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

2018 -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...






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