Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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.


The Journal of Global Economic Analysis is an online-only periodical and is published by the Center for Global Trade Analysis.

 

Section Policies

Advances in Methods and Theory

This section publishes advances in methods and theory in support of applied general equilibrium analysis.

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Advances in Data and Parameters

This section publishes advances in data and parameter estimation in support of applied general equilibrium analysis.

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Advances in Software

This section publishes articles related to software in support of applied general equilibrium analysis (e.g., a tool for processing, viewing or analyzing results from existing models).

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Advances in Pedagogy

This section publishes advances in pedagogy in support of AGE analyses.

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Updates

This section publishes short articles that update databases and/or modeling tools previously published in the Journal.

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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. 

 

Publication Frequency

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.

 

Citing Articles Published in the Journal of Global Economic Analysis

The Journal of Global Economic Analysis (JGEA) has published many foundational tools for applied general equilibrium (AGE) analysis. Suggested text for citing research built on the GTAP Data Base and associated tools is provided below. Please feel free to use and adapt this text in your work.

Studies using the ‘standard’ GTAP Data Base
Version 10 of the GTAP Data Base is described by Aguiar et al. (2019) and further details on construction of the database are provided by Aguiar et al. (2016). The database can be used with a ‘standard’ model programmed using either GEMPACK (Corong et al., 2018) or GAMS (van der Mensbrugghe, 2018) software. In other extensions of the GTAP Data Base, Lanz and Rutherford (2016) provide a suite of data tools and template models, and Britz and van der Mensbrugghe (2018) provide a framework that nests several well-known models using a flexible, modular framework. van Tongeren et al. (2017) summarize the history of the GTAP Data Base and associated modeling efforts.

Trade-focused studies
Version 10 of the GTAP Data Base is described by Aguiar et al. (2019) and further details on construction of the database are provided by Aguiar et al. (2016). The database is commonly used with the standard GTAP model (Corong et al., 2018; van der Mensbrugghe, 2018). International trade in the standard model exploits the ‘Armington’ approach, but several authors have developed implementations building on ‘new’ trade theory, such as the Melitz model (Akgul et al. 2016; Bekkers, 2018; Dixon et al., 2016 & 2019). See van Tongeren et al. (2017) for a history of the GTAP Data Base and related modeling efforts.

Energy and environment-focused studies using the GTAP-Power Data Base
Peters (2016a) and Chepeliev (2020) develop the GTAP-Power Data Base, which extends the ‘standard’ GTAP Data Base (Aguiar et al., 2016 & Aguiar et al., 2019) by disaggregating the electricity sector into 11 electricity generation technologies and transmission and distribution. The ‘standard’ GTAP model (Corong et al., 2018; van der Mensbrugghe, 2018) represents only a single electricity sector, but Peters (2016b) provides an economy-wide model with electricity detail that is suitable for use with the GTAP-Power database. The GTAP-Power Data Base has been extended to include fossil fuel consumption subsidies by Chepelievet al. (2018). See van Tongeren et al. (2017) for a history of the GTAP Data Base and related modeling efforts.
 
References
Aguiar, A., Chepeliev, M., Corong, E., McDougall, R., & van der Mensbrugghe, D. (2019). The GTAP Data Base: Version 10. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 4(1), 1-27. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.040101AF
 
Aguiar, A., Narayanan, B., & McDougall, R. (2016). An Overview of the GTAP 9 Data Base. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(1), 181-208. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010103AF
 
Akgul, Z., Villoria, N., & Hertel, T. (2016). GTAP-HET: Introducing Firm Heterogeneity into the GTAP Model. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(1), 111-180. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010102AF
 
Bekkers, E., & Francois, J. (2018). A Parsimonious Approach to Incorporate Firm Heterogeneity in CGE-Models.Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 3(2), 1-68. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.030201AF
 
Britz, W., & van der Mensbrugghe, D. (2018). CGEBox: A Flexible, Modular and Extendable Framework for CGE Analysis in GAMS. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 3(2), 106-177. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.030203AF
 
Chepeliev, M. (2020). GTAP-Power Data Base: Version 10. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 5(2), 110-137. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.050203AF
 
Chepeliev, M., McDougall, R., & van der Mensbrugghe, D. (2018). Including Fossil-fuel Consumption Subsidies in the GTAP Data Base. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 3(1), 84-121. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.030102AF
  
Corong, E., Hertel, T., McDougall, R., Tsigas, M., & van der Mensbrugghe, D. (2017). The Standard GTAP Model, Version 7. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 2(1), 1-119. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.020101AF
 
Dixon, P., Jerie, M., & Rimmer, M. (2016). Modern Trade Theory for CGE Modelling: The Armington, Krugman and Melitz Models. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(1), 1-110. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010101AF 
 
Dixon, P., Jerie, M., & Rimmer, M. (2019). Melitz in GTAP Made Easy: the A2M Conversion Method and Result Interpretation. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 4(1), 97-127. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.040104AF 
 
Lanz, B., & Rutherford, T. (2016). GTAPinGAMS: Multiregional and Small Open Economy Models. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(2), 1-77. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010201AF
 
Peters, J. (2016a). The GTAP-Power Data Base: Disaggregating the Electricity Sector in the GTAP Data Base. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(1), 209-250. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010104AF
 
Peters, J. (2016b). GTAP-E-Power: An Electricity-detailed Economy-wide Model. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(2), 156-187. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010204AF
 
van der Mensbrugghe, D. (2018). The Standard GTAP Model in GAMS, Version 7. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 3(1), 1-83. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.030101AF
 
van Tongeren, F., Koopman, R., Karingi, S., Reilly, J., & Francois, J. (2017). Back to the Future: A 25-year Retrospective on GTAP and the Shaping of a New Agenda. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 2(2), 1-42. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.020201AF

 

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).

Editors' responsibilities

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.

Reviewers' responsibilities

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.

Authors' responsibilities

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.

References

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf

PyschOpen. (2019, June 11). Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement. Retrieved from https://www.psychopen.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/guidelines/publication_ethics_and_publication_malpractice_statement.pdf