Institutional Subscriptions to AEA Journals

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Subscription Options Rates for 2016
Print Only $470 (to US address)
$595 (to non-US address)
Print plus electronic site* license $940 (to US address)
$1065 (to non-US address)
Electronic site* license only
(Only available directly from AEA, no agency orders)
$760 (to US & non-US)

*Sites are defined as campuses within a six-mile radius, as well as authorized remote users accessing the online journals through the campus IP address. Remote campuses beyond a six-mile radius must purchase a separate subscription regardless of the location of the administration.

Note: AEA does NOT backstart subscriptions.

Payments must be made in advance. We accept checks (in US dollars only, with correct coding for processing in US banks) and credit cards; online, or by faxing or mailing the application. Please choose one method; it is the Association's policy NOT TO REFUND dues.

Contact Information

American Economic Association
2014 Broadway, Suite 305
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 322-2595
Fax: (615) 343-7590

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The American Economic Association publications:

American Economic Review (AER) is among the nation’s oldest and most respected scholarly journals in the economics profession. Visit

Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) contains survey and review articles, book reviews, an annotated bibliography of newly published books, and more. Visit

Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP) bridges a gap between the general interest press and most other academic economics journals. Visit

The American Economic Journals (AEJs) began publishing in 2009.  All four journals are peer reviewed and include data appendices online.  Visit

          American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (AEJ: AE)
          American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (AEJ: EP)
          American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics (AEJ: Mac)
          American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (AEJ: Mic)

The American Economic Association (AEA) has been committed to maintaining low annual subscription prices for our journals.   We do this by maintaining a large subscription base, and by keeping administrative costs very low.  We accomplish the latter in part by requiring advanced payment in U.S. dollars for all orders, which eliminates costs of a credit department, bad debts, collections, and international money exchange.  We do not offer discounts to agencies.   The only invoices we provide are mailed directly to each subscriber.  To further simplify distribution and reduce costs, all institutional subscriptions to AEA publications include the package of seven AEA journals (36 issues).  The AEA journals are among the leading journals in economics, are among the most costly to produce, yet are sold at the lowest price per page among all economics journals (see Ted Bergstrom’s website:  Our American Economic Review (AER), now in its 100th year, was accessed by close to 4 million persons in 2008 through JSTOR, making it one of the top-five most popular journals on JSTOR.

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Back Issue Information

Back issues are available for purchase; please see the Back Issues Order Form.

Institutional Administrators
Institutional access is by IP authentication. IP address authentication is automatic. There is no need for administrators to login to view full text. Institutional administrators can view IP ranges, generate usage reports, and obtain other information by logging in to the administration site. Institutional Administrator's Login

AEA Journals Terms and Conditions of Use

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Subscription FAQs

What if my subscription expires before I make my renewal payment?

The AEA does not back-start subscriptions, so you will have a lapse in your subscription if your renewal is not paid before the expiration date. If this happens, you can purchase the missing issues with the Back Issue Order Form.

What if I don’t receive an issue?

Occasionally, issues get lost in the mail. If this happens to you, contact the Subscription Services Department at 615-322-2595 or email and verify that your mailing address is correct. If the address is correct and your subscription was current at the time of the journal publication, then the AEA will reship the issue to you. Note: It is the policy of the AEA to replace issues only one time at no charge.

What if I want to order a subscription with a purchase order number from my institution?

The AEA requires prepayment for all subscriptions. No purchase orders will be accepted.

Can the online institutional subscription be used by all members of staff and faculty?

The online journals can be viewed by all staff and faculty who access the licensed site of your Institution.

What if we paid for a year subscription and cancelled the following year. Can we get perpetual access the year that we paid for?

The American Economic Association participates in Portico--an online preservation and archiving service.

Does an online subscription include access to pre-publication articles of the AEA.

Preview of forthcoming articles is for AEA members only. Institutional subscribers are not permitted access to forthcoming AEA articles.

What is the process for renewing directly through the AEA instead of going through our current agent?

Contact your agent first to advise them that you will not be renewing with them. Agents normally pay for renewals a couple of months prior to expiration. Then just mail your payment to the AEA business office before your expiration date to insure that you will not have a lapse in service.

Contents of Current Issues

Winter 2016 JEP

February 2016 AER

February 2016 AEJ: Policy

February 2016 AEJ: Micro

January 2016 AEJ: Macro

January 2016 AEJ: Applied

December 2015 JEL

Virtual Field Journals

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Members of the AEA who pay $16 in addition to their regular dues may access the JSTOR web site using their AEA member username and password.

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