About the Journal

Aims & Scope

The IAFOR Journal of Politics, Economics & Law publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of politics, economics and law. Original articles submitted by academic researchers, theorists, practitioners and professionals are welcome. Full papers submitted to the related IAFOR conference proceedings research repositories will also be considered if the version submitted to the journal is revised and differs from the previously published article by at least 30 percent. All papers are reviewed equally according to standard peer review processes, regardless of whether or not the authors have attended a related IAFOR conference. As the fields of politics, economics and law are often closely interrelated, papers that take an interdisciplinary approach are particularly welcomed, as they suit IAFOR’s ethos of encouraging academic engagement across different areas of scholarship.

Submission Fee

There is no submission fee for the IAFOR Journal of Politics, Economics & Law.

Page and Colour Charges

There are no page or colour charges for the IAFOR Journal of Politics, Economics & Law.

Editorial & Peer Review Process

All articles in the IAFOR Journal of Politics, Economics & Law have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial screening by an editor and anonymous refereeing by at least two
anonymous referees. Authors’ submitted manuscripts are first examined by the Editor and/or Associate Editor. If a submission is within the journal’s scope, and follows journal guidelines, it is sent to at least two anonymous referees, who may be members of the Editorial Board or external expert reviewers in the relevant field for in-depth peer review. Members of the IAFOR Journal of Politics, Economics & Law Editorial Board are experts in the field of politics, economics or law.
The Editor and Associate Editor take steps to ensure that the manuscript is completely anonymous. Reviewers must fill out a review form and may also use Word to add corrections and suggestions to the submitted manuscript. Reviewer comments must be objective and provided with the aim of helping authors improve their article. Reviewers are requested to return their review within 2 to 3 weeks. The editorial process may take more time when the editorial team is preparing for publication of a new issue.