Estudios Económicos is a scientific peer reviewed journal published on behalf of the Center for Economic Studies at El Colegio de México Founded in 1986, Estudios Económicos is now well established as one of the leading economics journals in Latin America. The journal publishes empirical and theoretical research in all areas of economics, and particularly welcomes studies focused on Mexico and Latin America. The journal’s audience is not only comprised of academic institutions, but also includes central banks, government departments, and international organizations.
Estudios Económicos publishes articles in both English and Spanish and enforces a rigorous double-blind peer review process and anti-plagiarism policy. The journal invites submissions of full-length articles and shorter notes. The journal does not publish book reviews. Occasionally, the journal publishes special issues on selected topics of interest. There are no submission or publication fees. There are two issues per year, published in both open access electronic and print versions.
Agriculture, Banking, Demographics, Development, Economics, Econometrics, Education, Environment, Finance, Growth, Health, History, Industrial Organization, Institutions, International, Labor, Latin America, Law, Macroeconomics, Mexico, Microeconomics, Monetary, Public, Regulation, Theory.
Estudios Económicos invites submissions of full-length articles and shorter notes. The journal does not currently publish book reviews. For all types of submissions, the peer review process is the same. For more information on the peer review process, click here.
Estudios Económicos is a biannual publication. The issues of the journal appear in January and July of each year.
Estudios Económicos is published by El Colegio de México, A.C., on behalf of the Center for Economic Studies.
Sources of Support
Estudios Económicos gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt).
- CDMARC Serials
- Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades
- Google Scholar
- Handbook of Latin American Studies
- Hispanic American Periodicals Index
- Índice de Revistas Mexicanas de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
- International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
- The Journal of Economic Literature
- Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory
All articles published by Estudios Económicos and the views and opinions expressed therein are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the journal and its editorial board, El Colegio de México, or the institution to which the authors are affiliated.
- Stephen McKnight (2015 – )
- Horacio Sobarzo (2013 – 2015)
- Gerardo Esquivel (2009 – 2012)
- Dragan Filipovich (2006 – 2009)
- Jorge Fernández (2003 – 2005)
- Alejandro Castañeda (2001 – 2003)
- Jaime Sempere (1998 – 2000)
- José Romero (1994 – 1998)
- Carlos M. Urzua (1991 – 1994)
- José Luis Alberro (1987 – 1990)
- José Luis Alberro and Carlos Roces (1986 – 1987)
- José Luis Alberro and Alain Ize (1986)
All submissions to Estudios Económicos are initially screened by the Editor to check their suitability for potential publication. Submissions that do not fit with the subject matter of the journal, breach its code of ethics, do not make a significant contribution to the literature, lack originality, or clearly fail to meet minimum standards of quality are desk-rejected without sending the manuscript out for peer review.
All manuscripts that successfully pass this preliminary review enter a double-blind peer review process, which guarantees the anonymity of both the authors and the referees. Each manuscript is reviewed by a minimum of two expert referees. Additional reviews may be requested at the discretion of the Editor. Based on the results of this review process, a decision on publication is made. Manuscripts may be rejected, returned for revision, conditionally accepted, or accepted for publication.
In the case of manuscripts that are returned for revision, the authors are expected to send a revised version accompanied by a letter explaining how the comments of the referees have been addressed. The resubmitted manuscript may then be sent for a second round of peer review if required.
The final decision on the publication of all submissions rests with the Editor. Normally, the revision process will not take more than 16 weeks after the manuscript is received by the editorial office.
It is the responsibility of the authors to guarantee that submissions to Estudios Económicos are original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
As part of its policy for the prevention of academic plagiarism, all manuscripts submitted for publication to Estudios Económicos are checked for plagiarism using iThenticate professional plagiarism detection software. More information on iThenticate is available from http://www.ithenticate.com/.
For more information on plagiarism and best practices, authors should read the following guide here by Wager & Kleinert (2011), Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)
Any indication of plagiarism will result in the automatic rejection of the manuscript for publication. The Editorial Board of the journal reviews all cases of plagiarism and is responsible for the imposition and severity of sanctions for offending authors.
Estudios Económicos is an open access journal. The journal provides free and immediate access to its content on-line via the following URL address: http://estudioseconomicos.colmex.mx. In addition, the journal does not charge authors any submission or publication fees.
A. Ethical Obligations of the Editor and Editorial Board of Estudios Económicos
- The Editor, with the assistance of the Editorial Board of the journal, will consider all manuscripts submitted for publication to Estudios Económicos based solely on the academic and scientific merits of the submission.
- All submissions are initially screened by the Editor, with the assistance from the Editorial Board of the journal, to determine their suitability for publication. Submissions that do not fit with the subject matter of the journal, breach its code of ethics, fail to make a significant contribution to the existing literature, lack originality, or clearly fail to meet minimum standards of academic quality will be declined for publication without being sent for peer review.
- All submissions that are approved by the Editor, with the assistance from the Editorial Board of the journal, will enter a double-blind peer review process. Under no circumstances will the names of the authors or reviewers be disclosed.
- The Editor, with the assistance of the Editorial Board of the journal, will select a minimum of two expert referees to review the manuscript. These expert referees may be members of the Editorial Board of the journal, affiliated researchers of the Center for Economic Studies of El Colegio de México, or renowned specialists affiliated with domestic or foreign research institutions.
- The publication decisions of all submissions are based exclusively on the referee reports and recommendations from the peer review process. In the case the referee reports and recommendations are contradictory the Editor, with the assistance of the Editorial Board of the journal, will determine the suitability of the manuscript for publication. In this case, the Editor may request one or more additional expert referees to help with the evaluation of the manuscript. The final publication decision of all submissions rests with the Editor.
