Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

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Edited By: Christopher Adam, Anindya Banerjee, Christopher Bowdler, David Hendry, Beata Javorcik, John Knight, Heino Bohn Nielsen, Victoria Prowse and Jonathan Temple

Impact Factor: 0.707

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 33/45 (Social Sciences Mathematical Methods); 74/117 (Statistics & Probability); 189/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1468-0084



Author Guidelines


Contributions on the topical issues of economic policy and the testing of currently controversial economic theories are encouraged, as well as more empirical research on both developed and developing countries, and contributions to empirical methodology. There is no charge for submitting papers to this journal.
The Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics continues to look for ways of improving the quality of its service to authors. As part of this strategy the Bulletin has been developing an online submission process, ScholarOne Manuscripts, which has now become operational. Only electronic submissions through ScholarOne Manuscripts will now be accepted, detailed instructions for which are available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/obes

Any correspondence not submitted online should be sent to Mrs. C. Wise, Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ; e-mail: caroline.wise@economics.ox.ac.uk

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 or upload your complete manuscript as either a Word document or Rich Text Format (RTF). 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 log in 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.

Please note the following guidelines when submitting papers to the journal:

1. Copies should be typed double-spaced in 12 point font and record the author's name in full. A word count must be provided and marked clearly on the first page of author manuscripts. Submissions below 10,000 words are favoured and submissions (inclusive of footnotes, references and tables) should not exceed 12,500 words. Note that figures and tables count towards the word limit for the space they take up in the published article. Each half-page figure or table is equivalent to 250 words; a full-page figure or table to 500 words. The editors will consider supplementary materials and encourage authors to place non-essential figures or tables in such supplementary appendices. These materials will be included in the journal webpage, but not in the print edition of the journal, with readers alerted to their on-line availability in a footnote. Should you have any questions about supplementary materials please contact the editorial office. The submission should indicate the number of words that it contains, as calculated above (excluding supplementary materials). Full details of the style authors should follow when submitting an article can be found here.

2. If a bibliographical list is given it must conform to the convention adopted in recent articles published in the Bulletin.

3. Contributors are responsible for the correction of proofs. Printer's errors should be marked in red and author's changes in blue. Alterations must be kept down to a very low level. The editors reserve the right to veto and/or charge for alterations made in proof. Proofs should be returned within two weeks (three weeks for overseas contributors).

4. Articles should contain a final section in which the author summarizes and concludes in a way which will be intelligible to the non-specialist reader. A separate abstract for the Journal of Economic Literature, not exceeding 100 words, should accompany a submission.

5. Anyone wanting to submit comments on a Bulletin article should start by sending a copy to the author, inviting full discussion. The commentator is asked to allow the author a reasonable time to reply before he sends anything to the editors, and to enclose any reply which he may have received from the author. If the editors accept the comment for publication, they will send a copy to the original author and give him a chance to make a short reply in the same issue of the Bulletin.

6. License Agreements
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 http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

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.

7. Colour Work Agreement
Authors have the additional option of publishing figures in colour instead of the default greyscale for a fee. Upon acceptance for publication, authors who wish to publish figures in colour will be required to complete the Colour Work Agreement found here with the necessary payment details, and return it to the editorial office. This form will be passed to the publisher for processing.

8. PDF offprints retrieval via Author Services
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.

9. Online production tracking is available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services.
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. Click here for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

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