Author Guidelines

Template File

Title Page Manuscript Template Copyright Transfer Agreement


Submissions should be clear and concise. Manuscripts will be accepted with the understanding that their contents are unpublished and not being submitted for publication elsewhere. All parts of the manuscript, including the title page, abstract, tables and legends should be typed in English. Allow margins of at least 3cm on all sides of typed pages. Pages must be numbered consecutively throughout the paper.


Must be as brief as possible and consistent with clarity (up to 20 words). Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not to exceed 50 character spaces.

Author Affiliation

Include the full names of authors, academic and/or professional affiliations and the complete mailing address of the author to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent as well as the address information of all of the authors.


Each paper should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 300 words. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams and references to the text.

Key words

Authors must supply three to five keywords or phrases which identify the most important subjects covered by the paper.

Mathematical Notation

Use only essential mathematical notation as it is costly to typeset and may limit readership. Where mathematical notation is essential, keep it simple and in conformance with conventions of the profession.


Citations within the text must include the author name(s) and the data in parentheses [i.e., Smith, Jones, and Cutler (1993)]. Use et al. in the text only when four or more authors are cited. Do not use et al. in the references. Alphabetize the reference section and include all text citations. For more information, consult the Chicago Manual of Style. Follow these examples:

  • Journal - Koenig, E. F. (1984) Fisheries Regulation Under Uncertainty: A Dynamic Analysis. Marine Resource Economics 1(2):193-208.
  • Book - Heaps, T. and Helliwll, J. F. (1985) The Taxation of Natural Resources. Handbook of Public Economics, Vol. I, Auerback, A. J. and Feldstein, M. (eds.), pp. 21-72. Amsterdam: North-Holland.

Data and Documentation

Data sources, models and estimation procedures are expected to be documented to permit replication by other researchers. Data used in the analyses should be made available to other researchers for replication purposes. Submission of appendices, model documentation and other supporting materials is encouraged to facilitate the review process.