Submission fee policy


The Economic Journal introduced a submission fee in Autumn 2019 to account for increased operational costs and to continue to provide a timely, high-quality editorial service to submitting authors. The full rationale for the introduction of submission fees is provided on the website.

Terms & Conditions

Authors submitting to The Economic Journal are required to pay a submission fee for each new submission. Royal Economic Society members can benefit from a reduced submission fee. Submission fees will be calculated according to the submitting author’s membership status, membership category and country of billing address. VAT (at 20%) will apply to submitters in the UK and EU.

Submissions that are desk rejected (not sent to external referees) will be subject to the same submission fee. Resubmissions will not be subject to a fee. Refunds will not apply, except if a genuine error has been found to occur during payment. We strongly encourage payment by credit/debit card, if your chosen payment method is via invoice or cheque and we have not received your submission fee within 21 days, we reserve the right to remove your submission.

RES Membership and Submission Fee schedule

VAT (20%) will apply to UK and EU-based submitters.

RES membership categories

2020 RES membership rates

Current Submission Fees

Ordinary: Print + Online (1 year)


Non- member


Ordinary: Online-only (1 year)


Ordinary member


Ordinary: Online-only (3 years)


Student member


Student member – Online-only (1 year)


Retired member


Student member – Online-only (3 years)


Developing country member


Retired member – Online-only (1 year)



Retired member – Print + Online (1 year)



Developing country member – Print + Online (1 year)



Developing country member – Online-only (1 year)



You will be prompted to pay your submission fee at the end of the submission process. Please consult the Journal’s Author Guidelines prior to submitting.