Pacific Economic Review

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Edited By: Kenneth S. Chan and Yin-Wong Cheung

Impact Factor: 0.722

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 184/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1468-0106

Author Guidelines

Authors must choose which of the editorial offices they would like their article to be considered by – Pacific Economic Review has editorial offices in the US, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. Authors who have no particular preferences of editorial offices can follow the following guidelines: Authors from Taiwan and Japan can send their papers to the National Taiwan University and to the Kyoto University editorial office respectively. Authors from North America can submit their papers to the US editorial office, while authors from the rest of the world other than Taiwan and Japan can submit their papers to the Hong Kong editorial office.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted online at

Authors will be able to choose the editorial office they would like to submit to when completing their submission.

Manuscripts should be original contributions and must not be submitted anywhere else while being considered for the Pacific Economic Review. There is a non-refundable submission fee of US$100 which is reduced to US$50 for Association members. The check should be made payable to Hong Kong Economic Association.

Pacific Economic Review (February, May and August issues of each volume)

Nelson C. Mark
Department of Economics
University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556, USA

Yin-Wong Cheung
Department of Economics and Finance
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong,
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Kenneth Chan
Department of Economics and Finance
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

Pacific Economic Review (October issue of each volume)

The October issue, edited and published with sponsorship from National Taiwan University, welcomes empirical, theoretical and policy-oriented contributions from all fields of economics, with a special focus on applied econometrics.

Jin-Tan Liu
Department of Economics
National Taiwan University
Taipei 10055, Taiwan

Pacific Economic Review (December issue of each volume)

The December issue, edited by the Center for Advanced Policy Studies at the Institute of Economic Research at Kyoto University, welcomes all areas of economics with a special focus on economic issues and policies relating to the Asia-Pacific region.

Makoto Yano
KIER, Kyoto University
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

All issues of the PER maintain the same high standards of quality. The Pacific Economic Review is a double-blind refereed journal.

Author material archive policy

Authors who require the return of any submitted material that is accepted for publication should inform the Editorial Office after acceptance. If no indication is given that author material should be returned, Wiley- Blackwell will dispose of all hardcopy and electronic material two months after publication.

Copyright and Licencing

Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard copyright transfer agreements (CTA) in place for the journal can be viewed here: CTA Terms and Conditions FAQs

OnlineOpen – ‘Gold’ open access
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OnlineOpen licenses
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  • Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY)
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY NC)
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License (CC BY NC ND)

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Deposit of Accepted Version  - ‘Green’ open access
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Early View

PER offers rapid speed to publication using Wiley-Blackwell's Early View Services. 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. More information about DOIs can be found at

Supporting Information

Wiley is able to host online approved supporting information that authors submit with their paper. Supporting information must be important, ancillary information that is relevant to the parent article but which does not or cannot appear in the printed and online edition of the journal. Supporting information can comprise additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Like the manuscript accompanying it, it should be original and not previously published. If previously published it must be submitted with the necessary permissions. For details about preparation of supporting information, please refer to the supporting information guidelines available here:</ a>

Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest when submitting.