Instructions for submitting articles


The Annals of Economics and Statistics publishes theoretical and empirical research on any economics or econometrics field.

The Annals of Economics and Statistics, formerly the Annales d’Économie et de Statistique, is published quarterly (currently issues are published 2 by 2) by The GENES (Groupe des Écoles Nationale en Économie et Statistique) and is supported by ADRES (Association pour le Développement de la Recherche en Économie et en Statistique).

Aims and Scope

The purpose of The Annals of Economics and Statistics is to support and encourage research in all fields of economics and econometrics. Both theoretical and empirical manuscripts are welcomed.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Papers submitted to the Annals of Economics and Statistics should contain original work that has not been published elsewhere. Authors should not submit their manuscript (or a translation of the text) to another journal before receiving the final decision of the Editors. Submitted articles should be in English, in a clear, concise and direct style. Articles should be submitted in pdf format, and should include an abstract of not more than 150 words, keywords and JEL codes.

Submitted manuscripts should be formatted for standard-sized paper with margins of at least 1.25 inches on all sides, 1.5 or double-spaced text, and 12 point font. We strongly encourage authors to submit manuscripts that are under or about 45 pages / 17,000 words, all included. The first page of the manuscript should contain the title of the article, and the surnames and first names of all the authors, together with their postal and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers. The corresponding author should be identified.

Authors should submit their manuscript electronically at

Editorial Review and Acceptance

The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our academic readership. Manuscripts are assigned to an Editor on the Annals Board of Editors. The Editor first quickly reviews the manuscript. If the manuscript is screened out, the author is informed quickly. Manuscripts that are not screen out are sent for peer review by (at least) two anonymous referees and further reviewed by the Editor.

Committee on Publication Ethics

The Annals of Economics and Statistics subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Conflict of Interest

Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest by disclosing at the time of submission any financial arrangements they have with a company whose product figures prominently in the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competing product. Such information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision. If the article is accepted for publication, the editor will usually discuss with the authors the manner in which such information is to be communicated to the reader.

Accepted Papers

Accepted manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines of the journal.

Instructions for preparing articles for publication

The papers accepted for publication in the Annals of Economics and Statistics should be prepared as follows.

I- Provide us with the following information in a separate file:

1- Title of the paper
2- Authors, listed in the correct order. Complete surnames and first names (and middle names, if needed).
3- Main affiliation(s) of each author. Please do not give more than two affiliations per author (additional affiliations can appear in a final note).
4- Complete detailed postal addresses of the authors (including zip codes, etc.)
5- E-mails of the authors.
6- Name of the corresponding author.
7- Running title of the paper (normally a few words, shorter than the title itself).
8- Keywords in English.
9- JEL codes.
10- Dates of submission of initial manuscript and acceptance of final version.
11- An ENGLISH ABSTRACT of less than 250 words.
12- A FRENCH ABSTRACT. We will do the translation for you if you are not from France or a country where French is a standard language. Please add Keywords in French at the end of the abstract.

II- Prepare and transmit your manuscript, with its content in the following order:

1. Title of the paper
Capitalize the title according to usual rules. For instance, write
“The General Theory of Social Equilibrium Reconsidered”, instead of
“The general theory of social equilibrium reconsidered.”

2. Surnames and first names and main affiliations of authors
The complete addresses should appear at the end of the paper.

3. The English abstract
JEL Codes and Keywords should appear as a footnote to the abstract, with subscript *.

4. Sections and subsections
Divide your paper in sections, subsections, and if needed in sub-subsections. Number sections in Roman numerals. Subsections are numbered with a Roman and an Arabic numeral, for example: I.3 or IV-2. Sub-subsections have a Roman and two Arabic numerals: for instance III.2.1.
Capitalize the titles of sections and subsections.

5. Number tables and figures
Tables are numbered in Roman numerals. Figures are numbered in Arabic digits. Provide a title and, if needed, a note for each one.
Titles of tables are written above the table, in small capitals; the titles of figures appear below the figure and should be capitalized normally.

Example 1:

Example 2:
FIGURE 14. — The Solution to all Problems

6. Mathematics
Numbered equations should be centered, and the equation number should be printed in brackets at the right end of the line. Avoid fraction bars in an ordinary line of text; use a slash instead, such as A/B. Use small summation or integral signs in an ordinary line of text. Use large summation or integral signs in displayed (centered) equations only. Pay attention to the size of all brackets and to the overall elegance in the presentation of formulae, etc. Cut long formulae in the middle.

7. Acknowledgements
Immediately after the paper’s conclusion, please write your acknowledgements (i.e., the contents of the acknowledgement footnote, if any) and remove any such footnote from the paper’s title.

8. Contact information
After the acknowledgements, please provide the necessary contact information: addresses, e-mails, etc. Indicate the corresponding author.

9. Appendix
The appendix should appear before the reference list and after the acknowledgement and correspondence details.

10. References
Citations should appear in the text as ARROW [1951] or ARROW and HAHN [1971]. Use small capitals for the quoted author’s surname and square brackets for the year of publication, as indicated.
Then, finally, list the references (see guidelines below). Each reference in the list should be quoted at least once in the text.

11. Supplementary material in pdf form for electronic publication only
Some appendices will be published in electronic form only.

III- Guidelines for the presentation of references:

Surnames should be typed in small capitals (the first letter of each name being an ordinary capital). The complete first name of authors should appear. Book titles and Journal names must be in italics. Journal names are followed by “volume”, possibly “volume (number)” and pages: “first page-last page” (see below).

NOTA BENE: In square brackets “[., ., .]”, indicate at the end of each reference in your list the page numbers of your manuscript in which these references are cited, separated by commas.

a. — Article published in a journal:
GARY-BOBO, Robert J. and Joseph P. STEEGLITZ (1961): “How to Avoid Death and Taxes: A Complete Reformulation of Public Finance,” Syldavian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 96, p. 1052-1077. [3, 6]
b. — Book:
SMITH, John, T. (1966): The Theory of Social Science. Ulan Bator: Famous University Press. [2, 3]
c. — Chapter in edited volumes:
AGGHION Philipp, Robert J. GARY-BOBO, and Jean TYROLE (1987): “Informal Authority and General Disorganization under Incomplete Contracts: The Case of France,” in Money and the Decline of Western Civilization, ed. by K.S. Arrow and P.A. Bow. Cambridge, U.K.: Hogwarts University Press, 97-124. [1, 23, 24]
d. — Working paper:
ALGAWAR, Ajay K., Ian M. COCKBURN and John McHALE (2003): “Gone But not Forgotten: Labor Flows, Knowledge Spillovers and Enduring Social Capital,” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper no. 9950. [1, 6, 18]
e. — Online manuscript:
DURAND, Paul A., and Pierre S. DUPONT (2011): “Various Unsuccessful Attempts at Solving Silly Problems,” PowerPoint presentation, 25/12/2003, [12, 13]

IV- Finally, provide us with all the necessary source files, plus a pdf.

Send us the Word, Latex files with all the needed satellite files, tables, figures, etc., plus a complete pdf showing the paper as it should look like in final revised form. Thanks!