A Decade of Editing the European Economic Review

22 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2011

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Zvi Eckstein

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Esther Gal-Or

University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business

Thorvaldur Gylfason

University of Iceland - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Jürgen von Hagen

University of Bonn - Institute of Economic Policy; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Gerard A. Pfann

Maastricht University; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

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Abstract

This story describes the circumstances that led to all five of us starting as editors at the same time, the unexpected things we have found, the unanticipated reactions we have encountered, how we worked as an editorial team, the central role of the editorial office manager, how we managed to work with five different publishers in ten years, the various initiatives we have developed to involve associate editors and referees, the early electronic editing system, and the creation of the essential database of potential referees. We will also describe the difficulties we have encountered in reaching one of our early goals to reduce the median time of first response to less than four months. Along the way, we will share a few anecdotes to illustrate the work of an academic journal editor.

Keywords: journal, editing, economics

JEL Classification: A11, A14

Suggested Citation

Eckstein, Zvi and Gal-Or, Esther and Gylfason, Thorvaldur and von Hagen, Jürgen and Pfann, Gerard Antonie, A Decade of Editing the European Economic Review. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5982, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1933339

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