EMPGENS is a specialist journal that publishes:

  • replication and extension research
  • critical reviews of previous research (single studies or streams of research)
  • meta-analyses
  • commentaries on scientific development and philosophy of marketing science

The editor of EMPGENS is John Dawes, and refereeing of the articles is conducted by members of the Editorial Board who also advise the editor. The Editorial Board consists of leading marketing scientists from around the world, all of whom have an interest in the development of empirical generalisations and scientific theory.

The acceptance rate for EMPGENS is under 10%.

Over 90% of submissions to EMPGENS are desk-rejected because they do not fit the scope of the journal.  Please don’t submit a paper unless it is one of the four types listed above.   A replication study means the study is explicitly positioned as replication, not simply referring to certain similar studies conducted previously.  Also, EMPGENS is not interested in papers that are ‘literature reviews’ i.e. summaries of past work on a topic; it may be interested in critical reviews – a critical examination of what’s been done on a particular topic, what has been learned and what’s still to learn; reconciling different findings and so on.
You can submit via email to:
but please check your paper fits the scope of the journal before submitting. 

Articles published in EMPGENS are available to be downloaded and read free of charge.
There are no publication fees for authors.