Review of International Economics

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Edited By: Peter H. Egger

Impact Factor: 1.06

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 150/347 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1467-9396

Author Guidelines

Review of International Economics uses ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. All submissions to the journal must be submitted online at Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the Get Help Now link which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page. If you cannot submit online, please contact:
Professor Peter Egger in the Editorial Office by email.

Submission to the Review of International Economics must be in English. Papers are submitted with the understanding that the substance of their content has not been published and they are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Fast-track option for "cascading" papers: Review of International Economics facilitates review processes for "cascading" papers. Authors of almost successful but marginally rejected papers by first- or second-tier general purpose journals or by top field journals (such as Journal of International Economics or Journal of Public Economics) may announce their wish of consideration of earlier (not older than 3 months) reports and editorial decisions when submitting the paper. They should have revised the paper along the key lines in the reports and submit a single document summarizing all the comments and how they have been dealt with.

Please note: It is up to authors to decide whether the review process will be double-blind or single-blind, depending on whether they choose to have their name and details on the first page of their submission or not.

Manuscripts should be no more than 25 double-spaced typewritten pages.

The submission fee is $100 for all authors. Submission fees will not be refunded for desk rejections, since even such papers will be screened by the Editorial Board, and authors of desk-rejected papers will receive a short report.

Submission fees finance the following activities:

  • Two $1000 Best Paper awards per annum (awarded in the first half of the subsequent year to papers published in the year before).
  • Two $500 Best Review awards per annum (awarded in the first half of the subsequent year to reviews on papers submitted in the year before).
  • One conference per annum which will lead to a special issue of RIE (for travel expenses and accommodation of speakers).

Turnaround times and decision policy: Some papers will be desk-rejected and only those with a high enough chance of being successful will enter the full review process. The Editorial Board aims at guaranteeing turnaround times of not more than 150 days per round, rigorously. Decisions of externally reviewed papers will typically be based on 1-2 reports. If the targeted turnaround time is not met, the submission fee will be refunded.

To make payment, please navigate to the RIE payment submission site. Please make sure your browser accepts cookies, otherwise this service won't work. If you have problems with the online payment please try again by using a different Internet browser. For technical reasons, the $100 submission fee will be charged to your card in Swiss Francs (CHF). In case of significant fluctuations of the exchange rate CHF/USD, the CHF submission fee will be adapted such that the charged amount will approximate the advertised USD submission fee. If you still have problems with the payment system (even after trying it with a different Internet browser) please contact:
Michaela Diehl
KOF Swiss Economic Institute
Leonhardstrasse 21
CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
+41 44 632 85 35 phone
+41 44 632 11 50 fax

Figures will be published in black and white in print, although they may appear in colour online. Authors should therefore submit figures that are suitable for black and white print publication.

A PDF offprint will be supplied to each first-named contributor of his or her article. The Publisher will offer the contributors the opportunity to order additional offprints of their articles prior to publication, on the Publisher's current terms.

References: References should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). This means in-text citations should follow the author-date method whereby the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998). The complete reference list should appear alphabetically by name at the end of the paper.

A sample of the most common entries in reference lists appears below. Please note that a DOI should be provided for all references where available. For more information about APA referencing style, please refer to the APA FAQ. Please note that for journal articles, issue numbers are not included unless each issue in the volume begins with page one.

Journal article: Beers, S. R., & De Bellis, M. D. (2002). Neuropsychological function in children with maltreatment-related posttraumatic stress disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 159, 483–486. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.159.3.483

Book edition: Bradley-Johnson, S. (1994). Psychoeducational assessment of students who are visually impaired or blind: Infancy through high school (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: Pro-ed.


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Early View

Review of International Economics is covered by Wiley's Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.