China & World Economy

Cover image for Vol. 22 Issue 4

Editor: Yongding Yu; Managing Editor: Xiaoming Feng

Impact Factor: 0.772

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 169/332 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1749-124X



Author Guidelines


AIMS AND SCOPE

EDTIORIAL REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE

PRE-SUBMISSION RESOURCES
- Author Services
- English Language Editing Service
- Optimizing Your Article for Search Engines
- Ethical Considerations
- Manuscript Format and Style
- Manuscript Types and Criteria
- Submission Requirements

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
- Getting Started
- Submitting Your Manuscript

POST-ACCEPTANCE
- Author Services
- Copyright and OnlineOpen
- Proof Corrections
- Early View

Thank you for your interest in China & World Economy. Please consult the following instructions for help in preparing your manuscript, and feel free to contact us with any questions. To ensure fast peer review and publication, manuscripts that do not adhere to the following instructions will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review. We look forward to your submission.

AIMS AND SCOPE

The bi-monthly China & World Economy was launched in 1993 by the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). It is the first English-language journal in China devoted to the topic of the Chinese economy.

China & World Economy promotes and organizes discussions on the following topics:

  • Special Reports: Comprehensive studies by leading Chinese officials and scholars on important economic reform and policy issues.
  • Economic Survey: Review and forecast of China’s economic situation and latest growth trends.
  • Debates: Clash of views among scholars and the various schools of thought concerning major theoretical and policy issues of reform and opening up; responses to international debates on China issues.
  • Policy Orientation: In-depth analysis of the latest policies and their implementation, in finance, trade, taxation and investment.
  • Statistics: Up-to-date statistics on China's macroeconomic performance, trade, FDI and other important economic indicators.

China & World Economy invites contribution of articles by foreign as well as Chinese scholars. Please submit your paper at mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cwe.

EDITORIAL REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE

The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed by two anonymous reviewers and the editor. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the editorial board, which reserves the right to refuse any material for publication.

Manuscripts should be in a clear, concise and direct style. Where contributions are judged as acceptable for publication on the basis of content, the editor and the publisher reserve the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition and improve communication between author and reader. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.

Plagiarism Detection. China & World Economy employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.

Committee on Publication Ethics. China & World Economy is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

PRE-SUBMISSION RESOURCES

Author Services

Prior to submission, we encourage you to browse the ‘Author Resources’ section of the Wiley Author Services website: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/author.asp. This site includes useful information covering such topics as copyright matters, ethics, electronic artwork guidelines, and much more.

English Language Editing Service

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. Visit http://wileyeditingservices.com/en to learn about the options. Please note using the Wiley English Language Editing Service does not guarantee that your paper will be accepted by this journal, and all services are paid for and arranged by the author.

Optimising Your Article for Search Engines

Many students and researchers looking for information online will use search engines such as Google, Yahoo or similar. By optimising your article for search engines, you will increase the chance of someone finding it. This in turn will make it more likely to be viewed and/or cited in another work. We have compiled the following guidelines to enable you to maximise the web-friendliness of the most public part of your article: http://www.wiley.com/legacy/wileyblackwell/pdf/SEOforAuthorsLINKSrev.pdf.

Ethical Considerations

Authorship and Acknowledgements

China & World Economy adheres to the definition of authorship set up by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). According to the ICMJE, authorship criteria should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design of, or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data, 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2 and 3. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under ‘Acknowledgements’.

Declaration of Helsinki/Declaration of Istanbul

Manuscripts must contain a statement to the effect that all human studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in an appropriate version of the Declaration of Helsinki/Declaration of Istanbul. It should also state clearly in the text that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects under the study should be omitted.

Manuscript Format and Style

General Format

Manuscripts should be submitted as Word documents (.doc, .docx; not write-protected), double-spaced with numbered pages and should include the abstract, the main text, references, tables and figure legends. Division of the paper should be indicated clearly by major headings and subheadings.

No identifying details of the authors or their institutions should appear in the manuscript, to facilitate double-blinded review. Authors should create a separate Word document and submit this as the ‘title page’.

Figures and supporting information (if present) should be provided in separate files (see the section, ‘Parts of the Manuscript’ for more details).

Spelling

China & World Economy publishes in American English. For word usage and word division, our authority is Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary supplemented by Webster’s Third New International Dictionary.

