Authorship Principle

- update at: 12 Jun 2024

Prior to submission for publication, Journal of Economic Analysis requires that authors should prepare and format their papers and other supplementary files to comply with Guide for Authors.

Authors should note that all submitted papers are subject to rigorous double-blind peer review. Before the peer review process, all manuscripts will be pre-checked for conformity with the aims and scope of the journal, and novelty for original research article, and language used.

Journal of Economic Analysis is committed to keeping all submissions, accessory files, article metadata and author metadata confidential. The manuscripts will only be disclosed to editorial staff, reviewers and editors involved in the pre-screening, review, copy-editing and publication of the manuscripts.

Journal of Economic Analysis would not consider a paper for publication if it has been published or is currently under consideration for publication in other journals. In the cover letter, authors must confirm and state that neither the manuscript nor any significant part of it is under consideration for publication elsewhere or has appeared elsewhere in a manner that could be considered as a prior or duplication of the same work. Anyway, multiple submissions and redundant publications of a paper are prohibited.


Journal of Economic Analysis recommends that authorship be based on the following four criteria to avoid authorship disputes:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content
  • Final approval of the version to be published
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work and to ensure that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Journal of Economic Analysis requires that all those designated as authors should meet all four  criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. These authorship criteria are intended to reserve the status of authorship for those who deserve credit and can take responsibility for the work. 

Corresponding authors

The corresponding authors take primary responsibility for communication with the journal during the manuscript submission, peer review, and publication process, and ensure that all the journal’s requirements, such as providing details of authorship, ethics committee approval, clinical trial registration documentation, and gathering conflict of interest forms and statements, are properly satisfied.


Journal of Economic Analysis lists contributors in two ways. Firstly, we publish a list of authors' names at the beginning of the paper and, secondly, we list contributors (some of whom may not be included as authors) at the end of the paper in Acknowledgments section.

Journal of Economic Analysis adopts Contributor Roles Taxonomy CReDiT. The model allows contributors to share a description of their input to the project, using 14 pre-defined contributor roles: conceptualization; data curation; formal analysis; funding acquisition; investigation; methodology; project administration; resources; software; supervision; validation; visualization; writing–original draft; writing–review & editing.

Alteration to authorship or contributorship

Journal of Economic Analysis requires that any change in authors and/or contributors after initial submission must be approved by all authors. This applies to additions, deletions, change of order to the authors, or contributions being attributed differently. Any alterations must be explained to the editor. The editor may contact any of the authors and/or contributors to confirm whether they have agreed to any alteration.

Use of AI or AI-Assisted Writing

When it comes to the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and AI-assisted technology in manuscript preparation, Anser Press follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) position statement. Tools such as ChatGPT and other large language models (LLMs) do not meet authorship criteria and thus cannot be listed as authors on manuscripts.

In situations where AI or AI-assisted tools have been used in the preparation of a manuscript, this must be appropriately declared with sufficient details at submission via the cover letter. Furthermore, authors are required to be transparent about the use of these tools and disclose details of how the AI tool was used within the “Materials and Methods” section, in addition to providing the AI tool’s product details within the “Acknowledgments” section.

Authors are fully responsible for the originality, validity, and integrity of the content of their manuscript, including any material contributed by AI or AI-assisted tools, and must ensure, through carefully review, that this content complies with ANSER’s publication ethics policies.