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European Journal of Law and Economics

European Journal of Law and Economics

Editors-in-Chief: A. Marciano; G.B. Ramello

ISSN: 0929-1261 (print version)

Journal no. 10657

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EJLE considers for publication special issues and symposia that will advance the scholarly debate by providing focal points, by discussing neglected topics, by disentangling specific issues, etc. Please submit the proposal to Anandhi Sankar (Anandhi.Sankar[at]springer[dot]com).
Every proposal shall be prepared according to the instructions below and it shall be clearly focused around a specific topic. Please note that the EJLE does not publish the proceedings of conferences and workshops. The submitted proposal will be reviewed by the regular editors. Changes can be suggested and, once accepted, the final proposal will thus be the outcome of a joint agreement between guest editor(s) and the editors in chief of the journal.
It is important that the symposium/special issue has a well-defined theme around to which the articles revolve. Also, and of all evidence, the proposal must relate to law and economics. In this respect any proposal submitted should include a brief description of the relevance of the project for law and economics and for EJLE.
In general a proposal shall include a description of the theme, the name and a CV of the guest-editor(s), a list of contributors who have agreed to submit a contribution to the symposium or special issue, tentative titles of the articles and a planned schedule.
The number and size of the articles cannot exceed the number and size of a regular issue of EJLE. The guest-editor(s) should communicate any necessary details, including length, to the authors before the articles are sent to the journal.
Each symposium/special issue should include a foreword which will give an overview of the issue and which may provide background common to all the articles.
The final date of publication however will depend on the general publication schedule of EJLE.
The papers directed to the symposium/special issue have to be submitted electronically to EJLE through the editorial manager of the journal, selecting the appropriate label that will be given by the editors. Each contribution will be evaluated as a regular submission by at least 2 reviewers. Guest-editors have the responsibility to select referees, in coordination with the editors-in-chief. Only papers that meet the regular standards of the journal will be accepted. Please note that any article that is not of publishable quality shall be rejected. The editors of EJLE may help to find referees and reviewers if needed. Moreover they retain the residual control on the overall quality.

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    European Journal of Law and Economics has been accepted for Social Sciences Citation Index and will first appear with an Impact Factor in the 2010 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), published in June 2011.

    The European Journal of Law and Economics provides readers with high quality and empirical research in law and economics. The Journal publishes analytical studies on the impact of legal interventions into economic processes by legislators, courts and regulatory agencies. There is an emphasis on European Community law and the comparative analysis of legal structures and legal problem solutions in member states of the European Community. The editors are particularly interested in papers discussing the institutional (and) legal prerequisites for efficient market operation both in the European Community and in the new European market economies. Case studies are welcome, as are the analyses of proposed legislation and court cases. The Journal also publishes literature surveys, review articles, and book reviews and notes. Finally, important developments and topics in law and economics analysis will be documented and examined in special issues dedicated to that subject.

    As its name says, the Journal focuses on European Law and Economics. Approximately two thirds of the board members and consulting editors, as well as of the submitted papers, are from Europe. The ideal article exploits the large institutional diversity in European legal reality in order to build a more robust body of theory. Referees are chosen with two criteria in mind: One referee should have a European, the other an American background; simultaneously, one should be a lawyer and the other an economist. The journal is edited for readability; both lawyers and economists, scholars and specialized practitioners count among its readers.

    Officially cited as: Eur J Law Econ

    RePEc ranks the journal 267th out of 511 listed journals.

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