JEL: Styleguide


We require an abstract of approximately 100 words.

Tables and Figures:

Number figures and tables consecutively (Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Do not number them according to the section in which they appear. Please do not insert figures and tables in the text. Instead, in the space immediately after the paragraph in which the figure or table is first referenced, insert a text tag as follows:

[Table 1 here]

Tables cannot be set broadside. Please format them to be set vertically on the journal page.

Reference Citations:

Each citation in the body of the paper should include only the last name or names of the author(s) and the year of publication. If the citation includes three authors or fewer, list all authors by their last names. If the citation includes more than three authors, then it should appear under just the first author's last name and "et al." followed by the year. Please note that the "rule of three" does not apply in the reference list itself.  Citations should take the place of footnotes whenever possible.

If you cite an article that is neither published nor accepted for publication, please make every effort to find an internet link to it, and include the web site address in the reference list, giving the full "http//" link.


Number footnotes in order, corresponding to numbers in the text, and place them at the bottom of the page (rather than as endnotes).

Reference List:

Verify references carefully; they must correspond to the citations in text. List alphabetically by author's last name and then by year.  In the references, if a manuscript includes fewer than six authors, all should be listed. If a manuscript has more than six authors, then it should appear under the first author’s name, followed by "et al."  See the Sample References for specific information.