German Economic Review

Cover image for Vol. 16 Issue 4

Edited By: Mathias Hoffmann, Claudia Keser, Walter Krämer, Michael Lechner, Jean-Marie Lozachmeur

Impact Factor: 0.54

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 230/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1468-0475

Associated Title(s): Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Submission to German Economic Review

German Economic Review has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. The new system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:

  • Quick and easy submission
  • Administration centralised and reduced
  • Significant decrease in peer review times

From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted 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 Eva Brune in the Editorial Office (

1. Text should be typed double-spaced and in a point size of 12. 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.  Lettering and datapoints of figures should be large enough so they can be read with ease when reduced to fit on the journal page.

2. The manuscript should not exceed 20 typewritten pages or approximately 15 typeset pages. Short papers are more likely to receive favourable consideration.

3. The first page of the manuscript contains 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.

4. At the end of the manuscript a list of references is to be included. 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:

Books: Fitzgibbons, A. (1988), Keynes’s Vision. A New Political Economy, Clarendon, Oxford.

Journal Articles: Brown-Collier, E. (1988), ‘The Epistemology Foundations of the General Theory’, Scottish Journal of Political Economy 35, 227–241.

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.

5. Citations in the text are by name of author, year of publication and page number, divided by comma and in brackets: (Kohlberg and Mertens, 1986, p. 1006).

6. 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.

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.

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. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: