American Economic Journal:

ISSN 1945-7707 (Print) | ISSN 1945-7715 (Online)

Reviewer Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to the AEJ: Macroeconomics are reviewed in a single-blind fashion. Because the referee(s) should remain anonymous to authors, we ask you not to use your name in the body or filename of your report.

All manuscript submissions are accompanied by individual disclosure statements from each coauthor. However, recommendations should not be based on whether potential conflicts of interest exist, but on whether the conclusions in the paper are robust, credible, and worthy of publication.

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We encourage you to read the brief set of guidelines on referee reports prepared by Econometrica and the more detailed guidelines published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives by Jonathan Berk, Campbell Harvey, and David Hirshleifer. These guidelines do not represent official AEA policy, but you may find them helpful.