We offer a rapid review and strive to avoid major and multiple revisions.  Papers are published immediately online after acceptance.

Submissions must:

  • be prepared as pdf files in our style using the LaTeX template with a summary of no more than 150 words
  • not normally exceed 20 pages
  • demonstrate their applied relevance with an empirical application
  • comply with our disclosure and replication policies. We encourage authors to include a replication package with initial submissions but only require one when requested by the editors or the paper is accepted.

Supporting information

Additional technical material and empirical, stimulation and other results should be submitted as supporting information with any supplementary appendices typeset in our style.


  • any simulation results may be concisely summarised 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.

Covering letters

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
  • request that previous editors' letters and referee reports are used (see below).


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. These exemptions are exceptional and at the Editors' discretion.

  • 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.

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 Econometrics Journal. The Econometrics Journal reserves the right to use its own referees and provide these referees with copies of this correspondence.