Guidelines for authors


Papers submitted to International Economics Letters should be original unpublished accounts about 3,000 words or 10-12 printed journal pages in length, excluding the footnotes and references. The authors should observe the Guidelines for Authors (a template in MS Word is available here).

Submissions must be sent by e-mail to the Editor at Manuscripts must be submitted as word documents (.txt, .doc, .rtf extensions are accepted). Opinions expressed in letters are only those of authors and not necessarily those of the editors or the publisher.

Authors are personally responsible to obtain permission for reprint of previously published material in other sources. Submission of papers to International Economics Letters journal means that author(s) agree to pass copyrights to the Journal and the Publisher and the Publisher is authorised to disseminate the submitted material in print and electronic formats following thorough peer-review and editorial process. 

All manuscripts must be submitted in English (British or American English is acceptable).

Footnotes in the text should be numbered seriatim and include information which is not appropriate in the main text. Tables and figures should be integrated in the text and the copy editors may change the place of them whenever necessary. The title page must include an abstract of about 100 words and up to 8 key words. Full contact information with institutional affiliations must also be provided. Introduction, literature review and data should be kept to a minimum unless it is essential to the paper.

Manuscripts submitted to International Economics Letters will not be returned. Manuscripts accepted for publication or published by International Economics Letters cannot be distributed, reproduced or reprinted without prior permission of International Economics Letters.

Please submit the following separately:

A cover letter (email will also do) with your contact details, affiliation as well as including the names and contact details of three potential reviewers

Manuscript including the abstract (100 words) and up to 8 keywords. (Please do not include any personal or affiliation information in the manuscript).

Manuscripts must be submitted as word documents (.txt, .doc, .rtf extensions are accepted). Please also send excel tables for graphics and/or figures used in the paper (if applicable). Please use Garamond font (11 points) and the formatting available in the paper template.

Format of the text should be as follows:
Any mainstream system of referencing (e.g. Harvard or Chicago) is acceptable. References should follow coherent rules and be consistent. All references to books, articles and other sources should be inserted in the text; reference should contain the last name of the author, year of publication and pagination where appropriate, e.g. (Green 2003: 187); for co-authored sources, provide names for two authors if dual authorship, for more than two authors use et al. after the first author’s name. For institutions, use abbreviations in the text.

Acknowledgements should be given either in a footnote on the first page or at the end of the manuscript.

The reference list should be placed at the end of the text and must include only the sources referred in the text. All items should be listed alphabetically by author and by year of publication. Italics must be used for titles of books and journals.

The list of references should appear at the end of the text. It should be double spaced and listed in alphabetical order by author's name.

You may follow any mainstream referencing styles including Harvard, Chicago, APA etc. As a guide, please see the examples below:

For books, reports, thesis, etc.
Rossi, P. (1955). Why Families Move: A Study in the Social Psychology of Urban Mobility. New York: Macmillan.

Burgess, E. W. and Bogue, D. J. (eds.) (1967). Urban sociology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Rouse R. (1989). Mexican Migration to the United States: Family Relations in the Development of a Transnational 
Migration Circuit. Unpublished PhD thesis, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

For articles in edited works
Wolf, D.L. (2002). There’s no place like “home”: emotional transnationalism and the struggles of second-generation Filipinos. In: P. Levitt and M.C. Waters (eds.) The Changing Face of Home: The transnational lives of the second generation, New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

For articles in periodicals
Illés, S. (2005). Elderly immigration to Hungary. Migration Letters, 2 (2): 164-169.

Levitt, P., DeWind, J. and Vertovec, S. (2003). International perspectives on transnational migration: An introduction. International Migration Review, 37 (3): 565-575.

Borjas, G. J. and Bratsberg, B. (1996). Who Leaves? The Outmigration of the Foreign-born. Review of Economics and Statistics, 78: 165-176.

The illustrations should be inserted in the text. All graphs and diagrams should be referred to as figures, and should be numbered. Illustrations should not be in colour as the journal will be printed in one colour.

Tables should also be numbered consecutively in the text and must be inserted in the text. There should not be redundant tables in the manuscript.

Any submission which does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for the necessary revision before consideration for publication.

Editorial Policy
All submitted papers are refereed by the associate editors and/or external reviewers. The referees are expected to provide supportive comments regarding their decisions. Following the receipt of the document in appropriate format, it is expected to reach a decision within three months.

Dr Wadim Strielkowski, Ph.D.
International Economics Letters