About the Journal

Applied Economics Journal (AEJ) is a peer-review journal of the Center for Applied Economics Research (CAER), Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. It was first published in 1994 as the "Kasetsart University Journal of Economics (ISSN: 0858-9291)". The journal title has changed to AEJ since Vol.17 No.1 (June 2010). AEJ is indexed in the Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI, Tier1; for Thai Journal Impact Factor see T-JIF), ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), Google Scholar (see citations), IDEA (RePEc), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI, listed in Web of Science), and CAB Abstracts. Two issues are published a year, in June and December. All articles are open access. No submission fee and page charge.

Focus and Scope

Applied Economics Journal is a double blind peer-reviewed journal devoted to the applications of economic theories, concepts and methodologies to analyze well-defined research issues. It encourages empirical analysis, simulation, prediction and forecasting research. While it is aimed at academics and policy makers interested in the Thai and Asian economies, the journal also considers articles that deal with global issues. The primary criteria for selecting papers are originality, quality, and contribution to the field. Two issues are published a year, in June and December. The categories of articles include commentary, review articles, research articles, and book reviews.

Peer Review Process

Review and Publication Process. Each manuscript is pre-screened by AEJ's editors as to whether it serves the journal’s aims and scope and the presentation is appropriate. If deemed suitable, it is sent to at least two referees from various institutions for a double-blind peer review. Specifically, three reviewers will be contacted in the case that a manuscript will be used in applying for an academic position in Thailand (an author can inform the editors by adding a note in a discussion box when submitting a paper via our online system). Otherwise, our editors will initially contact two reviewers and a third one will only be added  when results from the two reviewers are contradictory. Based on their recommendations, the editors decide whether the manuscript should be accepted as is, revised or rejected. This process is usually completed within 2 months. The referees’ reports will be sent to the author. The time period of 2-4 weeks is ordinarily given to the author for the revision. The revised manuscript and the note from the author on “Responses to the Referees’ Comments” should be submitted to the editor on a specified timeline. The editor will then inform the decision whether to accept, require more revision and then resubmit, or reject the paper. The author will be advised the final results of the review. The editorial team will do the scientific and language editing. The edited version will be sent to the author for the approval of the edit. In the final publication process, the author is responsible for the correction of the proof.

Criteria for Acceptance of Manuscript. Manuscript acceptability is based primarily on the following criteria of the content:
1) New contribution or value added to the knowledge fund is clearly presented,
2) Problems and objectives are clearly presented and the objectives are relevant to the problem,
3) Theory, methodology, tool and analysis are appropriate and justified,
4) The results, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations are sound and justified by the results, and
5) The references are adequate, relevant and up to date.

Publication Frequency

Two issues are published a year, in June and December. ISSN: 2586-9124 (Print). ISSN: 2586-9132 (Online).
Note that the time period for review and copyedit processes is no less than 4 months.

Open Access Policy

The journal provides immediate open access to its contents on the principle that making research freely available to the public suuports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

More Details

AEJ does not charge a fee of any kind for submission or publication of an article. More questions, email to aej.journal@gmail.com


Center for Applied Economics Research (CAER), Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University.


Our Editors since 1994:






Somporn Isvilanonda



Ruangrai Tokrisna



Somskaow Bejranonda



Pornchai Supavititpattna



Boonterm Tiravattnaprasert



Somskaow Bejranonda



Decharut Sukkumnoed



Penporn Janekarnkij



Somskaow Bejranonda



Tipparat Pongthanapanich



Kampanat Pensupar





Rewat Thamma-apiroam

Waleerat Suphannachart