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  1. Intereconomics is published by the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). It publishes papers on economic issues relevant to European economic policy.
  2. Papers should normally be between 25,000 and 35,000 characters in length (including spaces), or about 3,000 to 5,000 words, including footnotes. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it is original work and that it has not already been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  3. Papers should be submitted in English. Non-native speakers are advised to have a native speaker make corrections to their manuscript before submitting it. Manuscripts should preferably be written in British English.
  4. Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form (email attachment), as a Word file or in rich text format. The article should not be broken down into numbered chapters or parts. Papers should be sent to:

    Brigitte Preissl
       or   Derek Kruse
       or   Mikkel Barslund
  5. Tables and figures should be sent in separate files (either one file for tables and one for figures, or a separate file per table and figure). Care should be taken that any tables and figures submitted are independent files in a format (e.g. Excel) which can be altered and adjusted by the editors without access to any "background" files which have not been included. Tables and figures should be numbered sequentially in the order in which they are referred to in the text.
  6. Quotations must be an exact reproduction of the original in both spelling and punctuation, even if this conflicts with the style in the rest of the article. Page numbers must be given. Changes must be indicated: use brackets to identify insertions; use ellipsis dots (...) to show omissions. Also indicate where emphasis has been added.
  7. Footnotes: Notes should be marked clearly in the text following the point of punctuation by superior numbers and listed consecutively at the bottom of the relevant page. Bibliographical references should always be given as footnotes. Separate bibliographies are not published. The notes should take the following form:
    1. Name of author (initials or forename(s) followed by surname) followed by a colon; if there is more than one author, their names should be separated by commas.
    2. If appropriate: Title of article, followed by a comma and "in:".
    3. Title of book, periodical, journal, thesis, followed by a comma. Book titles should be preceded by the author's or editor's name followed by a colon.
    4. If appropriate: Volume and issue number, followed by a comma.
    5. If appropriate: Place of publication, followed by a space.
    6. Year of original publication, followed by a comma.
    7. Publisher (followed by a comma if page numbers or details of subsequent editions follow by or a full stop).
    8. Opening and closing page numbers, followed by a full stop
  8. The notes should be set out as follows:
  • for a book reference:
    J. Johnson: Econometric Methods, New York 1963.
    A.F. Ott, K. Hartley (eds.): Privatisation and Economic Efficiency, Aldershot 1991, Edward Elgar.
  • for a book reference where a subsequent edition is cited:
    A. Smith: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 1776, reprinted in: W.B. Todd (ed.): Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith, Vol. I, Oxford 1976, Oxford University Press.
  • for a chapter in an edited volume:
    R.D. Utt: Privatization in the United States, in: A.F. Ott, K. Hartley (eds.): Privatisation and Economic Efficiency, Aldershot 1991, Edward Elgar, pp. 73-86.
  • for a journal article:
    R. Lipsey, K. Lancaster: General theory of second best, in: Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 24, No. 63, 1992, pp. 11-32.


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