Spring 2023 Submission Policy:
We are now accepting submissions to our Spring 2023 journal until April 14th. Submissions after April 14th will be considered for the Fall 2023 journal.
Eligibility: All undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university are welcome to submit content for review. If you completed a paper while you were an undergraduate but have since graduated, you are still eligible for submission to journal issues within one year of your graduation date. For example, if you completed a senior thesis and graduated with your undergraduate degree in May 2023, you are eligible to submit that thesis for consideration in either the Fall 2023 journal or the Spring 2024 journal.
Format: Please format your submission as a PDF file, and make sure that all figures are included within the document and are readable (please don’t send multiple files) . We prefer submissions to be double-spaced and in 12-point, Times New Roman font. Please remove any identifying information from your paper (such as your name and school) before submitting. Name your file as “[Paper Title]”.
Length: No maximum length for theses or original research papers.
Plagiarism: We maintain a strict zero tolerance policy on plagiarism. According to UC Berkeley, plagiarism is “the use of intellectual material produced by another person without acknowledging its source.” For more information about plagiarism—what it is, its consequences, and how to avoid it—please see Berkeley’s website.
Topic and Methodology: You are welcome to submit any paper related to economics. However, keep in mind we are an undergraduate journal peer reviewed by mostly undergraduate economics majors, so we may not have the expertise to evaluate topics and methods that stray too far from the standard economics curriculum for undergrads. If we are unable to determine if your paper is of publishable quality, we may not be able to publish it. We strongly recommend using data analysis and causal inference to support your arguments. Pure theory papers are unlikely to be published without a proper mathematical model, and pure narrative papers are extremely unlikely to be published. Quantitative papers using a specific model with robustness checks are preferred, and generally, some form of quantitative analysis is required. See past successful submissions here and here.
Citation: Use Chicago format for in-text citations and your works cited page. Include a separate works cited page at the end of your work.
Deadline: The deadline to submit to the Spring 2023 journal is April 14th, 2023 at 11:59 pm Pacific.
Feedback and Revision: All papers submitted before 04/14 will receive an evaluation by 4/21. Our evaluation process includes a full reading by at least 2 reviewers as well as a group discussion. If your paper is selected, you will be provided with a list of revisions to implement before publishing (more details to be provided at that time). If your paper is not selected, you will be provided with our rationale. We reserve the right to edit submissions for grammar, clarity, and length. We will NEVER edit for content or ideas, and we will make every effort to contact the author or speaker before publishing an edited or abridged version of their original content.
Send to: email@example.com with the subject line “Spring 2023 Journal Submission: [FirstName LastName], [Paper Title]“. For example: “Spring 2023 Journal Submission: Oliver Williamson, The Economics of Organization: The Transaction Cost Approach”.
Please direct any questions you may have to the same email address as above. We will reach out after the above deadlines regarding your acceptance status to our journal. Please note that we no longer accept any op-eds, essays, or articles for consideration.
Duplicate Submissions Policy:
We have no policy against duplicate publication; however, if you have already submitted or published your work in another journal, you should check with that organization about their policy regarding duplicate publication.
All authors retain copyright over their original work. No part of our journal, whether text or image, may be used for any purpose other than personal use. For permission to reproduce, modify, or copy materials printed in this journal for anything other than personal use, kindly contact the respective authors.