Manuscript submissions

Guide for manuscript submissions

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The World Economy Journal (in Spanish, Revista de Economía Mundial, or REM) publishes articles in Spanish and English resulting from original scientific research into aspects of the World Economy, in a broad sense; this includes research on the word economy, international economies, external sectors of national economies, economic development, and any aspect of national economies where conclusions might be extrapolated and applied to other countries. In seperate sections, REM also publishes reviews and bibliographic overviews that may interest the journal's subscribers.


REM permite el acceso abierto completo a todos los contenidos publicados lo que supone que todos los artículos estan disponibles a los usuarios inmediatemente después de su publicación. El uso y distribución no comercial de los mismos está permitido siempre que se cite la autoría y fuente.

Los contenidos de REM se rigen bajo licencia Creative Commons (CC-BY): Se permite cualquier explotación de la obra, incluyendo una finalidad comercial, así como la creación de obras derivadas, la distribución de las cuales también está permitida sin ninguna restricción.

Este obra está bajo una licencia de Creative Commons Reconocimiento 4.0 Internacional


In order that any article received at REM may begin the process of evaluation, it must comply with the journal's editorial rules and standards. Should a submission fail to comply, it will be returned to the author(s) for correction. Repeated failure to comply with editorial rules may result in an article's rejection; it is therefore necessary to attentively read all the rules for submission and to incorporate editorial guidelines throughout the article being prepared for submission.

Works should be submitted WITHOUT INFORMATION REFERENCING THE AUTHOR(S) to the mail-management platform via the above specified link. By way of this platform, authors can remain apprised of the status of articles submitted, and REM can maintain any necessary correspondence with authors.



As REM receives a large number of submitted articles annually, and given the limited space available for publication, articles will be accepted only following a process of evaluation aimed at selecting those submissions deemed to be of highest quality. This process includes an initial selection made by the journal's Editorial Board as well as a double-blind evaluation of specific content. In the case of articles to be collected into Special Sections, these are evaluated first by the issue coordinator and thereafter by double-blind examination. Authors will receive information on the possible rejection of their submission, on any revisions required in advance of the work's acceptance, and/or on the definitive accaptance of the submitted text. The time required between initial submission and final publication may range between a few months and a year, depending on the prevailing circumstances.

Articles that pass successfully through the evaluation process share several characteristics:

  • They deal with a novel and interesting topic; that is, they do not merely reprise themes already abundantly addressed by works appearing in the bibliography.
  • They present a precise description of the problem, subject, or question under analysis.
  • They include a review of the pertinent literature addressing the topic at hand, compiling any existing responses to any problems dealt with in the article.
  • Their main arguments are supported by coherent logic and accepted theory or valid dissent.
  • They employ quality data and methods of analysis (qualitative or quantitative) that are both effective and widely accepted.
  • They afford results that are of genuine interest, not obvious or trivial.
  • They conclude with clear determinations and implications strongly supported by the work’s own findings.


All of the named authors of a given article need to have made significant contributions to same, in the following respects:

  • Conceptualization of the study or aquisition, analyisis or interpretation of data.
  • Writing or editing.

Once an article begins the process of review, the right to publish and distribute corresponds to REM (in the case of both the complete article and excerpted portions, should REM consider such an excerpt substantial). Recognition of these rights is implicit in the decision of the writer(s) to submit an article for REM evaluation. These rights devolve back to the author(s) in the event of an article's rejection. However, if accepted, the rights to an article's publication and distribution remain with REM and any future reference to said article must include reference to the REM issue in which it originally appeared. Should an author desire to disseminate the contents of an accepted article by any other means, express authorization to do so must be granted by REM.

Articles submitted for REM evaluation must be original and previously unpublished, whether in full or in part, in other journals or by any other means (including on public-access webpages), nor can they have been accepted elsewhere, nor currently undergoing a process of evaluation by any other medium. Should an article submitted to REM be found to be not original, REM reserves the right to refuse to accept future submissions from the submitting author(s).



Works should be submitted WITHOUT INFORMATION REFERENCING THE AUTHOR(S) in a Microsoft Word format, single-spaced and with symmetrical margins of 2.5 cm and with pages numbered. The length of articles must not exceed 7000 words, excepting footnotes and bibliographic references, which may not exceed 3 pages. Notes to the text should appear at the bottom of each pertinent page and be numbered successively.

