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Guidelines For The Manuscripts

Please format your article along the lines suggested below. Please let us know if you have any questions and where an issue is not covered, the most important rule is consistency. Note that the instructions are written as if the author is using Word. This is not required and adjustments will be made as necessary.

  1. We invite contributors to be concise. Papers should not be longer than 10,000 words, unless more space is really needed to make the main points. The Editors may ask that a paper is made concise before it is put online in the Discussion Forum.
  2. The first page should be devoted to: title; name of author(s) with notes on their affiliation and on acknowledgements; an abstract; and key words (up to 6). The abstract should point out the following: the specific questions/problems the paper addresses; how it links to existing literature; its novelty; the methodology and data used and its conclusions.
  3. Title: Centered, bold, capitalize the principal and longer words and lowercase the minor, shorter words.
  4. Authors: Centered
  5. Abstract: Single spaced, double indented an extra (beyond Word default) 1.0 cm (0.4 inch) left and right, 200 word limit.
  6. The second page will begin the text of the paper.
  7. If not stated otherwise, please use Times New Roman, font 12, and full justification. Space lines at 1.5 adn do not indent paragraphs but instead skip a line before them. Use Word default for margins.
  8. Footnote: Use footnotes, not endnotes. Font 10, single spaced.
  9. Inner headlines: Number consecutively, bold, and capitalize only first word and names.
  10. References: single spaced, hanging indent.
  11. Page number at the bottom of the page, centred.
  12. Unless there is a specific reason not to do so, all tables, figures, and graphs should be in the main text and not an appendix. Empirical material which cannot be easily fitted in the body of the article should be made available in appendices. Whenever full data cannot be easily fitted either in the body of the paper or in the appendices, authors should provide the relevant information for replicating their findings and invite readers to personal contact for fuller information.
  13. Extensive mathematical derivation and proofs should be put in an appendix if possible and limited to the necessary. The introduction, premises and conclusions should be non mathematical. A non-technical summary should be provided.
  14. The author(s) must disclose in a footnote on page one any personal or professional links they may have with the industry/companies/institutions they are writing about or declare that there are none. Failure to disclose any material conflict of interest may result in temporary or permanent exclusion from WEA journals and – in cases of serious or repeated infringement – in exclusion from the World Economics Association.
  15. The author(s) affirm that their paper or a materially very similar paper has not been previously published in a monograph or scholarly journal, that it is not currently under review at another journal and will not be submitted to another journal until the editors have reached a decision on publishing it or until three months after it has been submitted, whichever comes first.
  16. Citations in the text should use the Harvard System of short referencing (e.g. Smith 1986, pp.10-11; Brown 1993a). A full list of references should be given at the end of the articles in the following style with hyperlinks wherever useful and possible. For a review of the Harvard system, see: