The Journal of Political Economy (JPE) will move from a bimonthly to a monthly publication schedule beginning in January 2020 (volume 128, issue 1). The frequency increase is a direct response to the volume of high-quality submissions received by the journal and will reduce each article's time-to-publication.
Since 2015, JPE has doubled in size and will grow another 50% with the new 12-issue-per-year schedule. The commencement of the monthly frequency will enable to journal to publish approximately 4,500 pages and 100 articles each year, while maintaining its competitive acceptance rate of less than 8%.
Speaking for the editors, we are excited about this historic change for JPE. Over the last few years, JPE has successfully increased its share of publishing the most path-breaking research in economics, and it is increasingly sought-after as the journal of first choice for authors. This can be seen in the doubling in size of JPE issues from 2014 to now, while maintaining the journal's high impact factor. The new monthly schedule reflects this success and will establish JPE even more firmly as the leading journal of the profession. — Prof Harald Uhlig, Lead Editor
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