Submission Guidelines

World Economic Research Institute (WERI) accepts original manuscripts to be published in EconWorld Working Papers series. Please send your submission to wp@econworld.org. Authors are encouraged to use the working paper series’ template .docx file which can be downloaded from here.

Submitted manuscripts should resemble articles in standard academic journals in terms of content, structure, length and format.
EconWorld Working Paper series follows the guidelines suggested by Munich Personal RePEC archives for selection of the working papers. Accordingly:

1. The paper should be of academic nature.
2. The topic should relate to economics, including the contiguous historical, social, and behavioral sciences and statistical as well as mathematical methods related to economics.
3. Advertisements or surveys of contents of some other publication are not accepted, but review articles are.
4. The paper must be complete and downloadable. Abstracts without a downloadable paper are not accepted.
5. Editors check submissions according to these guidelines as well as technical aspects, mainly related to the prevention of copyright violations. No further refereeing is done.

Copyright of the working papers belongs to the authors and they cannot be replicated or distributed without their explicit consent.  All published material is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Licence. Accordingly you are free to share — (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


Submitted manuscripts should follow the below formatting guidelines:

  •    Articles in English and Turkish are accepted. Articles should be submitted online by email in MS Office Word format.
  •    Submitted articles should be unpublished work.
  •    Authors keep the copyright on the manuscripts after acceptance. However the working paper will be published under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Licence.
  •    Manuscripts should be typed 1.15 spaced and should not exceed 30 pages.
  •    Titles and subtitles should be short.
  •    Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and titled.
  •    Decimals should be separated by a full-stop. Digits should not be separated by commas.
  •    Equations should be numbered consecutively. Equation numbers should appear in parentheses at the right margin.
  •    In cases where the derivation of formulas has been abridged, the full derivation must be presented on a separate sheet for referee use (not to be published).
  •    References should be listed on a separate page. (Not on a separate document but on a separate page!).
  •    The text that has the authors' names removed. If an author is cited, ``;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;Author``;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; and year are used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of author's name, paper title, etc. The author's name has also been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.
  •    The page numbers for articles in periodicals and edited books must be indicated. References should appear as follows.

  • Books: FOROUTAN, F. (1996), Turkey 1976-85: Foreign Trade, Industrial Productivity and Competition, in Industrial Evolution in Developing Countries, Eds. M. J. Roberts and J. R. Tybout, A World Bank Book, Washington, pp. 1-64.
  • Periodicals: SENSES, F. (1991), Turkey’s Stabilization and Structural Adjustment Program in Retrospect and Prospect, The Developing Economies, XXIX-3, 210-234.
  • Collections: TAYMAZ, E. (1998), Trade Liberalization and Employment Generation: The Experience of Turkey in the 1980s, Economic Reforms, Living Standards, and Social Welfare Study (edited by Ana Revenga), Vol II Technical Papers, Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
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