A new scholarly peer-reviewed journal which examines how economic conditions, race, ethnicity, and gender are interrelated with economic inequalities is being launched by Springer. The Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy (JERP) will be the first publication which addresses the pressing issue of economic disparity within both the developed and developing world. Submissions will be accepted from August 2017, with the first issue to be published in March 2018. Gary A. Hoover, President's Associates Presidential Professor of Economics at The University of Oklahoma, is the editor-in-chief.
JERP will publish theoretical and empirical articles that examine the economic outcomes of both public and private sector market forces on groups distinguished by racial, tribal, ethnic, gender and linguistic differences. Submissions are encouraged from a range of disciplines including economics, sociology, political science and public policy.
"This journal can fill an important void in current scholarly endeavors by applying rigorous economic analysis to the intersection of stratification and policy analysis as applied to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, language, and more," said Hoover.
Lilith Dorko, Behavioral Sciences Editor at Springer Nature, said: "I'm very excited to build this vital new journal with Dr. Hoover. The Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy addresses both a gap in the available academic literature and the need for a modern approach to the intersection of race and global economic issues. We invite authors from a broad range of subject areas to submit original research, reviews and short communications to JERP, and look forward to creating a forum for exchange in this important field."
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