Research in World Economy

Research in World Economy (ISSN: 1923-3981; E-ISSN: 1923-399X) is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal published by Sciedu Press in Canada. This journal is published Semiannually (June & December) in both print and online versions. All publications are open access in full text and free to download.

This journal is intended to serve as the primary outlet for both theoretical and empirical research in all areas of economy and related fields. These include, but are not limited to the following: general economic theory, political economics, business economics, industrial economics, labor economics, urban & rural economics, development economics, technology economics, tourism economics, transport economics, macroeconomics & microeconomics, quantitative economics, resources and environmental economics, economic history and population, international trade, exchange rates, finance, accounting and insurance. It is a vital resource for researchers, analysts and policy-advisors interested in these areas.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (






2017: Articles Received: 72; Accepted: 39; Rejected: 24; Published: 25; Retracted: 0

2017 Q4: Articles Received: 14; Accepted: 7; Rejected: 4; Published: 8; Retracted: 0

2017 Q3: Articles Received: 20; Accepted: 11; Rejected: 7; Published: 7; Retracted: 0

2017 Q2: Articles Received: 17; Accepted: 10; Rejected: 5; Published: 5; Retracted: 0

2017 Q1: Articles Received: 21; Accepted: 11; Rejected: 8; Published: 5; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 77; Accepted: 40; Rejected: 27; Published: 24; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 79; Accepted: 31; Rejected: 28; Published: 43; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 61; Accepted: 41; Rejected: 17; Published: 37; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 66; Accepted: 35; Rejected: 30; Published: 29; Retracted: 0




e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a featured way of publishing articles in our journal. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.


Each paper published in Research in World Economy is assigned with a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier). And click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editorial Assistant sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-2 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editorial Assistant in time.

b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two external reviewers and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a manuscript. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300USD).

e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two hard copies free of charge.

f). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage for download, free of charge.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue with two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



Policy Change of Free Print Journals


As you may be aware, printing and delivery of journals result in causing a significant amount of detrimental impact to the environment. Being a responsible publisher and being considerate for the environment, we have decided to change the policy of offering free print journals for authors.

From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors with free print journals. However, if authors really need free print copies, they are requested to kindly complete an application form to order printed copies. Once we approve, we will arrange printing and delivery, for a maximum of two copies per article.  If authors require more than two copies, they are requested to order online at:

Additionally, we are happy to provide journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. The eBook is the same as the printed version, but it is completely environmentally friendly. Please contact the journal editor to request eBook of the journal’s issues.

We are committed to saving the planet for our future generations.
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Vol 8, No 2 (2017)

Vol. 8, No. 2, December, 2017

Table of Contents


Yongqing Wang
Qishui Chi, Jieyi Huo
Nayef Al-Ghamri
Beriz Civic, Damir Cilimkovic
Lin Li, Maoguo Wu, Zhenyu Wu
Guiying Cao, Junlian Gao, Ming Ren, Tatiana Ermolieva, Xiangyang Xu, Elena Rovenskaya
Ilemona Adofu, Innocent Okwanya
Alexandra Ferreira-Lopes, Candida Sousa, Helena Carvalho, Nuno Crespo