Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Research in Applied Economics (RAE) is an international online journal published by Macrothink Institute, USA. This journal mainly covers the study of economic issues in the real world, particularly in the implementation of governmental economic policies.

RAE is multi-disciplinary and serves both academic and practitioner audience. The topical areas (but not limited to) relevant to the journal are as follows:

※ National Economics

※ Regional Economics

※ Finance

※ Industrial Economics

※ International Trade

※ Labor economics

※ Statistics

※ Quantitative Economics

※ National Defense Economics

Each area also includes reviews of renewal and extended projects.

For the purpose of providing readers with a broad spectrum of high quality, professional and forefront papers, other currently hot and relevant subjects across the entire field of applied economics are also involved.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system: the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors, while the reviewers can see authors' identities. Two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.


Publication Frequency

2019 -2012 Quarterly, published March, June, September and December
2011-2010  Semiannually, published in June and December
2009          Annually, published in December


Open Access Policy

This journal 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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...







EconLit (December 2009 to June 2017)


Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB

Gale's Academic Databases

Google Scholar

Harvard Library



Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE)





ZBW-German National Library of Economics

UCR Library


Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 0.68

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Redfame publishing is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2017 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:


2. h-index (January 2018): 12

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (January 2018): 18

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (January 2018): 10  

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2011-2015 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (January 2018): 14

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics