Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Article Criteria

The journal seeks to publish research or scholarship-based articles on the theory and practice of economics and development. All articles, of whatever nature, should lead to critical insights into the area being addressed, framed within an appropriate international context, and should be not exceed 6000 words (15 pages).

Key topics include: economics development, welfare economics, economics policy, natural economics, business, small and medium enterprises, management and other academic works in the field of economics. A range of methodological approaches – including, but not limited to empirical (quantitative or qualitative), historical and philosophical work – is invited.  

Book reviews

Book reviews of 1200 to 1500 words are invited. Reviews should be of recently published books dealing with any aspect of economics that the reviewer considers to be inspiring or to have significant implications for future policy, research and/or practice in the economic development. 

The following identify some of the general features common to good book reviews that we are seeking. The review should:

  • Convey the content of the book, the author's approach to the subject, and the author's conclusions/viewpoint/argument (the warrant of the book), using an integrated approach rather than chapter-by-chapter listing of themes.
  • Place the book in the context of its field and give a sense of the book's significance.
  • Present a balanced analysis of the book's strengths and weaknesses and illustrate those points with examples.
  • Be scholarly yet written in language accessible to a generalist audience. We assume that our readers are knowledgeable about economics and business, but may not be specialists in a particular field.
  • Be written in a clear and lively style that is both interesting and engaging.

Special issues

At least one issue each year is usually a special issue that focuses on a specific area of economics and business practice or research. Special issue topics are decided by the Editorial Team. Calls for submissions are published in earlier issues of the journal itself as well as on this website; they are also sent out through various networks. 


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue

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Peer Review Process

  1. Provide written feedbacks on the scientific benefits and value of the research within the time limits, which is done by documentation making of the written opinion of the peer-reviewers
  2. Indicate whether the work has a clear, concise, relevant scientific accuracy and original composition, and appealing to the reader.
  3. Avoid personal comments or criticism
  4. Refrain from the direct contact with the authors without editors' permission
  5. Inform editors immediately in case of inability to review within time limits and provide the names of other potential peer-reviewers.
  6. Determine the scientific merit, originality, and the scope of work; show the way to improve it, and recommend acceptance or rejection when using a grading scale,
  7. Pay attention to ethical concerns, such as the substantial similarity between the last articles and every papers being published or submitted to another journal,
  8. Warn editors about the potential of personal conflicts, financial conflicts or conflicts of interest 
  9. Ensure that the published articles comply with the standards of the journal,
  10. Protect the reader from incorrect or flawed research and studies that can not be validated by others,
  11. Be alert to the failure to cite relevant work by other scientist.


Publication Frequency

RIEBS is a scientific journal published online two times a year in July and December.


Open Access Policy

RIEBS provides an immediate open access to its content on the principle to make research is freely available for the public to support a greater global exchange of knowledge. The users do not have to be registered and log in to view the journal site or to view open access content.


Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by RIEBS Editorial Board using Grammarly Plagiarism Checker and CrossCheck plagiarism screening service powered by iThenticate.


Article Processing Charges

Every article submitted to RIEBS will not have any 'Article Processing Charges'. This includes peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the articles.


References Management

Every article submitted to RIEBS shall use reference management software e.g. EndNote® or Mendeley.


Copy Editing and Proofreading

Every article accepted by RIEBS shall be an object to Grammarly® writing-enhancement program conducted by RIEBS Editorial Board.