JEOD: for authors

Types of Manuscripts Accepted

In general, submissions should be full-length articles; however, JEOD welcomes comments on published articles and book reviews as well. All JEOD content is published in English. For specific instructions for submitting articles, book reviews, and comments, please see below.

General Considerations and Permissions

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. If you include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and include evidence that such permission has been granted. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that the publisher will not be able to refund any costs that may have been incurred in order to receive these permissions. In such cases, material from other sources should be used.

Manuscript Submission

Online Submission: Authors should submit their manuscripts (articles and book reviews only) electronically to Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Please follow the hyperlink “Submit online” and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions. Upon receipt of the paper, a confirmation email will be sent electronically. The submission is not complete if a confirmation email has not been received. File format: Papers should be submitted in Word. Save your file in doc format. Do not submit docx files. This journal follows a double-blind reviewing procedure. Authors are therefore requested to submit two documents at the time of their submission:

  1. A title page only, which includes:
    • A concise and informative title
    • The name(s) of the author(s)
    • Abstract – please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
    • Keywords – please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
    • JEL Codes – for economics papers, an appropriate number of JEL codes should be provided. This classification system is prepared and published by the Journal of Economic Literature, see
    • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
    • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
  2. A blinded manuscript without any author names and affiliations in the text or on the title page. Self-identifying citations and references in the article text should either be avoided or left blank.

Guidelines for Manuscripts

Language: Manuscripts must be written in English. Editing of the manuscript for language is the sole responsibility of the author. Manuscript length: Papers should normally range from 8,000 to 10,000 words (approximately 25 pages). Style and punctuation:







Guidelines for Book Reviews

Book reviews will be peer reviewed by the editors. Details of author, title, place and date of publication, publisher, number of pages and price should be supplied with the review. Reviews should ideally be between 1000 and 2000 words in length. Occasionally the editors may accept longer submissions. Reviewers agree not to publish a review of the same book elsewhere. Reviewers should not review books which they have refereed for a publisher, or to which they have contributed. Reviewers should not have personal relations to the book author that would stand in the way of an objective assessment of the work.

Guidelines for Comments to Published Articles

Comments criticize an article’s assumptions, reasoning, claims of relevance, omissions, or conclusions. In principle, before submitting a comment, a copy of it should be sent to the author of the original article with a request that they respond to any points of possible misunderstanding. The comment should not be submitted for publication before this response has been received unless the original author does not reply within a reasonable time. Once a comment has been provisionally accepted, it is “frozen” and sent to the commented-on authors, who are invited to reply. We try to accommodate side-by-side publication, given that a response is received within a reasonable amount of time.

Copyright Policy

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