Directed at both professional economists as well as non-specialists
Print- and online-publication
German Economic Review (GER), the official publication of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), is an international journal publishing original and rigorous research of general interest in a broad range of economic disciplines, including:
macro- and microeconomics
The scope of research approaches includes theoretical, empirical and experimental work. Innovative and thought-provoking contributions, in particular from younger authors, are especially welcome. GER is edited by an international board of editors and associate editors from Europe and overseas. This ensures access to an international pool of referees and guarantees a high intellectual standard of published contributions. Editors are committed to a prompt turnaround of submissions.
German Economic Review publishes original research of general interest in a broad range of economic discplines, including macro- and microeconomics, public economics, business administration and finance. Authors are invited to submit papers devoted to policy analysis as well as theoretical and empirical papers. All submissions are refereed. The journal's internationally composed board of editors is committed to maintaining a high standard of quality.
As the official journal of the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), German Economic Review is provided to all the members of the association. At the same time, the journal aims at a wider international audience and invites participation and subscriptions from economists around the world.
GER is published four times a year, in English, and is available online. Sets of data used are available at the German Economic Review Data Archive under http://journaldata.zbw.eu/journals/ger.
5-year Impact Factor
SCImago Journal Rank
Source Normalized Impact per Paper
From 2020 on, the journal German Economic Review is published by De Gruyter.
Verein für Socialpolitik
The Verein für Socialpolitik is a non-profit organization. Members enjoy a reduced participation fee for attending the Verein’s annual conference. Membership includes a subscription to both journals of the association, German Economic Review and Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik.
Submission of your paper via our submission management tool following the Instructions_for_Authors (you will be guided through every step of the submission process)
Manuscript submissions are approved by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, peer reviewed by independent expert referees
Single-blind peer review process
Accepted articles are published online ahead of print
Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
German Economic Review publishes 4 issues per year/volume
We reserve the right to subject each submitted manuscript to a plagiarism check
The submitting author expressly confirms that he/she complies with the code of ethics of the publishing house and the Verein für Socialpolitik when submitting manuscripts and publishing research results. This means that (a) in scientific papers (including discussion papers), all sources of funding, infrastructure and other external support used must be stated on the author's website in the form of a footnote or detailed documentation, and (b) in scientific papers, facts must be stated that could potentially lead to conflicts of interest or bias on the part of the author. This rule should, if possible, also be applied to publications in non-subject media.
If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:
Editors Peter Egger (Coordinating Editor), Chair of Applied Economics: Internationalization and Innovation, KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle, Zurich, Switzerland Almut Balleer, Empirical Economic Research Unit, RWTH University of Aachen, Germany Jesus Crespo-Cuaresma, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria Mario Larch, University of Bayreuth, Faculty of Law and Economics, Germany Aderonke Osikominu, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany Georg Wamser, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany
Editorial Board Friedrich Breyer, University of Konstanz, Germany Jürgen Eichberger, University of Heidelberg, Germany Ralf Ewert, University Graz, Austria Bernhard Felderer, University of Vienna, Austria Clemens Fuest, University of Munich, Germany Daniel Gros, The Centre of European Policy Studies, Brussels, Belgium Ulrich Kamecke, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany Kai Konrad, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich, Germany Franz Palm, Maastricht University, The Netherlands Friedrich Schneider, University of Linz, Austria Monika Schnitzer, University of Munich, Germany Dennis J. Snower, Institute for World Economics, Kiel, Germany