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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in PDF, OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Structure of the paper

Typical structure of a paper submitted to Econometric Research in Finance (NOT ALL of these elements are a necessary part of every paper):

  1. Title page should contain: title (concise and informative), abstract (a concise and factual; it should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions; avoid references), keywords (a maximum of 6 keywords, avoid abbreviations), classification codes (up to 6 standard JEL codes).
    Author names (given names and family names), authors’ affiliations (institution and country name), and the corresponding author information (email address) should NOT be included in the paper to ensure a double-blind review process. They should be saved in the submission system instead.
  2. Main text including the following sections: introduction (stating objectives of the work, presenting adequate background, possible literature review and a short summary of results), literature review, methodology (detailed explanation), results and discussion (clear and concise, results including robustness check), conclusions.
  3. Acknowledgements should be added as a separate section after the conclusions and before the references.
  4. References
  5. Tables
  6. Figures
  7. Appendices

Style and formatting

We use American Psychological Association's (APA) style of citation and writing. APA style requires: in-text references (usually author and year) and a list of references located at the end of the paper.  All references mentioned in the reference list (References) are cited in the text, and vice versa. 

The text should be double-spaced; Authors should use a 12-point font; employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

 

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