Instructions for Authors

 

Manuscript Submission

Authors are encouraged to submit new manuscripts via Editorial Manager at http://jole.edmgr.com.

Preparing Files for Online Submission

Manuscripts must be in English and must begin with a title page that includes the names, e-mail addresses, and affiliations of all authors and a 100-word abstract.

File formats

The preferred format for submitting manuscripts online is Microsoft Word. If you are unable to submit a Microsoft Word file, Editorial Manager will also accept Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), and Rich Text (.rtf) files.

File content

Manuscripts are preferred as separate files for text and for figures. Alternatively, you may submit a single file with figures, tables, and images included in the main document. You must also submit a cover letter in a second file, either in the same format as your main text file or in plain text format (ASCII file).

Submitting Your Manuscript

Go to http://jole.edmgr.com to submit your manuscript. The system relies on automated processing to create an Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file from your submission. Step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process, and you should receive an e-mail confirmation from the system when your submission is complete. If you have problems, please contact jole@press.uchicago.edu for assistance.

There is no fee for submission. If your paper is accepted for publication, you will receive more detailed instructions for preparing your manuscript for publication.

Special Instructions for References

Preparing your references

First, make one last check to be sure that every reference cited in the text is included in your list of references, and every item on your list of references is cited in the text. Make sure that the information (spelling of names, updated publication dates) is in complete agreement.

Style References

References cited within text

Two authors are listed in full upon each mention. Three authors are listed in full on first mention and take et al. thereafter. Four or more take et al. always.

Reference list

  • Don't number the references.
  • Use the American style of citing the name exactly as it was in the original publication -- that means the first name is usually written out.
  • Clarify more than one reference by the same author(s) in the same year by naming them a and b.

    Sample:

    Smith, Brian B., and David D. Brown. 1999a. When the stock market is down. Journal Name 10:100-153.

    ------. 1999b. When the stock market is up. Journal Name 10:154-77.

More examples (pay particular attention to the placement of the date and capitalization of titles).

Journals

Costa, Dora L. 2000. The wage and the length of the work day. Journal of Labor Economics 18 (January): 156-81.

Costa, Dora L. 2000. The wage and the length of the work day. Journal of Labor Economics 18, no. 1:156-81.

Costa, Dora L. 2000. The wage and the length of the work day. Journal of Labor Economics 18:156-81.

Costa, Dora L. 2000. The wage and the length of the work day. Journal of Labor Economics 18, no. 1, pt. 2:S156-S181.

Costa, Dora L. 2000. The wage and the length of the work day. Journal of Labor Economics 18, suppl.: S156-S181.

Books

Abrams, Stephen Y., and Edward B. Brown. 1999. The stock market. 2nd ed. New York: Econ Publishers.

Abrams, Stephen Y., and Edward B. Brown. 1999. The stock market. 2 vols. New York: Econ Publishers.

Dissertation and Theses

Smith, Brian B. 1999. Bouncing ball economics. PhD diss., Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.

Forthcoming

Smith, Brian B. Forthcoming. Bouncing ball economics. Journal of Business.

Smith, Brian B. Forthcoming. Bouncing ball economics. New York: Econ Press.

Smith, Brian B. 2000. Bouncing ball economics. New York: Econ Press (forthcoming).

In this issue

Smith, Brian B. 2007. Bouncing ball economics. Journal of Labor Economics, in this issue.

Chapter in an edited work

Smith, Brian B. 1999. Bouncing ball economics. In Economics today, ed. Brian B. Smith and James A. Katchaturian. Leavenworth, KS: Thinking Person Press.

Proposal

Goldberger, Arthur S. 1978. Family data analysis. Proposal to the National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

Newspaper or magazine

Rogan, Helen. 1974. Executive women find it difficult to balance demands of job, home. Wall Street Journal (Western ed.), October 30.

Magazine article with no author listed

Financial Times. 1990. Title of article. June 11, 14-22.

Journal with no volume number

Hall, Robert E. 1980. Employment fluctuations and wage rigidity. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, no. 1, 91-123.

Unpublished manuscript

Smith, Brian B. 1999. Bouncing ball economics. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Economics, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Bulletin

U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1973. Characteristics of construction agencies, 1972. Bulletin no. 1819. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Various years

U.S. Department of Commerce. Various years. Survey of current business. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Working papers, discussion papers, etc.

Smith, Brian B. 1999. Bouncing ball economics. Working Paper no. 23, Institute for the Dismal Science, Chicago.

Hubbard, Robert G. 1994. Is there a "credit channel" for monetary policy? Working Paper no. 4977, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.

CD-ROM and other electronic-based sources

International Monetary Fund. 1997. International financial statistics, December 1997. Quarterly CD-ROM. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund.

Statistics South Africa. South African population census 1996. http://www.statssa.gov.za/census96/.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural statistics of former USSR republics and Baltic states, 1996. http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/sdp/view.asp?f="international/93009/" (accessed May 16, 2001).

Open Access Policy

Journal of Labor Economics authors have the option to make their accepted paper freely available online immediately upon publication. The fee for Open Access is $2,500. Contact jole@press.uchicago.edu for more information.

 

UK authors should note that this option cannot be used to comply with RCUK regulations for gold OA, as the University of Chicago Press requires permission for commercial reuse. UCP does comply with the RCUK regulations for green OA.

"Green" Open Access

The University of Chicago Press supports Green Open Access for all articles, as defined by the RCUK Open Access Policy, under the Press’s Guidelines for Journal Authors’ Rights.