The editorial work

Join the editorial team

Join our editorial team!

If you want to suggest new material for EE on a regular basis and deepen your knowledge in a certain school of thought or economic issue, you should join an existing editor working group or found a new one. In an editor group, you will work together with 3-10 interested students, PhDs and professionals to discuss material suggestions and post it on the platform and our social media channels. Additionally, in the regular online meeting of all editors, you will discuss applications for new material that is supposed to be produced for Exploring Economics. 

Interested? Join one of the existing editor groups or start a new one.

 Currently we have these active working groups

Economic Perspectives:


  • Industrial Policy


 We are looking for editors for new groups

Economic perspectives:


  • Decolonising Economics

The tasks of an editor group


The editor groups fulfill five main functions

Review suggested material

You review the new content, which has been suggested via the online form, and either modify, reject it or publish it. The material should be relevant for EE (see here for our guidelines on the academic standards)

Search for new content

Editors can also look for new content themselves just as persons active on level A "Material Scout" do (see here for more).

Re-Review already uploaded content

Since the platform is online since December 2016, some of our linked content could be expired or irrelevant by now.

Log in to the CMS with your account. In this table all content (that has been suggested to EE is collected. In the CMS you can filter by your topic/ perspective, by published/ not published, language etc. to choose content that you want to review. When you look through content on the page or the CMS please check and note whether content was

  • correctly uploaded,
  • still relevant,
  • duplicative,
  • assigned correctly,
  • has an incomplete summary
  • has an editor comment or
  • if all links are still working.

If you found something to improve please correct it and leave a short notification in the relevant editor working group on Slack. IF there are bigger issues (e.g. you think the material is problematic,  politically biased, etc.) discuss it with your editor working team on Slack and potentially the monthly editor meeting.

Participate in editorial discussions

The editor groups provide a space for discussion and experience exchange on challenges and best practice tips for scouting new material. 

This could be e.g. which platforms and other techniques you are using for scouting material, what type of contributions are especially relevant or missing in the discover section, or how you could strategically expand the scope and depth of the material on EE. We encourage and aim to support inter-disciplinary and multi-paradigmatic work. Meaning that you should feel encouraged to also look into editor teams that you are not part of and join the discussion or even work together on specific material submissions.

There should be an open-minded and supportive way of sharing knowledge, expertise and opinions so that each editor can learn new aspects of the respective perspective or topic.

Connect individuals to bigger project team

The editor working groups connect individual editors/material scouts with the broader Exploring Economics team. The contact person/s that participate in the monthly general editor meeting can report on current developments in the Exploring Economics project. Vice versa, the editor groups are expected to report on their work in the general editor meeting. In your report, you can point out difficulties and experiences you had as an editor group and make proposals on how to improve the editor work.

If you want to join an editorial team, let us know our your area of expertise and interest in the form below.

Register as an editor



This project is brought to you by the Network for Pluralist Economics (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.).  It is committed to diversity and independence and is dependent on donations from people like you. Regular or one-off donations would be greatly appreciated.