- The Editor is responsible for informing the submitting author of the results from the peer review process via a decision letter, accompanied by the corresponding anonymous reviews.
- To avoid possible conflicts of interest, article submissions from the Editor of the journal are not permitted. Submissions from members of the Editorial Board of the journal are permitted. In such cases, the submitted manuscript will be handled only by the Editor with no assistance from the Editorial Board of the journal.
- The Editor and the Editorial Board of the journal reserve the right to revoke the acceptance of any manuscript, if evidence of plagiarism or poor scientific practices is found.
B. Ethical Obligations of Authors
- Manuscripts submitted to Estudios Económicos should be original and must not have been published in the same or different language or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Authors must fully comply with the style and formatting requirements of the journal contained in the Instructions for Authors
- Authors must ensure that all relevant and related work is fully referenced. Any evidence of plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) will result in the automatic rejection of the manuscript. Estudios Económicos reserves the right to use professional specialist anti-plagiarism software to help in the detection of plagiarism. All cases of plagiarism are reviewed by the Editorial Board of the journal. The imposition and severity of sanctions for offenders are the responsibility of the Editorial Board of the journal.
- Authors must never engage in fraudulent behavior. This includes both the fabrication and falsification of data to obtain particular results.
- All co-authors share joint responsibility for the submission and the research content of the manuscript.
- Any change to the authorship (i.e., the addition or deletion of author names) of a submitted manuscript requires the approval of the Editor before the final decision on publication is made.
- If a significant error or mistake is discovered by the authors, the Editor must be notified immediately, even if the paper has already been published.
- Authors must acknowledge all sources of research funding and disclose any other financial support received. Such information should be inserted into a footnote on the title page of the manuscript.
- For manuscripts that are accepted for publication, the authors must transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher of the journal to enable the publication and distribution of the article in both print and electronic formats. The authors retain the rights to distribute the article free of charge for academic or scientific purposes. For the republication of articles (including translations) originally published in Estudios Económicos, permission must be obtained in writing from the Editor.
C. Ethical Obligations for Referees/Reviewers
- By agreeing to review a submission for Estudios Económicos, the referee must evaluate the manuscript in an objective, professional, and confidential manner. Referees should not agree to review a submission if it is outside their area of expertise.
- The referee must provide an anonymous report that can be shared with the authors and a confidential recommendation letter to the Editor clearly explaining the reasoning behind their recommendation for publication. The referee can recommend that the manuscript be rejected for publication, returned for revision, conditionally accepted, or accepted. If the referee recommends that the manuscript is returned for revision, all necessary changes and corrections should be clearly discussed in their anonymous report to the authors.
- The referee is obliged to report to the Editor any evidence of unethical behavior such as plagiarism, falsification of information and publication duplication.
- A referee that is no longer able to review a submission due to unforeseen circumstances should contact the Editor as soon as possible.
- Referees who detect a conflict of interest should contact the Editor as soon as possible.
- The referee must treat the manuscript under review as confidential. The referee should not use any content of the manuscript for their own benefit, nor circulate the manuscript to third parties.
- Estudios Económicos will consider for possible publication articles written in Spanish or English, provided they contain unpublished work and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. In case the work is accepted for publication in English, the authors will be solely responsible for the style of the final document.
- The journal accepts submissions of full-length articles and shorter notes. The journal does not currently publish book reviews.
- Normally, the revision process will not take more than 16 weeks after the manuscript is received.
- Before submission, the authors should ensure that the manuscript does not breach the Code of Ethics of the journal, in particular the Ethical Obligations of Authors
- Papers must be written double-spaced either in Word, Times New Roman 12 (equations in Math Type) or in PcTex format.
- The first page of the manuscript should contain the following information.
- The title of the article, the names of the authors, the institutional affiliations of the authors, and complete postal and electronic addresses.
- An abstract of the article in both English and Spanish of at most 100 words each.
- At least three Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) subject codes. Please click here for more information.
- Up to five keywords.
- If the manuscript is accepted for publication all acknowledgments including sources of research funding and the disclosure of other financial support received should be inserted into a footnote on the title page of the article.
- Equations must be formatted using either Math Type or PcTex and should be numbered consecutively using an arabic number enclosed in parenthesis, flush right.
- Footnotes must appear at the bottom of each page.
- The first time that an acronym or abbreviation is used in the text, it should be spelled out.
- Any words that are to appear in italics should be underlined.
- All tables and figures must be reproducible and number consecutively.
- Citations must appear as follows: Arrow (1971) or (see Malinvaud, 1981: 1365).
- At the end of the text the references should appear in alphabetical order as:
- Arrow, K.J. 1971. Essays in the Theory of Risk Bearing, Chicago, Markham.
- Malinvaud, E. 1981. Econometrics faced with the needs of macroeconomic policy, Econometrica, 49: 1363-1376.
- Phelps, E.S. 1983. The trouble with 'rational expectations' and the problem of inflation stabilization, in R. Frydman and E.S. Phelps (eds.), Individual Forecasting and Aggregate Outcomes, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
- In case the work is accepted for publication, the authors may elect between publishing the paper in Spanish or in English. Note, however, that if the latter option is chosen, the authors will be solely responsible for the style of the final document.
- Authors of submissions that have been accepted for publication will after typesetting receive proofs to check for errors. The Editor and the Managing Editor reserve the right to make grammatical changes to an accepted manuscript before publication.
All names and email addresses used in the submissions process will only be used for editorial purposes and will not be made available to third parties.
Accepted authors must transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher of the journal to enable the publication and distribution of the article in both print and electronic formats. The authors retain the rights to distribute the article free of charge for academic or scientific purposes. For the republication of articles (including translations) originally published in Estudios Economicos, written permission must be obtained from the Editor