Submission guidelines:

  • Length:
    Papers should be approximately 3,500 words or less of text, not including references, footnotes, graphs, tables, etc.
  • Submission instructions:
    Submissions should be emailed to the Editor-in-Chief at Submissions should include the following documents in Word (or equivalent) format:
    1. A “blinded” manuscript including an Abstract of 100-150 words (double-blind peer review);
    2. Journal of Economic Literature Classification codes, and 3-5 keywords (JEL Classifications are available here:
    3. A cover sheet with all author names and affiliations included (for Editor’s use only).


Review Process:

Each submitted manuscript will go through a double anonymized review, through the following steps:

  • The Editor-in-Chief or the Deputy Editor decides whether to desk-reject or assign the manuscript to an Associate Editor.
  • The Associate Editor decides whether to desk-reject or to send the manuscript to at least two anonymous Reviewers.
  • After having received them, the Associate Editor assesses the two review reports, and communicates a final decision to Authors and Reviewers.


  • Desk rejection may occur because of submitting a:
    • topic that is outside the scope of the Journal;
    • manuscript of too low quality in its form and/or content.
  • A final decision may be made after one round of review.
  • Most manuscripts go through one round of revision before publication.
  • Revision does not guarantee publication.


Publication Fee:

  • There is a publication fee to cover the costs associated with producing papers which have been accepted for publication. The publication fee is US$150 for faculty and US$25 for students. For paying the publication fee of papers which were submitted prior to January 1st, 2024 please contact the Journal’s editors.
  • The authors are expected to pay the fee within 2 weeks of the paper being accepted. If the fee is not paid, the paper will not be sent for processing.
  • To pay the publication fee, please follow this link.
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