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  • ISSN: 1474-7456 (Print), 1475-3138 (Online)
  • Editors: Professor Wolfgang Alschner University of Ottawa, Canada, Professor Manfred Elsig World Trade Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland, Professor Joseph Francois World Trade Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland, and Professor Hylke Vandenbussche University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Editorial board
The World Trade Review was established at the initiative of the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in close cooperation with Cambridge University Press. It is an independent journal - the Editor and members of the Editorial Board are drawn from university faculties - that includes articles written from economic, legal and political perspectives on issues of relevance to the multilateral trading system. The editorial board welcomes contributions that are rigourous in their analysis and have an elaborate discussion on the policy related impact. We aim for a short turnaround of papers with feedback within 3 to 6 months. For those papers that are unsuited for the journal, the editorial board has a desk rejection procedure, with a quick decision within 2 to 4 weeks after submission in the interest of authors. The editorial board encourages high-quality contributions from all parts of the world. Given the wide readership of the journal in academia and beyond, a publication in WTR guarantees high visibility and impact. A demonstration of impact is increasingly desirable in the profile of future academics, which is where we want to offer a platform for those eager to demonstrate their ability to go beyond the technical assessments and point out the policy implications of their work. Therefore we encourage authors to discuss policy implications in a more elaborate way than in traditional journals. The journal also includes shorter articles seeking to rebut or challenge published papers. The turnaround of this journal is high which may especially encourage young scholars that benefit from a publication in a high impact policy journal.