From the inbox:
1.What is the title of the new journal?
The new journal is called the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists(JAERE). This is no longer a placeholder.
2. Who will be the first editor?
We are delighted that Dan Phaneuf has agreed to become the first editor in chief of JAERE. Dan remains committed to managing and editing the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM) until his contract expires and therefore cannot begin editing responsibilities for JAERE until January 1, 2014. Thus, the AERE Board has appointed a transitional editorial team comprised of Don Fullerton (chair), Joe Herriges, and Chuck Mason. This team brings years of editing experience to the table and they have already begun planning the first issue and taking submissions.3. Who will be the other members of the editorial team?
In preparing for the new journal’s launch, Dan Phaneuf and the transitional editorial team have begun assembling a team of co-editors. The goal is to involve a large group of visible people from different areas of environmental and resource economics in the editing process. The task of recruiting co-editors to this group is ongoing, but we are pleased to announce that so far the following people have agreed to participate:
Jen Alix-Garcia University of Wisconsin-Madison
Max Auffhammer University of California-Berkeley
Severin Borenstein University of California-Berkeley
Donald Fullerton University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Greenstone MIT
Joe Herriges Iowa State University
Stephen Holland University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Arik Levinson Georgetown University
John List University of Chicago
Chuck Mason University of Wyoming
Daniel Millimet Southern Methodist University
Steve Polasky University of Minnesota
Kathleen Segerson University of Connecticut
Marty Smith Duke University
V. Kerry Smith Arizona State University
Chris Timmins Duke University
Christian Vossler University of Tennessee
Jim Wilen University of California-Davis
Catherine Wolfram University of California-Berkeley4. How will manuscripts be solicited for the first issues?
The transitional editors anticipate that they will publish a combination of solicited and contributed papers from top environmental and resource economists around the world. The process of developing content for the first issues is underway. If you have a paper you would like to have considered for one of the early issues, please contact Don Fullerton (email@example.com).
Our publisher, the University of Chicago Press (UCP), is organizing the official launch of the journal. Sometime soon, an online submission portal will be made available and announced. We expect the submission process to operate similarly to other UCP journals. There will be no submission fee initially.
5. What kinds of papers will JAERE publish?
While all editorial decisions lie with the editor and co-editors, both empirical and theoretical papers will be welcome in the journal. We expect that JAERE will have a mission similar to that of JEEM in the past, meaning the emphasis will be on full length, original research papers of the highest professional quality.6. When can we expect the first issue of JAERE to appear?
UCP and AERE have agreed to a target date of May/June 2014 to produce a double issue (approximately 10 articles). There will either be a second double issue ready in late 2014 or two single issues. A full year of issues is needed to help get an impact factor rating.
7. What will happen to manuscripts currently under review at JEEM?
JEEM will carry the Association’s label and logo up through the May 2014 issue. Papers that are currently well into the review process and accepted soon are likely to appear in the AERE-affiliated issues of JEEM. More recent submissions will likely appear after AERE’s affiliation has ended. Until January 2014, papers will be handled according to the same standards that authors and readers are accustomed to at the journal. After that, handling of manuscripts would be up to the new JEEM editor and Elsevier.8. What will happen to JEEM?
To the best of our knowledge, JEEM will continue to exist as an Elsevier-owned journal.9. What should I tell my colleagues and department chair about why this new journal was started? Will it rank well?
The explanation of why the AERE Board chose to launch a new journal is available on the AERE web site (www.aere.org). Please feel free to share it with all of your colleagues. While it is, of course, impossible to know how JAERE will perform in future journal rankings, it is the goal of AERE for JAERE to be the premiere research journal in environmental and resource economics. By launching the journal under a top editorial team and transitioning to a permanent editor with years of experience handling high quality research for the profession, we are confident that JAERE can quickly achieve this goal. You can help by submitting your best work to JAERE and by encouraging your colleagues to do the same.
10.Should AERE organize a boycott of journals that will compete with JAERE to help its launch?NO! As an individual, you are, of course, welcome to decide what journals you submit to, referee for, and read. But if AERE were to organize a boycott of competing journals or discourage participation with them, the Association may be liable under antitrust law. In addition, authors at JEEM deserve the same level of collegiality that they would get for publishing in any journal.
11. Will I have to pay to receive a copy of JAERE?
One of the strengths of UCP’s offer as publisher was that each AERE member will receive online access to all JAERE content as a benefit of membership. This includes access to the full-run of the journal in PDF and HTML formats and any online-only supplemental material. In addition, UCP will make available JAERE print copies and e-Book Editions at a discount for purchase by AERE members.12. What about my University or Institutions library? Will graduate students and others be able to get access to JAERE?
UCP will promote and sell JAERE subscriptions to the 9,000 institutional customers with which it has existing relationships. It will also make special offers to customers who subscribe to its prestigious Business and Economics bundle (including Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, etc.) and to large national and international buying groups or consortia. JAERE content will be available through databases and archives such as EBSCO and JSTOR, as well as through UCP’s Emerging Nations Initiative, which provides journal content free to approved institutions in developing economies.13. How will the journal be marketed?
AERE and UCP will work together to quickly develop name recognition, visibility, and usage for the journal. Look for a JAERE web page on the UCP site, brochures, calls-for-papers, and the prominent display of journal and Association information at all important meetings.14. What can I do to help promote the journal?
- ·Post brochures or calls-for-papers on your office doors or bulletin boards (to reach students and colleagues);
- ·Talk to your bibliographer/librarian who acquires serials in economics. Similarly, mention JAERE to colleagues who advise the library on acquisitions;
- ·Submit your papers to JAERE;
- ·Mention the new journal to colleagues at meetings;
- ·Email everyone on your professional contact list to tell them about the new journal and AERE switching its allegiance away from JEEM to JAERE. Remember that only about 25 percent of JEEM submissions are from current AERE members. So it is important to reach beyond the AERE membership.
- ·If you or others you know are not AERE members currently, please join and ask your friends and colleagues to join and take advantage of free online access to JAERE. Membership information for 2014 will be posted on the AERE web page this fall.
*But they are still recruiting, so there's still hope.