The best economic journal article must be able to convey the most important message about a topic in a clear and compelling way. It should clearly answer a major question in a new and interesting way and extend the existing literature.
The journal is a peer-reviewed publication and the editors enforce a strict policy on publishing ethics. Plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation and inappropriate authorship credit are not tolerated.
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
The Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics publishes empirical and theoretical articles that investigate the relationship between economics and psychology. Topics include biases, the psychology of decision making, economic and financial games, cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, and experimental methods.
Behavioral economics, which began as a purely academic endeavor and challenged the notion of the rational consumer of traditional economics, has recently gained widespread attention in mass media books like Thaler and Sunstein’s Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness 2008 and Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions 2008.
In addition to its relevance in the field of economics, behavioral economics has also become a popular method for understanding how to engineer environments to promote positive behavior change. This approach can be applied in a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, and public policy.
Journal of Economic Perspectives
The Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP) attempts to fill a gap between the general interest press and most other academic economics journals. It aims to publish articles that will serve several goals: to synthesize and integrate lessons learned from active lines of economic research; to provide economic analysis of public policy issues; to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas among the fields of thinking; to offer readers an accessible source for state-of-the-art economic thinking; to suggest directions for future research; to provide insights and readings for classroom use; and to address issues relating to the economics profession.
Submitted papers are sent to a panel of referees who evaluate the paper for its quality and relevance. These referees are experts in their subject areas, usually college or university professors. The journal is committed to unbiased and fair evaluation.
International Economic Journal
The International Economic Journal is a double-blind peer reviewed academic journal devoted to the publication of theoretical and empirical contributions that are relevant to economic policy. It publishes papers on comparative economic policy; international political economy; monetary and real/technological dynamics in open economies; globalization and regional integration; trade; migration; international investment; internet commerce; and regulation.
It also serves as a forum for economic scholars to share their research results and ideas with the public. It has two primary goals, first to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of international economics among scholars and policy-makers in Ukraine as well as internationally; and second to broaden the scope and promote exchange of ideas and dialogue on international trade and economic issues.
This journal is published twice a year. The International Economic Journal accepts original research papers, case studies and review articles. The journal welcomes papers from any field, but especially in the areas of international economics and macroeconomics.
Eastern Economic Journal
Founded in 1973 as a quarterly publication of the Eastern Economic Association, the EEJ publishes papers written from every perspective in all areas of economics. It is committed to free and open intellectual inquiry from diverse philosophical viewpoints. Each issue contains a mixture of articles, book reviews, Eastern Economic Association Presidential Addresses, symposia and dialogues. Readability and general interest are major considerations in the selection of articles for publication.
The EEJ has the distinction of being the first economic journal to be awarded an impact factor (IF). An IF is a measure of the number of citations a journal receives compared to other journals in its field.
The IF for the EEJ is 4913, which is quite impressive given that there are 20,139 Social Sciences journals in the world. The h-index for the EEJ is 23 which is an impressive number for an academic journal. The EEJ also boasts the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) of 0.258 which is an indicator of scientific influence.