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Open Economics

Editor In Chief: Friedrich Schneider

Open Economics is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal, devoted to the publication of original research in all fields of Economics.

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The journal publishes research and review articles that cover all the areas of Economics, including:

  • Agricultural economics
  • Behavioral economics
  • Decision sciences
  • Demographics
  • Development economics
  • Econometrics and quantitative methods
  • Economics of Science
  • Energy and natural resource economics
  • Environmental and ecological economics
  • Experimental economics
  • Family, health and education economics
  • Financial economics
  • Game theory
  • Growth theory
  • Industrial organization
  • Informal (labor) markets
  • International economics
  • Institutional economics
  • Labor economics
  • Law and economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Monetary economics
  • Organized crime
  • Public choice
  • Public finance
  • Socioeconomics
  • Statistics
  • Transport and urban economics
  • Welfare economics

Why submit

Authors of Open Economics enjoy the following benefits:

  • no article submission and article processing charges (APCs) in 2020
  • fast, comprehensive and transparent peer-review
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions
  • immediate publication upon completing the publishing process
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • extensive promotion and worldwide distribution of each published article
  • unrestricted access for all readers.

Similarity Check and Plagiarism Screening System
The editorial board is aware of growing problem of plagiarism and makes everything to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. All submitted manuscripts are checked in Crosscheck (initiative between iThenticate and CrossRef®). More on the anti-plagiarism policy of De Gruyter.

Journal Metrics

European Reference Index for the Humanities

Abstracting & Indexing

Open Economics is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • BazEkon
  • Cabells Journalytics
  • Chronos Hub
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • EconBiz
  • EconLit
  • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • POL-index
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno Discover

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/economics. In case of problems, please contact the Managing Editor Konrad.Sarzynski@degruyter.com.

Each paper is checked against plagiarism and if it is within a scope of Open Economics and meets minimum criteria of language and quality, is sent to at least two external reviewers. The journal uses a single-blind peer review system. You can find a graphic illustration of our publishing process here.

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. Please note, that if submitted work is found elsewhere during plagiarism check, the editor can reject the work immediately.

Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment.

Open Access License: Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Peer Review process: The Editors reserve the right to decline the submitted manuscript without review, if the studies reported are not sufficiently novel or important to merit publication in the journal. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable (insufficient originality or of limited interest to the target audience) are returned to the author(s) without review. The final decision of acceptance is made by Managing Editor or, in case of conflict, by the Editor-in-Chief.

Scientific Misconduct: This journal publishes only original manuscripts that are not also published or going to be published elsewhere. Multiple submissions/publications, or redundant publications (re-packaging in different words of data already published by the same authors) will be rejected. If they are detected only after publication, the journal reserves the right to publish a Retraction Note. In each particular case Editors will follow COPE's Core Practices and implement its advice.

Cover Letter
Every manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter, as a form of initial communication between author(s) and editorial team. Please include such information as:

  • your full name and affiliation
  • full title of article and short title (if applicable)
  • full list of authors with affiliations
  • contact details of the corresponding author – email, address, telephone
  • number of attached files, if there are more than one and additional comments if needed
  • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

Formatting Requirements
For detailed information about formatting requirements, please look at our Instructions for Authors file.

We accept papers in docx format (preferred), as well as in pdf. All graphic files should be uploaded in separate files in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, BMP. Tables should be uploaded in .docx or pdf file.

When uploading a revised manuscript, please remember about providing a .docx file and figures in an editable format (e.g., as separate Excel file or inserted in file NOT as images but as Excel figures).

Tables and figures
Please use a minimum of 300 dpi resolution for all uploaded graphic files. Color figures are accepted and recommended.

Number all figures and tables in the order they appear in text and name files accordingly. Captions and footnotes to tables and figures should be placed directly in your manuscript in places where they meant to be in final version.

Prof. Friedrich Schneider, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Managing Editor
Konrad Sarzyński, De Gruyter, konrad.sarzynski@degruyter.com

Editorial Advisory Board

John T. Addison, University of South Carolina, US, and University of Durham, UK
Richard Arnott, University of California, Riverside, US
Edward B. Barbier, Colorado State University, US
Yakov Ben-Haim, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Wojciech Budzianowski, Pan African University & Wojciech Budzianowski Consulting Services, Wrocław, Poland
Graciela Chichilnisky, Columbia University, US
Nicholas Crafts, University of Warwick, UK
Axel Dreher, Heidelberg University, Germany
Bruno S. Frey, University of Basel, Switzerland, and CREMA - Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland
Oded Galor, Brown University, US
Eric A. Hanushek, Stanford University, US
Gary H. Jefferson, Brandeis University, Waltham, US
Matthew E. Kahn, University of Southern California, US
Donald Lien, University of Texas at San Antonio, US
Jakob Roland Munch, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
David Neumark, University of California, Irvine, US
Whitney K. Newey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
Pierre Perron, Boston University, US
Sergio L. Schmukler, The World Bank, Washington, US
David I. Stern, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Alois Stutzer, University of Basel, Switzerland
Richard S.J. Tol, University of Sussex, UK
Stephen J. Turnovsky, University of Washington Seattle, US
Colin C. Williams, Sheffield University, UK
Thierry Verdier, Paris School of Economics, France

A. Mohammed Abubakar, Antalya Bilim University, Turkey
Omid Ardakani, Georgia Southern University, US
Mohamed Sami Ben Ali, Qatar University, Qatar
Luisa Blanco-Raynal, Pepperdine University, School of Public Policy, Malibu, US
Francisco Blasques, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Francesca Cornaglia, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance, UK
Jeffrey DeSimone, University of Alabama at Birmingham, US
Salvatore Ercolano, University of Basilicata, Italy
Fabrizio Ferretti, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Robert Gillanders, Dublin City University Business School, Ireland
Yingying Lu, CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), Australia
Pablo Markin, University of the People, US
Marius Matei, National Bank of Romania, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Winston Moore, The University of the West Indies, Barbados
Antonio Musolesi, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy
Antonella Nocco, Universita del Salento, Lecce, Italy
Ali Sina Önder, University of Portsmouth, UK
Juan Pantano, The University of Chicago, US
James Peoples, University of Wisconsin, US
Shiran Rachmilevitch, University of Hifa, Israel
Viktorija Skvarciany, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Sophie Van Huellen, SOAS University of London, UK
Celeste Varum, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Zijun Wang, University of Texas at San Antonio, US
Shage Zhang, Trinity University, US

Technical Editor
Sabina Binek

Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

Editorial Contact
Konrad Sarzyński