Atlantic Canada Economic Review (ACER)

Focus and Scope

ACER is the official journal of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association. The journal covers all aspects of Economics and Public Policy, with an emphasis on economic issues associated with the Atlantic Canada region. However, papers studying other countries or provinces will also be considered if they have some interest in Atlantic Canada. Original research, review articles or commentaries on public policy are accepted for submission.

The journal webpage can be accessed from here.

The journal publishes original papers in all fields, including Public policy and public finance, Labour, Natural resources and the environment, Energy, Tourism, Fisheries, Trade and Health Economics.

All manuscripts must be written in English or French and will be subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Accepted papers will appear online immediately.


Peer Review Process

ACER employs single-blind reviewing, where the referee remains anonymous throughout the process. All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. When the editor decides to consider the manuscript, he sends it for formal review, typically to two reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among two possibilities:

  • Accept, with or without editorial revisions
  • Reject.

In some occasions, ACER will invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns and resubmit it for a final review. The Editorial Board believes that the decision must be based on the proposed manuscript and not on the potentially better-revised manuscript.


Publication Frequency

The journal has two issues per year (Spring and Fall). However, all accepted papers are published immediately after acceptation.


Open Access Policy

ACER 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.


Submission Fees

Submissions are free.