Economic Record

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Edited By: Garry Barrett

Impact Factor: 0.526

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 248/345 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1475-4932

Associated Title(s): Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy

Author Guidelines


Thank you for your interest in Economic Record. Please read the complete Author Guidelines carefully prior to submission. Note that a submission fee applies to authors who are not current members of the Economic Society of Australia.

Submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium.

Once you have prepared your submission in accordance with the Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online at

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Enquiries can be sent to Professor Garry Barrett, School of Economics, University of Sydney NSW 2006, Australia. Email:

We look forward to your submission.


Submission is free to members of the Economic Society of Australia. Members submitting articles should indicate their status on ScholarOne Manuscripts when prompted to do so. The submission fee for non-members is AUD$110.00 (including GST), which must be paid in Australian currency. Payment can be made by Direct Deposit to: Economic Society of Australia, Central Council Inc., BSB 032 024 Account No. 33 3754 (Westpac, Martin Place, Sydney). The Society accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cheques should be made payable to “The Economic Society of Australia”. Our ABN is 88 499 826 758. To facilitate the payment of the submission fee, non-members should visit


Aims and Scope

Published on behalf of the Economic Society of Australia, Economic Record is intended to act as a vehicle for the communication of advances in knowledge and understanding in economics. It publishes papers in the theoretical, applied and policy areas of economics and provides a forum for research on the Australian economy. It also publishes surveys in economics and book reviews to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge. Subscription to the Economic Record includes a special issue publishing selected papers from the National Conference of Economists.

Editorial Policies and Peer Review

Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are peer reviewed by two anonymous reviewers and the Editor. The editors will give preference to articles which are succinctly written. Articles will not usually be published if they are minor variations of existing analyses or of interest only to very small and specialized audiences, or if they are mainly descriptive.

Data Policy

Economic Record encourages authors of submitted papers to also submit major datasets and code used to conduct the data analysis in their paper. Please read the journal’s full Datasets and Code Availability Policy for more details including information on confidential datasets, author-generated datasets, how to upload datasets during submission and copyright.

Publication Ethics

This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Wiley’s Publication Ethics Guidelines can be found at Note this journal uses iThenticate’s CrossCheck software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts.

Books and Periodicals for Review should be sent to Professor Robert Breunig at Research School of Economics, HW Arndt Building 25a, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia.


Wiley Author Resources

Wiley have a range of resources for authors preparing manuscripts for submission available here. In particular, authors may benefit from referring to information on Writing for Search Engine Optimization. Authors can optimize the search engine results for their paper, so people can find, read and ultimately cite their work. Simply read Wiley’s best practice SEO tips – including information on making your title and abstract SEO-friendly, and choosing appropriate keywords.

Length of Manuscripts

Articles should be typed double spaced, and should not normally exceed 25 pages of A4 in total. Overlong papers will be returned without consideration.


The introduction, conclusion and abstract should be written for the non-specialist.

Section numbering. Sections of the paper should be numbered in Roman numerals; figures and tables in Arabic numerals.

Tables and figures should be self-contained. If possible figures they should be suitable for reduction to single column width.

Mathematical notation should be as simple as possible. Equations should be identified by consecutive Arabic numbers (in parentheses) at the conclusion of the equation. All variables should be italicised. Lengthy mathematical presentations should, whenever possible, be located in appendices.

Footnotes. Any footnote attached to the main heading should be designated by an asterisk. All other footnotes must be designated by numerals in continuous sequence.

References. References follow the Harvard style, i.e. the author, date system. All references should be listed alphabetically by the author at the end of the manuscript. The listing style should be that used in recent issues of the journal, and is illustrated by the following examples:

Goldstein, A. (2000), ‘Nobel Laureates Describe Internet as Simply Better Telecommunications’,The Dallas Morning News, 10 March.

Madden, G. and Coble-Neal, G. (2002), ‘Internet Forecasting and the Economics of Networks’, in Loomis, D. and Taylor, L. (eds), Forecasting the Internet: Understanding the Explosive Growth of Data Communications, Regulatory Economics and Policy Series, 39. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston; 105–130.

Nellist, J.G. and Gilbert, E.M. (1999), Understanding Modern Telecommunications and the Information Superhighway. Artech House, Boston.

Shapiro, C. (1999a), ‘Exclusivity in Network Industries’, George Mason Law Review, 7, 1–11.

