Review of Economics and Development Studies (ISSN-Print: 2519-9692) (ISSN-Online: 2519-9706) is a peer-reviewed research journal published bi-annually by CSRC Publishing, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan. The journal is independently managed by senior faculty at higher education institutions. The journal aims to cover topics and issues in various sub-areas of economics and development studies in context of emerging and developing economies. Purpose is to highlight the theoretical and practical issues faced by economic managers, businesses and society in these economies. The journal specially welcomes submissions which cover the topical areas related to sustainable economic development in emerging and developing economies.
Aims and Scope
Issues of sustainable economic development are mainly interwoven into economic policies and dynamics of business markets in emerging and developing economies. With this background READS aims to be a premier forum for policy and theoretical discussion of high impact research in emerging economies. READS covers various sub areas of economics and development studies specially related to sustainable economic theory and policy. The journal is open to both academicians and practitioners in its subject areas.
The journal considers articles written in all areas of economics and development studies in emerging economies including but not limited to micro economics, macro economics, financial economics, environmental economics, sustainable economic growth and development, monetary economics, econometrics, agriculture economics, international economics.
All papers submitted to READS undergo various steps of rigorous double-blind peer review process by academically relevant referees in higher education institutions. In order to meet growing requirement by authors for an efficient review and publication process, the journal has undertaken appropriate measures to speed up the process yet without compromising on the quality of publication. First step is desk review whereby a paper is checked for similarity/plagiarism using Turnitin and is screened by the chief editor himself or by editorial members for compliance to the journal's scope. This normally takes 15-20 days after submission of the paper in order to check similarity score, appropriateness of the study with journal scope and objectives. Email is sent to the corresponding author regarding decision of this initial screening usually within a month. After a paper passes through initial screening successfully, the paper undergoes double blind review process, in second step, by which the paper is sent withough disclosing authors information to two anonymous reviewers who are experienced academics in the area of research the paper focuses on. These reviewers comment on originality, contribution, appropriateness of flow of discussion and references cited in the study. After this step, review reports are sent to the corresponding author with a letter of acceptance or rejection conditioned to fulfillment of revisions in due time. This step usually takes another 30-45 days. The third step is about sending revised copy to copy editors who look at proofreading and editing of the paper and their report is sent to the authors as well. Authors are requested to submit the proofread and edited copy of the paper within 1-3 weeks after which paper is sent for production. Print copy is sent to corresponding author on request after publication. The journal has introduced early online production system by which the advance copy of paper is available on website before the publication date.
CSRC Publishing is the publisher of READS and assumes responsibility of all processes and activities necessary for print and online publishing of the content copy sent by the editorial board. CSRC Publishing or its management body bears no right to interfere in the nomination of editorial board and their role. Similarly, CSRC Publishing affirms to NO INTERVENTION policy in the editorial process and activities thererof.
The READS follows ethical guidelines by Committee on Publication Ethics. Both publisher, CSRC Publishing, and the editorial board of READS affirm to comply with and ensure ethical considerations in submission, review, conflict of interest, disclosure and publication process.
Job Description of the Editorial Board
Aside from providing prestige, the role of the editorial board is to advise and support the editor. Functions may include:
Identifying new topics for commissions, special editions and advising on direction for the journal—giving feedback on past issues and making suggestions for both subject matter and potential authors
Provide content by writing articles and occasional editorials reviews
Approaching potential contributors
Help to identify and suggest reviewers with expertise in the relevant area of a research paper and/or provide second opinions on papers (i.e. where there is a conflict between reviewers)
To ensure the implementation of ethical guidelines envisaged by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
To identify and resolve conflict of interest using journal’s policy thereof.
Identify appropriate conferences for editors to attend
Endorse the journal to authors, readers and subscribers and encourage colleagues to submit their best work.
To handle complaints/grievances by authors, reviewers or any other external and internal party.
In order to maintain academic independence of READS, the editorial board has decided to charge NO FEE for submission and publication of articles (No Article Processing Charges). The journal is independently and voluntarily managed by the editorial board whose members are academic staff from renowned institutions
The business model is based on free publication facility by the publisher, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy | CSRC. The publisher may charge for language editing and proofreading service to cover part of the publication cost. The language editing and proofreading may be required by the journal editorial for the papers accepted for publication after independent review process. The authors, however, are not restricted to use CSRC Language Editing Service and rather may opt to use other professional services.
Open Access & Copyright Policy
The members of editorial board of READS share common vision with CSRC in providing unrestricted access to knowledge and education for all and thereby follows OPEN ACCESS POLICY to showcase its content.
The authors submitting and publishing in READS agree to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0). Under this license, the authors published in READS let others remix, tweak, and build upon their work non-commercially, as long as they credit them by appropriate citation.
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