Submit to Vol. VIII

Why Submit?

Having your paper published in the journal has multiple benefits. It acts as both a valuable resume-builder and a way to differentiate yourself from applicants in your field. More importantly, the process allows you to share your research internationally and it provides an opportunity to have your work peer-reviewed.

How to Submit

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have reopened the submission portal. We extended our submission window for the 2019/20-2020 edition to January 3, 2021 at 11:59 CST.

The submission window for The Developing Economist Vol. VII, 2019/20-2021 has closed.

Submissions will be accepted for The Developing Economist Vol. VIII 2022 edition starting in Fall 2021.

Submission Guidelines

We accept submissions of academic papers from the fields of Economics, Finance, Political Economy, Mathematics, and Public Policy authored or co-authored by current undergraduate students or recent graduates (less than 12 months from graduation date) from any appropriately-accredited foreign or domestic institution.

First round submissions may be in any format, but editing should be expected upon acceptance. At this stage, each paper will be reviewed briefly by a member of our staff. A few things to note regarding your submission:

  • Suggested length is less than 25 pages, including references and appendices

  • Submissions should include a short abstract or executive summary

  • We do our best to keep your name and institutional affiliation confidential throughout the process until publication

  • You should expect comments and criticism from professors, lecturers (with PhDs), graduate students, or staff editors during later rounds

  • You will be contacted promptly if your paper is to proceed through each round

​You will be contacted in the Spring after the deadline if your submission passes to the next round. The deadline to submit for the 2019/20-2021 edition was January 3, 2021 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.

The second and third rounds include an in-depth review by a UT faculty member in your research area as well as additional review by our editorial staff.

Given the current COVID-19 situation, we have changed the submission deadline a couple of times. If you submitted a paper prior to May 2020 and if we have not contacted you regarding these updates, please reach out to us if you wish to withdraw your submission.