Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Economics and Business Letters is an open access journal that publishes both theoretical and empirical quality original papers in all economics and business fields. In addition, relevant discussions on current policy issues will be considered for the Policy Watch section. As general strategy of EBL, the journal will launch calls for papers for special issues on topics of interest, generally with invited guest editors. The maximum length of the letters is limited to 2,500 words.

Abbreviated journal title: Econ Bus Lett

 

Section Policies

Articles

 

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Editorial Note

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Special Section

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Policy Watch

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Peer Review Process

Quality originals will be pre-screened by the Editorial Board and then articles will be peer-reviewed in a double-blind revision process by, at least, two experts in the field of the paper. An editorial decision (accept, minor changes, reject) will be made normally within 12 weeks from reception. No major revision will be considered.

 

Reviewer Guidelines

Evaluation criteria: the evaluation will be motivated by the originality, quality and contribution of the paper. Is the research question an important one? Accepted papers must have a clear contribution to the state of the art on the topic. They must be well written and must contain insightful conclusions. In sum, the paper must add to existing knowledge in the field in significant ways. The topic must be of interest to the academic community. Empirical contributions must be methodologically sound and the results must be relevant. It is also important to make sure that the paper conforms to the requirements of EBL. As a general rule, manuscripts should not exceed 2500 words. However, this limit may be slightly exceeded if that improves the quality and readability of the paper. Of course, the references should also be adjusted to this length. As a rule of thumb, they should not exceed 15 and should be kept to a minimum.

Review: Once you have completed your evaluation of the manuscript, the next step is to write your report and submit it through the online platform. In your report, please summarize the major findings of the paper and give your overall impression. Indicate also the main shortcomings of the manuscript and briefly motivate your recommendation. In case of rejection, it is best if you provide some insights to the author in order to improve the paper for future submissions. Please note that your recommendation can be “accept”, “accept with minor changes” or “reject/decline”. No major revision will be considered. In the “comments for the Editor” you can further motivate your recommendation. It is helpful if you also evaluate the writing style and recommend English proofreading when needed.

 

Publication frequency

Economics and Business Letters is a quarterly journal (2012-).

 

List of Referees

The Editors of Economics and Business Letters would like to acknowledge and thank the reviewers for their time and guidance. 

Lists including affiliations have been published in the Editorial Notes at the following Issues:

 

2017

Alexis AnagnostopoulosHari Luitel
Mercedes AyusoJanelle Mann
Scott BakerTimo Mitze
Margarita BillonJames Morley
Philippe BrackeRoberto Mura
Paul J. BurkeThomas Niebel
Alvaro ChoiSeemantani Pathak
Mardi DungeyCarmelo Petraglia
Gonzalo Fernandez de CordobaTommaso Reggiani
Masood GheasiHans-Eggert Rimers
Stephan GohmannDavid Roibas
Thomas L. HoganAgnese Sacchi
Juan Luis JimenezSascha Sardadvar
Salih KatirciogluGreg Shaffer
Bernd KempaAndrea Silvestrini
Jae H. KimMijkal Skuterud
Ignacio Lago-PeñasAlessandro Tampieri
Julie Le GalloRobert Tamura
Nuno Carlos LeitaoHinrich Voss
Claire LiangJoshua White
Luke LindsayA. Yasemin Yalta
Manuel Llorca 

 

2016

Paul AlagidedeDimitris Kenourgios
Constantinos AlexiouMan-Keun Kim
Davide AntonioliEvzen Kocenda
Nicholas ApergisAnders Bredahl Kock
Muhammad AsaliEugen Kovac
Vidya AtalMatthias Kranke
Vasileios BabalosMing D. Leung
Georgios BampinasManuel Llorca
Alessio E. BiondoGeorgios Magkonis
Luisa BlancoAdolfo Maza
Joern BlockJose Manuel Montes-Peon
Alex BrysonXuan Nguyen
Nicolas CachanoskyReza Oladi
Antonio Cardoso-MarquesAnna Paterno
Alex CoadSergey V. Popov
Elena CubillasPaulo J. Regis
Miguel Cuerdo MirVicente Royuela
Sara CurranJavier Ruiz-Rincon
Theologos DergiadesJavier Salinas-Jimenez
Paul DownwardFrancisco J. Santos-Cumplido
David EnkeVasilios Sogiakas
Piero EspositoEmmanouil Trachanas
Paula FernandezSotiris Vandoros
Jesus FerreiroJuan Ventura
Orlando GomesSergio Vicente
Francisco GuijarroAlan Wall
Feng HaoEng Yoke Kee
Chris Jones 

