Editorial policy

Oikonomics. Economics, Business and Society Journal is an e-journal promoted by the Economics and Business Studies Department of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC). It has been created to analyse the intersections between economics, business and society, particularly (although not exclusively) those corresponding to the following subject areas: 

  • The knowledge society; analysis of the transformations of the objects of study of economics, business studies and social sciences in the digital age. By the knowledge or information society, we mean society's current stage of development, in which the generalized use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the production and exchange of information and knowledge is bringing about change and evolution in social, political and economic life, particularly in developed countries, although also elsewhere.
  • ICTs' application and effects in the study and teaching of economics, business studies and social sciences, and in the dissemination of knowledge from those fields.


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7238/issn.2339-9546


Each issue of Oikonomics features a monographic section or dossier. 

The subsequent Academic Activities section contains reports, reviews and abstracts of the department's bachelor's and master's degree final projects.

Such projects are occasionally published in their entirety, at the discretion of the journal's management.


The natural readership of Oikonomics, as a general-interest journal, consists of members of the university community and the public with an interest in the intersections between economics, business and society, particularly in terms of the effects and influence of the intensive use of ICTs in the fields in question.

Frequency of publication

The journal is published twice a year, in May and November.


The journal's articles are published in full in Catalan and Spanish. Their titles, abstracts and keywords are also provided in English.

Peer review policy

Oikonomics only publishes original articles that deal with its subject areas. Articles submitted for publication undergo blind review by two experts on the relevant subject matter, who are selected by the journal's Academic Editorial Board.

Submission of originals

Anyone who wishes to put forward an article for publication in Oikonomics must follow the instructions for authors set out in the next section and send the original to oikonomics@uoc.edu.

Instructions for authors

Articles for Oikonomics must correspond to the journal's established subject areas and, other than in exceptional cases proposed by the Advisory Board or the Academic Editorial Board and approved by the latter, be original.

The authors of texts accepted for publication grant Oikonomics the right to render them permanently accessible in electronic format and the option of circulating them in other formats.


We recommend the use of an equal and non-sexist language in the article. For more information you can consult this guide: https://www.uoc.edu/portal/en/servei-linguistic/convencions/tractament-generes/index.html


If the sex or gender of the people to whom the study applies is relevant, you should give details of this in the title of the article, the abstract and the design of the research. Please, provide data disaggregated by sex or gender, when appropriate.


Articles submitted for the Academic Editorial Board's consideration must be no more than 3,000 words long and include the following:

  • Title
  • Abstract (200 words) describing the work's key aspects and results
  • Keywords (4 to 6)
  • Main body, organized into sections and subsections
  • Bibliography
  • In the case of charts and/or images: a descriptive heading, plus their source at their base. All charts and/or images must be numbered and their position in the article clearly marked.
  • Author's details (forename and surname/s, institution, address at work, email address)
  • Photograph and brief presentation of CV (100 to 200 words)

Template for submitting originals: oikonomics.dotx.

Bibliographic references

Bibliographic references must be set out in accordance with the ISO 690 standard (INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION. International Standard ISO 690. Documentation - Bibliographic References - Content, Form and Structure. 2nd ed. [Geneva]: ISO, 1987), as shown in the following examples:

For books or monographs

SURNAME/S, Initial/s of forename. (year). Title. Edition no. Place: Publisher. Length and format details. (Collection; no.).


FINLEY, M.I. (1985). El món d'Ulisses (Gil, O.; trans.). Barcelona: Empúries. 195 pages. (Biblioteca Universal Empúries; 24).

EASTERLING, P.E.; KNOX, B.M.W. (1982). The Cambridge History of Classical Literature (vol. I: Greek literature). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

For parts of books, contributions to miscellanies and compilations

SURNAME/S, Initial/s of forename. (year). "Title of the part of the book". In: Bibliographic details of full work, location of the part of the book.

  • If the author of the relevant part of the book is also the book's author or editor:


VAN STEENBERGHEN, F. (1974). "L'averroïsme latin". In: Introduction à l'étude de la philosophie médiévale. Leuven-Paris: Publications Universitaires de Louvain, pp. 531-554.

  • If the author of the relevant part of the book is not also the book's author or editor:


GINZBURG, C. (1983). "Señales. Raíces de un paradigma indiciario". In: GARGANI, A. (ed.). Crisis de la razón. Nuevos modelos en la relación entre saber y actividad humana. Mexico: Siglo XXI, pp. 55-99.

ROBINE, N. (1974). "La lectura". In: ESCARPIT, R. and others (1974). Hacia una sociología del hecho literario. Madrid: Edicusa, pp. 275-276.

For serials

Title: subtitle. Vol. No. Year. Place of publication: Publisher. Frequency of publication.


Revista d'Etnologia de Catalunya. No. 1. 1992. Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura, Centre de Documentació i Recerca de la Cultura Tradicional i Popular. Twice-yearly.

For articles in serials

SURNAME/S, Initial/s of forename. (year). "Title of article". Title of journal or manual. Vol., no., first page-last page.


ROSSICH, A. (1986). "La introducció de la mètrica italiana en la poesia catalana". Els Marges. No. 35, pp. 3-20.

For legal texts

"Standardized title" [consisting of: no. of law, decree, etc.; day and month; official name of law]. Title of publication (publication date in full), first page-last page. 


"Constitutional Law 10/1995 of 23 November on the Penal Code". Boletín Oficial del Estado (24 November 1995), pp. 33987-34058.

For online articles

SURNAME/S, Initial/s of forename. (year). "Title". Journal [document type + format]. [Date of retrieval].


RAU, A. (1999). "Lo digital se acerca a lo literario. Notas sobre la aplicación de conceptos informáticos a la escritura de textos literarios". Hipertulia. Espéculo journal [online article]. [Date of retrieval: 8 February 2004].

Open access policy

The journal provides direct, free access to its content, on the basis that making research publicly available without charge is conducive to the global exchange of knowledge.


As of 31 May 2019, the Oikonomics journal Creative Commons license changes from CC BY 3.0 Spain to CC BY 4.0 International. CC BY 3.0 Spain therefore applies to all content of issues from 2011 to 2018 inclusive (issues 1 to 10). As of issue 11 (May 2019) CC BY 4.0 International applies.
Under the terms of licence 4.0, licensees may copy, distribute, publicly communicate, make derivative works and commercial use of journal content provided that they cite the source (the journal), the author of the article and the publishing institution (UOC), as stated in the recommended citation in each article. The full licence can be consulted at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/es/deed.en.

It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain the necessary permissions for any images subject to copyright.

Assignment of intellectual property rights

The author transfers to the journal publishers, without exclusivity, all rights of exploitation (reproduction, distribution, public communication and transformation) to exploit and commercialize the work, in whole or in part, in all formats and forms of exploitation present or future, in all languages, for the entire life of the work and for the whole world.

The author states that he/she is the original author of the work. The publishers are therefore exempt from any obligation or responsibility for any legal action that may be brought as a result of the work for violation of rights of third parties, whether intellectual or industrial property, trade secret or any other rights. The opinions expressed in Oikonomics are those of the authors who subscribe to them and do not necessarily reflect those of the executive editorial board or the management of the journal, who accept no responsibility for them. 

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