Open Access and Publication Immediacy

Editor’s Note: Throughout Open Access Week (Oct 19-23), the UI Libraries will be sharing the views of our UI colleagues on the topic of open access.        

by Raymond Riezman, Ph.D., Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Economics

The Economics Bulletin is an open-access letters journal founded in 2001 with the mission of providing free and extremely rapid scientific communication across the entire community of research economists. EB publishes original notes, comments, and preliminary results. We are especially interested in publishing manuscripts that keep the profession informed about on-going research programs.

Our publication standard is that a manuscript be original, correct and of interest to a specialist. Submissions in these categories are refereed and our objective is to make a decision within two months. Accepted papers are published immediately in contrast to traditional journals that can take anywhere from 2-5 years from submission to publication. I have been involved with EB since its inception and have enjoyed being able to evaluate papers quickly and see them published immediately upon acceptance.