 

 2015

Duha T. AltindagJaan Masso
Martin A. AndresenNicola Meccheri
Ana AnguloAmilcar Menichini
Bettina BokemeierValerie Mignon
Mohsen Bahmani-OskooeeVictor Montuenga
Oscar Bajo-RubioSalvatore Morelli
Javier L. BernardoYasutomo Murasawa
Keshab BhattaraiRafael Myro
Christian BjornskovYasunori Okumura
James A. BranderRupayan Pal
Jorg BreitungTheodore Panagiotidis
Nicolas CachanoskyTheologos Pantelidis
Bong Geun ChoiYaimara Peñate
Aitor CiarretaDiego J. Pedregal
Simeon ColemanJose R. Pires Manso
Emilio CongregadoAndrea Presbitero
Bradford CornellPaulo J. Regis
David CuberesFrancisco Rodriguez
John Paul DeaneDavide Romelli
Oscar DejuanRobert Rowthorn
Claudio DetottoParaskevi Salamaliki
Carmen Diaz RoldanCharbel Salloum
Michael DonadelliMaria Santana-Gallego
Sheldon (Xiaodong) DuJames W. Saunoris
Takeshi EbinaMalcolm Sawyer
Grigorios EmvalomatisAnthony A. Smith Jr.
Lucio EspositoRalf Steinhauser
Zied FtitiPatricia Suarez-Cano
Luis A. Gil-AlanaLorne Switzer
Paskalis GlabadanidisAthanasios Tagkalakis
Eduardo GonzalezEmmanouil Trachanas
Yannig GoudeFabio Tramontana
Jang-Ting GuoJuan Ramon Trapero
Ferda HaliciogluStefan Trueck
Joshua C. HallLenno Uuskyla
Fausto Hernandez-TrillosShaun Vahey
Mark J. HolmesNeven Valev
Tao HongBas Van Aarle
Florence HuartAndrea Vaona
Robert S. HudsonAndrey Vasnev
Peter N. IrelandPhilip Vermeulen
Keiichiro KanemotoAriel M. Viale
Natalia KolesnikovaMatti Viren
Aviral Kumar TiwariDimitrios Vortelinos
Lukasz LachJunbo L Wang
Michael LamlaClaudia Williamson
Vivien LewisKlaus Wohlrabe
Simonetta LonghiMatthias Wrede
Sonia LongoAkira Yakita
Katarzyna MaciejowskaLuca Zamparelli
Serguei MaliarFrancesco Zanetti

 

 2014

Amaia AltuzarraMatthew T. Johnson
Francisco Alvarez-CuadradoDegui Li
Davide AntonioliCarlos Llano
Juan Carlos Barcena-RuizDonald MacLaren
Jonathan Andrew BattenDiego Martinez Lopez
Luna BellaniDavid Martinez-Miera
Giulia BettinAlistair Milne
Job BoermaAlexandru Minea
Karol J. BorowieckiTimo Mitze
Matthew BrigidaJesus Mur
Ana CarcabaPaolo Naticchioni
Hector Calvo Theodore Panagiotidis
I-Hsuan Ethan ChiangEva Paus 
Darlene C. ChisholmFei Peng 
Yongwan ChunAndres Picazo-Tadeo
Miguel Clar-LopezAgustin Redonda
Marie CoiffardDavid Roibas
Colleen CollinsJeroen Rombouts
Arusha CoorayYuji Sakurai
Begoña CuetoRafael Salas
Marc DuboisAntonello Scorcu
Carlos FernandezMichael D. Stroup
Bernard FingletonJavier Suarez-Pandiello 
Svenja FlechtnerBedri Kamil Onur Tas
Christian GlockerUmberto Triacca
Eduardo GonzalezAnnie Tubadji
Francisco GonzalezAndrea Vaona
Luisa Fernanda Gutierrez-NavratilHenrik Vetter
Christopher HerringtonAdrian Villaseñor-Lopez
Miriam Hortas-Rico 

