The Journal of Industrial Economics

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Edited By: Managing Editor: Patrick Legros. Editors: Heski Bar-Isaac, Alessandro Gavazza, Justin P. Johnson, Alan Sorensen, Andrew Sweeting

Impact Factor: 0.691

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 62/91 (Business Finance); 190/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1467-6451

Author Guidelines

First published in 1952, the Journal has a very wide international circulation, and is recognized as a leading journal in the field of industrial economics. It was founded to promote the analysis of modern industry, particularly the behaviour of firms and the functioning of markets.

Contributions are welcomed in all areas of industrial economics: including organization of industry; applied oligopoly theory; product differentiation and technical change; theory of the firm and internal organization; regulation, monopoly, merger and technology policy. These subjects may often draw on adjacent areas such as international economics, labour economics and law, but it is not the goal of this journal to publish papers that would better fit in specialized journals in these other fields.

The Journal has a tradition of publishing a blend of theory and evidence. Theoretical papers are welcomed and should be presented so as to highlight their implications for policy and/or empirical analysis. Likewise, empirical papers should have a sound theoretical base; and where novel econometric techniques are applied these should be clearly explained. Case studies should be motivated by, and inform, economic theory and should avoid pure description.

The Editors are ready to publish shorter notes which report significant new data or empirical results, or are short comments on subjects which have featured in previous issues of the Journal.

Books are not reviewed, but substantial review articles will be considered for publication.

Information for Contributors
Authors who would like a paper considered for publication in the Journal should follow the procedures for online submission via the Journal’s website,

Submissions by post should consist of four copies (preferably printed two-sided). Whether submitted electronically or by post, the first page should include an abstract of not more than 100 words. If a paper is accepted, the author will be asked to prepare it in accordance with the Journal style guide. Papers submitted must not simultaneously be under consideration at another journal.

Typescripts should be sent to the Editor, Journal of Industrial Economics, ECARES, Université libre de Bruxelles, CP 114-04, 50 avenue F.D. Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. Electronic Mail Addresses:

Declaration of Potential Conflict of Interest
When submitting their paper to the JIE, authors must inform the Editor of any potential conflict of interest stemming, for example, from involvement in antitrust cases for which the arguments presented in the submitted paper might have – or have had – some relevance. This information does not affect the chances of publication of the submitted work as the Editors are confident that any systematic bias would be corrected through the refereeing process. If the paper is published, the information will simply be included as a footnote.

Turnaround time from manuscript receipt to decision historically has averaged about twelve weeks.

Copyright Transfer Agreement
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CTA Terms and Conditions

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