Abbreviations

In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.

Special Characters

Use the correct characters in your character set for Greek letters and for mathematical and other symbols. The Symbol font includes Greek and some mathematical characters and other symbols.

Units

All measurements must be given in SI or SI-derived units. Please go to the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) website at http://www.bipm.fr for more information about SI units.

Manuscript Types and Criteria

Original Articles

Full length articles should be divided into the following sections: (1) Title page, (2) Abstract, Keywords and JEL codes, (3) Text, (4) References, (5) Footnotes, (6) Appendices, (7) Tables, (8) Figures, (9) Figure Legends, (10) Equations. Parts of the Manuscript Title Page The title page should contain: (i) the title of the paper, (ii) the full names of the authors and (iii) their positions at relevant institutions (e.g. Associate Professor), (iv) the addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out together with (v) the full postal and email address, plus telephone numbers, of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent, (vi) an abstract of no more than 150 words, (vii) key words, and (viii) JEL codes. The present address of any author, if different to that where the work was carried out, should be supplied in a footnote.

The title should be short, informative and contain the major keywords. Do not use abbreviations in the title. A short running title (less than 40 characters) should also be provided.

The source of financial grants and other funding musts be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors’ industrial links and affiliations. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged. Personal thanks and thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate. Acknowledgements should be provided as a footnote on the title page.

Abstract, Keywords and JEL codes

All articles must have a brief abstract that states in 150 words or fewer the major points made and the principal conclusions reached. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.

Below the abstract a list of three to five keywords (for the purposes of indexing) should be supplied in alphabetical order.

Please include three or four JEL codes after the abstract (see http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php for further information).

Text

The text should be organized into an introductory section, conveying the background and purpose of the report, and then into sections identified with subheadings.

References

References follow the Harvard style, i.e. parenthetical in the text and listed in alphabetical order of first authors’ names in the reference list.

In the text, give the author’s name followed by the year in parentheses: Smith (2000). If there are two authors, use ‘and’: Smith and Jones (2001); but if cited within parentheses use ‘&’: (Smith & Jones 2001). When reference is made to a work by three or more authors, the first name followed by et al. should be used: MacDonald et al. (2002). All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list.

In the reference list, references should be listed in alphabetical order. Page numbers must be included after the year for quoted material; for example, (Smith & Jones, 2001, p. 77). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

We recommend the use of a tool such as Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp.

Please read more about the Harvard reference style at: http://authorservices.wiley.com/reference_text.asp?site=1#harvard.

EXAMPLES

Journal Article

Choe Yong S. and Jinook Jeong, 1993, “Charitable contributions by low- and middle-income taxpayers: Further evidence with a new method,” National Tax Journal, Vol. 46, pp. 33–39.

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.

Murphy Kristina, Tyler Tom R. and Amy Curtis, 2009, “Nurturing regulatory compliance: Is procedural justice effective when people question the legitimacy of the law?” Regulation & Governance, doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5991.2009.01043.x.

Book

Fujita Masahisa, Paul Krugman and Anthony Venables, 2001, The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions, and International Trade. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Chapter in a Book

Anderson, Kym and Rod Tyers, 1990, “How developing countries could gain from agricultural trade liberalization in the Uruguay round,”. in Ian Goldin and Odin Knudsen, eds, Agricultural Trade Liberalization: Implications for Developing Countries, pp. 387-424. Paris: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

NOTE: Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Footnotes

Footnotes should be numbered in a list and referred to in the text with consecutive, superscript Arabic numerals. Keep footnotes brief: they should contain only short comments tangential to the main argument of the paper and should not include references.

Appendices

These should be placed at the end of the paper, numbered in Roman numerals and referred to in the text. If written by a person other than the author of the main text, the writer’s name should be included below the title.

Tables

Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Number tables consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. Type tables on a separate page with the legend above. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend and footnotes must be comprehendible without reference to the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for p-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings.

Figures

All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Figures should be sized to fit within the column (125 mm).

Line figures should be supplied as sharp, black and white graphs or diagrams, drawn professionally or with a computer graphics package. Lettering must be included and should be sized to be no larger than the journal text.

Please provide the figures as Excel files. If Excel files are not possible, figures must be supplied as high resolution (at least 300dpi) files. Line figures should be supplied as sharp, black and white graphs or diagrams. Lettering must be included and should be sized to be no larger than the journal text.

