Policies for Journal of Economic and Social Policy
Notes to Contributors:
Articles may discuss particular social and economic issues, review conceptual problems, or debate policy initiatives. Discussion must be conceptually competent in one or more disciplinary fields, and must also be readable across disciplinary boundaries. Length should be between 5,000-7,000 words. It will be understood that material submitted for possible publication in JESP has not been simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Material submitted for publication will be reviewed through an anonymous referee process. Final decisions will be made by the editors.
Manuscripts should be submitted via the electronic bepress network using the 'Submit Articles' option on the JESP home page. Further enquiries can be sent via email to . The required format is Microsoft Word for Windows. The JESP will set out any tables as closely as possible to the way you have set them out in your paper. All formatting guidelines must be adhered to, or articles will be returned.
Please do not include a title page or abstract in your document, begin the document with the introduction. The title page and abstract should be cut and pasted into the appropriate boxes on the JESP website when you upload your article. The abstract should be up to 100 words and should adequately summarise the main argument or findings of the article.
There is also an area on the JESP website to include the title and name(s) of author(s); name and address of the person to whom proofs and other correspondence should be sent; author note giving institutional affiliation(s) or other relevant identification. There is also an area to type in the subject area, keywords and footnotes if necessary. The author(s) details will be removed before being sent for review.
Sub-headings should be used to break up the text and to make it more readable, although they should not be overused. Main sub-headings (e.g., start of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text by their font size (14pt Times New Roman) and bolded in Sentence case (not UPPERCASE). Headings should be placed against the left margin (no indenting). Use the same font face for all headings and indicate the hierarchy (e.g. with minor sub-headings) by reducing the font size. Further levels of headings should be avoided. Text following headings should begin on a new line; with no indent i.e. there should be space above and below headings.
Tables and figures should appear at the appropriate site within the text. Number figures (bottom) and tables (top) separately using Arabic numerals. Each should have a caption typed with initial capitals. The words Figure 1: or Table 1: should be in bold print, but not the Table/Figure Title. E.g. Table 1: The Example Used for Formatting Requirements
Text should be typed in a clear, plain and legible Times New Roman. Avoid the use of italics, boldface or capitals for emphasis. Do not underline or italicise words unless they are to be set in italics. Be sure to remove any underlying formatting prior to submitting your article. Quotations should take single quotation marks throughout for text from other sources. Quotations running over five lines should be indented left 1.27cm and right 1.33cm and without quotation marks in Times New Roman Pt 11 font.
Acknowledgements should be given under a final sub-heading immediately preceding References.
Footnotes should be used sparingly.
References follow the APA 6th referencing system and must be used in accordance with the practices specified in the latest edition of the Style Manual (http://www.apastyle.org/). References in the text should give the author’s surname, year of publication, and page number (if direct quote is included). For example, (Mentzer et al., 2001, pp. 22-25) or (Mentzer et al., 2001).
Please see the Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for more details.