Institutions and Economies is a peer reviewed journal published by the Faculty of Business and Economics (formerly Faculty of Economics and Administration), University of Malaya. The journal  is published four times a year, in January, April, July and October. The journal publishes research articles (excluding systematic literature review) and book reviews. Only original research articles that are not under consideration by other publishers are welcome. Special issues are also welcome but interested special issue editors must submit a proposal to the Editor-In-Chief for consideration. The journal is indexed in SCOPUS, IDEAS, MYCite, ECONPapers, ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), EBSCO and Asian Digital Library. Institutions and Economies is a recipient of the CREAM Award 2016 by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

Print ISSN:     2232 - 1640
E - ISSN:       2232 - 1349   


Peer Review Statement 

All research articles in the journal have undergone rigorous peer review. The process consists of an initial screening by the Editor-In-Chief, Deputy Editor and Associate Editors, followed by double-blind refereeing: two reviewers for articles. Articles in special issues go through double-blind refereeing and one internal review by the Editorial Board. 


There will be a publication fee of USD100/- for accepted papers only (papers that have undergone the double-blind review process) to partially cover the expenses of copy editing of accepted manuscripts. Payment of the publication fee should only be made after acceptance of a manuscript. 

Note: Submissions from 1/1/2024 and that have been accepted for publication after the double-blind review process will be subject to a publication fee of RM500/-.

The detailed information of the payment process can be seen here. Payment of the publication fee can be done at this website.


Research Ethics


For research involving human subjects, authors should include evidence of ethical approval, including the name of the committee that provided approval, within the manuscript. If no approval was granted, authors must be able to provide sufficient evidence for why their studies should be exempted from this policy. Authors are encouraged to explain the reason for the exemption within the manuscript.

CRediT Author Statement


Kindly take note of the following requirement in the submission guidelines:

  • The number of authors for each manuscript is limited to a maximum of five (5) authors and the description of their diverse contributions should be provided in the cover page at the point of submission. A sample of the CRediT (contributor roles taxonomy): (i) conceptualization/ formulation of ideas; (ii) development/ design of methodology; (iii) data collection/ curation;  (iv) formal analysis/ techniques; and (v) writing - original draft.

Double-Blind Review Process


All research articles in the journal undergo a rigorous peer review. The process consists of an initial screening by the Editor-In-Chief, Deputy Editor and Associate Editors, followed by double-blind refereeing: two reviewers for each article.

Please note that the review process can take up to 4-months. This is the minimum period for the review process. The journal does not condone a "fast track publication" request.  

Volume 16, Issue 3 (2024)

Published: 2024-07-01

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