Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

There is an abundance of academic journals devoted to economics. Can all of them contribute something interesting to the field?

 

Ekonomia ('economics' in Polish) has been published at the Warsaw University Faculty of Economic Sciences for many years. It got its reputation as the country's leading journal for certain areas, including experimental economics, based on research results obtained in the local lab. Nevertheless, its global impact on the development of the discipline has been very low. In 2013 a decision was taken to invigorate the journal by attracting high-quality submissions as a result of a careful peer-review process and focusing on areas where rapid progress takes place, and yet which seem to be viewed as of secondary importance by many other editorial offices.

 

We feel that there are important potential contributions that are of low interest to many of the established outlets. A list of examples is very long. There may be financial market analyses which push our understanding of information efficiency and financial intermediation but at the same time – as obtained in an Eastern European money or capital markets – they can be considered 'peripheral' or secondary. There may be environmental policy problems which raise important non-market valuation questions but at the same time – as irrelevant to mainstream environmental policy issues – they can be considered non-interesting for many editors. There may be labour market analyses which reveal novel characteristics of migration patterns but at the same time – as observed in a region that seems to be 'atypical' – they cannot be easily replicated. And so on, and so forth.

 

On the other hand, we do not want to see contributions that simply apply an established research method to a new (or under-researched) field. We welcome contributions that are not only innovative with respect to a geographical or sectorial area, but also offering methodological innovations, so that accepted papers will turn out of interest to the general readership.

 

Ekonomia invites submissions that are using state-of-the-art economic analytical methods and at the same time address important policy questions. Given the geographical location of the editorial office, we welcome papers based on the evidence obtained from countries that cope with the heritage of a non-market economy, try to bridge a technological gap, or witness a struggle between efficiency and political economy. Nevertheless we also invite submissions that do not originate from 'emerging' or 'developing' economy experiences.

 Publications are abstracted in the RePEc system and other important bibliographical data bases.

 

Section Policies

Microeconomics etc

Editors
  • Michał Krawczyk
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Macroeconomics etc

Editors
  • Stanisław Kubielas
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Econometrics and other quantitative methods

Editors
  • Natalia Nehrebecka
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Finance and banking

Editors
  • Juliusz Jabłecki
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

History and methodology

Editors
  • Łukasz Hardt
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

General

Editors
  • Tomasz Żylicz
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

We offer a fast and reliable editorial process based on double-blind peer reviews. The time from the submission to an editorial decision is four months. Our referees come from a number of excellent institutes in Poland and abroad.

 

Open Access Policy

Ekonomia” is a scientific, open acces journal. It operates under Creative Commons Licence CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivates 4.0).

All articles are freely available without charge at “Ekonomia” website. The Publisher and the Editorial Board support Open Access Movement.