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17 Nov 2021


World Trade Review: Call for Proposals

The World Trade Review (WTR) welcomes proposals for special issues. The WTR, whose editorial team consists of Mona Pinchis-Paulsen, Manfred Elsig, Joseph Francois and Peter Van den Bossche, intends to publish at least one special issue a year and will give preference to proposals for special issues of papers presented at inter- or transdisciplinary workshops or conferences.

Submission deadlines

There are two annual deadlines for proposals: 1 February and 1 September. The Editors will communicate their decision within 2 weeks of each deadline. A proposal should contain the following information:

  • The theme of the proposed special issue.
  • The name, address, and position of the proposed Guest Editor(s) with a short bio.
  • A description (max. 1200 words) for the rationale of the special issue, its contribution in relation to existing work and debates in the field of trade and investment.
  • The names and short bio (max. 100 words) for authors and an abstract (max. 200 words) of the content of each individual paper highlighting its theoretical/conceptual or empirical contribution.
  • Special issues should include 6-8 research papers and an introduction. The papers will be submitted to peer review and may not all be accepted.
  • Detailed timetable from acceptance of the proposal until submission of the papers (maximum should be 6 months).
  • The maximum length of each paper is max. 12,000.

Proposals are to be sent to email: worldtradereview@yahoo.co.uk 

Special issues are managed by the Guest Editor(s), via the ScholarOne online submission and review system used by WTR, subject to general support and guidance by the Editors of WTR. The review process is the same as for regular WTR research articles with at least two referees per paper.

WTR Symposia

WTR welcomes proposals for symposia, which bring together 3-4 research articles on a timely subject related to global trade and investment. Preference will be given to proposals for symposia that are inspired by an inter- or transdisciplinary approach. The papers will undergo peer review (with at least two referees per article) and may not all be accepted. Proposals for symposia will be accepted on a rolling basis. A proposal should contain the following information:

  • The theme of the proposed symposium.
  • A description (max. 1200 words) of the rationale of the symposium, its contribution in relation to existing work and debates in the field of trade and investment.
  • The names and short bio (max 100 words) of the authors of the planned papers including an abstract (max. 200 words) of the content of each paper highlighting its theoretical/conceptual or empirical contribution.
  • Expected time of submission.
  • The maximum length of each paper is 14,000 words

Proposals are to be sent to following email address: worldtradereview@yahoo.co.uk

Symposia are managed by the Editors of WTR.