AEA Data and Code Guidance


Guidance for authors wishing to create data and code supplements, and for replicators.

Protocol for Third-party Verifications

The AEA’s Protocol for Third-party Verifications is available on the AEA website.

Alternate protocols are possible, but should be verified with the AEA Data Editor prior to engaging any resources.

Template email


I would like to ask you to conduct a reproducibility verification for the American Economic Association. You have been identified as somebody with access to the right data and resources to conduct this important part of the AEA’s publication process. If you are willing, please prepare a reproducibility report (see below) for the following manuscript, code, and data:

Manuscript: Attached.

README: Attached.

Code and data: [CODELOCATION]

Instructions on how to access pre-publication openICPSR deposits are available.

While you conduct the reproducibility checks, I ask that you not communicate with the authors on this topic. Please let us know if you believe you have any conflicts of interest in this matter which would prevent you from conducting an objective check on the reproducibility of the archive.

Please file your report via reply-all to this email, within the next 10 days.

Thank you very much in advance.