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Economics Letters

  • ISSN: 0165-1765

Next planned ship date: April 23, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 2.2
  • Impact factor: 2

The journal ECOLET charges a non-refundable fee of EUR 50 (reduced 30) USD 65 (40) Yen 6000 (4000) for new submissions. Please note that for authors from European countries,… Read more

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The journal ECOLET charges a non-refundable fee of EUR 50 (reduced 30) USD 65 (40) Yen 6000 (4000) for new submissions. Please note that for authors from European countries, the relevant VAT amount will be added to the submission fee. Submission fees will be used to support journal activities. Please enter the title of your submitted paper, which will enable us to match it to your submission. SubmissionStart link:
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Economics Letters aims to be a valuable addition to the specialist literature, offering quick dissemination and easy accessibility of new results, models and methods in all fields of economic research. All researchers are welcome to submit their articles to Economics Letters, and especially young researchers and advanced graduate students are encouraged to submit their articles.

The "letter" format consists of concise communications, which are a vehicle to quickly communicate important pieces of new research. For instance, a theorist could submit to Economics Letters a thought-provoking example before the analysis is extended to a general theorem in a fully fledged paper that will go elsewhere. Similarly, an experimentalist or an empirical researcher could submit to Economics Letters some important preliminary results, where perhaps the threshold for robustness, thoroughness or completeness of the analysis is not as high as it would be for a complete paper. Comments or pedagogical notes are not suitable for transmission in this form.

The following are important features of the "letter" format:

Concise: Contributions are usually limited to 2,000 words (12 manuscript pages), allowing readers to determine their potential interest in a letter very quickly, and to digest a large amount of material in a usable form.

Rapid: The fast review process and immediate online publication ensure a brief manuscript turnover time.

Efficient: A quick way to stay up-to-date with developments in all areas of economics.

All submissions that pass the desk-rejection phase will be subject to a careful peer-review process. With few exceptions, in which submissions are sent back for small editorial revisions before acceptance, each paper will be either accepted as is or rejected. Detailed reports will not be provided; the reasons for the decision will be explained in a brief cover letter from the editor. Economics Letters aims to have a quick turnover time of up to two months between the submission and final decision.