Information for Authors
1. Oxford Economic Papers is a general journal publishing papers in a wide range of areas in theoretical and applied economics. We occasionally publish survey articles in addition to original papers. Books are not reviewed, but substantial review articles will be considered.
2. Submitted manuscripts must be original, unpublished contributions. They must not be concurrently on offer to any other publication.
3. New papers:
Please see the journal's instructions to authors on www.editorialmanager.com/oep for a list of files that need to be submitted.
4. An abstract of strictly 150 words or less must accompany the paper.
5. Supplementary data. Supporting material that is not essential for inclusion in the full text of the manuscript, but would nevertheless benefit the reader, can be made available by the publisher as online-only content, linked to the online manuscript. The material should not be essential to understanding the conclusions of the paper, but should contain data that is additional or complementary and directly relevant to the article content. Such information might include more detailed methods, extended data sets/data analysis, or additional figures. All text and figures must be provided in suitable electronic formats (instructions for the preparation of Supplementary data can be viewed here). All material to be considered as Supplementary data must be submitted at the same time as the main manuscript for peer review. It cannot be altered or replaced after the paper has been accepted for publication. Please indicate clearly the material which is intended as supplementary material for online hosting.
6. Final versions of papers accepted for publication should be submitted electronically to the OEP office.
7. All correspondence dealing with submissions should be sent to:
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Correspondence regarding subscriptions and copyright should be addressed to the publishers.
8. Author Self-Archiving/Public Access policy
For information about this journal’s policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.
Oxford Economic Papers does not accept papers that have been previously published elsewhere with the exception of working papers series. The Journal’s policy regarding working paper series is:
1. Pre-publication in working paper series is allowed where submission to the working paper series is prior to acceptance by the Journal.
2. The working paper version may remain online after publication in the Journal.
3. The working paper version should NOT be updated after acceptance by the Journal.
4. Authors are requested to append the appropriate citation to the working paper version on acceptance by the Journal (if the working paper series allows this).
Details of all funding sources for the work in question should be given in a separate section entitled 'Funding'. This should appear before the 'Acknowledgements' section.
The following rules should be followed:
- The sentence should begin: ‘This work was supported by …’
- The full official funding agency name should be given, i.e. ‘National Institutes of Health’, not ‘NIH’ (full RIN-approved list of UK funding agencies) Grant numbers should be given in brackets as follows: ‘[grant number xxxx]’
- Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma as follows: ‘[grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]’
- Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon (plus ‘and’ before the last funding agency)
- Where individuals need to be specified for certain sources of funding the following text should be added after the relevant agency or grant number 'to [author initials]'.
An example is given here: ‘This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health [AA123456 to C.S., BB765432 to M.H.]; and the Alcohol & Education Research Council [hfygr667789].
Conflict of Interest Policy
The editors are aware that conflicts of interest can arise and will take appropriate steps if they do. Authors are welcome to raise any such issues they perceive when they submit a paper or during the review process.
Particularly if English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it edited for language. This is not a mandatory step, but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. If you would like information about one such service please click here. There are other specialist language editing companies that offer similar services and you can also use any of these. Authors are liable for all costs associated with such services.
Licence to Publish
It is a condition of publication in Oxford Economic Papers that authors complete and return a Licence to Publish form. Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.
Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.
OPEN ACCESS OPTION FOR AUTHORS
Oxford Economic Papers authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.
Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in Oxford Economic Papers can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:
• Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY)
• Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC-BY-NC)
• Creative Commons non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.
You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are:
Regular charge - £2000/$3200/€2600
List B Developing country charge* - £1000/$1600/€1300
List A Developing country charge* - £0 /$0 / €0
*Visit our Developing Countries page for a list of qualifying countries