Frequently Asked Questions about AEA Membership
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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.
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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!