Focus and Scope
Rationale is the LSE’s first journal for student economic research. The mission of Rationale is to encourage independent student research in economics. So far, the journal’s articles have been produced by the research teams of the LSESU Economics Society’s Research Division, whose work spans both micro –and macroeconomics, including health, development, monetary economics, and political economy. We welcome students from any university and background to submit their original economic research papers.
The journal is published online and in print every spring.
Open Access Policy
Houghton St Press is an open access publisher, and all of our publications are free to read and published under Creative Commons licences.
Houghton St Press registers our journals and books with as many suitable indexes as possible. All of our article metadata are openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives for discovery.
Houghton St Press content is LOCKSS enabled, and copies of all Houghton St Press publications are made available from LSE Research Online, the School’s open access repository.
The journal platform includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via hypothes.is. Readers will require a hypothes.is account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.
The journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point. Adverts will include a text heading to make it clear that they are adverts not related to the journal.
If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.