About the journal
The American Economic Review is a general-interest economics journal. Established in 1911, the AER is among the nation's oldest and most respected scholarly journals in the economics profession and is celebrating over 100 years of publishing. The journal publishes 12 issues containing articles on a broad range of topics.
Purchase and pricing information
Individuals can have online access to all AEA journals by joining the AEA. Learn more here.
Institutional Subscriptions to AEA Journals
Subscription options and rates:
Print plus electronic site* license:
Electronic site* license only:
*Sites are defined as campuses within a six-mile radius, as well as authorized remote users accessing the online journals through the campus IP address. Remote campuses beyond a six-mile radius must purchase a separate subscription regardless of the location of the administration.
Information for authors
Any paper submitted to the American Economic Review should NOT be under consideration for publication at another journal. All submitted papers must also represent original work, and should fully reference and describe all prior work on the same subject and compare the submitted paper to that work.
Authors should familiarize themselves with how we handle conflicts of interest between authors and coeditors, as described in our Editorial Policy and disclose any potential personal conflicts in an accompanying cover letter.
In an effort to prevent plagiarism, the American Economic Association subscribes to CrossCheck to screen its submissions. CrossCheck has a "database of current and archival scholarly literature" and uses the iThenticate tool to "compare authored work against the content in the database and highlight matching or similar text for further editorial review." Submission to AEA journals implies permission of the Association to check the submission electronically for plagiarism, using the CrossCheck system.
Submission fees must be paid by credit card at the time of submission. We are unable to review manuscripts that have been previously rejected by the AER. The AER reserves the right to reject papers without review. Papers rejected without review will receive a 50% refund of the submission fee.
Effective July 1, 2012: All submissions, including revisions, must be accompanied by a Disclosure Statement. This is applicable even when the authors have no relevant interests to disclose. Authors will need to provide a separate Disclosure Statement for each coauthor at the time of submission. The statements will also need to disclose whether IRB approval was obtained for the project, and if not, state the reason(s). Submissions that do not include the statements will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
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