Format of Submission

Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format and written in English. All necessary fonts should be embedded in the PDF file. Useful information on the preparation and creation of PDF files.

Online Submissions

Submissions should be made online at

If you are unable to access this link, please contact the Editorial Office via e-mail. In exceptional cases those who are unable to submit electronic files in PDF format can submit one copy of a paper prepared according to these guidelines by mail addressed to the Editorial Office at the address below (including if possible media containing an electronic version of the paper). Please note that submission by mail may encounter a significant delay.


Submission is free.

Status of Your Submission

Submission implies that the work is original, unpublished and not under review elsewhere. Related work that is forthcoming, submitted elsewhere or becomes so during the term in which The Econometrics Journal is considering the manuscript should be brought to the attention of the Editorial Board.

All co-authors share joint responsibility for content of the research and the submitted manuscript. Other significant contributors to the research are to be acknowledged as such on the manuscript.

Any sources of research funding are to be acknowledged on the manuscript. At the point of submission, each author should reveal any financial or other interests or connections that might raise any question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions. This declaration will be held in confidence by the editors during the review process and after rejection of a manuscript. It will become part of the published article in the case of acceptance.

Please consult the editors in case any questions arise.

Previous editors' letters and referee reports (if available)

To improve the speed and quality of decisions we encourage authors when submitting to include previous editors' letters and referee reports from submissions at other journals. The Econometrics Journal of course reserves the right to use its own referees and provide the referees with copies of this correspondence. We believe authors will find this to be an attractive innovation and that it should also further speed up the editorial process.

Length and Structure of Papers

Papers should be easily readable and should be under 50 pages. If the length of the paper exceeds the page limit, it may be rejected without review. Footnotes, figures, etc., should not be placed at the end.

Authors should take care to motivate their work and to communicate clearly the contribution of the paper.

Pages should be numbered.

Papers should include an abstract which summarizes the finding of the paper, keywords and complete author affiliations on the title page.

Proofs of results should be placed in appendices.

Publication information for Submitted and Accepted papers

Authors of submitted and accepted papers are expected to place their articles in The Econometrics Journal house style. EctJ Style contains the relevant files.

EctJ_Style_Instructions.pdf gives detailed instructions about how to place your paper in The Econometrics Journal house style.

IMPORTANT: Please read carefully and follow these instructions to avoid unnecessary delays. A list of common errors is provided at the end of The Econometrics Journal house style instructions which you may find helpful.

To use these files it is assumed that you have a basic TEX installation (including the necessary files to run LATEX). EctJ_Style_Instructions.TeX together with the Postscript graphics figure fig01.eps act as a template for your paper and appendices.

To implement The Econometrics Journal house style the LATEX2ε class file ectj.cls and bibliography style file chicago.bst for references should be placed in the TEX search directory where they will be picked up automatically.


Revisions of papers for which resubmission has been requested should normally be resubmitted within THREE MONTHS from the date of decision. The Editorial Office of The Econometrics Journal writes to authors whose papers exceed this deadline inviting resubmission and allowing up to a further three months from decision. It is the policy of The Econometrics Journal to treat the submission of papers that fail to meet this final deadline as new submissions.

Replication Policy

The Econometrics Journal has a Replication Policy for accepted papers

Supporting Information

To benefit readers of accepted papers a new facility for supporting material linked to the online published manuscript is available.

Top Tips to Make Your Article Discoverable Online

  1. Make sure you have an Search Engine Optimization friendly title for your article
    The title needs to be descriptive and must incorporate a key phrase related to your topic. Put your keywords within the first 65 characters of the title.
  2. Carefully craft your abstract using keywords, keywords, keywords
    a. Choose the appropriate keywords and phrases for your article. Think of a phrase of 2-4 words that a researcher might search on to find your article.
    b. Consider looking up specific keywords on Google Trends or the Google Adwords keywords tool to find out which search terms are popular
    c. Repeat your keywords and phrases 3-4 times throughout the abstract in a natural, contextual way.
    d. BUT don’t go overboard with repetition as search engines may un-index your article as a result.
  3. Provide at least five keywords or phrases in the keywords field
    Include the keywords and phrases you repeated in your abstract. Provide additional relevant keywords
  4. Stay consistent
    Refer to authors’ names and initials in a consistent manner throughout the paper and make sure you’re referring to them in the same way they’ve been referred to in past online publications.
  5. Use headings
    Headings for the various sections of your article tip off search engines to the structure and content of your article. Incorporate your keywords and phrases in these headings wherever it’s appropriate.
  6. Cite your own, or your co-authors, previous publications
    Cite your previous work as appropriate because citations of your past work factors into how search engines rank your current and future work.

For more details and tips see:

Search Engine Optimization For Authors

Search Engine Optimization For Your Article


For all enquiries regarding submissions please contact:

Editorial Administrator
The Econometrics Journal
Faculty of Economics
University of Cambridge
Austin Robinson Building
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DD


Tel: +44 (0) 1223 335278
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 335475

Copyright Author Guidelines : Copyright Agreements

The Econometrics Journal offers accepted authors the option to make their article available to non-subscribers using Wiley's OnlineOpen service. You can find out more about the OnlineOpen service here.

When an accepted paper has been submitted to the publishers for processing, the submitting author will receive an email asking them to login to Wiley's Author Services. Here authors will have the opportunity to select whether they wish to use the OnlineOpen service. Author Services will present the author with the relevant copyright form(s) to sign depending on their needs. There will also be the opportunity to make a payment if necessary.

Authors signing the Copyright Transfer Agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected, the submitting author will be presented with a Copyright Transfer Agreement to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA are available on the Wiley website.

Authors selecting OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected, the submitting author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons Licence Open Access Agreements (OAA).

Creative Commons Attribution Licence OAA (CC-BY Licence)

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Licence OAA (CC-BY-NC Licence)

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial- NoDerivs Licence OAA (CC-BY-NC-ND Licence)

Further information from Wiley about OnlineOpen and the Copyright licences can be found here.

For more information about Open Access and Wiley's self-archiving policy, click here.

Online Tracking of Accepted Articles

Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley Author Services.

Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online.

Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production, and, when published online, access the article for free.

Authors may also nominate up to 10 specialists to receive free access as well. The corresponding author will receive an e-mail with 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 Author Services or more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Accepted Articles Published Online ahead of Print

'Accepted Articles' have been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but have not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process.Accepted Articles are published online a few days after final acceptance, appear in PDF format only (without the accompanying full-text HTML) and are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows them to be cited and tracked. The DOI remains unique to a given article in perpetuity. More information about DOIs can be found online at Given that Accepted Articles are not considered to be final, please note that changes will be made to an article after Accepted Article online publication, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record.

The Accepted Articles service has been designed to ensure the earliest possible circulation of research papers after acceptance. Given that copyright licensing is a condition of publication, a completed copyright form is required before a manuscript can be processed as an Accepted Article.

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