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The Economic Tribune has founded a research-focused peer-reviewed journal, the UCL Journal of Economics, alongside its existing magazine-style publication. This allows correspondents at the Tribune, as well as other students within the UCL Department of Economics to create and publish academically rigorous pieces of research. We believe that it will add value to our experience as students with the Department of Economics by offering us a chance to present the work we produce within and outside our modules. Our guiding philosophy is in line with UCL’s research focused approach to education: to provide a platform to showcase the high quality work produced by students at the University. The aim of the journal is to present research content that we believe should be recognised. As the content is the heart of the research, we would be willing to edit grammar or suggest edits to ensure a more comprehensive piece should we find promise in an article.

Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • All authors have given permission to be listed on the submitted paper and satisfy the authorship guidelines.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • All DOIs for the references have been provided, when available.
  • Tables and figures are all cited in the text. Tables are included within the text document, whilst figure files are uploaded as supplementary files.
  • Figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred). Each file is no more than 20MB per file. The files are in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS (to maximise quality, the original source file is preferred).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines found here. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, this includes following the instructions to ensure blind peer review.

Copyright Notice

Please note that an Article cannot be submitted and the Journal cannot proceed to publication of the Article if the terms of the UCL Open Access Student Journals Article Contributor Agreement are not agreed to by the Corresponding Contributor Author. By submitting to the Journal the Corresponding Contributor Author confirms that the article (or any iteration of it) is not under consideration for publication by any other publisher and has not already been published under another publisher’s imprint and hereby agrees to the UCL Open Access Student Journals Article Contributor Agreement Terms on behalf any/all co-authors and all authors understand that these terms apply to the article when published.

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.


UCL Journal of Economics allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Publication Fees

All UCL Open Access Student Journals do not charge an Article-Processing Charge (APC) for submission or publication. UCL Open Access Student Journal authors of accepted papers will not be required to make an APC payment for submission or publication before publication of their article.

Publication Cycle

UJE publishes one issue per year.


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