Advice to Referees
The Canadian Journal of Economics relies heavily on the conscientious efforts of referees. The following questions and answers might be helpful in guiding those efforts.
- Are referees compensated in any way?
- What is the CJE looking for in a paper?
- How much time should a referee spend on a paper?
- How quickly does the editor expect my report?
- When can I reasonably decline a request to referee a paper?
- Do I need to check the algebra or the empirical analysis?
- What should I do if I have refereed the paper for another journal?
- What kind of comments are most helpful?