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.

Issues of The Economic Journal

The Economic Journal publishes 8-9 issues a year 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 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. We also used to publish a Conference Issue containing some of the best papers from the RES Annual Conference. This issue has been discontinued from 2019 onwards although we will still publish plenary talks from the RES Annual Conference.

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Impact Factor

The Impact Factor is 2.946 and the journal is 42/353 in the Economics ISI subject category. 

Turn-around Statistics

Mean turn-around time 41 days for all new submissions (6 days for papers not sent to referees). View journal activity.

Contact the Journal

Antonia Glanfield
Publications Officer
ej@res.org.uk
(+44) 20 3549 5035

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