Frontiers of Economics in China (FEC)


Call For Papers
Frontiers of Economics in China (FEC)

Expedited Review Process for Manuscripts on Economic Issues of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Frontiers of Economics in China invites submissions of manuscripts on economic issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic for expedited publication. Given the rapid evolution of the pandemic and its impact on the economies around the world, it is important that research findings in this area are published and disseminated promptly to inform decision-making by governments, firms and individuals. Therefore, for a limited time only, the FEC will adopt an expedited review process for manuscripts on economic issues related to the pandemic. Specifically,

- The journal will guarantee a decision on each manuscript within four (4) weeks of submission.
- There will be only two categories of decisions: accept (possibly with minor revisions) or reject. This will ensure that authors will not be made to go through lengthy revision processes.
- Accepted manuscripts will be published in the December 2020 issue.

To be eligible for the expedited review process, a manuscript must be submitted before August 15, 2020, and it must be about economic issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The topic can be empirical or theoretical, and it does not have to be related to China.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit a manuscript, please go to:
and choose Article Type: Symposium on Economic Issues of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Additional Submission Instructions:
1. Papers (in WORD or PDF) should be written in English and submitted online at
2. Only original papers will be considered. Submission of the same paper to multiple journals is NOT permitted.
3. Submission deadline is August 15, 2020.
4. Manuscripts should be double-spaced. For detailed instructions for submissions, please refer to:

If you have any difficulty during the online submission process, do not hesitate to contact the FEC editorial office (Lily Wenfeng Wei) for assistance:; 86-21-6590 2330.

JOURNAL PROFILE: Frontiers of Economics in China (FEC - is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by Higher Education Press (HEP) and edited at the Institute for Advanced Research (IAR), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). Issued quarterly and distributed worldwide, it is available both online and in hard-copy. With more than 600 institutional subscribers worldwide and indexed in more than 10 databases including EBSCO-BSU, EconLit, ESCI, Gale, ProQuest, RePEc and SCOPUS, the journal was ranked as one of The Highest International Impact Academic Journals of China in 2016 and 2019.

In recent years, a large number of renowned scholars have contributed papers to the journal, including Jushan Bai, Robert Barro, Zhiwu Chen, Alan Deardorff, James Heckman, Kevin X.D. Huang, Justin Yifu Lin, Dani Rodrik, Joseph Stiglitz, Guoqiang Tian, Shang-Jin Wei. Based on data from the WOS website, scholars from about 500 institutions (2/3 of which are outside China), including NBER, WHO, Harvard University, MIT, UC-Berkeley, Oxford University, National University of Singapore, Seoul National University, University of Bonn, University of Tokyo, have cited articles published in FEC. Among the journals that have cited FEC articles are American Economic Review, Science, International Economic Review, China Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, and Journal of Population Economics.

EDITOR: Guoqiang Tian, Texas A&M University

EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Zhiqi Chen, Carleton University

- Chunrong Ai, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)
- Kevin X.D. Huang, Vanderbilt University
- Neng Wang, Columbia University
- Quan Wen, University of Washington