Figures legends

Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.

Supporting Information

Wiley is able to host online approved supporting information that authors submit with their paper. Supporting information is not essential to the article but provides greater depth and background and may include tables, figures, videos, datasets, etc. This material can be submitted with your manuscript, and will appear online, without editing or typesetting. Guidelines on how to prepare this material and which formats and files sizes are acceptable can be found at: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppmat.asp.

Please note that the provision of supporting information is not encouraged as a general rule. It will be assessed critically by reviewers and editors and will only be accepted if it is essential.

Submission Requirements

Each submission must include a covering letter.

Papers are accepted for publication in the journal on the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This must be stated in the covering letter.

The covering letter must also contain an acknowledgement that all authors have contributed significantly, and that all authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript.

Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose a conflict of interest by disclosing at the time of submission any financial arrangements they have with a company whose product figures prominently in the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competing product. Such information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision but, if the article is accepted for publication, the Editor will usually discuss with the authors the manner in which such information is to be communicated to the reader.

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cwe or at http://en.iwep.org.cn. The use of an online submission and peer review site enables immediate distribution of manuscripts and consequentially speeds up the review process. It also allows authors to track the status of their own manuscripts. Complete instructions for submitting a paper is available at the ScholarOne Manuscripts site and below. Further assistance can be obtained from: support@scholarone.com.

Getting Started

Launch your web browser (supported browsers include Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Netscape 7.0, 7.1, or 7.2, Safari 1.2.4, or Firefox 1.0.4) and go to the journal's online submission site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cwe. Log-in or click the 'Create Account' option if you are a first-time user.

Creating a New Account

If you are creating a new account:

  • After clicking on 'Create Account', enter your name and e-mail information and click 'Next'. Your e-mail information is very important.
  • Enter your institution and address information as appropriate, and then click 'Next.'
  • Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID), and then select your area of expertise. Click 'Finish'.

Trouble Accessing an Existing Account

If you have an account, but have forgotten your log in details, go to ‘Password Help’ on the journal’s online submission system and enter your e-mail address. The system will send you an automatic user ID and a new temporary password.

Submitting Your Manuscript

  • After you have logged in, click the 'Submit a Manuscript' link in the menu bar. Enter data and answer questions as appropriate. You may copy and paste directly from your manuscript and you may upload your pre-prepared covering letter.
  • Click the 'Next' button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
  • You are required to upload your files.

- Click on the 'Browse' button and locate the file on your computer.
- Select the designation of each file in the drop-down menu next to the Browse button.
- When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the 'Upload Files' button.

  • Review your submission (in HTML and PDF format) before sending to the journal. Click the 'Submit' button when you are finished reviewing.

POST-ACCEPTANCE

Author Services

Online production tracking is available for your article through Wiley’s Author Services. 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 e-mails at key stages of production. The corresponding author will receive a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://www.authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/eachecklist.asp for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Copyright and OnlineOpen

Copyright

Authors publishing in the Journal will be asked to sign Copyright Transfer Agreement. In signing the agreement it is assumed that authors have obtained permission to use any copyrighted or previously published material. All authors must read and agree to the conditions outlined in the agreement, and must sign the form or agree that the corresponding author can sign on their behalf. Articles cannot be published until a signed agreement has been received.

For authors signing current licensing/copyright agreement
Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version
Funder arrangements

Certain funders, including the NIH, members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust require deposit of the Accepted Version in a repository after an embargo period. Details of funding arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. Please contact the Journal production editor if you have additional funding requirements.

Institutions

Wiley has arrangements with certain academic institutions to permit the deposit of the Accepted Version in the institutional repository after an embargo period. Details of such arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

If you do not select the OnlineOpen option you will follow the current licensing signing process as described above.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If you decide to select the OnlineOpen option, please use the link below to obtain an open access agreement to sign [this will supersede the journal’s usual license agreement]. By selecting the OnlineOpen option you have the choice of the following Creative Commons License open access agreements:

  • 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 http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

Proof Corrections

The corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a website. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site.

Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the Adobe website: http://get.adobe.com/reader/. This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen, and any corrections to be added in. Further instructions will be sent with the proof.

Early View

China & World Economy is covered by Wiley’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Early View 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. Early View articles are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before allocation 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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