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Instructions to Authors


Please read these instructions carefully and follow them closely to ensure that the review and publication of your paper is as efficient and quick as possible. The Editors reserve the right to return manuscripts that are not in accordance with these instructions.

All material to be considered for publication in The Review of Economic Studies should be submitted in electronic form via the journal's online submission system at where you will be guided through a simple and secure procedure which will enable you to upload your paper, along with any supporting material, and also enter or update your personal details

The Review of Economic Studies will publish papers only if the data used in the analysis are clearly and precisely documented and are readily available to any researcher for purposes of replication. Authors of accepted papers which contain empirical work, simulations, or experimental work, must provide to the Review, prior to publication, the data, programs, and other details of the computations sufficient to permit replication. These will be posted on the Review of Economic Studies web site. We reserve the right to refuse publication of papers whose authors do not comply with these requirements.


As soon as possible after acceptance, authors are expected to send their data, programs, and sufficient details to permit replication, in electronic form, to the Review office. Please send the files via e-mail to Annika Andreasson, indicating the manuscript number. Questions regarding any aspect of this policy should be forwarded to the Editors at the same email address.


Annika Andreasson
Editorial Office
Review of Economic Studies
Institute for International Economic Studies
Stockholm University
10691 Stockholm
Work +46 8 16 29 24 Fax +46 8 16 41 77


Authors should upload a single pdf-file containing the complete manuscript (i.e. title page, abstract, text, figures and tables), as this makes the reviewing process easier for Editors and referees. This applies to the original version of the manuscript and any revised versions. Due to figure file size constraints, you may have to submit separate files for figures. The location of Tables and Figures should be indicated in the text.

Please also include the files for any other supplementary material to be submitted with your manuscript. It is recommended that authors spell-check all files before submission.

The first page of the manuscript must give: title of paper, contributor names, and the full address (including email) of the author designated to receive proofs/correspondenceAn abstract of no more than 150 words should be included with all submissions. The name of the author(s) should appear at the beginning immediately under the title, with an asterisked footnote giving the present position of the author(s) and an address (including email) for contact by readers, together with any desired acknowledgements. Headings should be to journal style. Compound words should be hyphenated. Authors are responsible for checking the accuracy of all footnotes and references.

Title page

The title should be short, specific and informative. The first name, initial(s), and surname of each author should be followed by his or her department, institution, city with postcode, and country. The fax, telephone number and Email address of the corresponding author should also be provided. It is editorial policy to list only one author for correspondence. Any changes of address may be given next to the Affiliations or Acknowledgements.


Non-standard abbreviations should be defined at the first occurrence and introduced only where multiple use is made. Authors should not use abbreviations in headings.


Acknowledgements and details of non-financial support must be included at the end of the text before references and not in footnotes. Personal acknowledgements should precede those of institutions or agencies. Please note that acknowledgement of funding bodies and declarations regarding conflict of interest should be given in separate Funding and Conflict of interest sections, respectively.
Further guidance on Conflict of interests is available [here] {link to the journal Policies page}.


All tables should be on separate pages and accompanied by a title, and footnotes where necessary. The tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Units in which results are expressed should be given in parentheses at the top of each column and not repeated in each line of the table. Ditto signs are not used. Avoid overcrowding the tables and the excessive use of words. The format of tables should be in keeping with that normally used by the journal; in particular, vertical lines, coloured text and shading should not be used. Please be certain that the data given in tables are correct.

Empirical papers

For econometric and simulation papers, the authors should provide at least:

  • The data set(s) and programs used to run the final models. The data files can be provided in any standard format; the programs can be written in any standard programming language (including higher-level languages).
  • A description of how previous intermediate data sets and programs were employed to create the final data set(s).
  • A description of the purpose of each data set and program.

Both description files should be provided in PDF format.

Experimental papers

We normally expect authors of experimental articles to supply the following materials:

  • The design summary of the experiment.
  • The original instructions given to the subjects.
  • Information about subject eligibility or selection.
  • Any computer programs, configuration files or scripts used to run the experiment and/or to analyse the data.
  • The raw data from the experiment, with sufficient explanation to make it possible to use the submitted computer programs to replicate the data analysis.

On each of these five points, a summary should be given in the manuscript of the paper and a complete version should be provided before publication for posting on the Review web site.

Again, any description should be provided in a PDF format file

The case of proprietary data

As a matter of principle, we discourage papers that rely on completely proprietary data. Authors who feel that they can raise an exception should discuss this with the Editors. On the other hand, we will consider papers that are based on data that can only be available at some cost (either monetary or because access to the data is limited, e.g. to some Research Data Center). In that case, the authors must still provide all programs and instructions a researcher would require to replicate their paper once (s)he has access to the data.

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Authors should contact Annika Andreasson at the Editorial Office as soon as possible after receiving their final acceptance decision for instructions on how to send files for publication purposes and any other data necessary to support their paper.