Smyth, R. and Mishra, V. (2009), ‘The Publication Decisions of Judges on the County Court of Victoria’, Economic Record, doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2009.00553.x

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (1998), ‘Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman 1997–98 Annual Report’. Available from:

Wigand, R. (1997), ‘Electronic Commerce: Definitions, Theory and Context’, Information Society, 13, 1–16.

World Trade Organization (1997), The Agreement on Basic Telecommunications Services. WTO Publications Service, Geneva.

We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. An EndNote reference style for this journal can be found here:


Appendices will be published after the references. For submission they should be supplied as separate files but referred to in the text.

Supporting Information

Supporting information can be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information with the online version of an article. Examples of Supporting Information include additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structure, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Supporting Information should be cited within the article text, and a descriptive legend should be included. It is published as supplied by the author, and a proof is not made available prior to publication; for these reasons, authors should provide any Supporting Information in the desired final format. For further information on recommended file types and requirements for submission, please visit:


LaTeX Article Submission

Please use “article” class for LaTeX submissions and include any associated packages/files with the submitted LaTeX source files. Please also include a PDF of the manuscript. Do not add coding to “force” line breaks or the positioning of “floats”, as this will need to be removed in the conversion of the file to XML.

As articles undergo considerable conversion and transformation during production, we achieve the most efficient processing if articles are presented in as generic a form as possible.

LaTeX Bibliography

If you wish to use a citation package such as BibTeX and natbib.sty then please do so. Be sure to use the appropriate citation style for the journal, to help the reviewers to assess your article.

There is no bespoke “.bst” file for Economic Record. Please provide all the necessary bibliographic information in a standard format. This will allow for clearer conversion and formatting to the Economic Record style by the typesetters.

Submission of electronic figures

Although we encourage authors to send us the highest-quality figures possible, for peer-review purposes we are happy to accept a wide variety of formats, sizes, and resolutions. Click here for the basic figure requirements for figures submitted with manuscripts for initial peer review, as well as the more detailed post-acceptance figure requirements.


Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

Authors may choose to publish under the terms of the journal’s standard copyright transfer agreement (CTA), or under open access terms made available via Wiley OnlineOpen.

Standard Copyright Transfer Agreement: FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard CTA in place for the journal, including standard terms regarding archiving of the accepted version of the paper, are available at: Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs.

Note that in signing the journal’s licence agreement authors agree that consent to reproduce figures from another source has been obtained.

OnlineOpen – Wiley’s Open Access Option: OnlineOpen is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article freely available to all on Wiley Online Library under a Creative Commons license. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made open access. Authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on their personal website, and in an institutional repository or other free public server immediately after publication. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

OnlineOpen licenses. Authors choosing OnlineOpen retain copyright in their article and have a choice of publishing under the following Creative Commons License terms: Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY NC); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY NC ND). To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs.

Funder Open Access and Self-Archiving Compliance: Please click here for more information on Wiley’s compliance with specific Funder Open Access and Self Archiving Policies, and click here for more detailed information specifically about Self-Archiving definitions and policies.


Accepted article received in production

When your accepted article is received by Wiley’s production production team, you (corresponding authors) will receive an email asking you to login or register with Author Services. You will be asked to sign a publication licence at this point.


Once your paper is typeset you will receive emaile notification of the URL from where to download a PDF typeset page proof, associated forms and full instructions on how to correct and return the file. Please note that you are responsible for all statements made in your work, including changes made during the editorial process and thus you must check your proofs carefully. Note that proofs should be returned 48 hours from receipt of first proof.

Early View

The journal offers rapid speed to publication via Wiley’s Early View service. Early View (Online Version of Record) articles are published on Wiley Online Library before inclusion in an issue. Note there may be a delay after corrections are received before your article appears online, as Editors also need to review proofs. Once your article is published on Early View no further changes to your article are possible. Your Early View article is fully citable and carries an online publication date and DOI for citations.


Access and sharing

When your article is published online:
• You receive an email alert (if requested).
• You can share your published article through social media.
• As the author, you retain free access (after accepting the Terms & Conditions of use, you can view your article).
• The corresponding author and co-authors can nominate up to ten colleagues to receive a publication alert and free online access to your article.

You can now order print copies of your article (instructions are sent at proofing stage).

Now is the time to start promoting your article. Find out how to do that here.

Measuring the impact of your work

Wiley also helps you measure the impact of your research through our specialist partnerships with Kudos and Altmetric.

Author Guidelines updated 4 October 2016