Aims and Scope
The Canadian Journal of Economics (CJE) is the primary academic economics journal in Canada. The Journal is interested in publishing papers in all areas of economics, with the exception of very narrow papers addressed to small specialist audiences. The Journal welcomes both theoretical and empirical papers. Most published papers will make use of formal economic models or formal econometrics (or both). However, the Journal will also consider other types of papers (case studies, descriptive essays, construction and reporting of interesting data, etc.) provided they are of extremely high quality. The Journal focuses primarily on original research, but review articles will also be considered.
The CJE seeks to maintain and enhance its position as a major internationally recognized journal and is very receptive to high quality papers on any topic and from any source. In addition, as the Journal of the Canadian Economics Association, the CJE is very interested in high quality empirical papers about the Canadian economy or about Canadian economic issues.
The Journal has existed in its current form since 1968, when it was created by the subdivision of the Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science (CJEPS) into two parts. The CJE and its forerunner, the CJEPS, have published many important papers in economics including, for example, Paul Samuelson's classic 1939 paper on the gains from trade. International trade remains an important field for the Journal, as does labour economics and open-economy macroeconomics. However, this pattern reflects submissions rather than editorial policy, and we encourage researchers in all fields to seriously consider the CJE as an alternative to the leading specialty journals and as a strong contender among the general interest journals.
The CJE is indexed by the Journal of Economic Literature, the Social Science Citation Index, and other standard guides to academic literature.
The Journal is published with the assistance of a grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.