Economic Notes

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Edited By: Alberto Dalmazzo, Giorgio Di Giorgio, and Giovanni Ferri

Online ISSN: 1468-0300

Author Guidelines

Economic Notes now addresses issues in the fields of banking, finance and monetary economics. Its target audience is not only academics and researchers but also executives working in financial institutions, firms and the public sector, and it aims at encouraging a dialogue among people with academic, operational, and policy-making positions of responsibility.

In order to achieve this target papers must be plainly written, avoid unnecessary technicalities and make their aims and the relevance of results explicit. The Journal will also host innovative papers of a high technical standard, provided they are accompanied by an extensive non-technical summary. All articles will be refereed.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Managing Editor of Economic Notes
Email: or

Each submission should include a separate covering sheet listing the number of words and the author's name, title, current address, telephone, and e-mail address. First time contributors to Economic Notes are also kindly requested to include a brief curriculum of published works.

A paper should be preceded by a brief abstract which should state, in condensed form, the contribution made by the paper. Papers with contents of high technical standards should include also an extensive non-technical summary of at least one page. Manuscripts should not normally exceed 40 pages (approx. 30 lines per page and 65 spaces per line) including tables, figures, footnotes, and a summary of 100 words indicating the subject categories (JEL classifications).

No more than three levels of headings should be used. The Harvard style of referencing is used (author's name and date of publication bracketed in the text) and all works cited should be listed alphabetically by author after the main body of the text, style as follows:

D. LAIDLER (1991), The Golden Ages of the Quantity Theory, Princeton University Press, Princeton.

G. F. MATHEWSON - R. A. WINTER (1986), 'The Economics of Vertical Restraints in Distribution', in F. Mathewson and J. Stiglitz (eds), New Development in the Analysis of Market Structure, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

P. WANG - K. C. YIP (1992), 'Alternative Approaches to Money and Growth'. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking,24, pp. 553-62.

Book reviews

The journal proposes to host and foster book reviews, especially those on topics which the new editorial policy has endorsed. In particular, it encourages review essays which look at two or more publications simultaneously and enable the author, even briefly, to take stock of the state of the art in the field.

Biographical references should be included only if strictly necessary, with the exclusion of other works by the author of the review.

Tables and artwork

All tables and figures should be supplied on separate sheets, not included within the text, but have their intended position clearly indicated in the manuscript. Figures should be supplied as high quality, original artwork, and any lettering or linework should be able to sustain reduction to the final size of reproduction. Tints and complex shading should be avoided. Figures should be originated in a drawing package and saved as an EPS file.

Comments on published articles should not normally exceed 10 pages (30 lines per page and 65 spaces per page). Before publishing a comment, a copy will be sent to the Author who will then be given an opportunity to reply in the same issue.


The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site:

 This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.


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 and visit 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.

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