The journal publishes research and review articles that cover all the areas of Economics, including:
Econometrics and quantitative methods
Economics of Science
Energy and natural resource economics
Environmental and ecological economics
Family, health and education economics
Informal (labor) markets
Law and economics
Transport and urban economics
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.
European Reference Index for the Humanities
Abstracting & Indexing
Open Economics is covered by the following services:
CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
EBSCO Discovery Service
ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
EDITORIAL POLICY 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Unpublished material: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form.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.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS 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.
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.