Welcome to the home page of JEPS, a refereed working paper repository for junior economists.
Unfortunately, JEPS is currently not accepting any submissions. This is a letter from the editors as of 30.10.08:
Dear users and supporters of JEPS,
this is to thank you for interest in our service and for your collaboration.
The Junior Economists Peer-reviewed Series of working papers has now been active for about three years. Indeed it has been a success by various measures:
- visibility of papers posted online with JEPS has certainly been achieved with on average 48 downloads and 153 abstract views per paper. This, of course, also reflects the quality of JEPS papers.
- authors have received two referee reports on their work, thus obtaining valuable academic feedback by peers (in most cases) improving scientific quality of the papers.
- JEPS' recursive discounted impact factor as computed by LogEc is 0.029. This is roughly comparable to e.g. the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) with a number of 0.033.
On the downside we have to report that recent activities, in particular submissions, have been somewhat disappointing. This may be related to a similar decline in promotion activities by the editors.
Indeed, in the course of the past three years the editors' work schedule has grown more demanding on time, so that the promotion and running of JEPS often has had to be neglected. This is why we feel that the time has come to step down. We have decided to put the service on hold until the board of editors can be replaced. We encourage anybody interested in stepping in to continue and revive the service to contact us.
This means, taking effect immediately, JEPS does not accept submissions any more. All existing JEPS working papers will remain fully accessible through IDEAS and our website hosted by the University of Mannheim.
Let us conclude by thanking all contributors, in particular authors and referees.
the Editors of JEPS (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Thomas Gall, Juergen Maurer, Elisabeth Schulte)