AEA Data and Code Guidance


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

Step by step guidance

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The following steps outline what you should expect after conditional acceptance of your manuscript, in compliance with the AEA Data and Code Availability Policy:

  1. Prepare your data and code replication package (including data citations and provenance information)
  2. Provide metadata and upload the replication package, for verification and subsequently publication.
  3. Submit the Data and Code Availability Form together with your manuscript native files as instructed, and as per guidelines at your journal (for example, AER guidelines).
  4. The editorial office assigns the manuscript to the AEA Data Editor.
  5. The AEA Data Editor team downloads materials, conducts reproducibility checks , writes report.
  6. The report is communicated to the editorial office and the Editor of the journal.
    • If accepted, the manuscript is copy-edited, and published together with the data deposit as provided by the author.
    • If changes need to be made, the report is communicated to the authors, who make changes, until the replication package is accepted.