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Review of Middle East Economics and Finance

Ed. by Dibeh, Ghassan / Assaf, Ata / Cobham, David / Hakimian, Hassan / Henry, Clement M.

3 Issues per year

Aims and Scope

Review of Middle East Economics and Finance (RMEEF) is a peer-reviewed journal addressing applied original research in the fields of economics and finance pertaining to the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), including Turkey and Iran. The journal also welcomes submissions that deal with the economies of neighboring countries and/or the relationship and interactions between those economies and the MENA region. Topic areas encompass:

  • Monetary and fiscal policies
  • Political economy
  • Poverty and income distribution
  • Labor and welfare economics
  • International and regional trade and finance
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Business cycles, financial instability and crisis
  • Economic Development and Change

Strong emphasis is placed on empirically-based papers. The journal also welcomes book reviews.

Review of Middle East Economics and Finance is sponsored by the Lebanese American University. From 2002 to 2005 (Volumes 1 — 3), the journal was published by Taylor & Francis. The journal’s first volume with Berkeley Electronic Press appeared in 2008.


Submissions

The journal welcomes submission of material for consideration as main articles, notes or book reviews. Main articles should be broadly consistent with the "Aims and Scope" of Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, and be approximately 5,000—7,000 words in length. They should include an abstract of no more than 200 words. Notes on certain topics, especially policy issues, may be considered for publication and should be in the range of 2,000—3,000 words. Book reviews should be in the range of 1,000—2,000 words.

Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Journal
Readership:

Review of Middle East Economics and Finance (RMEEF) is a peer-reviewed journal of economics and finance pertaining to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The MENA economies, financial markets and institutions have developed significantly over the last decades, and are increasingly integrated with the rest of the world. Review of Middle East Economics and Finance is a unique and timely research outlet that publishes empirical and applied research produced in and about this vibrant and growing region of the world.

Publication History

From 2002 to 2005 (Volumes 1 – 3), the journal was published by Taylor & Francis.
Three issues/year
Content available since 2003 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
ISSN: 1475-3693

Instructions for Authors

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION GUIDELINES

This document provides authors with details on policy, copyediting, formatting, and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to this journal. All manuscripts must have correct formatting to be considered for publication. 

The manuscript submission and review process is handled through ScholarOne Manuscripts. All manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dgrmeef.

EDITORIAL POLICY

Unpublished material: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.

Copyright: Manuscripts are accepted on condition of transfer of copyright (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) to Review of Middle Eas Economics and Finance. Once the manuscript is accepted, it may not be published elsewhere without the consent of the copyright holders.

COPYEDITING/LANGUAGE EDITING

The ScholarOne system has been designed to improve the scholarly publication process for authors. Among the many improvements we offer over traditional journals, the most significant is that we have dramatically shortened the period between the initial submission and the final publication of a peer-reviewed article. Much of this time savings is due to the innovative use of electronic publication. These innovations, however, require certain changes in the way authors need to prepare accepted manuscripts for electronic publication.

De Gruyter does provide a light copyedit of manuscripts for this journal, but authors remain responsible for being their own copyeditors.

LANGUAGE EDITING

All manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English.  If you have reasons to doubt your proficiency with respect to spelling, grammar, etc. (e.g., because English is not your native language), then you may wish to employ—at your expense—the services of a professional language editor.

Please get in touch with the Language Editors directly to discuss details. 

• Alexandra Griswold
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Areas of expertise: public policy, political science, education, economics, social sciences, humanities, ethics

• Cyndy Brown
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Areas of expertise: political science, social sciences, humanities, ethics

• Donna Reeder
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Areas of expertise: Health and Medicine (CAM and drug policy and analysis), Economics and Business (with a focus on marketing) 

• Steve Peter
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Areas of expertise: LaTeX, Linguistics, economics, mathematics 

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
 
• Manuscripts should be submitted as Word, docx, rtf, or LaTex files
• If your manuscript contains special characters, equations, etc. please make sure to also supply a PDF version as a reference file. This will be used to ensure any formatting issues introduced during the submission process can be corrected accurately.
• Write your article in English
• Use the following document structure:
1. Introduction (titling this section is optional)
2. Subsequent sections which include tables, references to figures and figure captions.
3. Appendices (if any).
4. Explanation of symbols mentioned in the text.
5. References - Include a proper bibliography following the guidelines in the References section below.
6.  Please supply figures in separate files, not embedded in the text. Please see the “Tables, Figures, and Graphs” section below for more detailed instructions regarding figure submission.

BOOK REVIEWS

• Book reviews must start with the citation of the book at the top of the first page.

LATEX TEMPLATE

For authors working with LaTeX files, please see the related files and documentation at http://www.degruyter.com/staticfiles/pdfs/DeGruyter_LaTeX_template_package.zip, including a template for author use and instructions for working with the files.

FONTS

• Only use Unicode fonts (e.g. Times New Roman, Arial)

COLORED TEXT

• Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. De Gruyter encourages authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, images, and graphs. However, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black and white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.