The type must be set in 12-point Arial. In no case should boldface type or underlining be employed. The titles and subtitles must be numbered according to the model (1., 1.1., 1.1.1., 2…) and set in 12-point Arial small caps, as in the model above (not in ALL CAPS). Should the author(s) wish to emphasize a given word or phrase within the text, italics may be used. Decimals within numbers should appear as commas (in Spanish texts) or as periods (in English texts).

The cover page of the document will include the title of the work in Spanish and in English, the complete name(s) of the author or authors, their institutional affiliation or post and their email address, an analytical abstract of the paper's contents in Spanish and in English (of approximately 100 words), betwwen 2 and 5 key words in Spanish and English, and the 2-digit JEL classification (see model). The names of or any other personal reference to the authors must not appear elsewhere in the text, nor any information that might facilitate identification of the author(s) by evaluators. Under the same logic autocitations must be eliminated in the version of the article submitted for evaluation; these may however be restored to the corrected version of the article once evaluation has ended.

Tables, graphs, and figures included in the article should be integrated into the text in the order of reference and properly sourced. Each should have its own title (12-point Arial small caps) indicating type (table or graphic) and preceded by appropriate numeration. The type employed within graphics and tables should be 10-point Arial, and should the use of differentiating color be required, varying grayscales, symbols, and patterns are preferred, as final printing will be in black and white. Borders and lines employed in tables and graphics must be black and of 0.5-point weight. Design of all graphics and tables must be original and rendered in a generally accepted style, and not taken from any other source document. Such graphics should furthermore be independently presented along with the submitted text in PDF format.

Mathematical formulae included within the text should be successively numbered. These may be produced using any equation editing format, although MathType is most recommended.  Formulae will be presented in 12-point Arial, standard and italic. All mathematical formulae, along with any other special symbol appearing in the text, should be sent in PDF format.

Bibliographic references should be presented at the end of the text, with hanging indents, and ordered alphabetically by author(s). These should include no references not cited within the text, and all citations in the text must be included in the bibliography.

The style for referencing books is as follows: Last Name(s). Comma. First Initial(s). Year of Publication, within parentheses. Colon. Title of Book in italics. Comma. Publisher. Comma. Place of Publication. Comma. Date of First Edition, if required, within parentheses.

The style for referencing articles is as follows: Last Name(s). Comma. First Initial(s). Year of Publication, within parentheses. Colon. Title of Article, within quotation marks. Comma. Title of Publishing Periodical in italics. Comma. Volume and Issue Number of Periodical. Comma. First and Last Page Numbers of article within cited publication.

Example of a reference to a book with only one author:
Sampedro, J. L. (1972): Conciencia de subdesarrollo, Salvat, Barcelona.

Example of a reference to a book with more than one author:
Sampedro, J. L. y Martínez Cortiña, R. (1975): Estructura Económica. Teoría básica y estructura mundial, Ariel, Barcelona, (1ª ed. 1969).

Example of a reference to an article published in a periodical:
Sampedro, J. L. (1999): "Una visión del subdesarrollo hace 30 años", Revista de Economía Mundial, 1, 135-143.

Bibliographic citations appearing within the text must be placed within parentheses, indicating the last name(s) of the author(s), year of publication, and page numeration of the citation.

Example: (Sampedro, 1972: 32-33).

In book reviews the title should include: last and first names of the author(s) in uppercase; title of the book in italics; publisher; place of publication; year of publication; and page numeration. At the end of the review, the full name and institutional affiliation of the reviewer(s) should appear.

Example of a book review title:

Conciencia de subdesarrollo veinticinco años después.
Taurus, Madrid, 1996, 284 págs.

The author(s) will receive via email a PDF file containing the article to be proofread, to which only minor changes in content will be accepted. The proofread article can be returned via fax or email (scanned copies or a file indicating changes, if these are simple and few), within a period of four days from the date of receipt, in order to minimize delays in publication. In the case of more than one author, proofs will be directed to the first name appearing on the work.

The author or authors are solely responsible for the grammatical quality of their works; however, The Editorial Committee may make corrections in style that they consider vital to the betterment of the text.

Each author will receive two issues of the published journal in which their work appears, or one issue in case of a book review; if more copies are required, the costs of such will fall to the author.

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