About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Economics and Business Letters is an open access journal that publishes both theoretical and empirical quality original papers in all economics and business fields. In addition, relevant discussions on current policy issues will be considered for the Policy Watch section. As general strategy of EBL, the journal will launch calls for papers for special issues on topics of interest, generally with invited guest editors. The maximum length of the letters is limited to 2,500 words.

Abbreviated journal title: Econ Bus Lett

Peer Review Process

Quality originals will be pre-screened by the Editorial Board and then articles will be peer-reviewed in a double-blind revision process by, at least, two experts in the field of the paper. An editorial decision (accept, minor changes, reject) will be made normally within 12 weeks from reception. No major revision will be considered.




  • SJR 2020: 0.197 | Q3 Economics, Econometrics and Finance misc. | Business and International Management
  • CiteScore 2020: 0.6.  

ESCI-Web of Science - Clarivate

  • Journal Citation Indicator JCI 2020: 0.19 Q4 (454/549) Economics 

Google scholar profile (Dec 2021)

  • Total citations: 1,310
  • h-index: 18
  • i10-index: 37

Google scholar metrics 

  • 2020: h5-index: 7; h5-median: 8

Ideas / Repec

  •  Simple Impact Factor (10 years): 0.939


  • Impact Factor 2019 (2 years): 0.22
  • 5-years H: 7


  • Overall score 2019: 18.7074 | 4/20 Economics Q1 


2020 (Prov)

  • Received: 410
  • Accepted: 47
  • Rejected: 326
  • Acceptance rate: 12.60%
  • Under review: 37
  • Days to review: 34



  • Received: 196
  • Accepted: 45
  • Rejected: 151 (92 desk rejection)
  • Acceptance rate: 22.96%
  • Days to review: 50
  • Days to publication (since submission): 228

Historical data available in the Editorial Note.


Most cited



A.Y. Javid, M. Javid and Z.A. Awan (2013) Electricity consumption and economic growth: evidence from Pakistan, Economics and Business Letters, 2(1), 21-32


Lansink, A.O. and A. Wall (2014) Frontier models for evaluating environmental efficiency: an overview, Economics and Business Letters 3(1), 43-50


Aiello, F. and Bonanno, G. (2013) Profit and cost efficiency in the Italian banking industry (2006-2011), Economics and Business Letters, 2(4), 190-205


Patuelli, R., M. Mussoni and G. Candela (2014) Cultural offer and distance in a spatial interaction model for tourism, Economics and Business Letters, 3(2), 96-108


Alvarez, A. and C. Arias (2014) Some important issues in applied stochastic frontier analysis, Economics and Business Letters, 3(1), 3-11


Grosskopf, S., Hayes, K. and Taylor, L.L (2014) Applied efficiency analysis in education, Economics and Business Letters, 3(1), 19-26


Ntim, C.G. (2012) Does the South African stock market value independent dual board leadership structure?, Economics and Business Letters, 1(1), 35-45


Whitehead, J.C., D.S. Noonan and E. Marquardt (2014) Criterion and predictive validity of revealed and stated preference data: the case of Mountain Home Music concert demand, Economics and Business Letters, 3(2), 87-95


Angulo, A., J. Mur and J. Trivez (2014) Measure of the resilience to Spanish economic crisis: the role of specialization, Economics and Business Letters, 3(4), 263-275


Filippini, M. and L. Orea (2014) Applications of the stochastic frontier approach in Energy Economics, Economics and Business Letters, 3(1), 35-42


Zhao, J. and P.J. Barry (2013) Implications of different income diversification indexes: the case of rural China, Economics and Business Letters, 2(1), 13-20


Siegel, C., S.B. Caudill and F.G. Mixon (2013) Clear skies, dark waters: The Gulf oil spill and the price of coastal condominiums in Alabama, Economics and Business Letters, 2(2), 42-53


Castellani, M., P. Pattitoni and A.E. Scorcu (2012) Visual artist price heterogeneity, Economics and Business Letters 1(3), 16-22



  • Universidad de Oviedo

Journal History

Economics and Business Letters is an open-access quarterly peer-reviewed international journal (2012-).