When are the submission deadlines?

  • Submissions for the Winter 2021-22 issue of our research journal must be received by November 15, 2021.
  • Commentaries are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis. 

Who may submit?

  • We welcome work from undergraduates who are enrolled at a two- or four-year college or university at the time they submit their work.
  • Stanford, non-Stanford, and international undergraduates are encouraged to submit work.
  • Authors may submit their work to other publications. However, they must withdraw their work from other publications if we select it. Duplicate publication is not allowed.

What kind of work may be submitted?

  • Starting in 2021, we now accept two types of submissions. First, for our research journal, we accept unpublished research papers, theses, and course term papers. Second, for the new commentary section of our website, we accept unpublished, shorter-length pieces, such as essays, opinion pieces, and reviews related to current economic issues and trends.
  • We welcome work in any field of economics and in related disciplines, such as political science, public policy, international relations, management science, applied mathematics, business, and finance. We also enthusiastically support interdisciplinary work.

How is work submitted?

  • Note: Authors may submit work that does not meet some requirements, but if their work is accepted for publication, they must meet expectations.
  • Generally, research papers should be no longer than 25 pages. Commentary submissions must abide by a strict 500 – 750 word limit.
  • Text must be formatted in 12-point Times New Roman font with 1.5 line spacing.
  • Research papers and commentaries must follow APA style and must include in-text citations and a reference section (bibliography). Commentaries that are entirely opinion based may not need references, but keep in mind that all facts and evidence must be completely sourced. In addition, research papers must include tables, figures, and equations that are labeled and numbered. No footnotes, please.
  • Plagiarism in any form is not tolerated. Full and accurate citations are required.
  • Author name and institution must be included. Research papers, theses, and course term papers require an abstract and acknowledgments.
  • Submissions must be emailed to
    • In the email subject line, include your first and last name as well as “Winter 2021-22 Submission – Research Paper” or “Commentary Submission.”
    • Research papers may be submitted as either a LaTeX or Word document. Commentaries must be submitted as a Word document.
    • Both research papers and commentaries must also include a PDF version of the LaTeX or Word document. All tables, figures, and equations must be included in the PDF.
    • Include figures and tables separately as JPEG or PNG files. If there are many files, combine into one ZIP file.
    • Please organize and name documents and files so they are readily understood.
    • In summary, research submissions emailed to will include these attachments: (1) .tex or .docx file; (2) .pdf file; and (3) .jpg, .png, or .zip file(s). Commentary submissions emailed to will include these attachments: (1) .docx file; (2) .pdf file; and (3) .jpg, .png, or .zip file(s) (only if the commentary includes tables and figures).

What happens after submission?

  • By submitting work, authors whose work is accepted agree to: withdraw their work from other publications, respond promptly and work diligently with us during the editing and publishing process, and allow us to make stylistic edits and to publish their work.
  • We review all submissions and look for originality, compelling evidence, and strong analysis.
  • Research papers are exclusively considered for our journal, and commentary pieces are exclusively considered for the commentary section of our website. Commentary pieces are not included in the main journal.
  • Authors will be notified by email once decisions have been made. Please check your email.
  • The journal is published on our website along with commentaries. We do not print physical copies of the journal. Please go to the Archives tab of our website to view and download past issues of the journal.

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