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Submission Process

The Journal of International Commerce and Economics (JICE) is an in-house publication of the U.S. International Trade Commission. Although JICE is unable to accept articles written by individuals not employed by the Commission, articles co-authored with Commission staff are welcome.


The submission process for JICE is as follows:

Step 1: Red Flag/Quality Control Review. When the article is ready, please submit the article to JICEBoard@usitc.gov. The Board will determine whether the article should move forward and may provide some comments and edits. Please use the article template and guidelines.

Steps 2 and 3: Internal and External Review. A Commission staff member will review the content of the journal article (blind review). After these comments are addressed, the article is reviewed by a subject-matter expert from outside the Commission (blind review).

Steps 4 and 5: Commission Review. Various offices within the Commission will review the article, including the Office of Operations, editors, and Commissioners.

Step 6: Publication. The JICE Board’s production manager will handle final editorial review and the process of posting the article to the JICE website.