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Critical Letters in Economics & Finance

Discipline Areas

CLEF invites submissions from across Economics and Finance domains and all related areas with a clear connection to economic and finance research. CLEF is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary journal that seeks to develop critical insights that are accessible to specialised, non-specialised audiences with strong emphasis on high academic standards on research contributions.

CLEF format consists of concise original pieces of research that will enable quick communication and dissemination. The core features of the “letter” format: i) contributions are limited to 3,500 words; ii) articles should be clearly written to convey the essence of the research findings and the researcher/s main contribution; iii) articles should integrate details on economic and financial modelling of interest to the specialised economics and finance community, at the time that keeps the article accessible to a non-specialised community and to the general public.

All submissions that pass the desk-rejection phase will be subject to a careful peer-review process. With few exceptions, in which submissions are sent back for small editorial revisions before acceptance, each paper will be either accepted as is or rejected. Detailed reports will not be provided; the reasons for the decision will be explained in a brief cover letter from the editor. CLEF aims to have a quick turnover time of up to three months between the submission and final decision.

Your Paper Your Way We differentiate between the requirements for new and revised submissions. You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single Word or PDF file to be used in the refereeing process. Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to put your paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your article.