Submission Instructions

Please review the submission instructions below.

  • All manuscripts and cover letters should be in PDF form.
  • Submit a PDF version of your manuscript at, 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.
  • All other file types of manuscripts must be as an email attachment.
  • The current submission fees are $150 for subscribers and $200 for non-subscribers.
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  • 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.
  • Submissions are not processed by the Editors until we have received both the manuscript and the submission fee. 

There is no submission fee for a resubmitted revised paper.

  • Starting January 1, 2015, the JMCB increased its payments to referees to $100 or a one year subscription for reports received within one month and $40 for those received within two months.
  • We are also shifting to email and the internet as much as possible. These actions should significantly speed up our editorial process.
  • Our higher costs, however, require higher submission fees. We hope that most authors will regard these changes to Internet services as an improvement.
  • 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.