The Journal of Global Economic Analysis publishes papers reporting developments in theory, data, statistical analysis, methods and teaching in support of applied general equilibrium (AGE) modeling and provides a platform for researchers and teachers to access these innovations. Papers submitted to the Journal of Global Economic Analysis should be accompanied by model code and data files, as pertinent, and instructions to facilitate replication of results. Model, data and instruction files of accepted papers will be available to the public via the Journal's web site.
The Journal of Global Economic Analysis does not publish applications of existing datasets and models to new policy questions. Authors of application-focused manuscripts are encouraged to submit these studies to appropriate field journals.
Journal Rankings and Citation Indexes
The Journal of Global Economic Analysis is included in Scopus (ranked 52/705 in Economics and Econometrics), Scimago Journal Rankings (58/719), Research Papers in Economics (RePEc, 66/3000), EconLit, Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Australian Business Deans Council Journal Quality List, and other rankings and indexes.
Peer Review Process
Submissions to the Journal of Global Economic Analysis will be screened by one or more of the co-editors and if appropriate will be sent to reviewers with relevant expertise. This Journal uses double-blind review. Key findings in each submission will be replicated by at least one reviewer during the evaluation process, and submissions should be accompanied by code, data and instructruction files to facilitate replication of results. Authors of submission that use proprietary data should indicate this in a cover letter accompanying the original submission. The Journal aims to provide authors with a decision on their submissions within 12 weeks of receiving the submission.
See 'Reviewers' responsibilities' in the Journal's Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement for further information on peer review expectations.
The Journal of Global Economic Analysis publishes two issues per year.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement follows that used by PhyceOpen, which in turn is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).
Publication decisions The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered.
Confidentiality The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.
Contribution to editorial decisions The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.
Promptness Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.
Confidentiality Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of objectivity Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of sources Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and conflict of interest Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.
Reporting standards Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Data access and retention Authors should submit model code and data files, as pertinent, and instructions to facilitate replication of results. Model, data and instruction files of accepted papers will be available to the public via the Journal’s web site, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.
Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material.
Authorship of the paper Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.