Review of Income and Wealth

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Edited By: Conchita D'Ambrosio and Prasada Rao

Impact Factor: 1.056

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 134/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1475-4991

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


TYPING: Manuscripts should be typed either in LaTex or in Word and should be submitted in PDF.

TITLE PAGE: The title page of your paper must include title, author's name, institutional affiliation. This should be followed by:
• an abstract of not more than 150 words;
• up to three Journal of Economic Literature subject codes;
• up to five keywords

REFERENCES:Type references at the end of the paper, arranged alphabetically by author. Authors' last name should be given first, followed by the first name and middle name or initial, as appropriate. Several works by the same author should appear chronologically, substituting a solid line for the author's name after the first entry. For more than one work by the same author for the same year, place a, b, c etc., after the year of publication.
Some examples:

Bombach, G., 
Post-War Economic Growth Revisited, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1985.

Shorrocks, A.P., "U.K. Wealth Distribution: Current Evidence and Future Prospects," in E.N. Wolff, ed., 
International Comparisons of the Distribution of Household Wealth, 29—50, Oxford University Press, New York, 1987.

Summers, R. and A. Heston, "A New Set of International Comparisons of Real Product and Prices: Estimates for 130 Countries, 1950 - 85," 
Review of Income and Wealth, 34, 1—26, 1988.

The author-date citation in the text should be used with the reference list at the end of the paper. Use the following form for this system: (Shorrocks, 1987); (Bombach, 1985, Summers and Heston, 1988). Be sure that all cited works appear in the reference list and do not include in the reference list articles you do not cite in the text.

TABLES: Prepare tables on pages separate from the text and place at the end of the paper. Indicate preferred placement in the text by writing "place table X here." Number tables consecutively. Place the table number and the title above the table. If the table runs to more than one page, label the following pages "continued" with the table number. Give the source and any explanatory information in the footnotes in the table. Type table footnotes beneath the table or on a separate page if they do not fit below the table. Do not mix table footnotes with text notes.

FIGURES: Prepare figures on pages separate from the text and indicate preferred placement of the illustrations by writing "place figure X here." Number figures consecutively.

ABBREVIATIONS: Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

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:

Papers are sought in all fields of interest to the IARIW -- that is, all papers which advance knowledge about income and wealth. This broad definition encompasses the following areas: national and social accounting; microdata analysis of issues related to income and wealth, including distribution and poverty issues; development and integration of micro and macro systems of economic, financial, and social statistics; international and intertemporal comparisons of income, wealth, and productivity; and related problems of measurement and statistical methodology. As a journal with an international readership, preference is given to (1) studies with methodological or measurement innovations, and (2) comparative analyses of more than one country.  Manuscripts primarily concerned with general economic analysis or with econometric or statistical techniques should find outlets in journals with those interests.

From Saturday 1st August 2009, original manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format to Editorial Express at the following:

If electronic submission is not possible, the author(s) should first contact the editorial office. Email:

As of September 1, 2008, there is no submission fee for anyone submitting a paper to the Review of Income and Wealth.  The managing editors reserve the right, however, to reject papers without referee reports of papers that do not fit the fields of interest of the Review, are too poorly written to be ready for an evaluation, are excessively long, or do not meet the quality standards of the journal. 

Information on membership of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, which includes a free subscription to the Review of Income and Wealth, can be obtained by consulting or by contacting

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The Review of Income and Wealth is covered by Wiley Blackwell's EarlyView service as of 2007. EarlyView articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. EarlyView articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of EarlyView articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so EarlyView articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.


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