Types of Manuscripts Accepted

In general, submissions should be full-length articles; however, JEOD welcomes book reviews, research proceedings and conference letters as well. All JEOD content is published in English. No fees or charges are required from authors for manuscript processing on JEOD. Authors pay neither submission nor publication fees. For specific instructions for submitting articles, book reviews, research proceedings and conference letters, please see below.

General Considerations and Permissions

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. If you include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and include evidence that such permission has been granted. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that the publisher will not be able to refund any costs that may have been incurred in order to receive these permissions. In such cases, material from other sources should be used.

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Submission of research articles

Online Submission: Authors should submit their research articles electronically to http://www.editorialmanager.com/jeod. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Please follow the hyperlink “Submit online” and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions. Upon receipt of the paper, a confirmation email will be sent electronically. The submission is not complete if a confirmation email has not been received. File format: Papers should be submitted in Word. Save your file in doc format. Do not submit docx files. This journal follows a double-blind reviewing procedure. Authors are therefore requested to submit two documents at the time of their submission:

  1. A title page only, which includes:
    • A concise and informative title
    • The name(s) of the author(s)
    • Abstract – please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
    • Keywords – please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
    • JEL Codes – for economics papers, an appropriate number of JEL codes should be provided. This classification system is prepared and published by the Journal of Economic Literature, see http://www.aeaweb.org/journal/jel_class_system.html.
    • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
    • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
  2. A blinded manuscript without any author names and affiliations in the text or on the title page. Self-identifying citations and references in the article text should either be avoided or left blank.

Guidelines for research articles

Language: Manuscripts must be written in English. Editing of the manuscript for language is the sole responsibility of the author. Manuscript length: Papers should normally range from 8,000 to 10,000 words (approximately 25 pages). Style and punctuation:

  • Divide your manuscript into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, …), 1.2, etc. Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing (do not just refer to “the text”). Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Where appropriate, abbreviations (i.e., e.g., etc.) can be used. Excessive use of abbreviations should, however, be avoided.
  • Spell out acronyms in full the first time and use initials thereafter.
  • Use a single space after full stops, commas, colons, semicolons, etc. Do not put a space in front of a question mark, or in front of any other closing quotation mark.
  • Use double quotation marks for quoted material within the text; single quotation marks should only be used for quotes within quotes.
  • Do not use leader dots at the beginning or end of a quotation unless the sense demands.
  • Spell out one to nine. From 10 up, use numerals. Use 8 per cent rather than eight per cent, eight percent, or 8% except in parenthesis (for example, 8%).
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations (note: if you use Word 2007, do not create the equations with the default equation editor, but
  • Use the Microsoft equation editor or MathType instead).
  • Manuscripts with mathematical content can also be submitted in LaTeX.


  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.


  • For the highest quality final product, it is recommended that you submit all of your artwork – photographs, line drawings, etc. – in an electronic format. Your art will then be produced to the highest standards with the greatest accuracy to detail. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork provided.
  • As an online journal, we welcome color art and illustrations.


  • Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list.
  • The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


  • Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.
  • Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).
  • Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols. Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.


  • Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:
    • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990).
    • This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).
    • This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1993).


  • The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.
  • Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
  • If a reference list entry has a DOI number, it must be included in the citation.
  • Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. Journal names and book titles should be italicized. Some examples:
    • Journal Article: Akerlof, G.A., Kranton, R. (2005). Identity and the economics of organizations. Journal of Economic Perspectives Vol. 19(1), pp. 9-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/08953300531479
    • Book: Ostrom, E. (1990). Governing the Commons. The evolution of institutions for collective action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511807763
    • Book chapter: Borzaga, C. (2009). A Comprehensive Interpretation of Voluntary and Under-Remunerated Work. In Destefanis, M. Musella (Eds), Paid and Unpaid Labour in the Social Economy (pp. 11-32). Heidelberg: Physica, Verlag.
    • Online document: Cooperatives Europe (2008). The Role of the Co-operatives in the Social Dialogue. Brussels: Cooperatives Europe.http://ns39179.ovh.net/~coopsue/IMG/pdf/SPP_STUDY_REPORT_FINAL_12_02_200… Accessed 19 March, 2013.

Guidelines for Book Reviews

Book reviews will be peer reviewed by the editors. Details of author, title, place and date of publication, publisher, number of pages and price should be supplied with the review. Reviews should ideally be between 1000 and 2000 words in length. Occasionally the editors may accept longer submissions. Reviewers agree not to publish a review of the same book elsewhere. Reviewers should not review books which they have refereed for a publisher, or to which they have contributed. Reviewers should not have personal relations to the book author that would stand in the way of an objective assessment of the work.

Guidelines for Research Proceedings

Research proceedings are short reports that support communication around work in progress and preliminary evidence from research projects from around the world. Research proceedings will be reviewed by the editors. They should be between 2000 and 3000 words in length. Occasionally the editors may accept longer submissions.

Guidelines for Conference Letters

Conference letters are short letters that aim to identify and comment on the main key messages and the new avenues of research emerging from academic events, thus contributing to the identification of open research questions and emerging ideas. Authors may focus mainly on plenary and semi-plenary sessions. Conference letters will be reviewed by the editors. They should be around 2000 words in length. Occasionally the editors may accept longer submissions.

Copyright Policy

Publications in JEOD are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.