Manuscript Editing Standards Journal of Economics and Statistics

Manuscripts should be submitted on
For the first submission, please upload a PDF. If your paper is accepted, please upload the original files (Word/LaTeX).
Preceding the text, the following details are to be listed on the manuscript in the following order:

  1. Title in English language,
  2. Author name(s) and indication of institution and place,
  3. JEL-classification,
  4. Keywords in English language,
  5. Abstracts in English language

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Attachments to the Manuscript

The following attachments are required upon submission:

  • An English summary
  • A bibliography. Please attach in direct sequence to the bibliography the author’s complete reference address

Citations, Footnotes, Bibliography

  • Citation specifications: (1) Citations in the running text: Steiner and Wagner (1998: 5) or (Steiner/Wagner 1998: 110 ff.), (2) citations in a footnote: Steiner and Wagner (1998: 86ff.) or (Steiner/Wagner: 110ff.); if there are more than three authors: Boucekkine et al. 2002: 53f.).
    Several citations within parantheses should be separated by semicolon: (Steiner/Wagner 1998; Spengler 2004).
  • Footnote numerals in the text appearing at the end of a sentence or clause are placed behind the punctuation mark. Footnotes in the main title or with the author’s name use the star symbol (*). All other footnotes in the text use superscript Arabic numerals (1).
  • The bibliography is to be edited according to the following samples:

    Strecker, H., R. Wiegert (1989), Wirtschaftsstatistische Daten und ökonomische Realität.
    Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Bd. 206: 487-509.
    Klinger, S., M. Rebien, M., Heckmann, J. Szameitat (2011), Did recruitment problems account for the German job miracle? International Review of Business Research Papers 7: 265–281.
    Freeman, R.B, E.P. Lazear (1995), An Economic Analysis of Works Councils. Pp. 27-52 in:
    J. Rogers, W. Streeck (eds.), Work Councils: Consultation, Representation, and
    Cooperation in Industrial Relations. Chicago/London.
    Spengler, H. (2004), Ursachen und Kosten der Kriminalität in Deutschland – drei empirische Untersuchungen [Dissertation]. Can be downloaded at:
    (webpage dated 11.11.2005, last retrieved 24.09.2006).

Please use for numbers in your text, tables and graphs the correct German and English notation, depending on the language of your paper.
German: 10,8 / 5.000.000  English: 10.8 / 5,000,000
Please name attachments with „Appendix A, „Appendix B“ etc.

Figures (printer’s copy)

For accepted papers, all figures have to be sent as separate files in eps- or pdf-format.
Grids are to be avoided.

Book reviews

The Journal of Economics and Statistics also publishes book reviews. The editors invite authors for the review of selected books. The length of book reviews is typically between 0,5 and 3 manuscript pages. Book reviews can be submitted as PDF on
They should also include the following information:

  • The heading should include the title of the book, the publisher, year of publication, number of pages, price and ISBN (including the dashes)
  • The reviewers’ adress

Editing time

The editors of the Journal of Economics and Statistics try to provide a fast first feedback to the authors of submitted manuscripts. Nevertheless, screening and reviewing of the submissions requires some time.
In the last 5 years, the median time until the first feedback to the authors amounted to 90 days, while the 90 percent quantile was slightly below five months.
If the authors are invited to resubmit a revised version of their paper, this revision usually should be provided within three months.

Data Archive

The Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik) maintains a Data Archive in cooperation with ZBW ( Authors of accepted papers are expected to deposit a complete set of all data used for their analysis in electronic form. Further details will be provided after acceptance of the paper.


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