I recently discussed preparing to submit my first academic paper. In this article I outline an additional step, which is to select a model paper from each journal. With a model paper in hand, I will write a specific version of the paper to submit to that journal.
I will write a short version and a long version of my paper. The short version will be crafted as a preliminary results paper. You can read a bit about what that means here. Short paper journals are listed below, ranked in the order that I plan to submit. I include a model paper for the top journal.
- Economics Letters
- Model: A micro-data analysis of households’ expectations of mortgage rates
- Why this model? It’s a recent, micro-data analysis using survey data.
- Economics Bulletin
- Applied Economics Letters
- AER: Insights
Short papers are short indeed. Economics Letters requires manuscripts not to exceed 2000 words. Economics Bulletin requires manuscripts not to exceed 7 pages.
Below are the long paper journals I am still considering, in order, with a model paper for the top journal:
- Economic Inquiry
- Model: LIFE AFTER DEBT: POSTGRADUATION CONSEQUENCES OF FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS
- Why this model? Recent, individual-level data analysis related to higher education and student debt.
- Economics of Education Review
- Empirical Economics
- Business Horizons
- International Journal of Educational Development
- Educational Studies
Tangentially related: This discussion restored my faith in Economics Bulletin, which had been shaken due to the terrible web site format.