Econometrica, Vol .72, No. 1 (January, 2004), 336-338
THE ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORTS
REPORT OF THE EDITORS, 2002–2003
THE THREE TABLES BELOW provide essential statistics on this year’s Econometrica submissions in the format adopted by previous editorial teams.
Table I gives aggregate statistics on paper submissions and decisions for the past six fiscal years, from July 1 to June 30. We received 567 new submissions this year. This ends a run of six consecutive increases. Part of the decrease in submissions may be attributable to a new rule limiting submissions to members of the Econometric Society. (Nonmembers are of course welcome to join and submit at the same time.) We accepted 54 papers this year. This is close to the number of papers accepted in all years other than 2000–2001. The slight reduction is in part due to a slowing of the review and revision process. By publishing thick issues throughout 2002 (and in January 2003) we were able to eliminate a large backlog of accepted papers and reduce the acceptancepublication delay from fourteen months to six or seven months...