Research in World Economy

Research in World Economy (ISSN: 1923-3981; E-ISSN: 1923-399X) is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal published by Sciedu Press in Canada. This journal is published Semiannually (June & December) in both print and onlineversions. All publications are open access in full text and free to download.

This journal is intended to serve as the primary outlet for both theoretical and empirical research in all areas of economy and related fields. These include, but are not limited to the following: general economic theory, political economics, business economics, industrial economics, labor economics, urban & rural economics, development economics, technology economics, tourism economics, transport economics, macroeconomics & microeconomics, quantitative economics, resources and environmental economics, economic history and population, international trade, exchange rates, finance, accounting and insurance. It is a vital resource for researchers, analysts and policy-advisors interested in these areas.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (

 ※※ Research in World Economy in indexed in Scopus.




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Call for Papers - Research in World Economy

We are calling for submission of papers for the forthcoming issue of Vol. 11, No. 1, June, 2020. The length of 3000-8000 words is preferred. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online.

If you are interested in submitting a paper to this journal, please refer to the Author Guidelines. For any question you have, please contact the Editorial Assistant via:


2019: Articles Received: 155; Accepted: 94; Rejected: 42; Published: 111; Retracted: 0

2018: Articles Received: 73; Accepted: 38; Rejected: 30; Published: 22; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 72; Accepted: 39; Rejected: 24; Published: 25; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 77; Accepted: 40; Rejected: 27; Published: 24; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 79; Accepted: 31; Rejected: 28; Published: 43; Retracted: 0




e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a featured way of publishing articles in our journal. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.


Each paper published in Research in World Economy is assigned with a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier). And click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editorial Assistant sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-2 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editorial Assistant in time.

b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two external reviewers and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a manuscript. The review process may take 3-4 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (400USD).

e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two hard copies free of charge.

f). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage for download, free of charge.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue with two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



Publication Fee Adjustment Notice


Due to an unfavorable US dollar exchange rate and increasing operation costs, the publication fee of Research in World Economy will be adjusted from $300.00 USD to $400.00 USD per article, effective January 1, 2020.

For manuscripts submitted before January 1, 2020 but unpaid before January 31, 2020, the new rate will apply.

Thank you.

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Table of Contents


Norlaile Salleh Hudin, Nur Shafiqa Azrin Khairil Annuar, Ahmad Zainal Abidin Abd Razak
Asmawi Hashim, Norimah Rambeli, Norasibah Abdul Jalil, Normala Zulkifli, Emilda Hashim, Noor Al-Huda Abdul Karim
Emilda Hashim, Norimah Rambeli, Asmawi Hashim, Norasibah Abdul Jalil, Shahrun Nizam Abdul Aziz, Noor Al Huda Abdul Karim
Ahmad Raflis Che Omar, Mohd Yahya Mohd Hussin, Fidlizan Muhammad
Kamarul Bahari Yaakub, Norsamsinar Samsudin, Jessnor Elmy Mat Jizat, Azita Yonus Ahmad
Mohd Faizal Basri, Fitri Shuhaida Shoib, Surianor Kamaralzaman
Mohd Zul Izwan Aliyasak, Mohd Yahya Mohd Hussin, Fidlizan Muhammad, Azila Abdul Razak
Nooraisah Katmon, Omar Al-Farooque
Nurhanie Mahjom, Azila Abd Razak, Fidlizan Muhammad, Mohd Yahya Mohd Hussin, Siti Salma Syahierah binti Mansor
Nurul Fadly Habidin, Suzaituladwini Hashim, Nursyazwani Mohd Fuzi, Mad Ithnin Salleh, Wan Salmuni Wan Mustaffa, Norlaile Salleh Hudin
Yan-Teng Tan, Pei-Tha Gan, Mohd Yahya Mohd Hussin, Norimah Ramli
Ramlee Ismail, Mohd Yahya Mohd Hussin, Fidlizan Muhammad
Shahrun Nizam Abdul-Aziz, Normala Zulkifli, Norimah Rambeli@Ramli, Noor Al-Huda Abdul Karim, Zainizam Zakariya, Norasibah Abdul Jalil
Sharul Effendy Janudin, Hazianti Abdul Halim, Nurul Fadly Habidin, Farahaini Mohd Hanif
Zainizam Zakariya, Kristinn Hermanssons, Kho Yin Yin, Noor Fazlin Mohamed Noor
Zuriadah Ismail, Noor Lela Ahmad, Norlia Mat Norwani, Mohd Nazir bin Md Zabit