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Submission Instructions

Please review the submission instructions below.

NOTE: If the data used in your paper cannot be shared publicly, you should ask for a DATA EXEMPTION at the time of submission.

  • All manuscripts and cover letters should be in PDF form.
     
  • Submit a PDF version of your manuscript at http://editorialexpress.com/jmcb, and be sure to include a TITLE PAGE which includes each authors’ name, title, and affiliation.
     
  • Make sure that your mathematics have come through the distilling process intact. If the data used in your paper cannot be shared publicly, you should ask for a DATA EXEMPTION at the time of submission.
     
  • The current submission fees are $150 for subscribers and $200 for non-subscribers.
     
  • Submissions are NOT processed by the Editors until we have received both the manuscript and the submission fee.
     
  • To pay your submission fees using MasterCard, Visa, or American Express, please visit https://go.osu.edu/jmcbsubmission for our secure online system. (Note: the online system cannot accept any symbols or accented letters.)
     
  • All manuscripts should be submitted with 1.5 line spacing.  We strongly recommend that manuscripts not exceed 40 pages. The suggested length includes reference lists, figures, and tables, but excludes online appendix. Excessively long submissions may be summarily rejected.

 

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There is no submission fee for a resubmitted revised paper.

NOTE: There is no submission fee for a resubmitted revised paper.

  • Resubmissions should follow the same formatting guidelines and requirements listed for initial submissions.
  • If you have been invited to resubmit, we ask that you please submit all of your files online, using the following link: http://editorialexpress.com/jmcb. When prompted, choose "resubmission" and enter your manuscript# (without any symbols). 
  • While we do not have a firm deadline for resubmissions, editors typically request any revision within one year.
  • All works cited should be listed separately by author in a double-spaced list at the end of the manuscript.
     
  • Examples:
    • Book
      Blanchard, Olivier J., and Stanley Fischer. (1989). Lectures on Macroeconomics. Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press.
    • Chapter in Book
      Fischer, Stanley. (1986). "Contracts, Credibility, And Disinflation." In Indexing, Inflation, and Economic Policy, pp. 221-245. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
    • Chapter in Edited Book
      Carmichael, Jeffrey, Jerome Fahrer, and John Hawkins. (1985). "Some Macroeconomic Implications of WageIndexation: A Survey." In Inflation and Unemployment: Theory, Experience, and Policy-Making, edited by Victor E. Argy and J. W. Nevile, pp. 78-102. London: Allen and Unwin.
    • Journal
      Gray, Jo Anna. (1976). "Wage Indexation-A Macroeconomic Approach." Journal of Monetary Economics 2, 221-235.
    • Multiple Entries by Same Author(s) and Same Year
      Jadresic, Esteban. (1998a). "The Macroeconomic Consequences of Wage Indexation Revisited." IMF Working Paper 98/15, International Monetary Fund, February 1998.

      Jadresic, Esteban. (1998b). "Macroeconomic Consequences of Wage Indexation Revisited." IMF Working Paper 98/15, International Monetary Fund, February 1998.

       

  • One author alphabetic, then chronologically, then a, b, etc. if same year.
     
  • Two author alphabetic on first author, then alphabetic on second author, then chronologically, then a, b, etc. if same year. Continue same pattern for three or more authors. No dashes for series of entries for same author(s).
     
  • References to the literature in the text and footnotes should be made by means of the last name(s) of the author(s) followed by the year of publication enclosed in parentheses, without punctuation: Barro (1981).
     
  • When a particular page, section, or equation is referred to, the references should also be placed within parentheses: (Box and Jenkins 1976, p. 361), (Hopewell and Kaufman 1974a, eq. 3).
  • Footnotes should not be used for the purpose of citation.
  • Equations must be typed and important displayed equations identified by consecutive Arabic numbers in parentheses on the right.
     
  • Expressions should be aligned and compound subscripts and superscripts clearly marked if there is any potential for confusion.
     
  • Handwritten symbols should be identified in the margin the first time they appear.
     
  • Equations should not be unnecessarily numerous or complex.
     
  • A slash (/) should be used to separate the numerator and denominator of all in-text fractions and short displayed fractions.
     
  • Multiple dots and bars over expressions should be avoided where primes can be used.
     
  • Indicate boldface characters by drawing a wavy line (~) under them; a single underline (a) means italic to a printer.
  • Illustrations submitted with the final draft must be of professional quality, ready for reproduction, executed on white paper, in black ink, with clear, medium weight, black lines and figures.
     
  • Typewritten lettering should not appear in illustrations. They should be numbered consecutively.
     
  • All illustrations must have captions.
  • Tables should be numbered consecutively throughout the article and typed on separate sheets at the end of the manuscript.
     
  • Each table must include a descriptive title and headings to columns.
     
  • Gather general footnotes to tables as "Note:" or "Notes:", and use a, b, c, etc., for specific footnotes.
     
  • Asterisks * and/or ** indicate significance at the 5 percent and 1 percent levels, respectively, if used.
  • Permission to reprint any previously published material (e.g., tables, illustrations, text extracts) must be obtained by the author from the copyright holder and copies of the grants of permission must be submitted to the editors with the final draft of the manuscript.

Unfortunately, we currently do not have online tracking available to authors.

Once your submission/resubmission has been received, you will receive a confirmation email from a staff member that informs you we have received it. You should also receive a second email informing you of your official manuscript number. 

NOTE: to avoid our emails being rejected by your email servicer, and missing important confirmations and updates, please add: jmcb@editorialexpress.com to your contact list (this is an outgoing email address only - to contact our offices, please email jmcb@osu.edu).

Please allow a reasonable period of time before making inquiries or requesting updates.

 

NOTE: REFEREE VENDOR FORMS ARE REQUIRED ANNUALLY AND MUST BE UP-TO-DATE TO QUALIFY FOR A PAYMENT

To clarify our current policy, we have recently updated our verbiage:

  • Your report should be accompanied by a cover letter to the editor and uploaded to our editorial system using the unique link we provided you with in our initial request (we understand that there may be extenuating circumstances and you may need to email your report to us, however, the unique link received in our request to you is more secure and helps you to remain anonymous).
  • For reports received by JMCB within 30 days of your acceptance date, you may receive $100.00 payment OR choose to receive a one-year, complimentary subscription to the JMCB journal (only one subscription is awarded within a one-year period).
  • For reports received by JMCB within 60 days of your acceptance date, you may receive $40.00 payment.
  • Although we value your thoughts and appreciate your work, for reports received by JMCB after 60 days of your acceptance date, we are unable to compensate you. (If you cannot or do not wish to receive payment, please let us know so we can update our records.)
  • Our Accounting Department requires payment forms to be updated ANUALLY - they are only needed once for each fiscal year. A secure link to the forms is included in our request to you but you may request the link again by emailing us at jmcb@osu.edu.

 

We have shifted our process primarily to email and online as much as possible. These actions should help to speed up our editorial process.