Started in 1950 by a group of leading Japanese economists under the title The Economic Studies Quarterly, the journal became the official publication of the Japanese Economic Association in 1959. As its successor, The Japanese Economic Review has become the Japanese counterpart of The American Economic Review, publishing substantial economic analysis of the highest quality across the whole field of economics from researchers both within and outside Japan. It also welcomes innovative and thought-provoking contributions with strong relevance to real economic issues, whether political, theoretical or policy-oriented.
  • Publishes theoretical and empirical research across the whole field of economics.
  • The official publication of the Japanese Economic Association
  • Welcomes submission from researchers both within and outside of Japan

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  • Hidehiko Ichimura
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  • Kazuko Nakata
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0.389 (2019)
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0.519 (2019)
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  • Call for Papers for the Special Issue: Lab and Field Experiments

    Guest Editors: Nobuyuki Hanaki (Osaka University) and Kazuhito Ogawa (Kansai University)
    Presentation at the international workshop for lab and field experiment to be held on March 17-18, 2021, in Osaka, Japan, is required for a paper to be considered for publication in the special issue.

    Deadline for submission to the workshop: December 4, 2020.
    Workshop date: March 17-18, 2021
    Deadline for submission to the special issue: May 14, 2021
    Publication of the Special Issue: January 2022 

  • Call for Papers for the Special Issue: Economics and Complex Networks

    Guest Editors: Teruyoshi Kobayashi (Kobe University) and Naoki Masuda (University of Bristol State University of New York at Buffalo)
    Deadline for Submission: May 31, 2020
    Publication of the Special Issue: January 2021

    Please contact an editor if you would need to request an extension of the deadline due to COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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