Australian Economic Review

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Edited By: Ross Williams (Managing Editor), Ian McDonald and Chris Ryan

Impact Factor: 0.552

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 244/345 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1467-8462

Author Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in The Australian Economic Review. Please read the complete Author Guidelines carefully prior to submission, including the section on copyright. To ensure fast peer review and publication, manuscripts that do not adhere to the following instructions will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review.

Note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium.

Submissions for Contributed Articles, Data Surveys and For the Student should be made using ScholarOne. To do this launch your web browser and go to <>. Submissions can be made in Word, PDF or LaTeX (with PDF) format, but accepted papers must be in Word or LaTeX format.

For Contributed Articles the editors seek articles that meet the objectives of the Review (as outlined in the Overview section on this website). Authors can download a copy of the AERE style guide.

The editors may also solicit Data Surveys and For the Student articles.

All Policy Forums are organised by a guest editor who is selected by the Policy Forum editor. Proposals for the Policy Forum are welcome and in the first place should be discussed with the Forum editor. Primary responsibility for refereeing contributions to the Policy Forum rests with the guest editor but frequently one of the editors of the Review will also participate in the refereeing process.

Submissions for Contributed Articles are subject to peer review by a minimum of two external referees and one of the editors. Submissions for Data Surveys and For the Student are refereed by the editor of each section and external referees as appropriate.

Data storage and documentation

Analyses published in the Australian Economic Review are expected to be replicable by other scholars. To this end, authors are expected to document their data sources, models, and estimation procedures as thoroughly as possible, and to make the data used available to others for replication purposes. Our policy is to encourage authors to submit major databases and code used to conduct the data analyses in their paper. Please read the Datasets and Code Availability Policy (PDF) for more information. When submitting your paper, follow the instructions on ScholarOne to upload these files. If an exception is desired, for example due to confidentiality of data, this should be noted in the article and the reasons for seeking an exception should be explicitly noted in the cover letter at the time of submission.

LaTeX Article Submission

Please use “article” class for LaTeX submissions and include any associated packages/files with the submitted LaTeX source files. Please also include a PDF of the manuscript. Do not add coding to “force” line breaks or the positioning of “floats”, as this will need to be removed in the conversion of the file to XML.

As articles undergo considerable conversion and transformation during production, we achieve the most efficient processing if articles are presented in as generic a form as possible.

LaTeX Bibliography
If you wish to use a citation package such as BibTeX and natbib.sty then please do so. Be sure to use the appropriate citation style for the journal, to help the reviewers to assess your article. There is no bespoke “.bst” file for the Review. Please provide all the necessary bibliographic information in a standard format. This will allow for clearer conversion and formatting by the typesetters.

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Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. More details on the copyright and licencing options for the journal appear below.

Wiley’s Author Services: Tracking your paper’s progress

Author Services enables authors to track their article through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The corresponding author will receive a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.


Once the paper has been typeset the corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing instructions on how to provide proof corrections to the article. It is therefore essential that a working e-mail address is provided for the corresponding author. Proofs should be corrected carefully; the responsibility for detecting errors lies with the author.


A PDF reprint of the article will be supplied free of charge to the corresponding author. Additional printed offprints may be ordered online for a fee. Please click on the following link and fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields: If you have queries about offprints please e-mail:

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Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

Authors may choose to publish under the terms of the journal’s standard copyright transfer agreement (CTA), or under open access terms made available via Wiley OnlineOpen.

Standard Copyright Transfer Agreement: FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard CTA in place for the journal, including standard terms regarding archiving of the accepted version of the paper, are available at: Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs.

Note that in signing the journal’s licence agreement authors agree that consent to reproduce figures from another source has been obtained.

OnlineOpen – Wiley’s Open Access Option: OnlineOpen is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article freely available to all on Wiley Online Library under a Creative Commons license. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made open access. Authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on their personal website, and in an institutional repository or other free public server immediately after publication. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

OnlineOpen licenses. Authors choosing OnlineOpen retain copyright in their article and have a choice of publishing under the following Creative Commons License terms: Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY NC); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY NC ND). To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs.

Funder Open Access and Self-Archiving Compliance: Please click here for more information on Wiley’s compliance with specific Funder Open Access and Self Archiving Policies, and click here for more detailed information specifically about Self-Archiving definitions and policies.

Author Guidelines updated 2 June 2015