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I would like to ask which are the (mathematical) economics journals that publish papers about economic theory and that focus mainly on the mathematical aspects of it. Let me be more precise. If I have a refinement of a representation theorem for preference relation axiomatization, which journals are most suitable to get the paper accepted?

Of course, I mean a significant generalization of the theorem and, of course, I am not thinking about Econometrica or Journal of Economic Theory since I understand my question is about a refinement of a theorem, and not a completely original economic issue. Nevertheless, I think my generalization fills an important gap in the subject and I would like to ask for a list of economics journals (maybe listed by ranking of importance) that may be the right target for my result. Thank you in advance!

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For theory you have in order of prestige... (I know subjective)

There are of course other journals that publish theory, like:

  • International journal of Game theory
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Economics Theory Bulletin

Feel free to add to the list.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much! In any case, which do you consider more suitable for "hardcore" decision theory? I mean theorems about axiomatization and representation of preference relations by a utility function? And if the theorem is only a refinement of an old one (Debreu 1964, say), how much prestige can one guess it to be? (I know it's not easy to tell, but just to have a rough intuition) $\endgroup$
    – Porcupine
    May 17 at 16:11
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    $\begingroup$ Journal of math econ or Mathematcal social sciences? Theory and decision (not mentioned in my answer) might also be a good fit. $\endgroup$
    – tdm
    May 17 at 16:14
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks again! Let me wait if other answers come, otherwise I'll accept yours! $\endgroup$
    – Porcupine
    May 17 at 16:26
  • $\begingroup$ These are the journals theorist strive to publish in (apart from the Top 5 obviously), but I might add Mathematics of Operations Research if it is particularly technical as well. $\endgroup$ May 17 at 23:44
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    $\begingroup$ @Porcupine It depends. 1. do you think your paper makes a chance and (more importantly) 2. How much time do you have. If you are willing to wait (and have the money... not all submissions are for free) it's not a bad idea to try something more highly ranked. Even if you get a rejection, the referee reports might be helpful to update your paper. Publishing is to a large extend a large number game: if you have enough papers under circulation you'll be able to publish regularly even if you have a rejection now and then. $\endgroup$
    – tdm
    May 22 at 12:13

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