 

2013

Oscar AfonsoJulie le Gallo
Francesco AielloTina M. Lowrey
Christophe AndreMiguel Angel Malo
Jacint BalaguerRui Cunha Marques
Stefano BarbieriNoriaki Matsushima
Sascha O. BeckerMatias Mayor
Ferran BrunetAsier Minondo
Antonio CalvoDavid Molina
Roberta CapelloMaria Montero
Javier CasaresMuhammad Ali Nasir
Jose CorderoFernanda Nechio
Jesus Crespo CuaresmaNick Netzer
Miguel Cuerdo MirKwaku Ohene
Sandy Dall´erbaIgnacio Ortun-Ortiño
Henri de GrootRafael Pampillon
Julio del CorralTheologos Pantelidis
Ikerne del ValleMarco Percoco
Klaus DesmetRaul Ramos
Don EpleyGuilherme Mendes Resende
Jesus FerreiroEmilio Ruzo
Nikolaos GeorgantisMarc-Alexandre S.
Orlando GomesDaniel Santin
Eduardo GonzalezNorbert Schanne
Manuel Gonzalez-DiazYeung-Nan Shieh
Brad HumphreysMark Skidmore
Belen JerezPatrizio Tirelli
Marina KatsaitiOlaf van Vliet
Kyu KimJose Villaverde-Castro
Scott Duke KominersRichard M. Vogel

 

2012

Herman AguinisDiego Martinez-Lopez
Joaquin Aldas-ManzanoAndrea Martinez-Noya
Luis Ignacio AlvarezMatias Mayor
Susana Alvarez OteroAsier Minondo
Fernando AragonRosella Nicolini
Ruben Arrondo-GarcíaJorge Onrubia
Jose F. BañosKim Oosterlinck
Juan Carlos Barcena-RuizLevi Perez
Ana CarcabaJose Perez-Rivero
Emilio CerdaJuan Prieto-Rodriguez
Emilio CongregadoEmmanuel Raynaud
Juan Jose DiazFrancisco Requena
Taskin DirsehanLuis Rodriguez
Takeshi EbinaAlvaro Rodriguez-Rodriguez
Florian EppinkDavid Roibas
Erich FeinIgnacio Rosal
Saul FineLaura Sale
Antonio Leon Garcia-IzquierdoJavier Salinas-Jimenez
Thomas GiebeCharbel Salloum
Ricard GilDaniel Santin
Jorge GomesMaria Jose Sanzo
Eduardo GonzalezJavier Suarez-Pandiello
Begoña Gonzalez BustoJordi Trullen
Elli KraizbergDaniel Vazquez
Santiago Lago-PeñasBernard van den Berg
Carlota Lorenzo-RomeroCristi Vasiliu
Irene Martin-RubioAlan Wall

 

Journal Statistics

2018 (In progress - October)

Received: 87

  • Accepted: 19
  • Rejected: 49
  • Acceptance rate: 27.94%
  • Under review: 19

Average days to review (initial decision): 45


2017

Received: 43

  • Accepted: 11
  • Rejected: 32
  • Acceptance rate: 25.58%

Average days to review (initial decision): 57


2016

Received: 55

  • Accepted: 24
  • Rejected: 31
  • Acceptance rate: 43.64%

Average days to review (initial decision): 75 

 

2015

Received: 65

  • Accepted: 20
  • Rejected: 45
  • Acceptance rate: 30.77%

Average days to review (initial decision): 35 

 

