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Journal of 
Social Sciences: Transformations & transitions
ISSN 2792-3843

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Special Issue of the Journal of Social Sciences - Transformations & Transitions (JOSSTT)



The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP):

Issues and Challenges for the European Union


The Journal of Social Sciences: Transformations & Transitions (JOSSTT) invites submissions for a special issue focusing on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and its implications for the European Union (EU). This special issue aims to explore the multifaceted dimensions of the RCEP agreement and its potential effects on the global trade landscape, regional economic integration, and EU-Asia collaborations.

We welcome research papers, theoretical contributions, empirical studies, and case analyses that shed light on various aspects of RCEP's impact on the EU. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. RCEP and the Global Multilateral Trading System:

   - Analysis of RCEP's influence on the existing global trade architecture

   - Assessing the role of RCEP in shaping regional and global trade policies

2. Implications of RCEP for Global Trade:

   - Examining the potential benefits and challenges of RCEP for participating countries

   - Analyzing the impact of RCEP on trade flows, tariffs, and non-tariff barriers

3. Effects of RCEP on Global Value Chains:

   - Investigating the implications of RCEP on global value chains and supply networks

   - Assessing the role of RCEP in reshaping production networks and investment patterns

4. Regional Economic Integration and the European Union:

- Exploring the synergies and challenges between RCEP and EU's regional economic integration initiatives

- Comparative analysis of RCEP and EU integration models

5. Implications of RCEP for the European Union:

- Examining the potential economic, social, and political consequences of RCEP for the EU

- Analyzing the implications for EU businesses, industries, and consumers

6. Southeast Asia and European Union Collaborations:

- Assessing the prospects and challenges of enhanced cooperation between Southeast Asia and the EU in the context of RCEP

- Analyzing trade and investment patterns between Southeast Asian countries and the EU


7. Connectivity among Southeast and EU Economies:

- Investigating the potential for improved connectivity, infrastructure development, and trade facilitation between Southeast Asia and the EU

- Assessing the role of RCEP in promoting connectivity and regional integration

8. Promotion of Regional Trade with the EU - Micro and Macro Level:

- Exploring strategies for promoting regional trade between RCEP participating countries and the EU at both micro and macroeconomic levels

- Analyzing trade policies, market access, and business opportunities

9. ASEAN as an Economic Community and its Consequences for the EU:

- Evaluating the ASEAN Economic Community's progress and its implications for EU-ASEAN economic relations

- Assessing the potential for deeper economic integration between ASEAN and the EU

10. Global ASEAN and European Union:

- Investigating the prospects and challenges of collaboration and cooperation between ASEAN and the EU on global issues such as climate change, sustainable development, and digital economy


Authors are encouraged to submit original manuscripts that contribute to the existing knowledge base on the RCEP and its implications for the EU. Both theoretical and empirical studies are welcome.

The deadline for paper submissions is December 31, 2023, and the tentative publication of the Special Issue is scheduled for February-March 2024.



Submission Guidelines:

Please submit your papers electronically through our online submission system by 31/12/2023. All manuscripts will undergo a double-blind peer-review process.


For more details regarding manuscript formatting, citation style, and other submission guidelines, please visit Authors' Page.


We eagerly await high-quality research contributions from scholars and researchers interested in addressing the complex issues and challenges surrounding RCEP's impact on the European Union.


Special Issues' Guest Editor:

We are delighted to introduce Dr. Badar Alam Iqbal [Ph.D. & DBA] as the distinguished Guest Editor of this Special Issue. Dr. Iqbal, an Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Finance, Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa), has a remarkable academic career. He has received prestigious Fulbright Fellowships at Claflin University and Kentucky State University, as well as three DAAD Fellowships at renowned institutions in Germany. Dr. Iqbal is an Emeritus Professor for FBIAR (Ghana) and IUBAT (Dhaka), and an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Economics and Finance of Monarch University (Switzerland).


As a Guest Editor, Dr. Iqbal contributes his expertise to Scopus and WOS indexed journals, including Research in Globalization, Asia and the Global Economy, Future Business Journal, Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, and Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies. With a focus on international Economics and Business, he has made significant contributions through numerous published papers.


Dr. Iqbal's wealth of knowledge and experience will guide the selection and publication of papers exploring the theme of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and its implications for the European Union. We are privileged to have Dr. Iqbal's valuable insights and contributions to this important research endeavor.


About the Journal

The Journal of Social Sciences: Transformations & Transitions, published by international publishing house based in Spain - ERUDITUS®, is a scholarly peer-reviewed open-access journal that promotes knowledge advancement in the social sciences. It provides a platform for researchers, offering selected articles based on double-blind peer review, all accessible for free. The journal is indexed in prominent databases, including Crossref, Sherpa Romeo, Google Scholar, ROAD, Latindex, Dialnet, E-library, Microsoft Academic, and ICI World of Journals.


With a commitment to facilitating academic exchange, the journal incurs no charges for authors or readers, ensuring a seamless publishing process without any article processing or other fees.


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