The publication process is simple:
- Authors upload their submissions (see submit article).
- The Associate Editors either accept the submissions for the economics discussion Paper Series, or reject (quick decision).
- Referees and Registered Readers read and comment the paper (at most 8 weeks).Â
- The Associate Editors accept or reject the papers for publication as articles in economics.Â
- Registered Readers continue to read and comment the published articles. Furthermore they are asked to rate the articles in economics on a scale of one to five.Â
- The numbers of ratings, downloads and citations determine whether the articles enter the one-star (*), two-star (**) or three-star (***) series of econo-mics.Â PrizesÂ for theÂ most outstanding papers in special fields are awarded.
I’m not sure whether enomics will ultimately get enough submissions to be useful. For junior faculty, promotion decisions are typically based upon lagged journal rankings – so new e-journals such as the BE Press series and econo-mics carry little weight. I expect my senior colleagues would advice me not to submit to either. But for a profession whereÂ 2-year turnarounds from first submission to publication are not uncommon,Â the econo-mics philosphy is certainly refreshing.