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Frequency: 2 issues/year
ISSN: 1657 - 4206 e-ISSN: 2462-8107

Editor-in-Chief: Theodore R. Breton

Focus and Scope
Ecos de Economia is an international journal of applied economics, with a particular interest in the quantitative analysis of economic, financial, and public policy issues and/or themes related to Latin America. Articles that include and analyze national data are particularly welcome, since these data are often unavailable to international researchers outside the region. The journal is not interested in manuscripts that are solely conceptual in nature. Ecos de Economía does not charge any fees for the review or revision of articles.

Section Policies
Articles
Ecos de Economia is an international journal of applied economics, with a particular interest in the quantitative analysis of economic, financial, and public policy issues and/or themes related to Latin America. Articles that include and analyze national data are particularly welcome, since these data are often unavailable to international researchers outside the region. The journal is not interested in manuscripts that are solely conceptual in nature.
 
Peer Review Process
The journal follows a two-part process to provide an efficient review of submitted manuscripts. The Editor-in-Chief, in consultation with the appropriate Associate Editor(s), first reviews the manuscript to determine whether it potentially could provide a valuable contribution to the applied economics literature. In making the initial decision he considers the pertinence of the topic, the validity of the analysis, and the quality of the presentation. If he finds the manuscript promising, he sends it to two referees in the appropriate field for a thorough, written review.

In the event that the Editor-in-Chief rejects the manuscript after the initial review, the corresponding author is notified of the decision and is not provided with a written review. If the manuscript is sent for a thorough review, this review will be provided to the authors regardless of the decision on publication following this review.

Duties of reviewers*
Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Academy Publisher shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Aknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

*Based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

Publication Frequency
Ecos de Economia is published in June and December, but articles will be posted on-line shortly after acceptance.

Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archiving
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.