Submissions

Introduction

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.

All submissions must be prepared in The Econometrics Journal style. The Econometrics Journal Style Guide provides a .TeX template and instructions for the preparation of manuscripts. Please read The Econometrics Journal Style Guide carefully as submissions that fail to adhere to these guidelines may be rejected without comment.

It is critical that a submission is in the form in which the author(s) would wish it to be published. In order to avoid unnecessarily prolonging the editorial process and taxing the limited resource of referees, papers that are badly written and presented will be rejected more or less immediately after submission on these grounds alone and without comment.

Editorial standards

To be acceptable for publication in The Econometrics Journal papers need to make an important and original contribution of substantive direct or potential value in applications.

Papers must satisfy each of the following criteria.

  • Interest, importance and originality. Articles should be high quality research papers relevant to contemporary econometrics. A primary emphasis is placed on important and original contributions of substantive direct or potential value in applications. Of particular interest are path-breaking articles in econometrics and empirical economics that address leading cases rather than provide an exhaustive treatment.

  • Quality of writing and presentation. Papers should be well written and their material and achievements clearly presented. Papers should make proper and full reference to the extant literature with accurate and appropriate references. The summary and introduction should be accessible to a wide range of readers and should clearly explain the importance and originality of its contribution and its relationship to the literature. Judgement of the quality of writing and presentation is not too concerned with minor linguistic errors likely to be incurred by authors whose first language is not English.

  • Correctness of the theoretical and/or empirical analysis. The correctness of any arguments and claims of the paper are ultimately the responsibility of the author(s). The Editor and referees will check both that claims to originality are justified and as far as possible that any theoretical or empirical analysis or arguments of the paper are correct.

Each submitted paper is initially reviewed by the Managing Editor and another member of The Econometrics Journal Editorial Board. Papers that (a) are poorly written or unclear, or (b) have relatively little or are of peripheral interest and/or importance or (c) clearly fail to make an important and original contribution of substantive direct or potential value in applications will be rejected normally within a week of submission with relatively little comment to expedite the editorial process.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Style

Manuscripts should be written in The Econometrics Journal style. The Econometrics Journal Style Guide provides a LaTeX template and instructions for the preparation of manuscripts. EctJ Style Instructions.zip contains the relevant files.

Additional material, e.g., further technical derivations, additional empirical results, should be submitted as Supplementary Information.

A .pdf file version of the paper should be uploaded to Editorial Express® at https://editorialexpress.com/ectj If the manuscript is not written in LaTeX and help is required to convert it to .pdf, please contact the Editorial Office at ectj@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Length

Typically papers should not normally exceed 20 pages when typeset in The Econometrics Journal standard style.

Additional material, e.g., all simulation results and discussion, further technical derivations, additional empirical results, should be submitted as Supplementary Information.

Introduction

To demonstrate the interest and importance of the paper, it is essential that the introduction of each paper should be accessible to a wide range of readers. It should discuss the importance and originality of its contribution, in particular in terms of its substantive direct or potential value in applications, and give a clear, nontechnical description of the contribution of the paper. The introduction should also give a clear scholarly context for the paper in relation to the literature in the field.

Main Text

All theoretical papers must include an empirical example to illustrate the importance, applicability and relevance of any proposed econometric method.

Any simulation results and associated discussion must be submitted as Supporting Information and should never appear in the main text.

All proofs and subsidiary results should be provided in appendices or as Supporting Information; see http://www.res.org.uk/SpringboardWebApp/userfiles/res/file/ectj-replication-policy/ectj_supp_info_draft_13b.pdf

References

Please adhere strictly to the guidelines for references provided in Section 2.2.11, pp.12-18, of The Econometrics Journal Style Guide.

Supporting Information

Additional technical material, empirical results, simulation results etc. should be submitted as Supporting Information; see http://www.res.org.uk/SpringboardWebApp/userfiles/res/file/ectj-replication-policy/ectj_supp_info_draft_13b.pdf

Title

The title should be descriptive and concise. It should be brief, pertinent and indicate the topic of the paper as clearly as possible.

Abbreviated Author(s) and Title

Abbreviated versions of the author(s) and title to be used as running heads are also required. The abbreviated title should normally not exceed 35 characters.

Affiliations and Addresses

The present institutional affiliation of each author should be provided at the start of the paper together with the permanent mailing address and email address of each author.

Summary

Each manuscript must contain a Summary immediately after the title and author details. Its main purpose is to inform the reader quickly of the nature and results of the paper; it may also be used as an aid in retrieving information. The length of the Summary will depend on the length and content of the paper but should not exceed 150 words. The Summary should avoid formulae, be self-contained and make no reference to results or formulae in the paper.

Key Words

Key words appear after the Summary describing the subject matter of the paper and will usually appear in the body of the paper. Since these words and phrases may be used in electronic and print indexing systems careful thought should be given to their choice which should also reflect those of papers on similar research topics.

Footnotes

Footnotes should only be used sparingly. Such information should as far as possible be included within the text.

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgements of support should reference all grants and contracts that provided support for the research. Acknowledgements appear after the main text is concluded and before the references.

Replication Policy

The Econometrics Journal only publishes papers if there is complete, transparent and precise documentation for the data used in the analysis and that these data are easily available to any researcher for purposes of replication. Authors of accepted papers must provide The Econometrics Journal before publication, all data, any programs used and a detailed description of all computations to enable replication of any empirical work and any simulation results to be undertaken easily and straightforwardly; see http://www.res.org.uk/SpringboardWebApp/userfiles/res/file/ectj-replication-policy/ectj_replicn_policy_draft_13a.pdf

Cost

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 editorial office at ectj@hermes.cam.ac.uk if in doubt.

Previous editors' letters and referee reports (if available)

To improve the speed and quality of decisions authors are encouraged 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.

Resubmissions

Revisions of papers for which resubmission has been requested should normally be resubmitted within ONE MONTH 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 facility for supporting material linked to the online published manuscript is available.

Enquiries

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
UK

Email: ectj@hermes.cam.ac.uk

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.

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