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Edited By: René L. Frey

Impact Factor: 0.797

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 166/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1467-6435

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Manuscripts
Please send manuscripts electronically to Paper versions can be sent to: Dr Simon Milligan, Kyklos Editorial Office,Department of Economics,University of Zürich, Hottingerstrasse 10, 8032 Zürich,Switzerland.

Hints for Prospective Authors
Papers should deal succinctly with a topical economic and/or social issue of interest to general (economically educated) readers. Papers dealing with minor differences within economic theory are less welcome. Papers should analyze a topic in an original way. (In the case of a trade-off between originality and rigor, the editors tend to favor the former.) Papers going beyond the narrow boundaries of prevailing economics (inter-disciplinary approaches) are particularly welcome. The theoretical propositions should be supported by econometric tests and historical or circumstantial evidence. Both the institutional background and the empirical support should be relevant for a variety of countries. Papers dealing with specific issues for one particular country only are less desirable.

General Requirements

- Language: English.
- Length: Maximum 25 pages (1½ line spacing), approx. 12.000 words
- Authors' name(s) to be indicated below the paper title, with an * for a footnote giving title(s), full affiliation(s), and address(es) including email addresses.
- A Summary in English, of ½ page at most.
- Figures: original format to be submitted either in a separate file (Word, rtf, jpeg, Excel, and Powerpoint are all acceptable) or embedded in the text.
- Alphabetical list of references (bibliography)at the end with full details.

The presentation must be as follows: -
- Books: Baumol, William J. and Wallace E. Oates (1988). The Theory of Environmental Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Articles: Weitzman, Martin L. (1974). Prices vs. Quantities, Review of Economic Studies. 41: 477-499.
- Articles from Books: Borcherding, Thomas E., Werner W. Pommerehne and Friedrich F. Schneider (1990). Comparing the Efficiency of Private and Public Production, in: Samuel H. Baker and Catherine S. Elliot (eds.), Readings in Public Sector Economics. Lexington (Mass.): D.C. Heath and Company: 397-413.
- Reference in the text: Downs (1987, p. 123) states '...' (single quotation marks).
- Formatting - Footnote numbers should follow on throughout the manuscript. They should be indicated in the text: xxx¹, and enumerated thus: 1. xxx.
- Headings: Main Headings with Roman numerals (I., II., ...) and in CAPITALS (not bold); Sub-headings with Arabic numerals (1., 2., ...) and in italics
- Expressions foreign to the language of the article should be in italics.
- Equations to be numbered on the right-hand side, near the margin, (1), (2), etc.
- Please use as few abbreviations as possible.
- Carefully check all citations: the editorial staff is not responsible for the accuracy of the bibliographical references.
- Text and summaries should be sent as an unencoded e-mail attachment (Word format; figures separately or embedded in the original format). If you do not have e-mail, please use a PC compatible disk in MS Word format along with three paper copies. If Word is not available, the rich text format (.rtf) can be used. The disk should be labelled with title and name of the author(s).

Please see here for a printable guide.

References in Articles
There are several software packages available to help authors manage and format the references and footnotes in their journal article. We recommend the use of a software tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA)

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

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