General Instructions for Authors
We ask you to send the manuscript as a file from a well-known word processing program
(without manual hyphenation). Please include a hard copy of the manuscript and state the
type of program (Word, WordPerfect, LaTex) as well as the operating system (Windows, Macintosh) used.
Please adhere also with the following guidelines:
- In order to ensure a standardized and professional presentation, all contributions have
to use the same style for their outline (decimal) and references.
- Footnote numbers should be placed after punctuation and quotation marks when they
refer to entire sentences.
- Please pay attention to the placement of non-breaking space, such as in S._3,
S._33_ff., z._B., §_6, Abs._2, etc.
- To emphasize within the text, please use italics. Please write names in the standard
font, not with any special stylistic format.
- At the end of the manuscript, please include a bibliography of all publications cited in
alphabetical order according to the last name of the author (publications from the
same author listed in order of publication date).
The citations should follow the form: name, first initial, publication date in
parentheses, title and, in addition:
- for books: place of publication
Example: Keynes, J.M. (1936): The General Theory of Employment, Interest and
- for journal articles: journal title, volume, first page - last page
Example: Coase, R. (1972): Durability and Monopolity, Journal of Law and
Economics 15, 143-149.
- for collections of articles: editor’s name, title of the collection of articles, volume,
place of publication.
Example: Radner, F. (1982): Equilibrium under Uncertainty, in: K. J. Arrow/ M. D.
Intrilligator (eds.), Handbook of Mathematical Economics, Vol. 11, Amsterdam /
New York / Oxford.
- For references within the text, please use the last name of the author, the date of the
publication, and the page numbers in parentheses, for example: (Kohlberg / Mertens,
- Please try to avoid references to pages within the text itself.
- Figures should be reproducible and have captions large enough to read. Please include
each figure as a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Figures sent as source
files should be also printed from a laser printer, if possible, and sent along with the
files. Photocopies are not suitable. A note in the text should indicate where a figure is
to be placed.
- Please include an abstract and the JEL Classification on the first page.
- Because replicability is essential to make empirical findings credible and a useful basis for
further research, we will attempt in the future to encourage and facilitate replication.
Before accepting papers that include original empirical results, we will require authors to
provide data and sufficient code to permit replication. The material must be provided on a
CD-ROM, which will then be stored at the Schmollers Jahrbuch editorial office. If the
data are proprietary and available only through a public archive or data centre that
prohibits further distribution, authors must provide detailed information about the data
version used and how other researchers can obtain this data, along with the code used to
produce the results. The editors should be notified at the time of submission if the data
used are proprietary, or if the above requirements cannot be met for some other reason.
Authors of accepted papers should include information in the paper letting the reader
know how the data and code can be accessed most easily. Readers who have been unable
to obtain such information from the authors or replicate research published in Schmollers
Jahrbuch are encouraged to contact the editors.
Following these guidelines will ensure an easier and quicker processing of the manuscript.