Submission of Manuscripts
The editors of Economic Geography
invite articles that will contribute to theoretical advances and debates
in economic geography, broadly conceived. New manuscripts should be submitted through the Economic
Geography Manuscript Central online submission website:
If you have any questions about your submission or encounter any problems with the ScholarOne manuscript system, please e-mail:
Hilary Laraba, Managing
Worcester, MA 01610
Authors should submit manuscripts online (Word files are preferred).
We encourage authors to submit
papers of no more than 9,000 words plus references, tables, and charts. Longer
papers on average take additional time to review.
Letter of Transmittal
The letter of transmittal accompanying a manuscript should contain a statement affirming
that the article (including tables and figures) is an original piece
that does not replicate in part, in whole, or in substantial meaning any
article previously published or currently
submitted to any other journal or book. If you have submitted portions of the article elsewhere, please send
us a copy of that submission.
Review of Manuscripts or Books
If you have been selected to review a paper or a book for Economic Geography, please
refer to the appropriate reviewer guidelines below.
Manuscript Review Guidelines - PDF
EG Book Review Guidelines - PDF
Organizers or authors who are interested in proposing a theme issue for Economic Geography
should refer to the guidelines below for complete information.
EG Theme Issue Guidelines - PDF
Guidelines for Authors
these detailed Guidelines
for Authors for suggestions
on how to prepare your manuscript for submission to Economic Geography.
of no more than 9,000 words long plus references, tables, and charts should be:
- in English (American spelling)
- typed double spaced in 12-point Times Roman
- have wide margins and page numbers
- NO right-margin justification
The manuscript should contain:
- a title page
- an abstract of the submission with key
- the body of the text
- a list of cited references
- the tables
- a list of figure captions and figures*
*For the initial submission, figures may be included within the text of the
paper as Word or Adobe Acrobat files. Once a manuscript has been accepted for
publication, the author must provide each figure as a separate file (see Illustrations below).
Papers should have the following:
Title Page. On the title page provide the full names of
authors, academic or other professional affiliations, and the complete mailing
and e-mail addresses of all of the authors, as well as a note indicating the
author with whom the editors should correspond. Acknowledgments of no more
than 150 words should be
included at the bottom of this page as well.
Abstract. Each paper should be accompanied by an
abstract of no more than 250 words. The abstract should summarize the purpose,
methods, and major findings of the paper. Key words should appear at the end of
Footnotes. Footnotes should be brief and used
sparingly to explain a point in the manuscript. In many cases, such information
can be accommodated in the body of the text. Footnotes (not endnotes) should be
typed double spaced at the bottom of the page in 11-point Times Roman.
References. Cite references in the text by typing in parentheses
the last name(s) of author(s), followed by the year the work was published.
Immediately after the text, under the heading "References," list complete
reference citations alphabetically by the senior author's last name, using
Economic Geography's style. A reference to "forthcoming" implies that the
paper has been accepted for publication. Titles of periodicals should be
given in full. For examples of correct citations, please refer to a current
issue of Economic Geography. For specific queries, refer to A Manual of
Style, The University of Chicago Press.
Units of Measure and Monetary Units. Authors must use
the International System of units (metric) but may show other units in
parentheses. Authors must use the U.S. dollar as the standard monetary unit,
although the use of other units in parentheses is encouraged.
Equations. Equations should be numbered sequentially in
parentheses in the right-hand margin. Authors should be careful to show boldface
and italics and should differentiate between
capital and lower-case letters, Latin and Greek characters, and letters and
numerals. For example, the numeral 1 and the letter l are often confused.
Tables. Each table should be discussed in the text, but
readers should be able to understand tables without referring to the text. Type
all tables on separate pages and number them sequentially with
Arabic numerals. For each table, provide a concise, descriptive title and
informative column headings.
Illustrations. Illustrations should be discussed
in the text and should be numbered sequentially with Arabic numbers (for
example, Figure 2). Captions for illustrations should be typed together on a
separate page (labeled Figure Captions) and not included on the illustration itself.
Illustrations must be of professional quality. For the initial submission of a paper,
figures may be included within the text as Word or Adobe Acrobat files. Once a
manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author must provide
each figure as a separate file in
either Illustrator .ai (with type fonts converted to paths/outlines),
Excel .xls, generic .eps, or .tiff format to allow output directly to negatives. If you are unsure about a
particular format, please send a sample to us for testing. All labels and symbols
must be proportioned for printing at the full column width. Size of illustrations
should be in proportion to complexity of graphic content. All photographs should be in
the form of glossy prints and should be cropped to appropriate size for publication. Readers
should be able to understand all illustrations without reference to the text.
Permissions. If previously published material
(including illustrations, tables, or charts) of substantial extent is included in a manuscript, the
author is obliged to obtain written permission from the copyright holder and
submit it with the manuscript.
If you have any additional
questions, please contact Hilary Laraba, Managing Editor, details above.