China Economist invites the submission of articles by both Chinese and overseas scholars.
Editorial review and acceptance
The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are peer reviewed by anonymous reviewers. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication.
Manuscripts should be written so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in the particular field. They should be written in a clear, concise, direct style. Where contributions are judged as acceptable for publication on the basis of economic, the Editor and the Publisher reserve the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition and improve communication between author and reader. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.
Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted via email in MS-Word (doc) format to the Editor,firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers are accepted for publication in the Journal on the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This must be stated in the covering letter.
The covering letter must also contain an acknowledgment that all authors have contributed significantly, and that all authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript.
Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest by disclosing at the time of submission any financial arrangements they have with a company whose product figures prominently in the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competing product. Such information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision but, if the article is accepted for publication, the Editor will usually discuss with the authors the manner in which such information is to be communicated to the reader.
Style of the manuscript
The Journal uses US spelling and authors should therefore follow the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.
Parts of the manuscript
Manuscripts should be presented in the following order: (i) title page, (ii) abstract, key words, (iii) text, (iv) references and (v) appendices.
The title page should contain: (i) the title of the paper, (ii) the full names of the authors and (iii) their positions at relevant institutions (e.g. Associate Professor), (iv) the addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out together with (v) the full postal and email address, plus facsimile and telephone numbers, of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent, (vi) an abstract of no more than 150 words, (vii) key words. The present address of any author, if different from that where the work was carried out, should be supplied in a footnote.
The title should be short, informative and contain the major key words. Do not use abbreviations in the title. A short running title (less than 40 characters) should also be provided.
The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors’ industrial links and affiliations. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged. Personal thanks and thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate. Acknowledgements should be provided as a footnote on the title page.
Abstract, key words
All articles must have a brief abstract that states in 150 words or fewer the major points made and the principal conclusions reached. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.
After the abstract a list of three to five key words (for the purposes of indexing) should be supplied below the abstract in alphabetical order.
Please include 3-4 JEL codes after the abstract.
The text should be organized into an introductory section, conveying the background and purpose of the report, and then into sections identified with subheadings.
The Chicago (author, date) system of referencing is used. In the reference list, references should be listed in alphabetical order.
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.
These should be placed at the end of the paper, numbered in Roman numerals and referred to in the text. If written by a person other than the author of the main text, the writer’s name should be included below the title.