Frequently Asked Questions about AEA Membership

If you don't find your answer here among these common questions, please contact us!


Q:
Why should I become a member when I already have access to AEA journals through another source?

A: All AEA member services and products are designed to support your career success. An AEA membership offers many additional benefits at very reasonable cost.

Only $22-$42 per year! Now that’s a deal any economist or related professionals can enjoy. Why not become an AEA Member today?

 

Q: What if I don’t receive one of my print journal issues?

A: Journals rarely get lost in the mail but if it happens to you, we have a few suggestions:

  • Check to ensure your mailing address and membership status are correct in your online account. Please renew if your membership has lapsed
  • If you still have problems, please contact us for resolution. (Note: AEA policy only allows for a one-time replacement.)

 

Q: Can I get back issues or single issues of print journals?                         

A: Online back issues are available to members from the AEA website or from JSTOR. Back issues in print are available for a limited number of years for anyone who would like to fill in collection gaps at $15 each. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

 

Q: Can I get reprints of articles?

 A: Reprints are generally available from the authors. You should contact them directly, or you may purchase a single issue from the AEA.

 

Q: How can I get permission to reprint articles?

A: All permissions and copyright are requested through our Nashville office.

 

Q: How does EconLit for Members differ from EconLit at a university?

EconLit for Members is a special edition of EconLit that contains links to current AEA journals and working paper content, but no full-text content from other publishers. The bibliographic content is the same but the search platform is different than full-featured library editions. It’s ideal for quick research when on the go!