All manuscripts must be submitted electronically in
Microsoft Word format. Additionally, all manuscripts should adhere
to the style guidelines below. Issues in Political Economy
follows the style guidelines set forth by the Chicago Manual of Style.
For a complete guide to this style, please refer to:
Turabian, Kate L.
1996. A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and
dissertations. 6d. Chicago: The University of
State University's Online Guide to Chicago Style
Below are some specifics:
- The entire document must
be double spaced.
- Do not use a separate
sheet for the title page, the title and byline should be placed at the
top of the first page of the text. Please include your school
- Do not begin with
"introduction" as a section head. Subsequent section headings should
be given Roman numerals (I. LITERATURE REVIEW, II. THEORY, etc.);
subsections should be lettered A., B., etc.
- References should follow
the CHICAGO STYLE; this section should be labeled REFERENCES.
- Endnotes must be
single-spaced on a separate page from the text and placed at the end
of the manuscript. Label this section ENDNOTES.
- Mathematical equations
should be typed on separate lines and numbered consecutively at the
left margin, using Arabic numbers in parentheses (ex: (1), (2)).
Variable names should be in CAPS and italicized (ex: Y=f(INCOME,
AGE, or "The variable AGE is insignificantly different from
- Subscripts and
Superscripts must be easily distinguished from regular variables and
from each other. Multiple subscripts or superscripts are separated
with commas if there is no mathematical relationship. Use only two
levels of sub- and superscripts.
- Tables should be numbered
consecutively with Arabic numbers. Please maintain a 1-inch margin at
sides, top, and bottom of each page. Do not use any shading. Do not
send reduced photocopies of tables.
- Do not abbreviate in
column headings, etc. Spell out "percent"; do not use the percent
sign. Place a zero in front of the decimal point in all decimal
fractions (i.e., 0.357, not .357), and should be limited to 3 DECIMAL
- Figures should be large
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around the outside of the Figure. Figure title should be placed below
- Use of appendices:
Authors are encouraged to use an Appendix for technical proofs and/or
data that can be separated from the main text. The Appendix should
begin on a new page following the text, preceding the references.
Designate multiple Appendices A, B, C, as necessary. Number equations,
theorems, propositions, etc., within the Appendix as (A1), etc.
- Avoid overcapitalization
and excessive underlining or italics for emphasis. Use quotation marks
only for the first occurrence of terms with special meaning.
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