Journal of Financial Economics
Replication Policy

We expect authors to cooperate by providing code if a controversy arises where “replicating authors” cannot replicate the published work and the results of the replication attempt make the conclusions of the published paper invalid.  If the two sets of authors cannot resolve their disagreements, then the replicating authors can submit their paper for review at the JFE, along with all relevant correspondence between the replicating authors and the original authors. Much like our current dispute procedure, an anonymized version of this correspondence would be provided to the person who eventually referees the “replication paper.”  Of course, the standard used by the editor in making a decision about publication is whether the replication paper makes an important contribution to our understanding of financial economics.

We continue to encourage authors to provide code and data related to their published paper to be posted on the JFE web page, since we believe that this increases interest in the published research.


Journal of Financial Economics

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