Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics

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Edited By: Fabienne Fecher

Online ISSN: 1467-8292

Author Guidelines

The Editorial Board of the Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics welcomes articles dealing with broadly defined public, nonprofit or cooperative economics (enterprises with public participation, new economy of regulation, networks industries and public utilities, cooperatives, employee participation, nonprofit organisations, etc.).

The selection criteria are the originality and scientific quality of the article, and the interest it offers in terms of information exchange between practitioners and academics in the field of public, cooperative or nonprofit economics. Survey articles are also welcomed which review relevant literature and address the key topical issues/developments within the fields mentioned above. All papers should be accessible to the non-specialist reader and are subject to anonymous peer review. An electronic version of each manuscript, including an abstract, should be sent to:

Chiristine Dussart, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics

The only acceptable formats are Microsoft Word or PDF.

Manuscripts should be organised as follows:

1. The language must be French or English.

2. The first page should include:

  • the title
  • names, institutional affiliation of the authors and their postal addresses (indicating also the name and address where the Editorial Committee decision should be sent)
  • an abstract of about 100 words.

Where a manuscript is submitted in PDF format, the first page should be sent as a separate file, so that the main manuscript file is fully anonymized.

3. Papers should be double-spaced and 15-20 pages long (including footnotes and references).

4. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and not consist of bibliographical references.

5. Mathematical presentation of the methodology (theoretical or statistical models) should be put in appendix.

6. Each reference should be mentioned in the text with the name of the author and the year of publication. Please set references out as follows:

FLEISHMAN J. , 1983, ed. , The Future of the Postal Service , New York, Praeger. PELTZMAN S. , 1976, 'Toward a more general theory of regulation', Journal of Law and Economics , 211-40.

7. If a paper is published, the corresponding author will receive an electronic offprint and 5 copies of the complete journal issue.

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