Evaluating the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Call for papers for: Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies

Guest Editors 

  • John Adams (Email: [email protected]), Professor of Economics, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK.
  • Mostafa AboElsoud (Email: [email protected]), Assistant Professor of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration Economics and Political Science, The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.

The focus of the issue
The outbreak of pandemic Covid-19 has disrupted the economic, financial and social systems of most countries and the short and long-term consequences will be difficult to appraise. The purpose of this special issue is to encourage early research into what these consequences might be in both developed and developing countries. We will be encouraging papers that generate thoughtful insights into alternative economic (realistic) futures, theoretical analysis of economic impacts still to come and empirical analysis of what has already occurred. All three of these themes may be at the micro and macro level of discussion.

The core objective of the call is to enable the scientific and social sciences community to write solid and structured contributions that might cast new light on what is likely to become a hugely intense debate for the foreseeable future.

The call for papers for this special issue may include, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • The actual and potential impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic upon SMEs
  • The outbreak and firm’s digitalization transformation
  • Global trade and the longer-term impact of COVID-19
  • COVID-19 – what will the tourism sector future be?
  • Impact of COVID-19 on education and the future of studying abroad
  • Financing along the supply chain: strengths and weaknesses and its future
  • Economic and financial lessons from history for the post-pandemic world
  • COVID-19 and the role of central banks, financial markets, and international institutions
  • COVID-19 and its Impact on economic factors, i.e. price stability, employment, economic growth
  • The future role of international organisations: WHO, IMF for example.

Submissions and deadlines

  • Submission deadline: August 31, 2020
  • Papers reviewed: October 31, 2020
  • Revised papers reviewed and accepted: December 31, 2020
  • Final versions of accepted papers delivered: March 31, 2021
  • Accepted issue number (optional): June 2021

Types of Papers accepted and Processes to follow when submitting your paper:

  • Empirical papers using a quantitative or mixed-methods approach that contribute to knowledge and practice are preferred.Conceptual papers and methodological papers are welcome if they are extensively and rigorously done to advance knowledge, measurement issues, and/or estimations.

Important Notes: 

  • All papers will be subject to the journal’s standard double-blind review procedure after a preliminary screening by the guest editors. 6 to 8 papers will be published in this special issue. Papers not accepted for the special issue may be considered for publication in a regular issue
  • Emerald has a new publishing fund of £20,000 to cover the APCs for research published on Emerald Open Research and to help researchers  to share their findings related to COVID-19: For more information go here: https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/topics/coronavirus
  • Please visit the author guidelines for the journal at: https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/jcefts#author-guidelines and read the publication style guidelines before submitting your paper
  • Submissions to this journal are through the ScholarOne submission system. Go here to register/or log on
  • Please ensure you select this special issue from the relevant drop-down menu on page four of the submission process. If you have any question about the special issue or your intended submission, please contact the guest editors