German Economic Review

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Edited By: Almut Balleer, Jesus Crespo-Cuaresma, Peter Egger, Claudia Keser, Mario Larch, Michael Lechner, Jean-Marie Lozachmeur, Aderonke Osikominu, Georg Wamser, Christine Zulehner

Impact Factor: 0.72

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 217/347 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1468-0475

Associated Title(s): Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Submission to German Economic Review

  1. Initial manuscript submission:
    1. Submissions to the German Economic Review are made electronically online at Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the Get Help Now link, which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page. If you cannot submit online, please contact the Editorial Office ( The German Economic Review does not accept submissions in hard copy.
    2. Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not under review elsewhere at the same time.
  2. Manuscript style:
    1. The language of the journal is English. Text should be typed double-spaced and size 12 font. Preferred file formats are MS Word or Latex. If using Latex, please make sure you follow the instructions on the submission pages. Tables should be included in the main file.
    2. Illustrations should be of sufficient resolution for publication (300 dpi). If the paper is accepted, authors will be asked to supply their original images files. Illustrations will appear in color in the online version and in black and white in print.
    3. The manuscript should not exceed 20 typewritten pages or approximately 15 typeset pages. Short papers are more likely to receive favorable consideration.
    4. The first page of the manuscript must contain the following information: title of the paper, names of authors, affiliations, date of submission, abstract not exceeding 100 words, JEL classification and keywords, and full address (including e-mail) of the author to whom correspondence should be directed.
    5. Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.
  3. Reference Style:
    1. Papers must include a list of references at the end of the manuscript. References are to be set out in alphabetical order of the author’s name. Publications by the same author should be listed in chronological order. References should be given in a standard form, as in the following examples:
      1. Books: Fitzgibbons, A. (1988), Keynes’s Vision. A New Political Economy, Clarendon, Oxford.
      2. Journal Articles: Brown-Collier, E. (1988), ‘The Epistemology Foundations of the General Theory’, Scottish Journal of Political Economy 35, 227–241.
      3. Articles in Books: Gerrard, B. (1992), ‘Beyond the Treatise: Continuity or Change’, in: B. Gerrard and J. Hillard (eds.), The Philosophy and Economics of J. M. Keynes, Edward Elgar, London.
    2. In-text citations are by name of author, year of publication and page number, divided by comma and in brackets: (Kohlberg and Mertens, 1986).
  4. Accepted Manuscripts:
    1. Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA): 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.
    2. For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement:
      1. 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: CTA Terms and Conditions
      2. If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):
        1. Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
        2. Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
        3. Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA
      3. To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit
      4. 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:
    3. Data:
      1. Authors of accepted papers are required to deposit a complete set of data used, program files, and documentation in electronic form onto the Journal's data archive, unless these data are confidential. In cases where there are restrictions on the dissemination of the data, the responsibility of obtaining the required permission to use the data rests with the interested investigator and not with the author. In any case, program files and a data documentation are nevertheless required for papers using confidential data.
      2. Full instructions for users of the German Economic Review Data Archive are available at Authors of accepted papers are strongly recommended to read these instructions carefully.
  5. Proofs:
    1. Proofs will be sent to the author for checking. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs is appreciated.