Author Instructions

The review process for the journal is designed to provide authors with timely decisions. All submissions will be reviewed both by the editors and by external reviewers. The review process will be double-blind with authors and referees remaining anonymous.

Submission Instructions

Submit your paper at Manuscript Manager but please read the instructions below first.

The journal accepts only electronic submissions in pdf format.

The Author(s) declares that the manuscript has not been previously published, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication is approved by all co-authors, if any, and any other authorities at the corporation/institute/university where the work was done. Further, if accepted, the work will not be published elsewhere in similar form.

How to submit your manuscript

Before starting the submission process, please divide your manuscript into two parts: a title page and the submission without any indication of the author's identities. Save each part as a pdf document.

  • The title page contains the title of your manuscript, names(s) and contact information of all author(s), and any other parts of the manuscript which reveal the identities of the author(s).
  • The submission includes the title, abstract, main text, list of references, tables and figures and so on. All information which reveal the author's identities should be removed from the submission.

Assigning JEL codes is required for submission. The submission form will allow up to 10 JEL codes to be assigned to your submission. You are also free to assign up to 10 free-text keywords to your submission; these are not mandatory.

Adding a cover letter to your submission is optional. The cover letter can be uploaded as a pdf document, or can be pasted in the online submission system as plain text. The cover letter should contain any information relevant to the editors with regard to your submission.

You also have the option to submit an online appendix or supplementary material with your submission. If your supplementary material consists of data files, these cannot be uploaded. Instead, make a note of this in the Note section. Upon acceptance, the publisher can host supplementary data files (see further instructions below).

You can suggest reviewers in the submission form.

When you are ready to submit, please submit your paper at Manuscript Manager.

General Instructions for Accepted Manuscripts

The publisher uses modern production techniques to create both printed and online formats of articles. These processes have been developed to streamline the final version to publication stage.

Accepted manuscripts will be typeset and proofread, so it is not necessary to prepare camera-ready copy. It is, however, mutually advantageous to adhere to the structure of the approved style files.


Please provide an abstract of not more than 150 words. The abstract will appear in various online and printed abstract journals.

Title Page

Include the title of the article, author(s) name(s), and affiliation(s). Acknowledgements should also be on this page and should be the first footnote of the article. Authors are expected to reveal the source of any financial or research support received in connection with the preparation of their article.

Tables and Figures

Number figures and tables consecutively (e.g., Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Preferably place figures and tables after the paragraph in which the figure or table is first referenced. Alternatively, in the space immediately after the paragraph in which the figure or table is first referenced, insert a text tag as follows: [Table 1 here]. If the latter method is used then add all tables and figures at the end of the paper.

Reference Citations

Include the first name of each author when first mentioned in text. Each subsequent reference to an author should include only the last name, unless two or more authors have the same last name.

If you cite an article that is neither published nor accepted for publication, please make every effort to find an internet link to it, and include the web site address in the reference list, giving the full link. If you cite an unpublished article of which you are the author, you must make that article available on the web before the journal article is published.

Citations and References

An alphabetical list of references must be provided at the end of the paper. During production, we will use these references to create links to the cited articles that are available on the Internet.
Citations should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style Author-Date style as follows:

Leeson, Peter T. 2014. "Human Sacrifice," Review of Behavioral Economics 1, no. 1-2: 137-165. doi: 10.1561/105.00000007. (journal)

Haurie, Alain, Jacek B. Krawczyk, and Georges Zaccour. 2012. Games and Dynamic Games. Singapore: now/World Scientific. (book)

Chaudhary, Sunil, Michelle Green, Ramin Mahmoudi, and Vicki Ting. 2007. "The Impact of New Information Technology on the US Mortgage Industry" In The Business and Information Technologies (BIT) Project, edited by Uday Karmarkar and Vandana Mangal, 251-287. Singapore: World Scientific. (chapter in an edited volume)

Reference List

Verify references carefully; they must correspond to the citations in text. List your references alphabetically by author's last name and then by year. In reference lists, only the first author's name is inverted. Please list all authors; avoid using et al. in lieu of authors' names. Include authors' initials.

Online Appendices and Supplementary Material

It is optional to provide an online appendix in PDF or supplementary material in a ZIP file. Online appendices are not typeset and should be submitted separately from the submitted paper. Upon acceptance of the paper, authors should send any relevant appendix or supplementary files to the publisher.