About the Journal

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

Journal's Classification Codes

Based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) codes, the following Fields of Research (FoR) codes are assigned to the Journal of Resilient Economies (JRE):

3801     Applied economics
3803     Economic theory
3505     Human resources and industrial relations
3507     Strategy, management and organisational behaviour

Platinum Open Access and the Publication Fee

JRE is a Platinum Open Access journal, which means 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. James Cook University is one of the world's leading institutions focussing on the tropics, located in tropical North Queensland, Australia. Read the complete version of JCU Open Access Policy and related documents here.