Econometrica, Vol .69, No. 1 (January, 2001)
THE ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORTS
REPORT OF THE EDITORS, 1999–2000
TABLE I GIVES THE AGGREGATE STATISTICS on paper submissions and decisions for the past 5 fiscal years, from July 1 to June 30. The table shows that the number of new submissions increased for the fourth straight year, to 516 papers. This is a substantial increase from the low 397 in 1995/96, and is the highest level of submissions since the 521 papers received in 1989/90. It is also more than the annual flow in the years from 1985 to 1989, but well below the 600 submissions received in 1984/85. The number of accepted papers has held fairly steady in recent years, but by increasing the number of journal pages slightly, we have kept the delay from acceptance to publication from slipping above the upper limit of our target band of nine to twelve months...