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Instructions To Authors

1 – Paper Submission

Contributions should be sent to: Ephraim Clark, Editor, Frontiers in Finance and Economics by electronic submission by email to ffe11@orange.fr

The Editors do not accept responsibility for damage or loss of papers submitted. The full text, tables and figures and all art work are full responsibility of the authors.

Upon acceptance of an article, each author will be required to transfer copyright of the accepted article to the publisher. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work. The cover letter should contain a statement that the work has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.

Papers must be in English with double spacing and pages numbered consecutively. The text, tables, figures, equations, etc. should be all presented in a Word format, ready for the publishing process. No illustrations in color will be considered for publication. The first page of the manuscript should contain the following information : the name(s) of the author(s), Institutional affiliation(s), address(es), telephone and fax number(s), e-mail of the corresponding author. This page will be removed before sending it to refereeing. Reviewers do not get to see this page. A code number will be assigned to each manuscript received and the contact author will be advised that the submission is complete.


2 – Manuscript set up to be supplied after acceptance

2.1 Page layout

All manuscripts should be typed single spaced in C5 (16,2 cm x 22,9 cm (or 459,25 pt x 649,2 pt)) with margins of 2 cm (or 56,7 pt) on the left and right sides and 2,5 cm (or 70,9 pt) on the top and bottom. Do not number the pages. Everything except the footnotes, including title, author names and affiliations, headings, sub-headings, text, equations, references and appendices, should be typed in Times New Roman 11 font. The footnotes should be Times New Roman 9 font. The text should be justified to the left and right hand margins and the first line of each paragraph should be indented by 1.25 cm (or 36 pt).

2.2 Title and headings

The title of the paper should be in bold face type and centered. Author names and affiliations follow the title and should be centered. All other headings including the abstract should be justified to the left hand margin in bold face type using capital letters only for the first letter of the first word. Section headings should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals as follows : 1 – , 2 -, etc.  Subheadings should be in bold face, justified to the left hand margin and numbered as follows : 1.1 , 1.1.1 The introduction is the first section and the conclusion is the last section. Capital letters should be used only for the first letter of the first word of headings and sub-headings.

2.3 Abstract

Each manuscript should contain an abstract of no more than 150 words. The abstract should follow the author names and affiliations and should not be indented.

2.4 Key Words and JEL Classification

Below the abstract authors should include from 2-5 key words and at least one JEL classification.

2.5 Footnotes

The initial footnote (to be added only upon acceptance) should be marked with an asterisk and include the email addresses for all authors of the paper, followed by any acknowledgments for academic observations, funding, etc. Footnotes in the text should be numbered consecutively and inserted at the bottom of the page.

2.6 Citations

Citations in the text should be indicated as “Clark (1997) reported that…” or “This problem has often been reported [e.g. Clark (1997)]”.

2.7 Tables and figures

Table and figure headings should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. They should be centered and appear above the actual table in bold face type. Any descriptive or explanatory material should be placed at the end of the table or figure.

2.8 Equations

Equations within the text should be centered on a separate line and numbered consecutively at the right margin in parentheses.

2.9 Appendices

Appendices should follow the conclusion section and should not be numbered.

2.10 References

The references must be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first author. For co-authors their initials should go first. Works by the same author should be listed in order of publication. Full bibliographical details should be given. The style to be followed is :

For periodicals :

Clark, E. and O. Jokung, 1999. Asset proportions, stochastic dominance and the 50% rule. Management Science, 45 (12), 1724-1737.

For working papers :

Rogoff, K. and J. Zettelmeyer, 2002. Bankruptcy procedures for sovereigns: A history of ideas 1976-2001. IMF Staff Papers 49, 470-507.

For books :

Bouchet, M. H, E. Clark and B. Groslambert, 2003. Country Risk Assessment. (John Wiley and Sons, London).


3 – Page proofs

Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. Proofs should be corrected carefully; the responsibility for detecting errors lies with the author. Corrections should be restricted to instances in which the proof is at variance with the manuscript.