Please read the following information carefully before submitting. All submissions will be handled by our online submission system.

Step 1: General preparations

Please make sure that your submission has not been published, submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere. Please  choose  a paper category as well as a section (see Sections and Paper Categories).  Please note that the preferred article length is around 8,000 words (excl. reference list). Please use American English spelling throughout.

Step 2: Prepare your manuscript for online submission

Two files are required for submission: a title page with author information and biographies and a blinded manuscript without author names, affiliations etc.

Please make sure that your blinded manuscript:

  • includes an abstract
  • includes a table with additional information (keywords, JEL classifications, number of words and word processing program name)
  • contains no indications on authors' names and addresses in the manuscript itself, in the document properties or file names and that all references to the authors have been blinded (e.g. [blindref], [blinded for review process]
  • contains only citations and references in APA style.

Manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned guidelines will be returned for correction.

Please use the following templates for the title page and your manuscript:

You can attach additional files with tables, figures, etc. when submitting your manuscript but this is not required. It is sufficient to have all tables and figures in your manuscript.

Step 3: Submit your manuscript to our online system

  • Please go to the online system Editorial Manager:
  • Please follow the step-by-step instructions at the Editorial Manager website carefully.
  • When submitting to a special issue please make sure to fill-in this information at the step "Additional Information". This ensures the correct assignment to the responsible editor, issue and section of the journal.

If you have any problems or questions please feel free to contact the Editorial Office [editors(at)]