About the journal

Aims and scope

The UCL Journal of Economics is the official peer-reviewed, student-run journal of the UCL Department of Economics. In line with UCL’s philosophy of a research focused approach to education, it aims to provide a platform for undergraduate economists at UCL and worldwide to showcase their rigorous economic research, regardless of background or previous experience. 

The journal adds value to students at UCL by offering a chance to extend the research they undertake within and outside university modules. It will always be free to read and submit papers to us and we aim to maintain high standards of content, editing, and peer-review to uphold the reputation of our authors. We believe this makes the journal an important institution for undergraduate students across the world. 

We publish one issue a year, to which any undergraduate student can submit a paper for consideration. 


The UCL Open Access Student Journals programme works with subject specific indexers to deposit published articles in relevant repositories and search databases. Articles published in UJE are indexed in the following:

  • Google Scholar
  • OpenAIRE
  • Portico digital archive
  • UCL Discovery

Open access policy

All articles published in UJE are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY) 4.0 international licence agreement (read the licence here) and published open access, making them immediately and freely available to read and download. The CC-BY licence agreement allows authors to retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of the work.

Further information regarding this can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 and licensing terms and conditions can be found in the UCL Open Access Student Journals Editorial Policy.

Peer review

UJE operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review.

Further information regarding peer review can be found on the editorial policy pages.


Article publication charges (APC)

UCL Open Access Student Journals do not levy an Article-Processing Charge (APC) for submission or publication in UJE. Contributors to UJE will not be required to make an APC payment for submission or publication of their article.

Journal information

ISSN: 2755-0877

Mailing address:
FAO: The UCL Journal of Economics
University College London, 30 Gordon St,
London WC1H 0AX

Contact: To contact the journal Editors, please fill out the contact form here https://student-journals.ucl.ac.uk/UJE/contact