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Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies

Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies

Published in Association with Emerging Markets Institute, Beijing

eISSN: 09752730 | ISSN: 09749101 | Current volume: 12 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

Call for Papers

There is immense interest today in the various economic, political and social issues facing emerging market countries. While such countries vary in size, history, resource endowments and income, they all share superior prospects for sustainable growth based on prudent macro-economic management, economic liberalization, openness to global markets and foreign investment, and a dynamic domestic private sector. International investors and multilateral companies have a keen interest in increasing their exposure to these economies. Finally, the emerging markets economies as well as the international business community have a shared interest in trade and investment related issues specific to these economies.

The Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies, a refereed journal, promoted by the Emerging Markets Forum, publishes original empirical as well as research papers, policy papers, book reviews and essays related to the field of emerging global economies. It aims to be the most reputable and creditable journal on global emerging markets that covers the following broad areas: Global Financial Crisis and the Impact on Emerging Market Economies, Economic Development and Inclusive Growth, Climate Change and Energy, Infrastructure Development and Public Private Partnerships, Capital Flows to and from Emerging Market Economies, Regional Cooperation, Trade and Investment and Development of National and Regional Financial Markets.

This peer-reviewed journal aims to make available basic reference material for policy-makers, business executives and researchers interested in issues of fundamental importance to the economic prospects and performance of emerging market economies.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies is a peer-reviewed journal. The aim of the journal is to provide an international platform for knowledge sharing, discussion and networking on the various aspects related to emerging market economies through publications of original research. It aims to make available basic reference material for policy-makers, business executives and researchers interested in issues of fundamental importance to the economic prospects and performance of emerging market economies.

The topics for discussion are related to the following general categories:

D. Microeconomics

E. Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

F. International Economics

G. Financial Economics

H. Public Economics

I. Health, Education, and Welfare

J. Labor and Demographic Economics

L. Industrial Organization

O. Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth

Q. Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics • Environmental and Ecological Economics

R. Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics

Additionally, the journal would be most interested to publish topics related to

Global Financial Crisis and the Impact on Emerging Market Economies

Economic Development and Inclusive Growth

Climate Change and Energy

Infrastructure Development and Public Private Partnerships

Capital Flows to and from Emerging Market Economies

Regional Cooperation

Trade and Investment and Development of National and Regional Financial Markets

The Belt and Road Initiative

Biliang Hu Dean, Emerging Markets Institute (EMI); Director, The Belt and Road Research Institute (BRRI), Beijing Normal University (BNU), China
Harinder Kohli President & CEO, Emerging Markets Forum and Centennial Group, USA
Managing Editor
Anil Sood Centennial Group Holdings, Washington DC, USA
Associate Editors
Kausar Iqbal Emerging Markets Institute (EMI), Beijing Normal University (BNU), China
Wu Shuyu Emerging Markets Institute (EMI), Beijing Normal University (BNU), China
Leo Zucker Emerging Markets Forum and Centennial Group, USA
Editorial Board
Jack T Boorman Advisor to the Director of IMF's Independent Evaluation Office, Washington DC, USA
Fang Cai Vice President of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Xiaoming Feng Managing Editor, China & World Economy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Werner Hermann Head of International Research and Technical Assistance, Swiss National Bank, Switzerland
Rolf Jeker Chairman, Emerging Market Services Ltd; Former Senior Executive VP, SGS S.A., Switzerland
Justin Yifu Lin Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics and the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, Peking University, China; Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of World Bank
Johannes Linn Senior Resident Scholar, Emerging Markets Forum, USA
Claudio Loser President, Centennial Group Latin America; Former Director, Western Hemisphere, International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA
Rajat Nag Former Managing Director, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
Vinod Thomas Director-General, Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank; Former Country Director, Brazil, World Bank, USA
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  • EBSCO: EconLit
  • Indian Citation Index (ICI)
  • J-Gate
  • OCLC
  • Portico
  • ProQuest: Political Affairs Information Service
  • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  • Scopus
  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below, then submit your manuscript in soft copy (MS Word) as an attachment to Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

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    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission
    5.2 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    • Research Papers
    • Policy Papers
    • Book Reviews

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    The Journal adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication
    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                              

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies adheres to the APA 6th Edition reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    • All manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be addressed to
    • Contributors must provide their affiliation, complete postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers with their papers.
    • It is the author’s responsibility to disclose any potential conflict of interest regarding the manuscript.
    • Articles should be no more than 13,000 words. Shorter articles are encouraged, especially in the conceptual and descriptive categories. The main document file should be about 8 to 15 double-spaced pages in length including tables, figures, notes, and references.
    • Articles must have an abstract of 150–200 words, and 4-6 keywords relevant to the article. The authors may provide the title page separately or include it in the main file. The title page must have the authors’ information, affiliation, the abstract and the keywords.
    • All figures, i.e., diagrams, images, photographs and tables should be placed at the end of the file and numbered in the order they appear in text. Or, tables may be submitted in MS Excel or MS Word. Figures can be submitted as TIFF/JPEG files.
    • Table and figure locations should be indicated in text by callouts (e.g., ‘[insert Table 1 here]’) inserted after the respective paragraphs. Do not provide an excessive formatting for tables and figures. Each table or figure should have a heading, an explanatory caption if necessary and a source or reference in a separate Word file.
    • Notes should be numbered serially. They should be presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
    • Limit the levels of heading within an article to two, or at most three. Avoid lengthy headings and do not number them.
    • American spellings throughout (‘labor’ not ‘labour’, ‘center’ not ‘centre’); universal ‘s’ in '-ize’ and ‘-ization’ words.
    • Double quotes throughout; single quotes used within double quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed.
    • Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below.
    • Use ‘nineteenth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 percent not %).
    • Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but used consistently. Avoid excessive use of italics for emphasis, but use it for book titles, journal names, as well as foreign words.
    • References: An alphabetical reference list of all books, articles, essays and theses referred to in the text should be provided. References for tables and figures should accompany the table or figure. If more than one publication by the same author is listed, the items should be given in chronological order. References should be embedded in text in the author-date method of citation. For example: ‘(Sarkar, 1987, p. 145), (Smith et al., 1992, 235–239).
    • Permissions and Releases
      Material taken directly from a copyrighted source should be clearly identified, and the copyright holder’s written permission to reproduce it must be submitted in a separate file.
    • Note: Obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material is the author’s responsibility, as is payment of any fees the copyright holder may request. Further information and a template Permission Request Letter is available on SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway (http:/
    • Identifiable audio and visual recordings and images of people should be accompanied by a signed release granting permission for their likeness to be reproduced in an article. (In children’s cases, the release form must be signed by a parent or guardian.) Authors can download the Audio-Visual Likeness Release Form at http:/

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication           

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies editorial office as follows:

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