The electronic triannual Econ Journal Watch publishes Comments on articles appearing in economics journals and serves as a forum about economics research and the economics profession. EJW watches the journals for inappropriate assumptions, weak chains of argument, phony claims of relevance, omissions of pertinent truths, and irreplicability (EJW also publishes replications). Pointed, constructive criticism requires an independent forum and an accessible and timely medium. Other material including essays, reflections, investigations, and classic critiques speak to the nature and character of economics. EJW applies theories of failure—market, government, organizational—to the practices and institutions of economists.
Econ Journal Watch has been selected for coverage in the following indices and databases:
- Thomson ISI’s Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)/Web of Science and Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences
- American Economic Association’s EconLit and Journal of Economic Literature
- EBSCO Host – Business Source Complete, Business Source Corporate Plus
- ProQuest ABI/INFORM Complete™
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
- Elsevier Scopus
- Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities
- Gale/Cengage Learning
EJW legally exists within the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.