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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in Chinese, English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/ registrations, and grants or other funding.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.  Taiwan Economic Forecast and Policy does not view the following uses of a work as prior publication: publication in the form of an abstract; publication as an academic thesis; publication as an electronic preprint.

Contributors and submission fee

All authors must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation. Only articles in Chinese and English are solicited. The authors should assume sole responsibility for the opinions expressed in the published article. There is no submission fee.

Submit your article

Please submit your article via http://journal.econ.sinica.edu.tw/TEFP.

Peer review and editorial handling 

Manuscripts submitted to the Taiwan Economic Forecast and Policy are handled by the executive editor, and an office staff member, using an online manuscript management software system. Submitted papers are processed by the office staff, and then distributed by the executive editor to one of the coeditors on the editorial board or to himself/herself to oversee the refereeing process and to make a publication decision. Papers are assigned on the basis of field of expertise of the coeditor, combined with a variety of other considerations including equalization of work-load and conflict-of-interest rules. Once assigned, papers are handled by the designated coeditor throughout the decision process.

Conflict of interest: coeditor in charge

(1) Coeditors are recused from papers involving coauthors of current papers or papers published less than 2 years ago.

(2) Coeditors are recused from papers involving untenured students that they advised.

(3) Coeditors are recused from papers involving a family member.

(4) Coeditors must disclose any other close personal or professional relationship, even if not listed here (e.g. coauthor of a current project, advisee of author etc.) which, in their opinion, create a conflict.

It is the responsibility of the coeditor to identify any conflict to the executive editor. Authors can also signal conflict in their cover letter. Papers falling into these categories are handled by a different coeditor with appropriate procedures for confidentiality of refereeing. Papers submitted by a coeditor are handled by other coeditors.

Reviewer’s confidentiality

Manuscripts are reviewed in a double-blind fashion. The name of the author is anonymous to the referee(s), while the referee(s) is anonymous to authors.

Unless otherwise specified, Taiwan Economic Forecast and Policy expects editors and reviewers to handle all submissions in confidentiality. Reviewers are expected to offer reports objectively.

Changes to authorship

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the executive editor. To request such a change, the executive editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (1) the reason for the change in author list and (2) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Only in exceptional circumstances will executive editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the executive editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended.


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a transfer of the copyright of the article to Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica. Accepted manuscripts should be edited by authors in accordance with the format detailed in “Preparation of Manuscripts for the Taiwan Economic Forecast and Policy,” which is available upon request.

Author rights

As an author you (or your employer or institution) have certain rights to reuse your work, including (1) the right to use, free of charge, all or part of this article in future works of their own, such as books and lectures, and (2) the right to reproduce the article for their own purposes.

Role of the funding sources

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the executive editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.

Use of patient images or case details

Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.