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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The manuscript is original and has not already been published or submitted elsewhere.
  • The text fulfills the bibliographic and stylistic requirements indicated in Norms for authors.
  • The manuscript has been proofread by a native speaker in the language of submission.
  • If you are applying to a section of the journal which is reviewed by pairs, you should make sure that the instructions in Guaranteeing a blind review are followed.
  • If the paper contains any kind of material whose reproduction requires for permission, please indicate this circumstance (using Comments to the editor). Authors are responsible for respecting intellectual property when they reproduce materials as part of their works and must send the corresponding permissions to the journal.
    The editor, in any case, is free of any responsibility resulting from the author’s eventual violation of intellectual property rights.
  • The corresponding author ensures that the author list is correct in the online submission form and the Author contribution is provided in a separate file.
The Revista Galega de Economía/Galician Journal of Economics (RGE/GJE) by the Faculty of Economic and Business Administration from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela is a scientific journal, which publishes original papers related to the fields of economics and business.
It targets the national and international scientific and university community, as well as all those working in economics, and business.
It is published twice a year, although special issue/s may be published throughout the year.
All submissions must be original, unpublished and they cannot be in the process of being considered or committed to publication by any other editorial platform. We accept papers in Galician, Spanish, Portuguese, and English. 


Once papers are approved for publication, articles in any language may be rejected at every stage before the article is uploaded to the journal website if the linguistic quality is not considered to be up to standard.


For research articles with several authors, a corresponding author must be designated who will be responsible to ensure that all authors approved the final version of the document. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that the author list is correctly introducted in the online submission form.

In addition, TWO files must be sent in Microsoft Word:

(1) Author Contributions: 

A short paragraph specifying their individual contributions must be provided in a separate file. The following statements should be used "Conceptualization, X.X., and Y.Y.; Methodology, X.X.; Software, X.X.; Validation, X.X., Y.Y., and Z.Z.; Formal Analysis, X.X.; Data Curation, X.X.; Writing – Original Draft Preparation, X.X.; Writing – Review & Editing, X.X.; etc.  All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript”. Please turn to the CRediT taxonomy (https://casrai.org/credit/) for the term explanation.

(2) Paper: 

a) Maximum length: 8,000 words, excluding annexes and bibliography.

b) First page (without authors' information):

– Title in its original language.

- Title in English

- Abstract in its original language (150 words maximum).

- 3-5 Keywords in the original language.

- Abstract in English (150 word maximum)

- 3-5 Keywords in English.

- JEL codes.

c) Tables, figures, pictures, or maps must be numbered in consecutive order with Arabic characters in the text after the paragraph of its first citation. They shall contain a brief and self-explanatory headline, its source and, when necessary, notes.

d) Bibliographical quotations and references should follow the referencing styles used by the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th edition. We recommend the use of reference manager software (e.g.,  Mendeley (https://www.mendeley.com/downloads), Zotero, and End Note). All references should include the DOI when possible. Punctuation and order must follow the examples below:


Tödtling, F., Skokan, K., Höglinger, C., Rumpel, P., & Grillitsch, M. (2013). Innovation and knowledge sourcing of modern sectors in old industrial regions: Comparing software firms in Moravia-Silesia and Upper Austria. European Urban and Regional Studies, 20(2), 188-205.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0969776411428498


Haile, L., Gallagher, M., & Robertson, R. J. (2015). Perceived exertion laboratory manual: From standard practice to contemporary application. Springer. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4939-1917-8


Cepilovs, A. (2014). Public procurement for innovation in small states. The case of Latvia. En F. Decarolis & M. Frey (Eds.), Public procurement’s place in the world. The charge towards sustainability and innovation (pp. 93-130). Houndmills, England: Palgrave/Macmillan.  https://www.springer.com/jp/book/9781137430632

Edler, J., Georghiou, L., Uyarra, E., & Yeow, J. (2015). The meaning and limitations of public procurement for innovation: A supplier's experience. En C. Edquist, N. Vonortas, J.M. Zabala-Iturriagagotia & J. Edler (Eds.), Public procurement for innovation (pp. 35-64). Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar.


Campón, A., Baptista, H., & Hérnandez, J. M. (2009). El marketing relacional en el sector turístico. El caso del turismo rural: un enfoque teórico. En F. J. Cossío Silva (Coord.), Administrando en entornos inciertos: XXIII Congreso Anual AEDEM. Sevilla, 3-5 de junio de 2009. Madrid: ESIC. https://idus.us.es/xmlui/handle/11441/77758


Belloni, A., Morgan D., & Paris V. (2016). Pharmaceutical expenditure and policies: Past trends and future challenges. OECD Health Working Papers, 87. Paris, France: OECD. https://doi.org/10.1787/5jm0q1f4cdq7-en


Ley 6/1998, de 13 de abril, sobre régimen del suelo y valoraciones. Boletín Oficial del Estado, Nº. 89, de 14 de abril de 1998, pp. 12296-12304. Madrid: Jefatura del Estado. https://www.boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BOE-A-1998-8788 

It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that the author list is correct in the online submission form. Any changes to an author list, including the removal or addition of any authors, between initial submission and acceptance, will require written agreement from all authors should the manuscript be considered for publication. New authors must also confirm that they fully comply with the journal's authorship requirements. Changes to authorship (addition or removal) will not be allowed once the manuscript has been accepted for publication.


Depending on the space available and on other publishing resources, the Revista Galega de Economía may also publish texts as additional sections, subject to the following criteria and requirements:

- SHORT NOTES: Texts concerning specific details of a research in process.

Format: 4,000 words maximum.

Evaluation process: The evaluation process is the same as the one described for paper submissions, except that only one review is necessary.

BOOK REVIEW: Reviews about editorial news published one or two years before on issues related to economy, business and management administration, and social sciences.

Format: 1,500 words maximum.

Evaluation process: The piece will be reviewed by one of the members of the editorial board (henceforth, EB) or an expert on the field designated by the EB, who will decide whether or not the text will be published.

PhD THESIS SUMMARIES on Economics or Business Management and Administration read in the previous two years in any of the universities in Galicia.

Format: 400 words maximum.

These are not reviewed.


The use of inclusive language is recommended whenever possible. Authors can consult the following guidelines prepared by the UN in this regard: https://www.un.org/en/gender-inclusive-language/guidelines.shtml

In order to comply with the Best Practice on Equality Matters followed by the journal, the authors are requested to inform in the manuscript, when relevant, if the original data used in the research considers gender, in order to allow the identification of possible differences.