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The Economics Faculty of the Universidad Externado de Colombia has created a space for reflection centred on institutional economics. This effort is driven by the conviction that in today’s world a political and the economic systems are undergoing a new development phase. Understanding this development phase is a challenge for social researchers, research centres and organizations which seek social welfare, the development of political institutions and a better market performance.

The Journal of Institutional Economics (ISSN: 0124-5996; E-ISSN: 2346-2450) is a pluralistic biannual publication. It aims to disseminate theoretical and practical research of national and international authors in the broad field of institutional economics. It seeks to disseminate and submit for discussion theoretical and methodological advances to conform an academic community congregated around free examination. It is targeted to undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and professionals interested in economic development, welfare economics, international economics, economic thought, institutionalism, economic history, political institutions, industrial organization, public policies, among other themes in the social sciences.

The Journal is committed to high academic standards. All articles will be read by two external referees, through double-blind peer review. There will be no conflict of interest between referees regarding authors and their work. They will have to acknowledge international standards of scientific publications, particularly in regard to plagiarism and the peer review process. They will need to comply with the privacy statement. The referees will be anonymous and the authors are free to include the suggestions made by them. The Editorial Committee will make final decision regarding publication of articles. Publication will not depend on theoretical conception, point of view or methodology employed; only quality, rigor and the usual rules of scientific work will be taken into account, giving preference to unpublished documents.

The journal requires the author’s approval, through a license of use, editing, publication, reproduction, distribution and public communication of his/her work; in physical and digital format, for exclusively scientific, cultural and non-profit purposes. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, which will be licensed with Creative Commons Attribution. The reproduction of documents in other printed or electronic media must include an acknowledgement of the authorship of the work and its initial publication, as set forth in the license. The authors may disclose their documents in any repository or website. Immediately after its publication, the articles will be indexed and archived electronically for future reference and access. The articles are also available free of charge on the website [www.economiainstitucional.com] and in the following data bases: SciELO[www.scielo.org.co], Repec [econpapers.repec.org], Red ALyC [redalyc.uaemex.mx], Econlit, CSA, IBSS, Scopus[www.scopus.com], Latam-Studies, SSRN, HAPI, IBZ, IBR, Academic One File, EBSCO [www.ebsco.com], Oceano, Proquest, Latindex, Clase, Ulrich´s, Dialnet, DOAJ, Open J-Gage, REDIB and OJS [www.uexternado.edu.co/economiainstitucional.com]

The subscription is annual (2 issues) and should be made through the online format at: [www.economiainstitucional.com].

There are no author processing charges or submission charges for publishing in this journal. Also, the journal is committed to international scientific publication standards. It follows the guidelines of the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010:

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Revista de Economía Institucional
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