2014 

Received: 50

  • Accepted: 30
  • Rejected: 20
  • Acceptance rate: 60.00%

Average days to review (initial decision): 42


2013

Received: 45

  • Accepted: 21 
  • Rejected: 24
  • Acceptance rate: 46.67%

Average days to review (initial decision): 36


2012

Received: 81

  • Accepted: 25
  • Rejected: 56
  • Acceptance rate: 30.86%

Average days to review (initial decision): 42

 

Citations and impact

Self-elaboration. Updated: October 2018

Note: accepted / online first articles are not included here 

 

EBL is indexed in Scopus since 2017, so the first SJR will be calculated for 2018 in 2019. However, we have collected the citations to EBL in articles published in journals indexed in Scopus as information regarding the impact of the journal.

 

Citations in journal articles included in SCOPUS

3-years

    2018 (In progress)

  • Cites in 2018 to articles published in 2015-2017: 13 *
  • Number of articles published in 2015-2017: 55
  • Cites/articles 2018 (3years): 0.236

    2017

  • Cites in 2017 to articles published in 2014-2016: 21 **
  • Number of articles published in 2014-2016: 67
  • Cites/articles 2017 (3years): 0.313

    2016

  • Cites in 2016 to articles published in 2013-2015: 17
  • Number of articles published in 2013-2015: 69
  • Cites/articles 2016 (3years): 0.246

    2015

  • Cites in 2015 to articles published in 2012-2014: 24
  • Number of articles published in 2012-2014: 72
  • Cites/articles 2015 (3years): 0.333

 

* Citing journals (2018, 3 years)

  • Atlantic Economic Journal (Q3)
  • Business and Economic Horizons (Q4)
  • Energy Research & Social Science (Q1)
  • Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy (Q2)
  • International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy (2) (Q1)
  • International Review of Applied Economics (Q3)
  • Italian Economic Journal (Q3)
  • Metroeconomica (Q2)
  • Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications (2) (Q2)

 

** Citing journals (2017, 3 years)

  • Australian Journal of Education (Q3)
  • Clinica y Salud (Q4)
  • Energies (Q1)
  • Energy Journal (2) (Q1)
  • Energy Policy (2) (Q1)
  • Energy Strategy Reviews (Q1)
  • Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy (Q2)
  • Food Policy (Q1)
  • Journal of Environmental Management (Q1)
  • Journal of Productivity Analysis (Q1)
  • Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences (Q2)
  • Papers in Regional Science (Q1)
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Q1)
  • Scienze Regionali (Q1)
  • Sustainability (Q2)
  • Transportation Research Part A (Q1)
  • Transportation Research Part D (Q1)

 

5-years

    2018 (In progress)

  • Cites in 2018 to articles published in 2013-2017: 35
  • Number of articles published in 2013-2017: 105
  • Cites/articles 2018 (5years): 0.333

    2017

  • Cites in 2017 to articles published in 2012-2016: 30 
  • Number of articles published in 2012-2016: 110
  • Cites/articles 2017 (5years): 0.273

 

2-years

  2018 (In progress)

  • Cites in 2018 to articles published in 2016-2017: 11
  • Number of articles published in 2016-2017: 36
  • Cites/articles 2018 (2years): 0.306

 

 

Google scholar citations

Profile

Updated: October 2018

  • Total citations: 411
  • h-index: 10
  • i10-index: 12

 

Past Editorial Board Members

  • Ruben Arrondo-Garcia (Associate Editor), 2012-2014
  • Bernardino Benito (Associate Editor), 2012-2014
  • Ana Carcaba (Associate Editor), 2012-2014
  • Manuel Gonzalez-Diaz (Associate Editor), 2012-2014
  • Noel Houthoofd (Associate Editor), 2012-2014
  • Juan Pablo Jimenez (Associate Editor), 2012-2014
  • Mercedes Martos-Partal (Associate Editor), 2012-2014

 

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

Economics and Business Letters (EBL) is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles.
Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher:

Authors: Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the applications. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original work, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors: Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.