JEP: Editorial Policy

Policy on Data Legality

All data used in papers published in journals of the American Economic Association should be legally acquired. The (co-)editor handling a paper may reject it if some or all of the data used in the paper were not legally obtained.

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Policy on Data Availability

It is the policy of the Journal of Economic Perspectives to publish papers only if the data used in the analysis are clearly and precisely documented and are readily available to any researcher for purposes of replication. Details of the computations sufficient to permit replication must be provided. The Editor should be notified at the time of submission if the data used in a paper are proprietary, or if, for some other reason, the above requirements cannot be met. 

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Policy on Disclosure

Authors of articles appearing the JEP are expected to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may arise from their consulting activities, financial interests, or other non-academic activities.

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Policy on Submissions

Articles appearing in the journal are normally solicited by the editors and associate editors. Proposals for topics and authors should be directed to the journal editorial office. See complete submission guidelines for authors.

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