A submitted article is assigned a single editor, who oversees the editorial process, and who ultimately decides whether the submission should be rejected, sent back for revisions, or accepted. The editorial decision is based on reviews of the submission by peers. The Editors of Real Estate Economics aim to have at least two reviews of each submission. Moreover, when feasible, the Editors endeavor to have a decision within four months from the date of submission.
If Real Estate Economics accepts the article, the author will be asked to send an electronic version of the article that conforms to Real Estate Economics style/formatting requirements. The author will also be required to agree to the Copy Agreement. If the author agrees, then the article will be prepared for publication. Should the author not agree, then the article is considered withdrawn.
If the author is invited to revise and resubmit, then whether and when this is done is up to the author. However, we encourage authors to attempt to complete their revision within 60 days from date of decision.
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Real Estate Economics provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
General Submission Rules
Any original work in the broad field of real estate and urban economics can be submitted. Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Real Estate Economics, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Real Estate Economics. If you have concerns about the submission terms for the Real Estate Economics, please contact Dan McMillen, the REE Editor.
Real Estate Economics has specific guidelines the paper should follow. See the style guideline page of the AREUEA website for style details.
As further described in our Copyright Agreement (the Copyright Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) all copyright in the article.