About the Journal


Journal of Research in Emerging Markets (JREM, ISSN: 2663-905X) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on finance, economics, management, and law disciplines with a particular focus on emerging and developing markets. JREM was founded in 2019 and it is published quarterly and online by Dubai Business School at University of Dubai.

  • Open access. Free and unlimited access for readers.
  • No fees. There are no submission, processing, or publication charges.
  • Rapid peer review and publication. JREM aims to provide the first decision within 20 days and limit the time from acceptance to publication to 5 days.
  • No space limitations or color charges. There are no constraints of the length of the articles, the number of exhibits, or the color of figures.
  • No copyright restrictions. Authors retain copyright of their work and are free to use their articles.
  • High visibility. JREM is covered by numerous indexing services and databases.

Researchers are most welcome to submit original research papers or comprehensive review articles for consideration and publication in JREM.


The Journal of Research in Emerging Markets (JREM) aims at providing an outlet for high-quality research in finance, economics, management, and law disciplines with a particular focus on emerging and developing markets. The journal publishes original papers related to the field of emerging global economies. JREM aspires to be one of the leading, most reputable, and credible journals on global emerging markets. We especially welcome papers that take financial perspectives, as well as articles addressing issues in the Middle East and Islamic economy.

The journal is open to a diversity of related research topics and will be unbiased in the selection process. The focus of JREM is open to value-added research output from around the world.

Journal of Research in Emerging Markets considers empirical and theoretical research, quantitative and qualitative, and review articles, such as meta-analysis. This journal will help in disseminating scholarly and practical knowledge among academic, business, and legal communities in developing and emerging economies globally. In the region business and legal issues are not independent, they are highly integrated. This journal makes the research issues unique for the users.

The editorial team seeks to provide a rapid peer review process with high-quality reviews from leading scholars in the field and works with authors to bring papers of high quality to publication. The editors deem that finance, economics, management, and law output exploring a broad spectrum of cultural, spatial, institutional, historical, regulatory, and methodological differences will assist in advancing the core body of knowledge. The intent of the editors is to have JREM provide a vehicle for the dissemination of finance, economics, management, and law ideas and results.

Journal of Research in Emerging Markets is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

JREM publishes four journal issues per year.


The journal welcomes papers focusing on emerging markets. The scope of JREM covers different areas, including but not limited to: finance, investment, asset pricing, banking, insurance, accounting, and economics, business law, international tax law, international commercial arbitration, management, leadership, strategy, human resources,  marketing, tourism, e-commerce, business ethics; big data analytics in businesses, business intelligence; innovation, entrepreneurship, operations, supply chain, logistics management, technology management and customs, Islamic economy (Islamic finance, retail trade, standards and certifications; tourism and fashion designs). The journal disseminates emerging problems and solutions in management, commercial arbitrations and dispute resolutions to the business community.

Special Issues

JREM welcomes the publication of special issues, which aim at bringing together and integrate work on a specific topic or theme, to open up a previously under-researched area, or to bridge a gap between formerly rather separate research communities, who have been focusing on similar or related topics. Thematic issues are strongly preferred to a group of loosely connected papers.

Proposals of special issues should be submitted directly to the Editor-in-Chief: azaremba@ud.ac.ae. All proposals are being reviewed by the Editorial Team on the basis of certain criteria that include e.g.: the novelty, contribution, and topicality of the theme, and the overall added value of the proposed special issue.

ISSN: 2663-905X