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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submitted manuscript has not been previously published, but a derivative veresion might be currently being considered for publication at a  journal (please provide an explanation in Comments to the Editor).



  2. The manuscript is in pdf format. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. Authors of accepted manuscripts may be required to submit an editable version in word or latex.
  3. Organization of the manuscript

    To be considered for publication in the ASE-WPS, a manuscript must contain the following elements:

    (i) Title of the article, author(s) name(s), author(s) affiliation(s) and contact information;

    (ii) Abstract, followed by JEL codes and keywords;

    (iii) Introduction.

    (iv) Main text, organized into sections and subsections;

    (v) Conclusion;

    (vi) Acknowledgement;

    (vii) References;

    (viii) Appendix, when relevant.

    The frontpage must contain the title of the manuscript, author(s) name(s), author(s) affiliation(s), contact information of the corresponding author, abstract, JEL codes and a maximum of six keywords.

  4. Author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) and contact information

    Author(s) name(s) must be provided either in alphabetic order or in decreasing order of importance. Contact information must be limited to the corresponding author and must include at least one email address, telephone and fax and the physical address of the institution of attach of the corresponding author.

  5. Abstract

    There is no strict requirement of the length of the abstract. The recommended length is 200 words or less.

  6. Introduction, Main text and Conclusion

    The introduction must be the first section of the paper. The text should be formatted in Times New Roman, with a font size of 12, one and a half spacing and margins of 3 cm. The overall document length must not exceed 40 pages.

  7. Ackowledgements

    Whenever necessary, a section entitled "Acknowledgement" may be inserted after the conclusion. Please do not insert acknowledgement as a footnote on the frontpage.

  8. References

    References can be in any style, but the formatting must be consistent. For each reference cited, please indicate the author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination. Use of DOI is encouraged.

  9. Appendix

    The appendix should be limited to supplementary material that is strictly related to the content of the main text. The appendix main contain tables and figures that do not fit well into the main text, mathematical proofs, methodological material, etc.

  10. Tables and Figures

    Tables and Figures should be inserted in the main text near the accompanying discussion. Each table and figure must be assigned a caption. Where relevant, an explanatory note may be inserted under the table or figure to ease the understanding. The conclusions drawn from the table or figure must be placed in the main text and not in the explanatory note.
  11. Copyediting

    It is highly recommended that authors resort to prefessional copyediting services to improve the presentation and writing of their papers. Manuscripts that require heavy copyediting will not be considered.


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