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Notes for Contributors (Styleguide)
should be submitted in accordance with the following
guidelines. Papers that do not adhere to them will not be accepted.
The paper has to contain original and unpublished work, not submitted
for publication elsewhere.
Format: Papers should be submitted as Microsoft Word files
(*.doc) or as Rich Text Format files (*.rtf).
Format: Papers should be written in English, single spaced
(Times New Roman, 12 point), with wide margins (4.7cm on top, left and
right side, 5.5cm at bottom).
Paragraphs should be justified. Each Paragraph should be preceded by a
blank line. Paragraphs should not be indented (i.e. there should be no
leading blanks in front of a paragraph).
Papers should be no longer than 50,000 characters, footnotes included,
excluding the bibliography.
and figures should be numbered consecutively and incorporated in the text. Tables
and figures should not be wider than 11.6cm (i.e. they should not
extend into the margins). All text should be in
Times New Roman, size 9-12 points.
should be short, using bold letters (Times New Roman, 12 point) and
Arabic numbers (e.g.: 1. Introduction, 2. Methodology, 2.1 Survey, 2.2
Interviews, 3. …). Headlines should be preceded by two, and
followed by one blank line(s).
should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the
text with superscript Arabic numerals. Footnotes should have a hanging
indent (0.5cm) and appear in smaller letters (Times New Roman, 10
Quotes of more than 50 characters length should be in smaller font
(Times New Roman, 10 point), should be indented on both sides by 0.5cm,
and should be proceeded and followed by one blank line (10 point).
Single Quotation Marks (‘xxx’, not
should be used.
Details: The first footnote (which should not be included in
the consecutive numbering of footnotes, but use an asterisk instead,
placed at the end of the title) should give the title, name, position
and institutional affiliation of the authors(s) (however not the
address or e-mail).
Information: A separate page should list the name,
institutional affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers, and the
e-mail address of the corresponding author, as well as the number of
characters (including all footnotes, excluding the bibliography).
and Keywords etc.: The first page of the actual article
should contain following information: (a) the title, (b) the name(s) of
the author(s); (c) an abstract of not more than 100 words, (d) two to
five key words (see for example JEL classifications: www.aeaweb.org/journal/elclasjn.
html). The introduction should start on the second
and information on grants received can be given in a final section
(after the conclusion, before the bibliography).
to publications should follow the Harvard referencing system and be
presented in the text (not in footnotes) in the
following way: 'Smith (1997) explains that...', or 'This case has been
studied previously (Smith 1992: 21)'.
The list of references should appear in a Bibliography at the end of
the main text and be listed in alphabetical order by author's name. The
Bibliography should have a hanging indent (0.5cm)
and appear in smaller letters (Times New Roman, 10 point).
Each reference is to be
followed by one blank line.
Bibliography, References should appear as follows:
EVERA Stephen (1997), Guide to Methods for Students of
Political Science, Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press.
contributions to collective works
Roger (1999), "International Political Economy in an Age of
Globalization", in: BAYLIS John, SMITH Steve (Eds.), The
Globalization of World Politics. An Introduction to International
Relations, Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 202-230.
Peter (1993), " Policy paradigms, social learning and the state. The
case of economic policy-making in Britain ", Comparative
Politics, 25 (3), April, pp. 275-296. [volume (number),
that journal titles should not be abbreviated.
papers published online
Claudio M. (2000), "Whither Europeanization? Concept stretching and
substantive change", European Integration online Papers
(EIoP), 4 (8), http://eiop.or.at/eiop/texte/2000-008a.htm
[volume (number), month, web address]
Proofs: A Microsoft
Word (*.doc) file of the page proofs will be sent by e-mail to the
author. Proofs should be corrected carefully, the responsibility for
detecting errors lies solely with the author(s).
Corrections should be restricted to instances in which the proof is at
variance with the manuscript. No deviations from the version accepted
by the editors are permissible without the prior and explicit approval
by the editors.
manuscript that does not conform to these instructions will be
Template: Document templates
with the required style can be downloaded here.
We require authors to use one of these templates. Please follow the instructions for their use,
which can be found below.
click here for a print
version of the Notes for Contributors
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Document Templates for EPER
Articles should be submitted as Microsoft Word
files (*.doc). A Microsoft Word document template (eper.dot) designed
specifically for article submissions to EPER can be downloaded here. (A separate file
for book reviews is available here.)
We suggest that authors cut the text from their
original files and paste it into the Microsoft Notepad (which can be
found in the Accessories sub folder of the Programs folder on any
computer using Windows), without footnotes. This is to remove all
original formatting. Authors then should cut the text from the Notepad
and past it into the EPER template. Footnotes have to be reassigned one
by one. First, cut and paste all footnotes into the Notepad, and then
cut and paste them one-by-one form the Notepad into the new document.
This way, the text will have the correct format.
download MS Word Template for EPER articles here
download MS Word Template for EPER book reviews here
Detailed instructions on how to use MS Word templates and on
how to use MS Word for writing academic articles in general can be
users of Scientific Workplace, LaTeX and similar programs:
using Scientific Workplace, LaTeX or similar scientific word programs
such as TeX, TeTeX, TrueTex, BibTex, LyX, and Omega may
submit their articles as PDF files.
LaTeX 2e document class file (eper.cls) for these programs can be
download LaTeX Document
Class for EPER
file has been designed specifically for submissions to EPER. It
replaces the use of article.cls. This file should thus be used without
The eper.cls file has not been tested in depth. We
regret that we cannot give support for the use of this file.
Furthermore, we stress that it is solely the author's responsibility to
ensure that their submission corresponds to EPER’s Notes for
Contributors as outlined above.
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Guide for Reviewers
In order to give authors additional assistance,
EPER has decided to publish its Guide for Reviewers.
It is used by EPER's reviewers as a guideline for reviewing articles.
Potential authors might want to have a look at it, as it outlines what
EPER is looking for in submitted articles.
Click here to
download the Guide for Reviewers.
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