January 25, 2023
Econometrica Editors' Report, 2021–2022
THE JOURNAL PUBLISHED 92 articles (with 70 typeset supplements) and an average of 32 pages per article in 2021. Gold Open Access was offered to authors starting in January 2020 and authors have steadily increased paying the set Article Publication Charge (APC) and retain copyright to their published work. This option is offered to authors during the collection of their Copyright Transfer Form through Wiley Author Services. More details may be found at the journal’s website.
Table II indicates that we received 1041 new submissions this year, and 180 revisions, down from last year’s 1258 new submissions and 244 revisions. It is important to note that submission totals have been inflated in recent years due to the journal’s withdraw-and-resubmit to comply with its paper formatting and length requirements. In the last four years, close to 10% of our submissions were effectively double-counted because they were withdrawn and resubmitted. The decline in new submission numbers may reflect a more educated submitter on journal requirements and less withdraw-resubmits. The number of accepted papers was 74 (112 in 20/21) 44 conditionally accepted (63 in 20/21), and 126 return for revisions (174 in 20/21).
November 22, 2022
Submission and Publication Page Fees at Econometric Society JournalsThe Executive Committee of the Econometric Society has approved an increase in the submission and publication fees for papers in its three journals: Econometrica, Quantitative Economics and Theoretical Economics.
July 1, 2022
Econometrica Editors' Report, 2020–2021
THE THREE TABLES BELOW provide summary statistics on the editorial process in the form presented in previous editors’ reports. Table I indicates that we received 1258 new submissions this year. This number is the highest ever, and reflects a growing trend in the last few years. The number of accepted papers (112) has increased from last year’s 77. Table III gives data on the time to first decision for decisions made in this reporting year, with 73% of papers decided within three months and 98% decided within six months. Decision times for revisions were 60% returned within three months and 95% within six months. Table IV provides information about the total time to publication for accepted articles. Papers accepted during 2020–2021 spent an average of 7 months in the hands of the journal (adding up all “rounds”) and 17 months in the hands of the authors (carrying out revisions) prior to final acceptance; the time between acceptance and publication averaged 6 months. The Econometric Society has a policy that gives authors the option of requesting the reports, cover letters, and decision letter of a paper rejected at Econometrica be transferred to Theoretical Economics or Quantitative Economics. TE and QE have independent review procedures, but the transfer may expedite the review process. The annual reports of TE and QE contain information about transferred manuscripts.