EMPHASIZED TEXT, TITLES, AND FOREIGN TERMS

• To indicate text you wish to emphasize, use italics rather than underlining. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged.
• Foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined.
• Titles of books, movies, etc., should be set in italics rather than underlined.

ABBREVIATIONS

The use of abbreviations and acronyms is permitted provided they are defined the first time they are used.

HEADINGS

Headings (e.g., title of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text:
• Clearly indicate the heading hierarchy.
• Be consistent in whether or not you use headline case, or you capitalize the first word and leave the rest in lower-case.

FOOTNOTES
• Footnotes must appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced rather than at the end of the paper.
• Excessively long footnotes are better handled in an appendix.

TABLES, FIGURES & GRAPHS

General requirements: All illustrations must be of reproduction-ready quality and in EPS, TIF, or JPG format. They will be reduced in size to fit, whenever possible, the width of a single column. Lettering of all figures within the article should be uniform in style (preferably a sans serif typeface like Helvetica) and of sufficient size (ca. 8 pt.).Uppercase letters A, B, C, etc. should be used to identify parts of multi-part figures. Cite all figures in the text in numerical order. Indicate the approximate placement of each figure. Do not embed figures within the text body of the manuscript; submit figures in separate files. Only figures (graphs, line drawings, photographs, etc) should be labeled as ‘figures’, not tables or equations.                        
Halftone figures (grayscale and color) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and be of good contrast. Authors are welcome to submit color illustrations. We are pleased to offer both Print and Online publication of color figures free of charge.the services of a professional language editor.
Line drawings must be of reproduction-ready quality. Please note that faint shading may be lost upon reproduction. When drawing bar graphs, use patterning instead of grey scales. Lettering of all figures should be uniform in style. A resolution of 1200 dpi is recommended.
Figure legends: Provide a short descriptive title and a legend to make each figure self-explanatory on separate pages. Explain all symbols used in the figures. Remember to use the same abbreviations as in the text body.
Permissions: It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce original or modified material that has been previously published.  Any permissions fees are the responsibility of the author(s).
Offprints: The electronic files of typeset articles in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are provided free of charge; corresponding authors receive notification that their article has been published online. Paper offprints can be ordered in addition; an offprint order form will accompany the page proofs and should be completed and returned with the corrected proofs immediately.
• Please do not embed figures in the text. Instead, they should be referenced in the text and submitted in separate files.
• Number tables consecutively using Arabic numerals. Tables should appear in the document near where they are referenced in the text. Provide a short descriptive title, column headings, and (if necessary) footnotes to make each table self-explanatory. Refer to tables in the text as Table 1, 2, etc. Use Table 1, etc. in the table legends.
• Tables must not be displayed as images.

MATHEMATICS AND EQUATIONS

• Roman letters used in mathematical expressions as variables must be italicized. Roman letters used as part of multi-letter function names should not be italicized. Subscripts and superscripts must be a smaller font size than the main text.
• Type short mathematical expressions inline.
• Longer expressions must appear as display math, as must expressions using many different levels (e.g., such as fractions).
• Ensure that Equations are typed or created with a plug-in, such as Word Formula Editor or MathType. Mathematical expressions must not be displayed as images
• Important definitions or concepts can also be set off as display math.
• Number your equations sequentially.
• Insert a blank line before and after each equation.
• Whether equation numbers are on the right or left is the choice of the author(s). However, make sure to be consistent in this.
• When proofing your document, pay particular attention to the rendering of the mathematics, especially symbols and notation drawn from other-than-standard fonts.

REFERENCES

Please use the Chicago Manual of Style author-date system for parenthetical citation in the text and the related reference list entry. For more specific details please visit: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html and click on the Author-Date tab.

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Editor

Ghassan Dibeh, Lebanese American University

Associate Editors

Ata Assaf, University of Windsor
David Cobham, Heriot-Watt University
Hassan Hakimian, University of London
Clement M. Henry, University of Texas at Austin

Past Editors

Wassim Shahin, Lebanese American University, founding editor, 2002-2005

Editorial Board

Gouda Abdel-Khalek, Cairo University
Tony Addison, UNU-WIDER
E. Mine Cinar, Loyola University Chicago
Abdallah Dah, Lebanese American University
Salpie Djoundourian, Lebanese American University
Mahmoud El-Gamal, Rice University
Hadi Esfahani, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Ozan Hatipoglu, Bogazici University
Robert B.H. Hauswald, American University, Washington
Muhammad Islam, St. Louis University
Mohamed Marouani, University of Paris I, Sorbonne
George Mavrotas, Global Development Network
William Megginson, The University of Oklahoma
Fatemeh Moghadam, Hofstra University
Jeff Nugent, University of Southern California
Francesco Pastore, Seconda Università di Napoli & IZA
Hashem Pesaran, University of Cambridge
Karen Pfeifer, Smith College
Christopher Pissarides, London School of Economics
Elias Raad, Lebanese American University
Serdar Sayan, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
Wassim Shahin, Lebanese American University
Elie Tamer, Northwestern University
George Tannous, University of Saskatchewan
Nickolaos Travlos, Athens Laboratory of Business Administration, Greece
Sourushe Zandvakili, University of Cincinnati

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