The Journal of International Economic Policy was founded in 2003 by Kyiv National Economic University of Ukraine. It was supported and co-edited by the Kyiv National Economic University, Ukraine and the Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University and University of Ottawa, Canada. Now the journal is edited by Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman (KNEU).

Its twin primary goals are first, to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of international economic policy among scholars and policy-makers in Ukraine and other transition economies, as well as internationally, and second, to broaden the scope and promote the exchange of ideas and dialogue on international trade and economic issues. It strives to accomplish these goals by providing a forum for publishing peer-reviewed research and policy-oriented articles by scholars and policy-makers from around the world and that will be read not only in Ukraine but internationally as well.

The Journal is unique in publishing its issues entirely in both Ukrainian and English twice a year. To facilitate its publication and distribution, the journal is made available primarily in an electronic format, accessed through the journal's website.

The Journal welcomes submissions on such themes as international trade, investment and management issues facing Ukraine and other transition economies, as well as monetary stability, economic reform, cooperation, law, political economy, international financial institutions and other topics faced by developed, transition and developing states. It especially encourages submissions that provide policy-relevant analysis and/or theoretical insight for practitioners, academics and other professionals in the field of foreign economic policy. There is no deadline for submissions, which are accepted on an on-going basis.

The articles publishing follows the anonymous peer-review process which involves scholars and policy-makers from Ukraine as well as Latvia, Poland, Slovakia and elsewhere. Policy-makers and scholars in the international economic and legal communities in Ukraine and abroad find the journal a valuable resource for following key debates and an important outlet for sharing their original research and ideas on issues of importance to the field.

The Journal gratefully acknowledges the support of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law (CTPL) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).