Instructions to Contributors
The Kyoto Economic Review is a comprehensive economics journal. “Economics” is understood here in a broader sense, covering economic theory, applied economics, statistics and econometrics, management sciences, experimental and simulation studies, economic history, and economic thought. In addition to original articles, it occasionally prints surveys, discussions of important topics, substantial review articles, guides for important reference materials, and summaries of interesting experiments/simulations. Submission proposals to the editors are welcomed, although no promises can be made before the final submission of the manuscript.
- Papers submitted to KER must not have been published and must not be under consideration elsewhere. The contributors are fully responsible to ascertain that their contributions do not violate intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights of others, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, or trade secrets.
- Contributors are required to transfer all copyrights to KER, including the right to publish their contributions in any form and display electronic files on KER‘s web site and other repositories and databases with which KER affiliates. Contributors, however, reserve the right of reproduction, provided that they obtain prior written permission from KER.
Submitting your Manuscript
Electric submission is required via e-mail to the following address:
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- Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter indicating the author’s name, affiliations, correspondence address, the title, and the number of pages in the manuscript.
- The first page of the manuscript should contain the title, an abstract of not more than 200 words, 3-5 keywords, and a maximum of 3 JEL classification code numbers.
- Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with wide margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively. References, tables, and figures should appear on separate pages. Table titles, and figure captions and legends must be sufficiently descriptive.
- The number of footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscripted Arabic numerals. Important formulae should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc. on the right-hand side of the page. Figures should be numbered consecutively and should be submitted as a separate file. Tables should be numbered separately, excluding the figure numbers.
- Use of unusual mathematical notations without justifiable grounds should be avoided. An explanatory memorandum should be submitted in case of considerable abbreviation in the derivation (not to be printed). This also applies to programming variables, in case of simulation studies.
The references should only include the most relevant papers, gratuitous referencing should be avoided. The references should be formatted as follows:
Lazonick, W. (1991) Business Organization and the Myth of the Market Economy. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, U.K. and New York, N.Y.
For contributions to collective works
Witt, U. (1991) “Reflections on the Present State of Evolutionary Economic Theory,” in G.M. Hodgson and E. Screpanti (eds.) Rethinking Economics: Markets, Technology and Economic Evolution. Edward Elgar, Aldershot, pp. 83–102.
For contributions to periodicals
Montes, L. (2003) “Smith and Newton: Some Methodological Issues concerning General Equilibrium Theory,” Cambridge Journal of Economics 27.5: 723–748
- Proofs will be sent to the contributors. Corrections should be limited to printed errors. Reprints of the published articles can be ordered from the above mentioned office address of The Kyoto Economic Review.