IT&FA Journal

IT&FA members have the option of utilizing the Global Economy Journal, which works directly with IT&FA to publish member materials meeting the standards of the Journal.

Aims and Scope

The Global Economy Journal (GEJ) seeks to publish original and innovative research, as well as novel analysis, relating to the global economy. While its main emphasis is economic, GEJ is a multi-disciplinary journal. Its content mirrors the diverse interests and approaches of scholars involved with the international dimensions of business, economics, finance, history, law, marketing, management, political science, and related areas. GEJ also welcomes scholarly contributions from officials with government agencies, international agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

One over-arching theme that unites IT&FA members and gives focus to this journal is the complex globalization process, involving flows of goods and services, money, people, and information. As a result, the Global Economy Journal invites submissions that address important aspects of globalization. GEJ aspires to be timely and policy-oriented. It publishes the occasional theoretical piece that is especially timely, as with Gallegati et al. (2008), “The Asymmetric Effect of Diffusion Processes: Risk Sharing and Contagion,” explaining the diffusion process of economic crises just as the 2008 world crisis was nearing its peak. More typically GEJ publishes policy pieces such as Carbaugh and Hedrick (2009), “Will the Dollar Be Dethroned as the Main Reserve Currency?”. GEJ does not shy away from the controversial, as long as the article is more than simply controversial, as in Rehman and Askari (2010), “How Islamic are Islamic Countries?”.

GEJ also invites submissions on global economy issues that reach across traditional academic boundaries, and are interdisciplinary, or multi-disciplinary, in character. While the journal will consider narrower studies, authors of submissions should strive to present their conclusions to a broader audience without sacrificing rigor or scientific validity.

GEJ also publishes a special section entitled “What’s New in Our World? Field Reports, Commentary, Provocation.” It is designed to present informed views on timely topics for a general audience. Contributions to the section will focus on a timely issue, innovation, or development in the global economy. They should be written for an audience of non-specialists, and be relatively brief, that is, between 10 and 15 pages. The editor also invites informed views on global issues, either those currently making the headlines, or those that in the view of the writer merit greater attention. Reports from the field about major developments or changes in the global economy are also welcome.

Within this global context, appropriate topics of particular relevance to the Global Economy Journal include, but are not limited to:

  • Commercial Policy
  • Communications
  • Comparative Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Diversity Issues
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Integration
  • Exchange Rates
  • Finance and Investments
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy
  • Globalization
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information
  • Industry-Specific Issues
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Issues
  • Law and Governance
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Marketing
  • Multilateral Institutions
  • Multinational Corporations
  • National and Regional Studies
  • Outsourcing and Offshoring
  • Pedagogical Issues
  • Regionalism
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Technology Transfer
  • Trade in Goods and Services
  • Transportation

The Global Economy Journal is the official publication of the International Trade and Finance Association, and is published in cooperation with Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

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