Journal of Applied Econometrics

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Edited By: Barbara Rossi

Impact Factor: 1.673

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 10/46 (Social Sciences Mathematical Methods); 60/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1099-1255

Author Guidelines

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Author Guidelines

1. Initial manuscript submission. Submissions are made electronically online at The paper must be submitted as an Adobe PDF file. Make sure all necessary fonts are embedded in the PDF file. Information on how to do this is available from JAE does not accept submissions in hard copy.

Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not under review elsewhere at the same time.

2. Manuscript style. The language of the journal is English. All submissions must have a title, be double-line spaced, have a minimum 11 point font size and have a margin of 3 cm all round. Illustrations and tables should not be incorporated into the text, but should be placed at the end of the manuscript.

  • The title page must list the full title, and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the corresponding author.

  • Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s).

  • Supply a summary of up to 100 words. A summary is a condensation of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work. Please also include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.

Ordinarily we do not expect submitted papers to exceed 50 pages, but when preparing their paper for submission, authors should be aware that we rarely accept papers for publication that exceed 35 printed pages in length. (However, we do allow the publication of necessary supplementary material and/or appendices in online-only form, which will be linked to the published paper and accessed online. There is no restriction to the length of online material.) The paper should be divided reasonably into sections and, if necessary, into subsections. All equations should be numbered consecutively, and the numbers should be placed in parentheses in the right hand margin. Tables should be numbered consecutively and titled. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Tables should not repeat data which are available elsewhere in the paper, e.g. in a line diagram.

3. Reference style. References should be quoted in the text as name and year within brackets and listed at the end of the paper alphabetically. Where reference is made to more than one work by the same author published in the same year, identify each citation in the text as follows: (Collins, 1998a, Collins, 1998b). Where three or more authors are listed in the reference list, please cite in the text as (Collins et al., 1998)

All references must be complete and accurate. Where possible the DOI for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. References should be listed in the following style:

  • Lee T, White H, Granger C. 1993. Testing for neglected nonlinearity in time series models. Journal of Econometrics 56: 269-290. DOI: 10.1016/0304-4076(93)90122-L

  • Brock W, Hsieh D, LeBaron B. 1991. Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, and Instability: Statistical Theory and Economic Evidence. MIT: Cambridge, MA.

  • Hansen BE. 1993. The likelihood ratio test under non-standard conditions: testing the Markov switching model of GNP. In Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos and Econometrics, Pesaran MH, Potter SM (eds). Wiley: Chichester.

4. Illustrations. Illustrations should not be incorporated into the text but should be placed at the end of the manuscript. Illustrations should be of sufficient resolution for publication (300 dpi). If the paper is accepted, authors will be asked to supply their original images files.

Illustrations will appear in colour in the online version. The cost for colour illustrations in print is £150 for the first figure and £50 for each figure thereafter. There is no cost for black and white illustrations in print.

5. Accepted manuscripts.

a. Provision of final accepted manuscript. Upon acceptance, the authors will be requested to provide their original source files to the JAE Editorial Office.

Save each figure as a separate file, in TIFF or EPS format preferably, and include the source file. We favour dedicated illustration packages over tools such as Excel or PowerPoint. These files should be sent by email to the JAE Editorial Office at

b. Copyright. If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below: CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA): Creative Commons Attribution License OAA Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

c. Data. Authors of accepted papers are expected to deposit in electronic form a complete set of data used onto the Journal's Data Archive, unless they are confidential. In cases where there are restrictions on the dissemination of the data, the responsibility of obtaining the required permission to use the data rests with the interested investigator and not with the author.

Authors are also encouraged to provide whatever other material is needed to ensure that their results can be replicated without excessive difficulty. This might include computer programs or technical appendices that are not part of the paper itself.

Full instructions for users of the Journal of Applied Econometrics Data Archive are available at Authors of accepted papers are strongly recommended to read these instructions carefully.

6. Proofs. Proofs will be sent to the author for checking. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimise the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Further reprints and copies of the journal may be ordered. There is no page charge to authors.