Submissions

Preparing your Manuscript for JET

JET endeavors to be the premier outlet of economic teaching techniques at all levels. Our community includes economics professors, instructors and high school teachers.

Target Audience

JET was created to connect educators looking for a community to share their ideas on ways to teach economics as a whole or specific economic concepts. We encourage educators at all levels to submit, read, and connect with others in the community. The Journal will be publishing ideas from the elementary level through graduate level economics.

What JET offers

JET offers a new kind of journal for those educators interested in making their classroom more engaging and more innovative while not losing the rigor expected in an economics course. Along with journal articles, JET will provide supplemental materials like websites, computer programs, and lesson plans that help keep the lecture an environment conducive to learning economic materials.

All submissions must be submitted through Scholastica. The guidelines listed below must be followed.

Your submission should contain:

  1. the name of the lead or primary author
  2. the title of your paper
  3. a statement indicating that you are not submitting simultaneously to another journal
  4. a statement that your paper has not been published in whole or part in a journal or book.

The submission must include your manuscript in the following two separate Microsoft Word attachments, with DOCX extensions (see: “initial review”):

  1. the abstract, including author information, and
  2. the manuscript itself with the author information removed.

Initial Review

Cover Page:

The cover page must contain the paper title, the author(s), their affiliation, and at least five key words (tags).  The cover page must also provides complete correspondence information for the primary author including:

  1. postal address,
  2. telephone number, and
  3. e-mail address.

Body of Paper:

  1. The first page of the manuscript for review must contain the title of the paper and the abstract. Please limit the abstract to 100 words. No other information should be included on the first page.
  2. The body of the text must be double-spaced using a 12-point font.
  3. Placement for tables should be indicated in the manuscript.
  4. Footnotes must be used rather than endnotes.
  5. All pages except the abstract page should be numbered consecutively at the bottom of the page.
  6. The references should be inserted after the main body of the paper in APA format. They must be followed by appendices, tables (one per page), and figures (one per page). All material must be part of the paper. Figures must also be included as separate files in vector format if possible (e.g. EPS, AI).

Website Information:

The author should indicate the target classroom environment (e.g. “Econ 101”) and topic area (e.g. “public goods”) in the initial submission.

Peer-Review Process:

The Journal of Economics Teaching is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Upon submission of your paper, the editor or associate editor will review it for suitability.  If your work passes this preliminary hurdle, it will then be sent out for double blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees.

All submissions must be submitted through Scholastica. The guidelines listed below must be followed.

The “teaching notes” section is designed for teaching ideas that are not suited to the typical journal format.  Papers for this section of the journal will present ideas that are supported by webpages, media content, Excel worksheets, or other innovative technologies.  The Journal of Economics Teaching is able to host content from such papers.   It is expected that there will be a lesson plan explaining the implementation of the idea.

Guidelines

Teaching notes submissions are expected to follow the following guidelines:

  1. Your manuscript should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 point font with double spacing.
  2. An abstract of no more than 50 words should be provided, along with up to four key words.
  3. The overall product should be no more than three pages in length.  A lesson plan does not count toward this page limit.  If your paper is longer than three pages, please submit it as a full-length article.
  4. If you have PowerPoint slides, Excel files or any other materials that accompany the teaching idea, be sure to include then with your submission.  If your paper references a web page, please be sure to carefully copy the url address in your paper.

Website Information:

The author should indicate the target classroom environment (e.g. “Econ 101”) and topic area (e.g. “public goods”) in the initial submission.

Peer-Review Process:

The Journal of Economics Teaching is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Upon submission of your paper, the editor or associate editor will review it for suitability.  If your work passes this preliminary hurdle, it will then be sent out for double blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees.

The journal charges a $50 submission fee that must be paid before the submission will be sent to reviewers.  If all of the authors are employed by a two-year institution or lower, the journal will refund the authors $25 after submission.  If all of the authors are employed by a high school, the journal will refund the authors $40 after submission.

The Journal of Economics Teaching provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Full-text access to articles of the journal is presented on the official website in the Past Issues section.

The Journal of Economics Teaching is an open access journal, which means all its content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author as long as they cite the source.  The journal licenses all newly-published articles under Creative Commons.  Prior to publication, authors will be sent a Copyright Transfer Agreement.

All of the articles published by the Journal of Economics Teaching are archived using Google Cloud Storage.