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Abstract submissions (deadline: 16th June 2014)

The submission must contain the following elements:

  • Full title of the proposal
  • Affiliation and full address of all author(s)
  • Name, full postal address and email of the corresponding author
  • Abstract (maximum: 400 words), including the aim, methodology and (expected) results of the study.
  • Keywords (maximum: 6)
  • JEL codes (maximum: 6). The available codes may be accessed at JEL:

Full Papers submissions (Only for accepted abstracts. Deadline: 20th October 2014)

Manuscripts should have a maximum word count of 8000 words and must be typed with a double spacing throughout, and wide margins (3 cm). The text and references should be checked thoroughly for errors before submission. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that the typescript is correct in style, syntax and spelling (Shorter Oxford English Dictionary). Papers should normally be divided into headed sections.

Title page of the manuscript

The first page of the typescript must contain: the full title; the affiliation and full address of all author(s); the name, full postal address and email of the author who will be responsible for correspondence; an abstract of not more than 200 words; Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords; Please provide up to 6 standard JEL codes. The available codes may be accessed at JEL:

Structure of the paper

Introduction. State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Subdivision. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).

Material and methods. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
Footnotes. Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article.

References. References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.
Citation in text. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

Formatting. There are no strict requirements on reference formatting at submission. References can be in any style or format as long as the style is consistent. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination must be present.

Style text. All citations in the text should refer to:
Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication; Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication; Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication. Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

Reference to a journal publication - example:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51–59.
Reference to a book - example:
Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book - example:
Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.
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