Journal of Economic Literature: Submissions

Instructions for submitting articles, books, dissertations, and EconLit corrections



Those interested in writing an article for the Journal are requested to begin with a sketch or description of roughly ten pages (not counting references), describing the contents of the proposed article, stating why the topic is deserving of our readers' attention, and listing the main references to be covered. Please see the JEL Editorial Policy and the Style Information for Articles pages for more information. Please see instructions below for submitting a manuscript online. For other inquiries, see Editors and Contacts for contact information.

Disclosure Policy
Authors of articles appearing in the Journal of Economic Literature are expected to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may arise from their consulting activities, financial interests, or other nonacademic activities. View full Disclosure Policy.

Submit a Proposal
You must have or create an account in order to submit a manuscript through the Journal of Economic Literature's manuscript submission site. If you already have an account, enter your user ID and password in the boxes on the main page, then click "Log In." If you are unsure whether you have an account or have forgotten your password, enter your e-mail address into the "Password Help" section. If you do not have an account, click on the "Create Account" link. Once you have logged in, the system will then walk you through the process of submitting your manuscript for consideration.



The Journal of Economic Literature annotates English language books with economic content that are over 60 pages in length. JEL does not annotate prepublication galleys or working papers. One copy of the book should be sent directly to the JEL Editorial Office. The JEL staff does not monitor the publication of new books; therefore, if an annotation of a book does not appear six months after the publication date, please contact the JEL Editorial Office or the publisher concerning the book.

Books for review are selected from the books sent to the JEL Editorial Office for annotation. Only a small portion of the books are selected for review. See the JEL editorial policy for more information on book review selection. Articles and conference proceedings, reprinted paper collections, and other collected papers are also indexed individually in EconLit. If a collected paper volume is chosen for review, the editors will request a second copy for indexing from the publisher.


The December issue of the Journal of Economic Literature includes a list of recipients of doctoral degrees in economics conferred in US and Canadian universities during the previous academic year.

Economics departments in North America are solicited for lists of doctoral recipients. Please contact diss "at" for more information.


The JEL staff endeavors to produce both JEL and EconLit without errors. However, if an error should occur, we are able to correct EconLit, which is available in electronic formats. Please notify the JEL Editorial Office of any corrections in the bibliographic sections.