Contemporary Economic Policy 2010 Editor's Report
Volume 28 published quarterly in 2010 was comprised of 39 articles (594 pages) contributed by 82 authors and co-authors from a variety of topic areas as defined by the Journal of Economic Literature classification system. Table 1 provides a distribution of articles by JEL topic area.
TABLE 1 2010 Manuscripts Published by JEL* Topic Area Code # Artie JEL * Field Primary All Code Code Codes A General Economics & and Teaching t 1 0 B Methodology & History of Economic Though 0 0 C Mathematical & Quantitative Economics 4 4 D Microeconomics 6 7 E Macroeconomics & Monetary Economics 7 7 F International Economics 2 8 G Financial Economics 2 3 H Public Economics 2 7 I Health, Education & Welfare 6 3 J Labor & Demographic Economics 1 5 K Law & Economics 1 1 L Industrial Organization o 3 M Business Administration & Business 0 0 Economics, Marketing, Accounting N Economic History 0 0 O Economic Development, Technological 3 5 Change & Growth P Economic Systems o 0 Q Agricultural & Natural Resource 2 7 Economics R Urban, Rural & Regional Economics 2 2 Z Other Special Topics 0 1 Total 39 63 * Journal of Economic Literature.
Active participation in the annual conferences of the Western Economic Association International is encouraged by editors and members of the editorial board. At the 2010 annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, CEP sponsored 31 sessions out of 281 (11% of the total sessions). I would like to thank co-editor Jack Hou for his efforts in organizing a large number of these sessions. The WEAI conferences provided approximately 17% of our total manuscript submissions for 2010.
During the 2010 publishing cycle 187 manuscripts were submitted for review to CEP. There were 31 manuscripts submitted from the Portland conference and 156 nonconference submissions. At this time, 20 manuscripts have been accepted for publication, 121 rejected with 46 decisions pending. The overall acceptance rate is expected to be approximately 23%.
An important contribution to enhancing the quality of the journal is the refereeing process. CEP uses a double-blind process with the objective of obtaining three referee reports for each manuscript. As Table 2 demonstrates we are making a significant …
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Publication information: Article title: Contemporary Economic Policy 2010 Editor's Report. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Contemporary Economic Policy. Volume: 29. Issue: 4 Publication date: October 2011. Page number: 634+. © 2003 Western Economic Association International. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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