International Trade and Finance Association

Global Economy Journal (GEJ)

Global Economy Journal

The Official Publication of the International Trade and Finance Association

Editor-in-Chief: Highfill, Jannett

Ed. by Sawyer, W. Charles

4 Issues per year

Published by De Gruyter

De Gruyter is a major German publisher of scholarly journals, based in Berlin.  (De Gruyter is a scholarly publishing house that originated in 1749 when King Frederick II of Prussia granted a bookstore the royal privilege to print books.)  The GEJ is published both in electronic and print.   Berkeley Electronic Press, the previous publisher, published only in electronic form. 

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Aims and Scope

The GEJ seeks to publish original and innovative research, as well as novel analysis, relating to the global economy. While its main focus is economic, the GEJ is a multi-disciplinary journal. The GEJ's contents mirror the diverse interests and approaches of scholars involved with the international dimensions of business, economics, finance, history, law, marketing, management, political science, human ecology, and related areas. The GEJ also welcomes scholarly contributions from officials with government agencies, international agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

One over-arching theme that unites IT&FA members is the complex globalization process, involving flows of goods and services, money, people, and information. As a result, the GEJ invites submissions that address important aspects of globalization. Such articles might focus on the flows mentioned above, key innovations and ideas that shape the globalization process, or on institutions, laws, and agreements (such as the WTO, the IMF, and the World Bank) that structure the global economy. Academic studies that weigh the impact of globalization on people, communities, nations, regions, industries, and business will also receive consideration.

The GEJ also invites submissions on global economy issues that reach across traditional academic boundaries, and are interdisciplinary, or multi-disciplinary, in character. While the journal will consider narrower studies, submitters should strive to present their conclusions to a broader audience without sacrificing rigor or scientific validity.

Globalization-related topics of particular relevance to the GEJ include but are not limited to:

Commercial Policy
Comparative Studies
Cross-Cultural Issues
Diversity Issues
Economic Development
Economic Integration
Exchange Rates
Finance and Investments
Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Human Resource Management
Industry-Specific Issues
Intellectual Property
Labor Issues
Law and Governance
Managerial Decision Making
Multilateral Institutions
Multinational Corporations
National and Regional Studies
Outsourcing and Offshoring
Pedagogical Issues
Regulatory Issues
Technology Transfer
Trade in Goods and Services

General Submission Rules
Any original work in the fields mentioned above can be submitted. Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). "Publication" in a working-paper series, or conference proceedings, does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to the GEJ, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at the GEJ. If you have concerns about these submission terms, please contact the editor.

Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Global Economy Journal provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

Articles should be prepared in Microsoft Word format. The Global Economy Journal, like most other De Gruyter publications, has no general rules about the formatting of articles for initial submission. There are rules governing the formatting of the final submission. Relating to final submissions, see

Review Process
Using De Gruyter's software to manage the review process from time of submission to time of publication, the GEJ strives to provide authors with a decision to publish (or not publish) within three months of submission. For unsolicited submissions, editors normally will seek at least two blind reviews from senior scholars in the field.

For Additional Information

Editor: Jannett Highfill, Bradley University  [submissions]


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