The Journal of the Canadian Economics Association
La revue de l'association canadienne d'économique

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.

  1. Are referees compensated in any way?
  2. What is the CJE looking for in a paper?
  3. How much time should a referee spend on a paper?
  4. How quickly does the editor expect my report?
  5. When can I reasonably decline a request to referee a paper?
  6. Do I need to check the algebra or the empirical analysis?
  7. What should I do if I have refereed the paper for another journal?
  8. What kind of comments are most helpful?