American Economic Association Plans 4 New Journals

In a move that might alter the pecking order in social-science publishing, the American Economic Association plans to introduce four new quarterly journals in early 2009, more than doubling its in-house publishing program. The expansion has been driven by two frustrations. First, the editors of the association's flagship journal, The American Economic Review, have long been unhappy that they must reject a huge number of worthy papers. (The review's acceptance rate in 2007 was