The policy of the Editors is to publish the best papers in economics from any field. To be acceptable for publication, they should make a substantial contribution to the subject, be technically well-crafted and be of broad interest to economists at large.
Submitting authors must be members of the Royal Economic Society. Join the Society.
During the submissions process you will be asked to disclose any conflicts of interest related to your research. Please consult our Ethics Policy.
Submission of an empirical/experimental paper implies that you consent to making your data programmes available upon acceptance of your manuscript, unless you seek a prior exemption. Please consult our Data Policy.
Manuscripts should include the names of the authors. All supplementary material (including appendices, but not including cover letter or past reports) should be included in the same PDF as the manuscript. Information not intended for publication should be clearly marked.
For information on our submission requirements, including word count, style and our policy on the submission of comments on published articles, please consult the Notes for Contributors.
To improve the speed and quality of decisions the EJ encourages authors to include editors' letters and referee reports from failed submissions at other journals. The EJ reserves the right to use its own referees and provide these referees with copies of this correspondence.
Please note that should your paper be accepted, it will be checked using our anti-plagiarism software. It is advisable to ensure that all references and fully and corrected cited throughout the paper on initial submission to the Journal. Papers are accepted on the condition that manuscripts are the authors' own work. Any indication of plagiarism highlighted by our software may result in the revocation of the acceptance.
Conference papers should be submitted according to the same guidelines as Regular papers.
If submitting to the Conference Issue, please be sure to indicate this under 'Journal Part' on the submission form.
The Economic Journal no longer publishes Feature Issues.
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• You have included your name on the paper.
• Your submission is contained within one PDF file (including appendices, but not including cover letter or past reports) and material not for publication is clearly marked.
* As membership is to the Royal Economic Society, and not a submission fee, we will not refund your membership fee should your paper be rejected. Please note that in order to keep turn around times down we screen reject around 50% of papers.
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