Journal of Resilient Economies - Platinum Open Access

About the Journal

Building a resilient economy requires a multifaceted approach that addresses the various risks and challenges that can impact economic stability. This includes developing strategies to mitigate and manage natural disasters, such as natural hazard zoning and emergency preparedness plans. It also includes addressing issues related to pandemics and other global health crises, such as investing in healthcare infrastructure and promoting public health measures. In addition, building a resilient economy requires addressing structural vulnerabilities in the economy, such as income inequality, lack of access to education and training, and inadequate social safety nets. To achieve this, policies must be put in place to support individuals, businesses and communities in becoming more resilient to external risks and shocks. Moreover, it requires continuous monitoring, assessing and updating these policies to ensure that they are effective in promoting economic resilience. The Journal of Resilient Economies(JRE) is a platform that aims to advance the important concept of resilience by providing a multidisciplinary focus and a wide range of perspectives to better understand the challenges of building a resilient economy.

As a Platinum Open Access journal, JRE offers a multidisciplinary approach and employs a rigorous double-blind peer-review process for all submitted papers. With the goal of promoting accessibility and inclusivity, JRE does not charge readers or authors for access to its articles, ensuring they are immediately and permanently available to all. Additionally, JRE is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and actively seeks to contribute to the literature on the connection between the SDGs and economic resilience.

Publisher: 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.

JRE aims to make the academic research available:

  • online
  • immediately
  • without charge
  • free from most copyright or licensing restrictions

Read the complete version of JCU Open Access Policy and related documents here.


Call for Papers July 2023 Issue: Building Resilient Economies: Innovations and Solutions in the Face of Crisis


The journal encourages research and thinking that builds knowledge, understanding, and insight into solutions that address the building of resilient economies. We welcome papers that provide practical and innovative approaches, as well as theoretical perspectives, to address the challenges of building resilient economies in the face of crises.

Read more about Call for Papers July 2023 Issue: Building Resilient Economies: Innovations and Solutions in the Face of Crisis

Current Issue

Vol. 2 No. 2 (2022): Resilience Solutions: from Managing Economic and Urban Resources to Technology Adoption
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Economic resilience is a complex, multifaceted phenomenon that demonstrates the ability to withstand or recover from shocks at all levels of society. An economy's existing structural, operational and organisational conditions initially shape the inherent and adaptive levels of resilience. Adaptive levels of economic resilience, however, enhance the capacity within the society to be more productive, resourceful, and creative while dealing with change, and it can be considered as the ability to renew and create new pathways to deal with adversity. Therefore, enhancing economic resilience requires flexible, divergent and  creative solutions. Accordingly, articles published in this issue collectively look at the extensiveness of the concept of resilience through multiple lenses and review a range of complementary ideas to show how resilience can be achieved or improved in different sectors of the economy. At the same time, each paper maintains conceptual distinctiveness and explanatory value to their field.

Editor-in-Chief: Taha Chaiechi
December 2022

Published: 2022-12-31
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Accepted Types of Articles      

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

  • Original Research/ Research Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Case studies
  • Research Notes
  • Editorials- by invitation or request

·       Original Research/ Research Article:

These types of articles are detailed studies reporting new work and are classified as primary literature. They include full Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections. They are typically between 6,000-8,000 words. The article must be closely linked to the concept of resilience.

Review Articles:

Review Articles provide a comprehensive summary of research on a particular topic and an outlook on the state of the field of research and where it is heading. Review articles are regarded as secondary literature and are often broadly read and highly cited. Review articles should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words (excluding reference list) . The article must be closely linked to the concept of resilience.

JRE considers the publication of three main types of review articles: 

  1. Critical review – authors must present and critically analyse the current knowledge, including substantive findings as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to a particular topic.
  2. Systematic or scoping review – authors must use selected explicit, systematic or scoping methods to minimise bias and produce more reliable findings to inform decision-making processes.
  3. Meta-analysis – authors must use a quantitative, formal study design to systematically assess previous research results to derive conclusions about that body of research.


Case studies:

A case study is a research approach used to generate an in-depth, multi-faceted understanding of a complex issue in its real-life context. It reports specific instances of interesting phenomena. Authors must follow crucial stages: defining the case; selecting the case(s); collecting and analysing the data; interpreting data, and reporting the findings. They are typically between 3,000 and 4,000 words (excluding reference list) . The case study must be closely linked to the concept of resilience.

Research Note:

Research notes are short manuscripts presenting preliminary and/or exploratory findings or introducing a new method for collecting or data analysis. The academic findings should be explained and documented concisely. These research outputs should include a short abstract and introductory paragraph. Research notes may be written as continuous text in order to keep them as concise as possible. They are usually between 2,000 and 3,000 words (excluding reference list) and are considered small preliminary studies. They typically include: a title, synopsis, introduction, methodology, results and conclusion. The research note must be closely linked to the concept of resilience.

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 businesses, 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