After Manuscript Acceptance

List of documents required:

Manuscripts should be submitted as editable Word documents.

The cover page should provide the information enlisted below:

  • Title of manuscript
  • Name(s) of the author(s)
  • Address(es) of the authors incl. academic degree(s) and e-mail address(es)
  • English abstract
  • Key words
  • JEL classification

Kindly submit figures/images as separate files in their original formats (e.g. Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Photoshop). The definition should be 300dpi as a minimum, and kindly abstain from using colours difficult to differentiate in monochromatic printing as a result of colour conversion (e.g. yellow and red). Figures have to be in black-and-white design. The size of figures/images should not exceed 113 mm x 179 mm (upright format) and 179 mm x 113 mm (landscape format).

Tables should not be submitted as copies, but in any editable format (Excel, Word etc.)

The template complies with the standard format requirements. In order to ensure the quickest possible processing, you may use the template provided.

Moreover, please take into account the standard format requirements. Of special relevance are the information about citation and equations.

Abstract requirements:

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, references should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). The abstract should not be more than 150 words.

Format requirements after manuscript acceptance:


General Guidelines for Formatting

1. General
  • Number of pages: 25 (max.) (about 2800 characters per page incl. space characters)
  • Equations should preferably be given in the MathType (Plugin for WORD) version.
  • Typeface: Times New Roman
  • Font size and format:
    • Text: 12, grouped style
    • Headlines of images/figures below images: “Table 1: Headline”
    • Headlines of tables above
  • Line space:
    • Text: 1.5x
    • Footnotes: 1x
    • List of bibliographic references: 1.5x
    • Abstract/Summary: 1x

2. Citation

The structure of citations should be consistent. Names of authors quoted in the text or in footnotes are to be italicized. Several successively quoted names must be separated by slashes. Several sources must be separated by a semicolon.
Example:
  • A clear trend (Müller 1998)...
  • A clear trend (Müller/Meyer 1998)...
  • A clear trend (Müller/Meyer 1998; Berger et al. 1995; Cole 2004)...
  • As Müller (1998) describes…
  • As Müller/Meyer (1998) describes…
Kindly follow for the list of bibliographic references the following example: Zobel, M./Wolf, A. (2013): Title, Journal, 100.

Citations that are generally known or apparent from context can be shortened (European Central Bank=ECB). Otherwise the abbreviation has to be spelled in full at least one time.

Sources, like the ECB, BBC, APP, PSPP, Deutsche Bundesbank, European Commission, etc. are not to be italicized. Likewise, no other words in the text may be highlighted through italics. Also “et al.” should not be written in italics. ONLY the last names of the author(s) and journal, newspaper and magazine titles (NOT article titles) are to be italicized. The same applies to mathematical formulas.

Missing data for citation:
  • Without date: Autor (n.d.)
  • Without author: start with the Article title.
  • Anonymous Author: Anonymous (2020).


  • 3. Tables and figures

    The tables and figures may only be presented in black and white, as the articles are not printed in colour.


    4. Headings

    Headings should be formatted according to the instructions in the document “template”. In the title of the article and in the other headings (including table and figure headings) words with more than five letters must always be capitalized.


    5. References

    For the references, the information in the document "Template" applies. The last name of the author is shown in italics, the first name only as an abbreviation and not italic. If the author is not known, only the article is mentioned, which should not automatically appear in italics. Organisations, institutions, companies, etc. are also shown here in italics.