Submissions must be research-based and demonstrate high standards of scholarship. At the same time they must be clear, accessible to the well-informed lay reader and free from jargon. Each submission must articulate clearly the question being explored, and its relevance to an international readership, or to a current policy or theoretical debate. The theoretical, methodological or empirical approach to addressing that question must be outlined. In general an article must make an original contribution to theory or policy by:
Developing a new concept or theory and explaining its derivation and policy or empirical implications; or
Using a systematic analysis or mapping of a literature in order to provide a new critical perspective or write a ‘position paper’ on current debates or relevant policy issues ; or
Using a literature review to derive a researchable question and then use empirical analysis to test an explanatory model that seeks to answer it.
Authors are expected to build on work published in the journal wherever possible, by reading past issues of the journal in order to engage with debates and themes that are relevant to their submission.
The 8000 word limit includes the title, abstract, keywords, text, references, notes, tables, figures, matrices and author biographies. Quantitative articles need to report only those results that help build the overall argument. Additional results and analysis such as additional descriptive statistics and correlation matrixes, full details of factor analysis, regression models and sensitivity analyses, can be published on the journal website as supplementary files, and will be used by the editor and referees to evaluate the MS. Submissions must be edited in UK English and in journal house style.
The following are likely to fall outside of the journal’s scope:
Papers focusing on mathematical or econometric analysis for its own sake
Overly abstract theoretical pieces.
ABSTRACTING / INDEXING
- ABI/INFORM (American Business Information)
- APAIS (Australian Public Affairs and Information Service)
- Bibliography of Asian Studies (Online)
- Chartered Association of Business Schools (ABS)
- Contents of Recent Economic Journals (CREJ)
- Current Contents
- EBSCO: EconLit
- Gale: Academic OneFile
- Gale: Expanded Academic ASAP
- InfoTrac Custom Journals (Gale)
- ProQuest 5000
- ProQuest Central
- ProQuest: CSA Advanced Technologies Database
- ProQuest: Professional ProQuest Central
- Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
- Social Sciences Citation Index
- Student Resource Center College (w/ Expanded Academic ASAP)