About the Lahore Journal of Economics

The Lahore Journal of Economics is a biannual, peer-reviewed open-access academic journal, put out by the Lahore School of Economics. The LJE publishes original scholarship across the social sciences on issues that are critical to development particularly in South Asia but also across the Global South. In addition to our biannual issues, the LJE also publishes a Special Edition which contains the papers and proceedings of the annual conference held at the Lahore School of Economics that focuses on current and relevant issues affecting Pakistan.

Articles published by the LJE have been cited in prestigious journals, such as:

World Development, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Studies, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, BMC Public Health, Economic Modelling, Energy Economics, Water Policy, Environment Development and Sustainability, and the International Journal of Educational Development, among others.

The LJE is recognized as one of the leading social science journals in Pakistan, consistently receiving high ratings by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan since 2003. The journal is listed in the Library of Congress, the British Library, Journal of Economic Literature, EBSCO, and Proquest databases, and is consistently ranked by the prestigious Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC).

Licensing & Copyright

The Lahore Journal of Economics is an open access journal that distributes its articles under the terms of the Creative Commons attribution-NonCommercial-Noderivatives license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/): this licence permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way. With this Creative Commons license in mind, the Lahore Journal of Economics retains the right to publish an article upon successful completion of the submission and approval process, and with the consent of the author(s).