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Economics aims to cover all the main areas of economics. Inevitably, articles in different areas of economics are addressed at different audiences. Many of the articles submitted to the journal are standard technical pieces, addressed to a purely academic audience. Others concern economic policy and thus are addressed both to economists and policy makers with some economic background. Yet others are surveys and overviews, often interdisciplinary, addressed to a nontechnical audience.
Economics is a new type of academic journal in economics. By involving a large research community in an innovative open peer review process, the journal aims to provide fast access to top-quality papers. Publishing is seen as a cooperative enterprise between authors, editors, referees, and readers. Economics takes the form of an e-journal, i.e., submission, evaluation, and publication are electronic.
Economics embodies the following principles:Open Access: Following the principle that knowledge is a public good, all articles are free to read, download, and copy for all users.Open Assessment: The traditional peer review process is substantially supplemented by a public peer review process in which the community of active researchers from all over the world has a hand in the evaluation process. Due to interactive peer review and public discussion, Economics provides fast and efficient quality assurance.Speed: Submitted papers that have been identified as sufficiently promising for a referee process are made immediately available on the journal’s homepage as discussion papers. Thus, the time for new ideas to find their way into the scientific community is substantially reduced.
Publication feesArticle submitted after January 1, 2021 accepted for publication in Economics are subject to Article Processing Charges (APCs). The publication fee amounts to 1000 EUR.Authors who have no funding for the submitted research can request a waiver or a discount during the submission process.Read more about our pricing policy, available discounts and waiver policy.
SectionsMicroeconomics welcomes submissions in any area concerning individual behaviour in the economy. This includes pieces focussing on microeconomic theory, international economics, development economics, the economics of input or output markets and regulation of those markets, the economics of organizations, and other areas of microeconomic analysis. Theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions are all potentially appropriate. Writing should be accessible to a broad readership, so technical aspects should be well-explained in the text with details relegated to appendices.
Macroeconomics welcomes submissions in any area concerning aggregate flows and fluctuations in the economy. This includes pieces focussing on macroeconomic theory or the macroeconomic implications of international economics, development economics, the economics of input or output markets, finance, and political economy. Theoretical, empirical (including experimental) and policy-oriented contributions are all potentially appropriate. Writing should be accessible to a broad readership, so technical aspects should be well explained with details contained in appendices.
Economic Methods welcomes submissions in any area concerning the quantitative techniques that economists use to diagnose economic phenomena. This includes econometrics, experimental methods, or modelling paradigms. New methodology, such as artificial intelligence, big data techniques, or extensions to qualitative work are also appropriate. Pieces could include theoretical or empirical contributions, where the techniques are of main interest in the empirical work.
Global Policy welcomes submissions that focus on economic policy and the outcomes of policy for the economy. Subject areas are wide, but can include health policy, taxation, environmental policy law and economics, monetary policy, the governance of policies requiring international coordination and institutional design to implement these policies, as well as the political economy of policy design and implementation. While the focus is on global issues, regional issues can also be considered.
Economics as an Evolutionary Science conceives of economics as a discipline that explores how resources, goods and services can be mobilized in the pursuit of wellbeing in thriving societies, now and in the future. Economics as an Evolutionary Science welcomes submissions that address this dynamic view of economics from an evolutionary perspective. This includes evolutionary economics as it has developed, but extends this to a trans-disciplinary perspective that is reflected in the composition of our editorial board. Specific topics include the variation/selection/replication processes that are present in economic systems, the evolution of prosocial behaviours, and the evolution of the social networks, institutions, organisations, technologies, and other phenomena that coordinate the activities of individuals in large-scale economic systems.
Empirical, theoretical, or policy-oriented articles are welcome. Mathematical expositions will be considered if they are explained for a general readership, the mathematics is confined as much as possible to appendices, the assumptions have sufficient grounding in reality, and the paper enhances our understanding of evolutionary processes in real world economies.
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EDITORIAL POLICYEach paper is checked against plagiarism and if it is within a scope of Economics and meets minimum criteria of language and quality, is displayed as discussion paper for at least 8 weeks. Everyone is invited to submit review. To make the final decision, we require at least 2 reviews.
Similarity Check and Plagiarism Screening SystemAll submitted manuscripts are checked in Crosscheck (initiative between iThenticate and CrossRef®). More on the anti-plagiarism policy of De Gruyter.Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission. Please note, that if submitted work is found elsewhere during plagiarism check, the editor can reject the work immediately.
Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment.
Open Access License: Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.
Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Peer Review process: Economics uses open-assessment model of reviews. Everyone is welcomed to provide comments on the discussion paper. Please note that not all comments can be regarded as a review. Only contribution that fulfill the expected level of details and expertise and contribute to the assessment of the vital aspects of the article can be counted as reviews. For more information, please consult Guidelines for reviewers available on the journal’s website.
All reviews are published together with final version of the article as supplementary files. Identity of authors is known to reviewers. We strongly encourage reviewers to reveal their identity in the open-assessment process. If the reviewer’s identity is revealed, it will be visible in the review published together with final article in the journal.
Scientific Misconduct: This journal publishes only original manuscripts that are not also published or going to be published elsewhere. Multiple submissions/publications, or redundant publications (re-packaging in different words of data already published by the same authors) will be rejected. If they are detected only after publication, the journal reserves the right to publish a Retraction Note. In each particular case Editors will follow COPE's Core Practices and implement its advice.
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Editor-in-ChiefKatharine Rockett, University of Essex, UK
Editorial Advisory BoardGeorge A. Akerlof, University of California, Berkely, USAJagdish N. Bhagwati, Columbia University, New York, USAWillem H. Buiter, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., New York, USALawrence Christiano, Northwestern University, Evanston, USAAlan Deardorff, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USAAvinash Dixit, Princeton University, USARobert Feenstra, University of California, Davis, USARichard B. Freeman, Harvard University, Cambridge, USAJames J. Heckman, University of Chicago, USAEdward Leamer, University of California, Los Angeles, USAEric S. Maskin, Harvard University, Cambridge, USARobert Mundell, Columbia University, New York, USAMaurice Obstfeld, University of California, Berkely, USAAmartya Sen, Harvard University, Cambridge, USAA. Michael Spence, New York University, USAGuido Tabellini, Bocconi University, Milano, ItalyJeffrey G. Williamson, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Section EditorsMicroeconomics:Gianni De Fraja, University of Nottingham, UKThomas Gerhig, University of Vienna, AustriaMacroeconomics:David Parsley, Vanderbilt University, USAHelen Popper, Santa Clara University, USAMethods of Economics:Eugenio Miravete University of Texas at Austin, USADavid Cooper, Florida State University, USA
EditorsAwudu Abdulai, University of Kiel, GermanyGuido Ascari, University of Oxford, UKEmmanuelle Auriol, IDEI, Université de Toulouse, FranceMarcus Berliant, Washington University, USAEnnio Bilancini, IMT School of Advanced Studies, Lucca, ItalyKai Carstensen, Christian Albrechts University at Kiel, GermanyGil S. Epstein, Bar-Ilan University, IsraelLars Feld, Walter Eucken Institute, Freiburg, GermanyDavid Feldman, College of William and Mary, USARalf Fendel, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management Vallendar, GermanyUlrich Fritsche, University of Hamburg, GermanyThomas Gehrig, University of Vienna, AustriaEmmanuel Haven, Memorial University of Newfoundland, CanadaArye L. Hillman, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, IsraelRobert Kollmann, Université Libre de Bruxelles, BelgiumJerzy Konieczny, Wilfrid Laurier University, CanadaPhoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business, GreeceFrank Lichtenberg, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, USADomenico Lombardi, Centre for International Governance InnovationAndreas Löschel, Westfaelische Wilhelms-University Muenster, GermanyMatteo Manera, University of Milano-Bicocca, ItalyChristian Merkl, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), GermanyMartin Paldam, University of Aarhus, DenmarkFilomena Pietrovito, University of Molise, ItalyAlberto Franco Pozzolo, Università degli Studi del Molise, ItalyW. Robert Reed, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New ZealandMary Rigdon, Rutgers University, USAGilles Saint-Paul, Paris School of Economics (ENS-PSL), France; New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesSunil Sapra, California State University, USAJacques Silber, Emeritus, Bar-Ilan University, IsraelDennis J. Snower, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Global Solutions Initiative, GermanyBent Sorensen, University of Houston, USAThanasis Stengos, University of GuelphJan-Egbert Sturm, ETH Zurich, SwitzerlandOtto H. Swank, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NetherlandsDaniel Taras, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Bonn, GermanyAlbert de Vaal, Radboud University Nijmegen, NetherlandsMarco Vivarelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, ItalyUlrich Wagner, University of Mannheim, GermanyJoachim Wagner, Leuphana University Lueneburg and CESIS, KTH, StockholmMaik Wolters, University of Würzburg, Germany
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