Guide for Authors

  • Information for Authors

    Authors should refer to the Aims and Scope of the Journal before deciding on whether to submit manuscripts. In all papers a meaningful balance between the description of the technique of analysis and the revenue of the policy implications is essential.

    Manuscripts

    Manuscripts should be submitted as follows:

    Original and one copy to:
    Editorial Office,
    Journal of Policy Modeling,
    7 Dreve de Lansrode,
    1640 Rhode St. Genese, Belgium
    jpm.editor@journalofpolicymodels.com

    Authors who would like to expedite matters may also send one copy to the editor whose area of specialization may be judged most relevant to the article's subject matter. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. The editors do not accept responsibility for damage or loss of papers submitted.

    Upon acceptance of an article by the Journal, the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright in the article to the Society. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under the U.S. Copyright Law.

    Manuscripts should be typed double spaced, preferably on 8.5 x 11 in. bond paper, one side of the sheet only. Footnotes to the text are indicated by superior numbers, numbered consecutively throughout the article. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum. Reference citations in the text are by last name of author and year, i.e., Smith (1977) or (Smith 1977). If the same author and year are cited again, use 1977 a, b, etc. The title page should include the full names and affiliations of the authors, with the name and address of the author to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent. An Abstractof not more than 100 words should be included. The title should be as brief as possible. If it exceeds 45 characters and spaces, include a brief running title.

    Mathematical notation

    Use typewritten letters, numbers, and symbols wherever possible. Identify boldface, script letters, the first time they occur. Distinguish between Arabic "1" and the letter "I" and between zero and the letter "on, capital or lower case, wherever confusion might result. Important formulae (displaced) should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc. on the right-hand side of the page. Where the derivation of formulae has been abbreviated, it is of great help to referees if the full derivation can be presented on a separate sheet (not to be published).

    The following reference style should be observed:

    - Journal. Bertrand, T.J. (1975) The Gains from Trade: Steady-State Solutions in an Open Economy. Quarterly Journal of Econometrics 89: 556568.
    - Book. Johnson J. (1972) Econometrics Methods. New York: McGraw-Hill, p. 165.
    - Chapter in edited book. Gorman, W.M. (1968) Measuring the Quantities of Fixed Factors. In Value, Capital and Growth: Essays in Honour of Sir John Hicks (J.N. Wolfe, Ed.). Chicago Aldine.
    - Theses, reports, and other unpublished materials. Eckbo, P.L. (1975) OPEC and the Experience of Previous International Commodity Cartels. MIT Energy Laboratory Working Paper No. 75-008WP, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Figures

    Illustrations should be submitted as professionally drafted original line drawings (or glossy Photostats of originals) complete and ready for photoreproduction. Lettering and data points should be large enough so when reduced to fit on the journal page (4.5 in. width x 7 in. depth maximum) they can be read with ease.

    Proofs and reprints

    The corresponding author will receive proofs, which should be corrected and returned within 48 hours of receipt, or the article will be published without author corrections. Author is responsible for proofreading the manuscript; the publisher is not responsible for any errors not marked by the author on the proof. Reprints may be ordered prior to publication, consulting the price list which accompanies proofs.

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