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Notice: Effective March 1, 2012, the Journal of Economic Issues has moved to a web-based editorial system. All new manuscripts should be submitted at https://editorialexpress.com/jei .

Please provide address, telephone number, e-mail address, rank, and institutional affiliation of author(s). Number all pages and double-space all text, including block quotations, endnotes, references, and table headings. Manuscripts are double blind refereed. Do not include the author’s name in headers or footers.  Note any special feature or circumstance concerning the paper, such as its presentation at a meeting or conference.  Date each draft.

We will assume that papers submitted to this journal are not under consideration elsewhere. Authors of accepted papers must agree to transfer copyright to the JEI.

Co-authors should designate the author to whom responses and inquiries should be directed. Please notify the editor of any change in address that occurs during the time it will take to bring an accepted paper to publication.


Manuscript Preparation

To ensure inclusion of references and notes, and proper numbering of the notes, please do not use your word processor’s footnote or endnote feature to code your notes. Instead, insert a number where you want the note, using your font feature to make it superscript. In addition, turn off all auto-style or auto-format functions and any kind of reference indexing.

A first name or two initials must be supplied for each author in the reference list. When first mentioning an individual in the text or notes provide their first name, if referring to their work, a last name is sufficient.

Be sure all references cited in the text are listed in the references and that all works listed in the references are cited in the text. Do not use op cit or ibid. When creating tables and figures, keep in mind that a JEI page has a text area of four and three-quarters inches by seven inches. The minimum font size is eight points. In other words, a table in eight-point type that fills a standard sheet of paper is far too large for our format. Tables and figures with landscape (sideways) orientation and two-page tables can be used if necessary.

The JEI follows the current editions of The Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.


Authors’ Copies

Each author will receive a complimentary copy of the journal and a PDF file of his or her article in final form.


More Information

When an article is accepted, the editor will send a manuscript preparation guide to the author to use in preparing the final draft. This guide may also be obtained from the production editor, Fatme Myuhtar-May, at fmay@astate.edu (preferred) or (870) 972-3737. Questions about JEI style and the production process are welcome.