Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to contact an editor with manuscripts or ideas for comments and papers.

Submissions must be made electronically, either in Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) or OpenDocument (.odt) format. The editors will actively edit for clarity and plain language.

Peer Review

EJW articles are organized into thematic sections. For every main section (except, that is, Watchpad), all published material is externally refereed as well as accepted by two editors. However, material is typically brought to a state of tentative acceptance prior to being sent out for external review. The result is that while all published material is refereed, it is also true that most material that is externally refereed gets published. Sometimes referees lead us to reverse the provisional acceptance, but usually they lead us to ask for improvements in the paper. So every article appearing in the main sections is refereed/peer reviewed. (Note: Though Comments are usually refereed, sometimes it is only the responding commented-on author(s) who serves that role of scholarly accountability, particularly in the case of second-round rejoinders.)

Indexing of EJW is listed on the About page.

Quick Initial Reaction

Within two weeks of submission, an editor will give an initial reaction to the author. Usually within one week. An initial reaction may be just a tentative “interesting, let us look more closely and ponder it.”

For declined submission we do not promise to provide an account of our reasons. But we will provide an initial reaction within two weeks, usually within one.

Go Ahead, Hit Us with an Idea

As long as you can convey it clearly we will be happy to have a look-see and react swiftly, often suggesting a conversation by phone.

Call for Ideological Diversity

We are liberal but welcome proposals and submissions of diverse viewpoints, particularly for the Comments section. Please consider EJW as a possible forum for criticizing pro-liberalization articles, particularly if they appear in prestigious journals.