Post-publication discussions and corrections

Final Accepted Manuscript for publication must be submitted by the corresponding author complying with the following standards:

  • The authors of accepted papers must submit the text as LaTeX or Microsoft Word file. LaTeX is the preferred file format for copyediting. All figures must be submitted in Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) format, each one as a separate file.
  • Use 11pt Times or Computer Modern fonts.
  • The manuscript must be 1.5 spaced with 1-inche margins on all sides.
  • Have Sections and Subsections numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (as in section 1 and subsection 1.2). Section headings should be align left and in bold 12pt type.
  • Include figures, and tables should within the body manuscript in the correct place. Figures should be of high resolution for reading.

Detailed considerations:

  1. First page at the first includes, paper title, author names and affiliations, clearly indicating corresponding author, abstract, keywords and JEL Classifications.
  2. Abstract. A concise and factual abstract of no more than 150 words is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then 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.
  3. Keywords. Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 4 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
  4. JEL Classification. Immediately after the keywords, provide a maximum of 3 JEL codes.
  5. References. Authors are encouraged to check previous publications to follow same reference style at . Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the article number or pagination must be present. Use of DOI is highly encouraged. Web references, as a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. If the original source file is in LaTeX, please use BibTeX for referencing, and submit the Bib file.
  6. Formatting requirements. Authors are encouraged to check previous LAER publications to follow same formatting style at . All manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Abstract, Keywords, JEL Classification, Introduction, Literature review, Model, Data and empirical strategy, Results, Conclusions, Artwork and Tables with Captions. Divide the article into clearly defined sections.
  7. Figures and tables embedded in text. Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file. The corresponding caption should be placed directly below the figure or table.
  8. Acknowledgements. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).
  9. Nomenclature and units. Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.
  10. Math formulae. Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).
  11. Footnotes. Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature must be used.
  12. Artwork. General points:
    • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
    • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
    • Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.

No corrections are possible once a manuscript is published: Make sure everything is correct with both your manuscript and metadata as you submit a final manuscript.

Finally, please restrict yourself to no more than two submissions (including coauthored papers) per year. Submissions in excess of this will be declined without further review.