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
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.
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.
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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.
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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 must start with the citation of the book at the top of the first page.
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EMPHASIZED TEXT, TITLES, AND FOREIGN TERMS
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The use of abbreviations and acronyms is permitted provided they are defined the first time they are used.
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. Letering 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
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Ata Assaf, University of Windsor David Cobham, Heriot-Watt University Hassan Hakimian, University of London Clement M. Henry, University of Texas at Austin
Wassim Shahin, Lebanese American University, founding editor, 2002-2005
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
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.
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