Data availability

Please make sure that you have read our policy on data availability (above). Failure to comply with its terms could delay or even prevent publication of your paper.


Permission to reproduce copyright material, for print and online publication in perpetuity, must be cleared and if necessary paid for by the author; this includes applications and payments to DACS, ARS and similar licensing agencies where appropriate. Evidence in writing that such permissions have been secured from the rights-holder must be made available to the editors. It is also the author's responsibility to include acknowledgements as stipulated by the particular institutions. Please note that obtaining copyright permission could take some time. Oxford Journals can offer information and documentation to assist authors in securing print and online permissions: please see the Guidelines for Authors section at Should you require copies of this then please contact the editorial office of the journal in question or the Oxford Journals Rights department on

Third-Party Content in Open Access papers
If you will be publishing your paper under an Open Access licence but it contains material for which you do not have Open Access re-use permissions, please state this clearly by supplying the following credit line alongside the material:

Title of content
Author, Original publication, year of original publication, by permission of [rights holder]

This image/content is not covered by the terms of the Creative Commons licence of this publication. For permission to reuse, please contact the rights holder.


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.

It is standard practice for appendices to be made available online-only as supplementary data. All text and figures must be provided in suitable electronic formats. Please indicate clearly all material intended as supplementary data upon submission and name the files e.g. 'Supplementary Figure 1', 'Supplementary Data', etc. Also ensure that the supplementary data is referred to in the main manuscript where necessary, for example as '(see Supplementary data)' or '(see Supplementary Figure 1)'.


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

It is a condition of publication for all Oxford Journals that authors either assign copyright or grant an exclusive licence to Oxford University Press or the sponsoring Society. This ensures that all of the necessary rights needed for publication of the article are in place including provision for any requests from third parties to reproduce content from the journals are handled efficiently and consistently by OUP, enabling the content to be as widely disseminated as possible. No article will be published unless the licence has been received at Oxford Journals. Any queries about the licence should be sent as soon as possible to Rights and Permissions so that any issues can be resolved quickly and to avoid any delay in publication.

As part of the terms of the licence agreement, Authors may use their own material in other publications written or edited by themselves provided that the journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication and Oxford University Press as the publisher. As the Author(s), copyright of the Article remains yours (or your employer’s if your employer claims copyright in your work).

Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If previously published figures, tables, or parts of text are to be included, the copyright-holder’s permission must have been obtained prior to submission. For more information on how to obtain permissions, please consult Rights and Permissions


Review of Economic Studies 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 Review of Economic Studies can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:
• Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY)
• Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial licence (CC BY-NC)
• Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives 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 - £3000 / $4800 / €3900
Reduced Rate Developing country charge* - £1500 / $2400 / €1950
Free Developing country charge* - £0 /$0 / €0

*Visit our Developing Countries page for a list of qualifying countries

Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour/page charges that may apply.

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the European Union, OUP will assume that the service is provided for business purposes. Please provide a VAT number for yourself or your institution, and ensure you account for your own local VAT correctly.


Review of Economic Studies allows authors to deposit the ‘post-print’ version of their papers (including changes made during the review process, but excluding typesetting and copyediting) in an institutional or other repository after an embargo period. For authors whose funders require it (for example, those funded by the RCUK), this embargo period can be reduced to 12 months; for all other authors, the embargo period stands at 24 months.


Authors are sent page proofs by email. These should be checked immediately and corrections, as well as answers to any queries, returned to the publishers as an annotated PDF via email or fax within 3 working days (further details are supplied with the proof). It is the author's responsibility to check proofs thoroughly.


Authors will receive electronic access to their paper free of charge. Printed offprints may be purchased in multiples of 100. Rates are indicated on the order form, which can be found here. This must be returned with the proofs.


Advance Access articles are published online soon after they have been accepted for publication, in advance of their appearance in a printed journal. Appearance in Advance Access (in either of the models below) constitutes official publication, and the Advance Access version can be cited by a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier). When an article appears in an issue, it is removed from the Advance Access page.
Model A: The original manuscripts will be published online as soon as possible after they have been accepted. In order to achieve this rapid publication time, the accepted manuscript is published online before copyediting and formatting has been carried out. The accepted manuscript is then copyedited and typeset as normal, and a proof sent for checking and correction, before print and online publication of the final version in an issue. Both versions of the paper continue to be accessible and citable.
Model B: Articles posted for Advance Access have been copyedited and typeset and any corrections included. This is before they are paginated for inclusion in a specific issue of the journal. Once an article appears in an issue, both versions of the paper continue to be accessible and citable.


For information about this journal's policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.


In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources in the manuscript. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here.

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Annika Andreasson

Editorial Office
Review of Economic Studies
Institute for International Economic Studies
Stockholm University
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10691 Stockholm
Work +46 8 16 29 24
Fax +46 8 16 41 77

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