South African Journal of Economics

Cover image for Vol. 84 Issue 4

Edited By: Steve Koch

Impact Factor: 0.441

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 268/345 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1813-6982



Author Guidelines


South African Journal of Economics 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 http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/saje. 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.

Manuscripts should be submitted in final form and accompanied by a 100 word abstract, JEL classification and Key words.

All papers should be professionally edited before submission.

Tables, equations and diagrams should be kept to a minimum. Diagrams and Figures should be clear and professionally drawn in Excel and drawn into the manuscript.

We use the Harvard method for the references, e.g.

Article in journal:
LEVINE, R. (1997). Financial development and economic growth: Views and agenda. Journal of Economic Literature, 35, 688-726.

Book:
KROLZIG, H-M. (1997). Markov-Switching Vector Autoregressions: Modelling, Statistical Inferences, and Application to Business Cycle Analysis. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Chapter in book:
BOURGUIGNON, F., ROBILLIARD, A. S. and ROBINSON, S. (2005). Representative versus real households in the macroeconomic modeling of inequality. In T. J. Kehoe, T. N. Srinivasan and J. Whalley (eds), Frontiers in Applied General Equilibrium Modeling. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Scanned text, Tables, Figures and Diagrams greatly reduce the quality and the font cannot be changed, causing problems, so please avoid this method.

The journal is printed in black and white. Pattern fills must never be used in the bar chart as they are proprietary to the software that created them.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

Authors will be required to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the CTA is a condition of publication and papers will NOT be published unless a signed form has been received. After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the CTA for further details).
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 http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp 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 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 http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.


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: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license: Creative Commons Attribution License OAA To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

Data Policy

SAJE requires, as a condition for publication, that the data supporting the results in the paper will be archived in an appropriate public repository. Whenever possible the scripts and other artefacts used to generate the analyses presented in the paper should also be publicly archived. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the editor, especially for sensitive information such as human subject data or the location of endangered species. Authors will be required to complete a data accessibility statement for all accepted papers.

Wiley's Author Services
Wiley's Author Services technology enables authors to track the production status of their accepted articles. Additionally, it offers authors free access to their published articles online and the ability to nominate up to ten colleagues for free access to the article. To find out more about Wiley's Author Services please visit http://authorservices.wiley.com  

Early View
The South African Journal of Economics is covered by Wiley-Blackwell’s Early View service. Early View 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. 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. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View 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.

OnlineOpen

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at: https://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/onlineopen_order.asp Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. 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.

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