- Who can submit an article for review?
- What types of articles are published in the PPE?
- Is there a deadline for submitting my article?
- In general, how long will it take to get (i) editor's initial feedback on the manuscript; and (ii) further feedback from reviewers?
- Does the journal have specific formatting requirements?
- Is there a page limit for articles?
- What do I need to do after my article is accepted for publication?
- What are your policies concerning co-authorship between an undergraduate student and a faculty member?
- Do you accept papers from students who have already graduated from college?
- What rights do I retain over my work as an author when I publish with the PPE?
- How do I contact the Editor & Advisors?
Who can submit an article for review?
Any Illinois Wesleyan University undergraduate student who has engaged in in-depth research related to the field of Economics may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Park Place Economist. Alumni and Faculty may have articles considered for publication under special consideration.
What types of articles are published in the PPE?
The The Park Place Economist publishes articles by undergraduate researchers that have original ideas and economic content. Most articles have some empirical content. To be published, the papers should be well documented with citations to the literature where appropriate.
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 The Park Place Economist, 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 The Park Place Economist. If you have concerns about the submission terms for The Park Place Economist, please contact the editors.
Is there a deadline for submitting my article?
There is a different submission deadline for each edition of the The Park Place Economist. For the 2020-2021 edition of the publication, the deadline for submission is March 31, 2021.
In general, how long will it take to get (i) editor's initial feedback on the manuscript; and (ii) further feedback from reviewers?
In general, the The Park Place Economist makes the effort to have a decision for the author within 30 days. After revisions are completed and the revised article is resubmitted, the final decision should be delivered in 14 days.
Does the journal have specific formatting requirements?
There are no specific formatting requirements for papers that are submitted to be reviewed for possible publication. However, we expect initial submissions to use consistent formatting and documentation styles (e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago style etc). If the paper is accepted, the author(s) need to meet a few additional formatting requirements.
Is there a page limit for articles?
There is no page limit. However, journal articles are often in the range of 15 to 30 pages in length when double-spaced (without tables and graphs) and 11-point font. While brevity is a virtue, it is also important that arguments be well-developed.
What do I need to do after my article is accepted for publication?
After an article is accepted, we require you to download, fill out, sign and upload the Non-Exclusive License Agreement for Authors, which is located online. Please note that you, as the author, retain all copyright to the article.
What are your policies concerning co-authorship between an undergraduate student and a faculty member?
Authors are encouraged to receive guidance and advice from faculty mentors, the paper must be authored by undergraduate students. Faculty members should not be listed as authors. However, authors are encouraged to recognize the contribution of their faculty mentors in the abstract to the paper. For example, you might say “I would like to thank Professor xxx for valuable guidance on this paper.”
Do you accept papers from students who have already graduated from college?
Articles should be authored by undergraduate students. However, students can submit their articles after they graduate if most of the work on the article occurred when the author was an undergraduate student.
What rights do I retain over my work as an author when I publish with the PPE?
As further described in our Non-Exclusive License Agreement, authors retain all copyright to their articles published in the PPE. 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 PPE.
How do I contact the Editor & Advisors?
Feel free to contact the Editor-in-Chief for more information.