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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Your contribution is an original work that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere
  • Your submission is in English and has been checked by a professional editor if you are not a native speaker.
  • All references to yourself, your coauthors, and your institutions have been removed from your paper. AEQ has a double-blind referee process.
  • E-mail addresses, affiliations, and complete mailing addresses have been entered into OJS for all authors.
  • The manuscript is a Microsoft Word (.docx, .doc) or is a LaTeX file (.tex) plus PDF (please submit the PDF as manuscript and the LaTEX file under Step 4. “Supplementary Files”).
  • Your paper is double-spaced, with pages in numbered sequence. Your paper is 5,000 to 8,000 words in length.
  • Your submission includes an abstract of no more than 300 words, five keywords, and three JEL classification codes. See Abstract above.
  • Footnotes are numbered consecutively and placed within the text; references are in alphabetical order at the end of the paper, formatted according to the instructions above.
  • All graphics files for figures have been submitted in high resolution in the program in which they were created in black / gray tones (no colors).
  • The manuscript and all submitted supplementary files comply with all of the detailed guidelines under General Formatting and Style and References above .
  • Finally, please give the names and e-mail addresses of two potential referees who would be qualified to review your paper under "Comments for the Editor" below. The editors will consider these suggestions in selecting referees.

Author Guidelines

Submission of Papers

Submissions by email or standard mail will not be accepted. If you have any questions about the system, please contact our Editorial Manager, Deborah Anne Bowen, at:

Please read our Instructions for Authors to learn more about the Submission process in OJS.

Editorial Process

AEQ’s editorial process is double-blind. Submissions should contain no information that reveals the authors’ identity or affiliations.

General Formatting and Style

  • File Formats: All papers should be double-spaced, with pages in numbered sequence, and submitted as either Microsoft Word or LaTeX files (LaTeX Style Sheet). All tables and figures created in other programs should be provided separately in their original file formats.
  • English: AEQ accepts submissions in English only. If English is not your native language, please have your paper checked carefully by a native speaker or professional editor. Please consider that even small cases of incorrect usage (for example, wrong prepositions) may lead to serious misunderstandings of your key findings. Either US or UK English is fine, but please be consistent.
  • Capitalization: Paper title, main headings, and table titles should be capitalized (all words except a, and, the, and prepositions). Figure titles should be in lower case.
  • Tables / Figures: Please indicate where tables and figures should appear in the paper (“Table 1 about here”). All tables and figures should be submitted in black / gray tones (no colors) and should be provided as separate high-resolution files in their original file format.
  • Footnotes: Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and placed within the text. Endnotes should not be used. Citations in footnotes should look like this: 1 See Tichy (1994).
  • Commas: Use commas before and after the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. Use the “Oxford comma” after the penultimate item in lists of three or more items
  • Abstract and References:Please adhere closely to the instructions below.


Authors must include a concise, factual abstract that states the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. The abstract must be able to stand alone. References should be avoided in the abstract, but if essential, cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract must be no more than 300 words in length. At the end of the abstract, please list at least five keywords and three JEL classification codes. Please ensure that you have chosen appropriate keywords for your article by using search engines or keywords tools to find which search terms are popular. Keywords and key phrases should be repeated 3-4 times throughout the abstract in the appropriate context.


  • In-text references should be in the following format:
    “…is driven by the exploitation of scale economies” (Krugman 1983, Helpman 1984).
  • References at the end of the paper should be in alphabetical order by author last name. References should be formatted in careful adherence to the examples below. Please note that only authors’ last names should be in italics, followed by a comma and first name initials only, with authors separated by slashes and the year of publication in parentheses followed by a colon. Journal article titles should be in quotation marks, with the comma inside the quotation marks, followed by journal name and volume number, comma, and pages (without “vol.”, “pp.” etc.). See the following examples:

    Banjeree, A. / Dolado, J. / Mestra, R. (1998): “Error-Correction Mechanism Tests for Cointegration in a Single-Equation Framework,” Journal of Times Series Analysis 19, 267-283.

    , R. M.  (2013): Growth Theory: An Exposition, Oxford University Press, New York.


Authors of accepted articles will receive proofs for correction. No major changes are permissible at this stage and alterations should be restricted to correction of typographical errors.


Your contribution must be original work that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The submission of a manuscript represents an offer to transfer the exclusive right of publication to the editors and publishers. The copyright to articles and figures published in this journal is reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without written permission. The transferred right of publication includes the right to process data related to the manuscript and to produce further duplications for commercial purposes. The authors retain the right to allow further publication after a minimum of one year. Every reprint must contain a reference to the original publication in Applied Economics Quarterly.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office at the e-mail address above.


Applied Economics Quarterly accepts submissions as described under author guidelines.

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