Submission fee policy


The Economic Journal introduced a submission fee in autumn 2019 to account for increased operational costs and to continue to provide a timely, high-quality editorial service to submitting authors. The full rationale for the current EJ submission fees is provided on the website.

The Econometrics Journal introduced a fee in spring 2024. The rationale for introducing the fee is provided on the website.

Terms & Conditions

Authors submitting to The Economic Journal are required to pay a submission fee for each new submission. Royal Economic Society members can benefit from a reduced submission fee. Submission fees will be calculated according to the submitting author’s membership status and membership category.

Authors submitting to The Econometrics Journal are required to pay a submission fee for each new submission. The flat fee for all authors is £75. There is no reduced fee for RES members.

All submission fees are subject to VAT at 20%. Based on independent advice, the journal considers the submission fee as a business to consumer (B2C) transaction and therefore the transaction is exempt from reverse charge VAT. 

RES will not refund submission fees, except if a genuine error has been found to occur during payment. In particular, we will not refund fees for submissions that are desk rejected (not sent to external referees).

Resubmissions will not be subject to a fee.

We strongly encourage payment by credit/debit card. If your chosen payment method is via invoice or cheque and we have not received your submission fee within 21 days, we reserve the right to remove your submission.

RES Membership and Submission Fee schedule (The Economic Journal)

All submission fees are subject to VAT at 20%. 

RES membership categories

2022 RES membership rates

Current The Economic Journal Submission Fees

Tier A: Online-only (1 year)


Non- member


Tier A: Online-only (3 years) 


Tier A member


Tier B: Online-only (1 year) 


Student member


Tier B: Online-only (3 years) 


Unemployed member


Tier C: Online-only (1 year)


Tier B, C & D members


Tier C: Online-only (3 years) 



Tier D: Online-only (1 year)


Tier D: Online-only (3 years) £288 

Student/ Unemployed: Online-only (1 year) 



Student// Unemployed: Online-only (3 years) 



For full information on membership rates (including print and online) please consult this page.

You will be prompted to pay your submission fee at the end of the submission process. Please consult the The Economic Journal Author Guidelines or The Econometrics Journal Submission Guidelines prior to submitting.