The Econometrics Journal aims to publish high quality research papers relevant to contemporary econometrics in which primary emphasis is placed on important and original contributions of substantive direct or potential value in applications. The Econometrics Journal is particularly interested in path-breaking articles in econometrics and empirical economics that address leading cases rather than provide an exhaustive treatment.

Submission Guidelines

The Econometrics Journal offers rapid review, strives to avoid major and multiple revisions, and publishes papers online immediately after acceptance. To facilitate this, submissions must

  • be prepared as pdf files in The Econometrics Journal style, using the provided LaTeX template, with a self-contained summary of no more than 150 words;
  • normally not exceed 20 pages; and
  • demonstrate their applied relevance with an empirical application.

Additional technical material, empirical results, simulation results, etcetera, should be submitted as Supporting Information (with any supplementary appendices typeset in Journal style). Specifically,

  • any simulation results may be concisely summarized in the main text, normally within one page using a key table or graph, but their details must be submitted as Supporting Information;
  • mathematical proofs that are an integral part of the paper's main narrative should be included in its main text, but all other proofs and subsidiary results should appear in its appendices or as Supporting Information.

All submissions to The Econometrics Journal must comply with its disclosure and replication policies. The Journal encourages authors to include a replication package with their initial submission, but only requires one when requested by the Editor or their paper is accepted.

Authors should (only) include a cover letter if they wish to

  • disclose conflicts of interest;
  • request exemption from the replication policy;
  • request exemptions from other submission guidelines (see below); and/or
  • request that previous editors' letters and referee reports are used (see below).

Submission is free.

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Submissions that do not conform with the submission guidelines will be rejected routinely.

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Exemptions from the Submission Guidelines

In specific circumstances, authors may request, in a cover letter, that The Econometrics Journal reviews a submission that does not conform with the submission guidelines.

  • The Econometrics Journal may (initially) review a submission that is not prepared in the Journal style if it is written in e.g. Word and hard to convert to LaTeX.
  • Papers may exclude an empirical application if they provide new results for methods that are frequently applied, such as papers that demonstrate equivalence of such methods.
  • The paper's main text may include detailed simulation results if these are key to its contribution, e.g. if this is computational.

These exemptions are exceptional and at the Editors' discretion.

Previous Editors' Letters and Referee Reports

To improve the speed and quality of decisions, authors are encouraged to include editors' letters and referee reports from previous submissions at other journals and request in their cover letter that these are taken into account by the The Econometrics Journal. The Econometrics Journal reserves the right to use its own referees and provide these referees with copies of this correspondence.


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Tilburg University
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