Economic Geography

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Edited By: James T. Murphy, Clark University (Editor-in-Chief); David Rigby, University of California, Los Angeles; Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics; Henry Wai-chung Yeung, National University of Singapore; Yuko Aoyama, Clark University (Executive Editor)

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 5/76 (Geography); 23/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1944-8287

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission

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Manuscripts should be in English (American spelling) and typed double spaced in 12-point Times Roman, with wide margins and page numbers; do not justify the right margin. The manuscript should contain a title page, an abstract with key words, the body of the text, the list of references cited, tables, a list of figure captions, and figures. For the initial submission, figures may be included as Word or Adobe Acrobat files. Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author must provide each figure as a separate file (IBM compatible) in either Illustrator .ai (preferred choice, with type fonts converted to paths/outlines), Excel .xls, generic .eps, or .tiff format. We encourage authors to submit papers of no more than 9,000 words, plus tables, charts, and figures (approximately 40 pages total).

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Theme Issues

Organizers or authors who are interested in proposing a theme issue for Economic Geography should refer to the guidelines for complete information.