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Guidelines for manuscripts

  1. Manuscripts must be in English and the paper must be self-contained. They should not contain libellous or hateful statements. They should be processed in New Times Roman with line spacing 1 and font 12. Notes should be put at the foot of the page. Pages should be numbered consecutively starting with n.1 and the number should be placed at the bottom of the page and centred.
  2. The first page of the manuscript should be formatted as per template in each specific conference. It should contain an abstract of 300-400 words detailed enough to encourage the reader to explore the whole paper.
  3. Empirical material which cannot be easily fitted in the body of the article should be made available in appendices. Whenever full data cannot be easily fitted either in the body of the paper or in the appendices, authors should provide the relevant information for replicating their findings and invite readers to personal contact for fuller information.
  4. Length of papers. We invite contributors to be concise and the papers should not be longer than 8,000 words. The Conference Leaders in consultation with the Chair of the COC reserve the right to demand that a paper is made concise before it is put online in the Discussion Forum.Extensive mathematical derivation and proofs should be put in an appendix if possible and limited to the necessary. The introduction, premises and conclusions should be non mathematical. A non-technical summary should be provided.
  5. The author(s) must disclose in a footnote any personal or professional links they may have with the industry/companies/institutions they are writing about or declare that there are none. Failure to disclose any material conflict of interest may result in temporary or permanent exclusion from WEA journals and – in cases of serious or repeated infringement – in exclusion from the World Economics Association.
  6. Citations in the text should use the Harvard System of short referencing (e.g. Smith, 1986, 10-11; Brown 1993a). A full list of references should be given at the end of the articles in the following style:
    Balassa, B., 1974, ‘Trade creation and trade-diversion in the European Common Market’, Manchester School, 92 (2), 93–135.
    Baran, P.A. and Sweezy, P.M., 1966a, Monopoly Capital: An Essay on the American Economic and Social Order (1968 edition), Harmondsworth: Penguin.
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), 2010, World Investment Report 2010: Investing in a Low-Carbon Economy, Geneva: United Nations.

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