Friday, April 6, 2012

Journal of Economic Structures

A new open-access economics journal from Springer. The title is a bit enigmatic but turns out it is the official journal of the Pan-Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies. There are so far few quality open access journals in economics with the leading ones being the Econometric Society's Quantitative and Theoretical Economics. And, of course, the Journal of Economic Perspectives is also open access now. There are other open access journals in economics of course but they don't have the reputation of these. And the B.E. journals seem to have become non-open access and were never quite that model anyway. In my opinion, there is less momentum to open access in economics than in biology say because of the strong working paper culture in economics means that most papers do have a free version available on the web and the role of funders in pushing open access is much smaller as funding dollars are much less important in economics.

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