Policy on Research Documentation

It is the policy of the International Journal of Industrial Organization

(a) to publish papers reporting the results of empirical research only if the data and software (particularly with respect to experimental research) used in the analysis are clearly and precisely documented and are readily available to any researcher for purposes of replication. Details of the computations sufficient to permit replication must be provided.

(b) to publish papers reporting the results of theoretical research only if full details of all proofs are available on request from the authors.

Authors may post such documentary material of this kind at the Supplementary Material page of the Editorial Office web site.

The Managing Editors should be notified at the time of submission if the data used in a paper are proprietary, or if, for some other reason, the above requirements cannot be met.


American Economic Review Editorial Policy Statement on the table of contents page of each issue.

Anderson, Richard G. and Dewald, William G. "Replication and Scientific Standards in Applied Economics a Decade after the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking Project," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review 76(6), Nov.-Dec. 1994, pages 79-83.

Dewald, William G., Thursby, Jerry G., and Anderson, Richard G. "Replication in Empirical Economics: The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking Project," American Economic Review 76(4), September 1986, pages 587-603.

"Policy of the European Economic Review on communication of the data used in empirical papers," European Economic Review Volume 32, 1988, pp. 5-6.