Journal of Resilient Economies - Platinum Open Access

About the Journal

What does it take to build a resilient economy? From natural disasters to pandemics, economies and the associated businesses, industries, occupations, and communities can be vulnerable to a range of external risks. The Journal of Resilient Economies (JRE), is a Platinum Open Access journal, with a multidisciplinary focus to further advance the important concept of resilience. JRE does not charge either the readers or the authors. This ensures all accepted articles will be immediately and permanently available to readers free of charge.

Who funds this Journal?

Publication infrastructure and maintenance of JRE is fully supported by James Cook University Open Journal Systems (OJS), driven by the belief that knowledge has the power to change lives, and that research outputs should be freely accessible online, without barriers. Read the complete version of JCU Open Access Policy and related documents here.


Accepted Types of Articles      

Accepted types of articles considered for publication in the Journal of Resilient Economies include:

  • Full-Length Papers
  • Review Articles
  • Research Notes
  • Short Communications
  • Editorials

Full-Length papers
Full-length papers are original and high-quality research papers that adopted a novel approach in ideation, methodology, techniques, data collection or analysis. Full-length papers should not have been previously published elsewhere.

Review Articles
Review articles, summarise existing literature, identify research gaps, evaluate strengths and weaknesses in the literature, highlight key issues, and synthesise key themes to help improve future research. Accepted formats for review papers include:

  • Critical reviews
  • Mapping reviews
  • Scoping reviews
  • Systematic reviews
  • Integrative reviews

All review articles must include a methods section explaining the approach to the review.

Research Notes
Research notes are brief papers that share materials of interest and often report preliminary results or focus on applicable methods or data collection. Research notes do not include extensive reviews nor detailed analysis. Those papers should be submitted as full-length papers. Research notes  contain no more than 3000 words (including abstract and references)

Short Communications
Short communications are succinct but comprehensive descriptions of limited investigations. Short communications do not usually provide detailed background information or extensive results presentation. Nonetheless, they are technically rigorous and innovative.  Short communications are not a method for publishing preliminary results. They contain no more than 3000 words (including abstract and references).

The Editors will solicit editorials. Authors wishing to submit an Editorial should first contact EIC to propose their idea.

Benefits to Authors

  • All published articles in the Journal of Resilient Economies (JRE) are fully open access. That means they are immediately and freely available to read, download and share.
  • JRE does not charge either the readers or the authors.
  • High standard, double-blind peer-review process
  • Time to editorial assessment decision two working days, time to review decision maximum up to 6 weeks, time to the publication of a citable article up to 2 weeks (upon final acceptance).
  • Fast and efficient online submission and review system

Copyright on all published papers in the JRE is retained by the author(s). Authors grant JRE a license to publish their article and identify itself as the original publisher

Aim and Scope

The twenty-first century has witnessed widespread global financial, and public health crises including, but not limited to, frequent large-scale natural disasters, the Dot-Com bubble crisis in the early 2000s, SARS pandemic, Global Financial Crisis (GFC), and COVID-19 pandemic. These crises adversely affected business, communities, and economies globally, resulting in social and economic disruptions. In a global-scale emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic, even strong economies demonstrated a lack of resilience and adaptive capacity. Equally, for businesses and communities, the impacts of these shocks have evidenced the need to pivot thinking, repurpose resources and be resilient. The effect of these crises is extended to industries, occupations, and livelihoods. Moreover, traditional methods of addressing external risks often preclude weaker economies from recognising their underlying vulnerabilities and economic weak-spots. Hence, the call for creative and innovative solutions is critical and imperative. This journal seeks to fill this gap through research and thinking that builds knowledge, understanding and insight into solutions that address the building of resilient economies.

Therefore, the Journal of Resilient Economies (JRE) allows for multidisciplinary contributions with local to global perspectives. Accordingly, the principal areas covered by JRE are:

  • Resilience and business continuity
  • Organisational resilience
  • Economic resilience (at micro, meso, or macro levels)
  • Industry resilience
  • Occupational resilience
  • Regional, urban, and rural resilience
  • Community resilience
  • Indigenous resilience