The only hole economics journals fill is a propaganda hole.That is actually generated by ensuring heterogeneity in output, ensuring that a journal fits within a hole in the literature.
Having no doubt already demonstrated suitable subservience to the journal owners' agenda...Indeed, my other half has just been approached to be the editor in an applied economics variation
I can't think of an independent peer-reviewed economics journal: they're all beholden to those who fund them. Can you think of one that is FINANCIALLY independent? If not, then the relevant financial interests are whoever is paying the bills.Again, could you give a little more detail with regards these 'financial interests' which control these hundreds of independent economic journals?