Instructions for Authors

RIEDS accepts for consideration only original manuscripts written in English that have not previously been published and are not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. Prior release of material online or in a working paper series is not classed as publication.

RIEDS publishes original works and well-written, complete manuscripts with preliminary results of theoretical or empirical research. We are especially interested in publishing manuscripts that keep the profession informed about on-going research programs. It is expected that in many cases, manuscripts published will form the foundation for more complete works to be subsequently submitted to other journals.

To accommodate an increasing number of papers, submissions are restricted to twelve (12) printed pages inclusive of references, tables, figures, and appendices, and must be in MS WORD format. All submitted papers will be subject to blind peer review by independent referees appointed by the editors.

No fee is required for manuscripts submission and review.

For questions, please contact the Editor Board:

General Rules:

Authors are required to ensure that their paper is formatted precisely as laid out in the journal's style guide. Manuscripts must be typed with MS Word software (DOCX format), formatted using the Microsoft Word template available here and comply with the following restrictions:

  • twelve (12) printed pages or less including tables, figures, appendices and references;
  • written in English;
  • Font Times New Roman, Format 11pt. Page should be single line spaced (5.8 cm for top and bottom margins; 4 cm for the right and left margin; 0.5 cm indentation in the first line; justified text);
  • Sections and subsections should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (as in section 1. and subsection 1.2). Section headings should be in bold;
  • Figures and tables should be included within the manuscript in the correct place where this is feasible. Please do not substitute text such as “figure 1 about here”.

The manuscript should be arranged in the following order:

Paragraphs (Progressively numbered)

Further indications:

Equations: Numbers for displayed equations should be placed in parentheses at the right margin. References to equations should use the form “(3)”.

Footnotes: Footnotes should be used sparingly and should be identified by superscripted Arabic numerals in order of their appearance.

Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the abstract, main text, and in figure or table captions and used consistently thereafter.

Tables and Figures: Illustrations must be placed in the body of the text by the author. The text must explicitly refer to the illustration. Each table and illustration must be numbered consecutively and have a title. Put a caption if necessary. Titles of illustrations must be placed above. Legends must be placed under illustrations.

Acknowledgements: All persons who make a substantial contribution to a paper without fulfilling the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged, usually in an acknowledgement section specifying their contribution. Use this section also for citing funding(s).

References: Bibliographic references should be placed at the end of the article, in alphabetical order. Only works mentioned in the text are to be placed in the Bibliography. Please conform to the following recommendations:

To reference a book, indicate:

Author’s name followed by initial(s) of 1st name(s) in capital letters then year of publication. Title of the Book. Place of publishing: Publisher.


BERAN J. 1994. Statistics for long memory time processes. New York: Chapman and Hall.

To reference a journal article, indicate:

Author’s name followed by initial(s) of 1st name(s) in capital letters then year of publication. Title of the article, Title of the Journal, volume, first and last page of the article.


FOSTER J.E., MCGILLIVRAY M., SETH S. 2013. Composite Indices: Rank Robustness, Statistical Association, and Redundancy, Econometric Reviews, Vol. 32, No.1, pp. 35-56.

To reference a Contribution in a collective book:

Name or names of author(s) followed by the initial(s) of the 1st name(s) in capitals then year of publication. Title of the contribution. Editors Title of the book., Volume, place of publishing, first and last page of the article.


DEAN J.M., LOVELY M.E. 2010. Trade growth, production fragmentation, and China’s environment. In Feenstra R.C. and Shang-jin W. (Eds.) China’s Growing Role in World Trade, The University of Chicago Press, pp. 429-469.

To reference a working paper:

KAPETANIOS G., PSARADAKIS Z. 2006. Sieve Bootstrap for Strongly Dependent Stationary Processes. Working Papers 552, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance.

To reference a conference paper:

KÜNSCH, H.R. 1987. Statistical aspects of self-similar processes. In Proceedings of the 1st World Congress of Bernoulli Society, Vol. 1, Utrecht: VNU Science Press, pp.67-74.

Editorial Decision and Revision

All the articles go through the peer-review process. The editor will communicate to the authors the decision, which will be one of the following:

  • Accepted after Minor Revisions:
    The paper is in principle accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors are given few days for minor revisions.
  • Reconsidered after Major Revisions:
    The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to provide a point by point response or provide a rebuttal if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised. Authors will be asked to resubmit the revised paper within a suitable time frame, and the revised version will be returned to the reviewer for further comments.
  • Rejected:
    The article has serious flaws, and/or makes no original significant contribution.

All reviewer comments should be responded to in a point-by-point fashion. Where the authors disagree with a reviewer, they must provide a clear response.