Submission guidelines

We offer rapid review and strive to avoid major and multiple revisions. Papers are published online immediately after final acceptance.

Submissions must:

  • be prepared as pdf files in our style using the Latex, with a summary of no more than 150 words;
  • not normally exceed 20 pages (including the printed appendix);
  • demonstrate their applied relevance with an empirical application;
  • concisely summarise any simulation results in the main text, normally within one page using a key table or graph, and include their details in an online appendix for publication as supporting information; and
  • comply with our disclosure and replication policies.

Supporting information

We encourage authors to include a replication package with their initial submission, but only require one later in the review process.

Authors may also include an online appendix, typeset in our styleusing the dedicated Latex template and other supporting material with the submission of their paper. This supporting information should be directly relevant, but not essential to the paper’s contribution. We discourage overly long online appendices. Moreover, mathematical proofs of the paper’s main results should not be included in the online appendix, but either in the main text (if they are integral part of its narrative) or its printed appendix.

Covering letters

Authors should (only) include a cover letter if they wish to:

  • disclose conflicts of interest
  • request exemption from the replication policy
  • request exemptions from other submission guidelines
  • request that previous editors’ letters and referee reports are used (see below).


In specific circumstances, authors may request, in a cover letter, that The Econometrics Journal reviews a submission that does not conform with the submission guidelines. These exemptions are exceptional and at the Editors’ discretion.

  • The Econometrics Journal may (initially) review a submission that is not prepared in the Journal style if it is written in e.g. Word and hard to convert to LaTeX
  • Papers may exclude an empirical application if they provide new results for methods that are frequently applied, such as papers that demonstrate equivalence of such methods
  • The paper’s main text may include detailed simulation results if these are key to its contribution, e.g. if this is computational.

Previous editors' letters and referee reports

To improve the speed and quality of decisions, authors are encouraged to include editors’ letters and referee reports from previous submissions at other journals and request in their cover letter that these are taken into account by The Econometrics JournalThe Econometrics Journal reserves the right to use its own referees and provide these referees with copies of this correspondence.

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You can submit your paper to The Econometrics Journal for free. Please make sure to read the guidelines before submitting.