Guide for Authors

Information for Authors

Article submission must be done on line. Connect with and register by filing the required template. The Editorial Office will consider your request and then authorize you to upload the paper. Authors are advised to submit one hard copy by regular mail (no special delivery or private carriers) to Journal of Policy Modeling, 7 Dreve Lansrode, Rhode 1640, Belgium. The chief editor can be contacted at 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.

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.

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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has been abbreviated, it is of great help to referees if the full derivation can be presented on a separate sheet (not to be published).

Data references

This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. This identifier will not appear in your published article.

For reference style 5 APA:

[dataset] Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., Nakashizuka, T. (2015). Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1.

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.


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.