Instructions for Authors
As of 10 April 2007, authors are encouraged to submit new manuscripts via Editorial Manager at http://jpolec.edmgr.com.
Statement of Policy
Papers submitted to the Journal of Political Economy must not have been published and must not be under consideration elsewhere. Authors of comments must correspond with original author(s) and include this correspondence with the cover letter at the time of submission.
Authors of accepted papers will receive instructions on how to prepare their final version.
It is the policy of the JPE 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. Authors of accepted papers that contain empirical work, simulations, or experimental work must provide to the JPE, prior to publication, the data, programs, and other details of the computations sufficient to permit replication. These will be posted on the JPE web site. 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 requirements above cannot be met. Details of this policy can be found by clicking here.
All manuscripts submitted to the journal must be accompanied by a $125 submission fee for nonsubscribers or a $75 submission fee for individual JPE subscribers. (Please download the JPE submission fee form.) The proceeds from the submission fees are used to pay for the review process, and decisions will not be released until the fee has been submitted. Submission fees are non-refundable, even in cases when a manuscript is desk rejected by a JPE editor and not sent for outside review. Please note that credit card charges are collected through the University of Chicago Press business office and will appear as PRESS BOOKS on your credit card statement.
Preparing Files for Online Submission
Manuscripts must be in English and must begin with a title page that includes the names, e-mail addresses, and affiliations of all authors.
File formats. The preferred format for submitting manuscripts online is Microsoft Word (.doc). If you are unable to submit a Microsoft Word file, Editorial Manager will also accept LaTeX (.tex), WordPerfect (.wpd), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), and Rich Text Format (.rtf) files.
File content. Manuscripts are preferred as separate files for text and for figures; Editorial Manager will link together the separate files into one Portable Document Format (.pdf) file for use by reviewers. Alternatively, you may submit a single file with figures, tables, and images included in the main document. You should also submit a cover letter in a second file, either in the same format as your main text file or in plain text format (ASCII file).
Submitting Your Manuscript
Go to http://jpolec.edmgr.com to submit your manuscript. The system relies on automated processing to create an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file from your submission. Step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process, and you will receive an e-mail confirmation from the system when your submission is complete. If you have problems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
If you are unable to use the online submission feature, please contact the journal office at email@example.com for alternate means of submission.
The distribution of the interval between receipt of manuscripts and first decision is presented in the table below:
WEEKS TO RESPONSE
|CUMULATIVE DECISIONS COMPLETED|
|<13||171 (26)||324 (48)||343 (52)||300 (47)||288 (47)|
|13–26||402 (62)||526 (79)||567 (86)||503 (79)||481 (79)|
|26–52||604 (93)||643 (96)||647 (98)||630 (98)||600 (98)|
|52+||650 (100)||670 (100)||661 (100)||641 (100)||611 (100)|
NOTE—Numbers in parentheses are cumulative percentages of total submissions for the period.