The Japanese Economic Review

Cover image for Vol. 67 Issue 4

Edited By: Fumio Hayashi and Hitoshi Matsushima

Impact Factor: 0.226

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 316/344 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1468-5876

Author Guidelines


To submit your manuscript electronically, please go to and follow the instructions. For hard copy submission, send four copies of a manuscript together with a signed letter of submission and a floppy disk containing a properly prepared PDF file containing the manuscript to:

Editorial Office
Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
Yoshida Honmachi,
Kyoto, 606-8501

Manuscripts should be written in English, and should be accompanied by a letter of submission stating that they are original unpublished work, not submitted or to be submitted for consideration elsewhere. Authors should supply an English abstract not exceeding 100 words and the JEL classification number(s). Authors publishing in the journal will be asked to sign a copyright transfer agreement. In signing the form it is assumed that authors have obtained permission to reproduce any copyrighted or previously published material. All authors must read and agree to the conditions outlined in the form, and must sign the form or agree that the corresponding author can sign on their behalf. Articles cannot be published until a signed form has been received.

Pre-acceptance English-language editing
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Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the paper only (if submitting hard copy), using double spacing throughout and leaving adequate margins on all sides. All pages should be numbered consecutively, and references, tables and legends for figures should be prepared on separate pages.


The first page of manuscripts should contain the following information: (a) the title; (b) the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s); and (c) the address for editorial correspondence, including phone and fax numbers and an e-mail address.


Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and be numbered consecutively. Acknowledgements can be given before the list of references.


Where mathematical derivations are abbreviated, the full workings necessary for justifying each step of the argument should accompany all manuscripts of a mathematical nature in order to assist referees. These workings will not be published.


In choosing mathematical notation, a set rules should be observed in order to avoid unnecessary delays and reduce printing expenses. Please refer here for full rules set out in the Instructions to Contributors section 6.


Statistical tables and diagrams should be neatly prepared with clear explanations, so that the reader can understand their meaning without hunting in the text for explanations.


Bibliographical references should be accurate, and follow the style and punctuation in the following examples:


Aitchison, J. and J. A. C. Brown (1957) The Lognormal Distribution, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Arrow, K. J. (1951) ‘‘An Extension of the Basic Theorems of Classical Welfare Economics’’, in J. Neyman, ed., Proceedings of the Second Berkeley Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Probability, Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 507–532.

Panzer, J. C. and R. D. Willig (1977a) ‘‘Free Entry and the Sustainability of Natural Monopoly’’, Bell Journal of Economics, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1–22.

–— and –— (1977b) ‘‘Economies of Scale in Multi-Output Production’’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 91, No. 3, pp. 481–493.

Citation of references in the text should be by author(s) followed by parenthesized Arabic numerals denoting the year of publication, as Aitchison and Brown (1957), Arrow (1951, Theorem 1), Panzer and Willig (1977b, p. 488), etc.

Online article not yet published in an issue An online article that has not yet been published in an issue (therefore has no volume, issue or page numbers) can be cited by its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The DOI will remain valid and allow an article to be tracked even after its allocation to an issue. Sato, R. and T. Morita (2009) “Quantity or Quality: The Impact of Labour Saving Innovation on US and Japanese Growth Rates, 1960–2004”, Japanese Economic Review, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-5876.2008.00467.x


Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements may cause unnecessary delay in processing and may have to be returned to the authors. 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 emails at key stages of production so they do not need to contact the production editor to check on progress. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources, including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.