ELSSS is deeply committed to bridging the "digital divide" between high-income countries and the rest of the world.
This is why out of the 208 countries listed by the World Bank, only a few high-income nations will be charged minimum break-even subscriptions to ELSSS journals, with the rest of the world being granted full and completely free access.
This means that The Review of Economic Theory will be available to thousands of libraries worldwide, including countries with significant clusters of economic theorists (e.g., Russia, Hungary, Poland, China, India, etc.).
The list of countries whose University libraries and other research centres will share the cost of peer reviewing, producing, distributing, and archiving ELSSS journals is as follows:
- Hong Kong, China
- Korea, Rep.
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States