Academic journal article Contemporary Economic Policy

Contemporary Economic Policy 2007-2008 Editor's Report

Academic journal article Contemporary Economic Policy

Contemporary Economic Policy 2007-2008 Editor's Report

Article excerpt

Volume 25 published quarterly in 2007 was comprised of 44 articles (655 pages) and 95 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 via Journal of Economic Literature topic area.

TABLE 1
2007 Manuscripts Published by Journal of Economic Literature (JEL)
Topic Area Code

JEL                 Field                               No of     All
Code                                                  Articles   Codes
                                                       Primary
                                                         Code

A      General Economics & and Teaching                   0         0

B      Methodology & History of Economic                  1         0
       Thought

C      Mathematical & Quantitative Economics              1         3

D      Microeconomics                                     3         3

E      Macroeconomics & Monetary Economics                1         4

F      International Economics                            6         7

G      Financial Economics                                1         3

H      Public Economics                                   6        13

I      Health, Education & Welfare                        5         8

J      Labor & Demographic Economics                      7         9

K      Law & Economics                                    1         2

L      Industrial Organization                            7        12

M      Business Administration & Business Economics,      0         1
       Marketing, Accounting

N      Economic History                                   0         0

O      Economic Development, Technological Change &       2         8
       Growth

P      Economic Systems                                   0         0

Q      Agricultural & Natural Resource                    2         3
       Economics

R      Urban, Rural & Regional Economics                  2         4

Z      Other Special Topics                               0         0

Total                                                    45

JOURNAL STATISTICS

Active participation in the annual conferences of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) is encouraged by editors and members of the editorial board. Table 2 provides information on the number of sessions that were sponsored by Contemporary Economic at the annual meeting in Seattle in 2007. CEP sponsored 19 sessions in Seattle (8% of the total sessions). The WEAI conferences provided approximately 23% of our total manuscript submissions for 2007-2008.

TABLE 2
1996-2008 Manuscript Acquisition and Disposition

                             Conferences

                      97-98    98-99   99-00   00-01    01-02

                      Sea/Bk  Tahoe   SD/Syd    Vane      SF

No of participants   1238     926     1276     1440     1421
No of sessions        308     231      293      245      264
No of CEP sessions     53      36       47       37       47
% CEP sessions         17.21   15.58    16.04    15.10    17.80

                              Conferences

                    02-03    03       03-04     04-05    05

                    Seattle  Taipei   Denver    Vane     HK

No of participants  1228      277      1191     1233     248
No of sessions       246       51       221      228      53
No of CEP sessions   41        10        38       32      12
% CEP sessions       16.67     19.61     17.19    14.04   22.64

                              Conferences

                    05-06    06-07      07     07-08

                     SF       SD      Beijing   Sea
No of participants  1620     1253      103      1182
No of sessions       293      230       54       230
No of CEP sessions    32       20       14        19
% CEP sessions        11. … 
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