Policies for Undergraduate Economic Review
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and Digital Commons @ IWU
- Questions about the UER
Who Can Submit?
Any undergraduate student who has engaged in in-depth research in the field of Economics may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Undergraduate Economic Review. If a manuscript is submitted for publication, the student must request a letter from a faculty member at his or her institution, confirming that the manuscript was completed as part of the student's undergraduate work.
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Undergraduate Economic Review, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Undergraduate Economic Review. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Undergraduate Economic Review, please contact the editors.
Undergraduate Economic Review has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. It is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.
It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.
Rights for Authors and Digital Commons @ IWU
As further described in our Non-Exclusive License Agreement, authors retain all copyright to their articles published in the UER. Upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication, authors must sign a Non-Exclusive License Agreement that gives Illinois Wesleyan University permission to distribute their work in the UER.