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THE B.E. JOURNAL
Each submission will be considered simultaneously in one of the four tiers of The B.E. Journal of
Macroeconomics. A submission will, however, be accepted by at most one of these tiers.
Approximately 56% of papers are rejected. The publication rates and descriptions follow (note that
publication rates represent the percentage of overall submissions that wind up being published in each
The Frontiers tier: Frontiers articles are at the frontier of macroeconomics. They are suitable for
publication in a top general interest journal, e.g. the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the
Journal of Political Economy, or the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Papers should be of interest to
everyone in macroeconomics, of general interest in the profession, or of comparable quality and
importance. Papers published in Frontiers will require the approval of two editors. The publication
rate is less than 1%.
The Advances tier: Advances articles make significant advances in macroeconomics. They are suitable
for publication in a top field journal, such as the Journal of Monetary Economics. Papers should be of
interest to everyone who is working in the area the paper is concerned with (consumption, for
example, and of general interest in the field of macroeconomics. The publication rate is 6%.
The Contributions tier: Contributions articles make important contributions to specific literatures
within macroeconomics. They are suitable for publication in a very good general-interest or field
journal, such as the European Economic Review or the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking. Papers
should be of interest to everyone working on the subject of the paper and of general interest in the area
with which the paper is concerned. The publication rate is 16%.
The Topics tier: Topics articles make a valuable contribution and will interest those working on
similar topics within macroeconomics. They would be suitable for a good general-interest or field
journal, such as Economic Inquiry. The publication rate is 22%.