JEMS Style Guide

  1. Manuscripts should be double-spaced. Accepted manuscripts should follow the University of Chicago Manual of Style. The cover page should include the title of the manuscript, the name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s) and all author's affiliations, the author's complete address and e-mail address, and a suggested running head. A footnote on this page should contain acknowledgments. The next page should contain an abstact of no more than 100 words prepared according to the Journal of Economic Literature format. The following pages of text should be numbered consecutively.

  2. Manuscripts should be double spaced and not exceed 45 pages including references, appendices, footnotes and figures.

  3. All graphs, diagrams, and illustrations should be labeled as figures and should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the text.

  4. Sections of the paper should be numbered consecutively beginning with the introduction. Subsections should be numbered as 1.1, 1.2, etc. Equations should be numbered consecutively with the number placed in parentheses on the right-hand side of the page

  5. Footnotes should be endnotes, double-spaced, and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals.

  6. In the text, the references should appear as follows: Hayek (1960, p.220) or Milgrom and Roberts (1982). The references should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript and should be presented in the following format:

 For books:

Chandler, A. D., 1962, Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the American Industrial Enterprise, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

For chapters in books:

Coase, R. H., 2002, "The Lighthouse in Economics," D. F. Spulber, ed., Famous Fables of Economics: Myths of Market Failures, Malden: Blackwell Publishers, 32-48.

For articles:

Meyer, M., P. Milgrom and J. Roberts, 1992, "Organization and Prospects, Influence Costs, and Ownership Changes," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 1, 9-35.


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