Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Fall 2020 Issue of the Western Economic Forum

Submission Guidelines

Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts
All submissions to the Western Economics Forum must be submitted electronically in MS Word format. Author and institutional identifications will be removed from MS Word submissions by the editorial team prior to being sent to reviewers. Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged by e-mail.

Authors’ Identification and Title Page
To protect their anonymity in the review process, authors should not identify themselves on the title page or in any headers. A separate title page must be sent as an attachment to the editors via email, and should include: (i) title; (ii) author names; and (iii) name, phone number, and email address of the corresponding author.

Text Preparation and Style Guide
Regular Articles: Final published length of regular articles for the WEF is targeted for 8-12 pages in final form or 2,500 words in length, with a maximum length of 15-20 pages in final form or 3,500 words in length – including reference list, tables and figures. There may be flexibility to accept more pages if appropriate - at the discretion of the editors. Double-space all text, including the abstract, acknowledgments, footnotes, and references. Place each table and figure on a separate page following the references. Make sure that the manuscript follows the style and formatting requirements outlined in the JARE Style Guide (http://www.waeaonline.org/publications/jare/submission-guidelines).

Case Studies: For the Fall 2020 issue of the Western Economics Forum there will also be a case studies section – with the case studies targeted for 3-5 pages in length in final form, and approximately 6-9 pages in length as initially submitted or 1,000 – 1,250 words in double-space text, including abstract, acknowledgements, footnotes and references. The JARE Style Guide style and formatting requirements will also be followed for Case Study articles. See the Call for Papers and Case Studies for Fall 2020 for more information.

Article Submissions
All documents must be submitted in MS Word format and will undergo double-blind peer-review before being considered for publication. Submit articles for the Fall 2020 WEF Journal to Editorial Team member Daniel M. O'Brien by email attachment at: dobrien@ksu.edu.

Author Rights
Authors who publish in the WEF retain copyright and publishing rights without restrictions and grant the journal right of first publication. Authors grant the Western Agricultural Economics Association and the Western Economics Forum a license to publish and distribute the work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which allows others to share the work for noncommercial purposes, provided that (i) they acknowledge the work's authorship and initial publication in JARE and (ii) this is not done for commercial purposes. (More information can be found here).

Authors may enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of JARE’s published version of the work. This includes but is not limited to reproducing the contribution separately, in a university or institutional repository, or in any derivative work of which they are the author(s) or editor(s), subject only to giving proper credit in the work to the original publication of the contribution by the WEF.

Instructions for Accepted Manuscripts
The final versions of accepted papers should follow standard WEF submission guidelines, paying particular attention to the JARE Style Guide. Authors should also upload the native file in MS Word format. The final manuscript file should include a title page with the title, running head, authors' names and affiliations, abstract, keywords, JEL codes, acknowledgements, conflicts of interest, and short description (250 characters maximum).

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