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From 2020 new at De Gruyter

German Economic Review

Edited by: Peter Egger, Almut Balleer, Jesus Crespo-Cuaresma, Mario Larch, Aderonke Osikominu and Georg Wamser

Your benefits

  • Published by Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS)
  • Renowned Editorial Board
  • High quality contributions
  • 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
  • economic policy
  • international economics
  • public economics
  • finance
  • business administration

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.

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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.

For further information please visit the website.

Verein für Socialpolitik
Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
Mohrenstraße 59
10117 Berlin
Telefon +49 (30) 20 45 96-00

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Supplementary Materials

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/geer and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Easy-to-use online submission, peer review, and publication system
  • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
  • High quality manuscript processing through ScholarOne Manuscripts®. Submit your research online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/geer
  • Single-blind peer-review
  • Free color figures both in print and online editions
  • No publication fee
  • Optional open access publication
  • Every article easily discoverable because of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
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  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing activities

Submission process
  • 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

Please note
  • 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
  • For more detailed information please contact the GER Editorial Office geer.editor@gmail.com

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

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:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Editor information

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

Editorial Office
Nora Strecker, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
E-mail: geer.editor@gmail.com



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