ej@ifs.org.uk

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