Journal of Economics and Politics

For more than twenty years the Ohio Association of Economics and Politics published the Journal of Economics and Politics (JEP) to provide a peer-reviewed forum for academic and applied research. The JEP embraces its special responsibility to provide a peer reviewed outlet for scholarly research pertaining to Ohio. For most of its existence, the JEP was published by the OAEPS, printed, and distributed to OAEPS members during the Annual Meeting and Conference each autumn. Additional volumes were distributed to a limited number of university and college libraries within the state. Not so long ago, the OAEPS contracted with University of Akron Press (UAP) to publish the annual volume. UAP provided essential assistance to enhance the professionalism of the publication, but when funding for the UAP was withdrawn by the University of Akron, the JEP needed a new home. Under the tremendous leadership and effort of Dr. Elizabeth Stiles of John Carroll University, it was decided that the JEP would be published online through Digital Commons hosted by the University Libraries at John Carrol University. Digital Commons is a platform supplied by Berkeley Electronic Press (BePress). The decision to move to an online journal was deliberated and print alternatives were sought. In the end, there was no viable print option available to the OAEPS.

The most significant advantage to the new format is the increased impact of research published in the JEP. Previously, articles could be accessed only by those who received one of the limited printed copies distributed during the Annual Meeting and Conference each year. Today, monthly reports reveal that articles appearing in the JEP are regularly accessed and downloaded by scholars around the world using Google and Google Scholar. JEP authors now reach a global readership. We are confident that the expanded distribution of the JEP will increase visibility of the journal and attract submissions.

Members and authors can access the JEP through a dedicated link on the OAEPS website. Submissions are now submitted electronically and management of the editorial process is supplemented by the Berkeley Electronic Press platform. While the transition requires us to learn new ways, we are hopeful that the JEP will represent an increasingly attractive destination for quality academic research for years to come.

Kindest Regards,
David McClough, Ph.D.
Editor - Journal of Economics and Politics
E-Mail: d-mcclough@onu.edu

Journal of Economics and Politics Associate Editors

Jonathan McKenzie, Associate Editor

Dr. Jonathan McKenzie joined the editorial team in October 2016 as the associate editor for political science. Jonathan has a PhD from Purdue and is currently an associate professor at Northern Kentucky University. He has worked extensively in political theory – publishing numerous works on Thoreau, William James, Martin Heidegger, Emma Goldman, and Sigmund Freud. His research interests focus on 19th and 20th century American philosophy, continental political theory, existential phenomenology, and psychoanalytic theory. Dr. McKenzie has well rounded background that provides his with insight in various political science areas, he has researched and taught in the areas of American politics, Middle Eastern politics and public policy. Outside of the office, Jonathan is active in his community (ex. coaching and boy scouts) and enjoys spending time with his family in Fort Thomas, KY.

Jonathan can be contacted directly at mckenziej1@nku.edu.

Jonathan Andreas, Associate Editor

Dr. Jonathan Andreas joined the editorial team in October 2016 as the associate editor for economics. Jonathan received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he researched the epistemology of the measurement of utility in the history of economic thought and he is currently working on developing measures of economic wellbeing based on median income as a replacement for GDP. Dr. Andreas is an associate professor at Bluffton University where he has developed a breadth of teaching experience by preparing 14 different economics courses for undergraduate and MBA students plus leading study abroad programs to Latin America. Jonathan enjoys working in a large cooperative organic garden and watching his boys growing up.

Jonathan’s email address is andreasj@bluffton.edu.

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