The Manchester School
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and The University of Manchester 2013
Edited By: Chris Orme
Impact Factor: 0.454
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 241/333 (Economics)
Online ISSN: 1467-9957
Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts
The Manchester School continues to look for ways of improving the quality of its service to authors. As part of this strategy the Journal has been developing an on-line submission process, ScholarOne Manuscripts, which will become operational on 1st January 2007. From that date, only electronic submissions will be accepted, detailed instructions for which will be available at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/msh
If this is the first time that you have used the system you will be asked to register by clicking on 'Create account'. Full instructions on making a submission are provided on the site. You will be able to submit and upload your complete manuscript as a Word document, Rich Text Format (RTF) file or Portable LaTex file. However, all diagrams, tables and figures must be uploaded as separate files. As part of the submission process, any uploaded files will then be converted into journal specific PDF and HTML versions (with covering page) which you will be required to open and check before submitting. Once submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement within a few minutes. Thereafter you can login to the system to keep abreast of the status of your paper throughout the review process, through to revisions and the final decision. We hope that authors will find this new system beneficial and we look forward to a continued healthy supply of papers.
1. Articles should contain original unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere.
2. Acknowledgements and references to grants, etc., should appear as a footnote to the author's name and should not be included in the main list of footnotes. The author's name and institution should appear below the title. Please note that a full postal address for every author will be required at the time of article acceptance.
3. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and be listed consecutively throughout the text with superscript arabic numerals.
4. Please note that the maximum word count is 8000, and the maximum page extent is 30 pages for all submitted manuscripts.
5. Diagrams should be in a form suitable for reproduction, with letters and symbols clearly printed.
6. Mathematical notation is very expensive to reproduce. In order to avoid unnecessary printing costs, the following guidelines should be noted.
- Avoid the use of unusual symbols where common ones are satisfactory.
- Use fractions in the form a/b.
- Care should be taken to distinguish symbols which cannot be typed. Special care is required with letters and symbols, and for example the use of 0 and 1 where these can be read as either letters or numbers.
- Avoid symbols above letters unless essential, and use acceptable alternatives where possible.
- Where mathematical formulae are set out and numbered, these numbers should be placed against the right-hand margin as ... (1).
- Careful checking of the layout of all mathematical formulae, including alignment, centring, length of fraction lines and type, size, position and closure of brackets, etc., should be carried out before the final manuscript is submitted to avoid corrections at the proof stage.
- Where it would assist referees, authors should provide supplementary mathematical notes on the derivation of equations.
7. References should be indicated by the author's name and date of publication, as Hicks (1965), and listed at the end of the article according to the Harvard style in the following examples:
Hicks, J. R. (1965). Capital And Growth, London, Oxford University Press.
Johnson, H. G. (1975). 'The Monetary Approach to Balance-of-Payments Theory: A Diagrammatic Analysis', The Manchester School, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 220-274.
8. Authors must ensure that they are able to provide their manuscripts in the LaTex or Microsoft Word formats, this is a condition for acceptance.
9. Authors are responsible for the careful checking of galley proofs. Corrections must be kept to an absolute minimum and the Editors reserve the right to charge for authors' alterations to proofs.
The Journal follows the code of conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). It is expected that manuscripts submitted to the Journal will be the author(s)’s own work; the unreferenced use of another’s published or unpublished work or ideas (i.e. plagiarism) is prohibited.
The Journal uses the iThenticate plagiarism detection software to reveal overlap with previously published material. If plagiarism is discovered the manuscript will be rejected; the author(s)’s home institution/superiors may also be informed.
The Manchester School is covered by Wiley-Blackwell’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.
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 http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html. If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements.For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.
Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit the website for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.
PDF Offprint Retrieval
Free access to the fi nal PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore register for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefi ts the service offers.