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Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles


Submitted papers should not exceed 8000 words, including references, tables and figures and must be written in English. A brief abstract (not exceeding 100 words) should be included before the main text of the paper along with up to six key words which describe the subject matter covered. In addition up to four appropriate Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classifications should be included. These can be accessed during the online submission process. Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words including book reference and details and must be written in English.
All submissions must be made via the CJRES online submission website.


Francis Knights
Department of Land Economy,
University of Cambridge
19 Silver Street
Cambridge CB3 9EP
+44 (0)1223 337149
Email: CJRES (Editorial)


All copies must be typed in Journal style on one side only of the paper (preferably A4), double spaced (including footnotes,references and appendices), with a margin of at least 4cm all round. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum, indicated by superscript figures in the text.

Tables and figures should be attached at the end of the manuscript and their position indicated in the text. Citations in the text should use the Harvard System of short references (e.g. Isenman, 1980, pp. 66-7; Brown, 1975A, 1993B) with a full alphabetical list at the end in the following style:
• Isenman, P. (1980) Basic needs: the case of Sri Lanka, World Development , 8 : no. 3 [or page nos if issue number not known]
• Myrdal, G. (1939) Monetary Equilibrium , London, Hodge.
• Phillips, A.W.H. (1953) 'Dynamic Models in Economics', PhD Thesis, University of London.


Authors are asked to use mathematics only when its application is a necessary condition for achieving the stated objective of the paper. When mathematics is used, the necessity for doing so should be explained, and the major steps in the argument and the conclusions made intelligible to a non-mathematical reader. Wherever possible, authors are encouraged to put the mathematical parts of their argument into an appendix.
In the case of empirical articles, authors will be expected to make readily available to interested readers a complete set of data as well as details of any specialised computer programs used.


Particularly if English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it edited for language. This is not a mandatory step, but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. There are many specialist language editing services available and you can find these easily by searching online. Authors are liable for all costs associated with such services. Please note that edited manuscripts will still need to undergo peer-review by the journal.


Submitting a Revised Manuscript

  • Note: Before you begin, you should be sure you are using an up-to-date version of Netscape or Internet Explorer. If you have an earlier version, you can download a free upgrade using the icons found at the bottom of the 'Instructions and Forms' section of the online submission web site.
  • First, you will need to log into the online submission site.
  • 1. If you know your login details (i.e., you have submitted or reviewed a manuscript in this journal before), use your User ID and Password to log on. (Your user ID will usually be your email address.)
  • 2. If you do not know your login details, check to see if you are already registered by clicking on the 'Forgot your password' button and following the on-screen instructions. If you are not already registered, you can register by clicking on the 'Create account' button on the login screen and following the on-screen instructions. 3 If you have trouble finding your manuscripts or have other problems with your account, do not create another account. Instead, please contact the journal's editorial office.
  • To submit a new manuscript, go to the 'Author Centre', and click on “Click here to submit a new manuscript', and then follow the on-screen instructions. There are up to 7 steps for you to follow to submit your manuscript. You move from one step to the next by clicking on the 'Next' button on each screen or back to the previous screen by clicking on the 'Previous' button. Please note that if you click on the 'Back' or 'Forward' buttons on your browser, the information you have entered will not be saved. At any stage you can stop the submission process by clicking on the 'Main Menu' button. Everything you have typed into the system will be saved, and the partially completed submission will appear under 'unsubmitted manuscripts' in your 'Author Centre'. To return to the submission process you will need to click on the button 'Continue Submission' against the relevant manuscript title.
  • When submitting your manuscript, please enter your manuscript data into the relevant fields, following the detailed instructions at the top of each page. You may like to have the original word-processing file available so you can copy and paste the title and abstract into the required fields. You will also be required to provide email addresses for your co-authors, so please have these to hand when you log onto the site.
    • Enter individual files using the 'Browse' buttons and select the appropriate 'File type’ from the pull-down menu. The choices may vary from journal to journal but will always include a 'Main Document' (your manuscript text).
    • Upload your files by clicking on the 'Upload files' button. This may take several minutes. Click on the SAVE button to confirm the upload. Repeat these steps until you have uploaded all your files.
    • If you have uploaded any figures or tables you will be prompted to provide figure/table captions and 'file tags' that will link figures to text in the HTML proof of your main document.
    • Once you have uploaded all your files, indicate the order in which they should appear in your paper. This will determine the order in which they appear in the consolidated PDF used for peer review.
    • After the successful upload of your text and images, you will need to view and proofread your manuscript. Please do this by clicking on the blue HTML button or a PDF button.
    • If the files have not been uploaded to your satisfaction, go back to the file upload screen where you can remove the files you do not want and repeat the process.
  • When you come to upload your manuscript files via the 'File Upload' screen:
  • When you are satisfied with the uploaded manuscript proof click on 'Next' which will take you to the 'Review & Submit' screen. The system will check that you have completed all the mandatory fields and that you have viewed your manuscript proof. It will also present you with a summary of all the information you have provided and give you a final chance to edit it. If there is a red cross next to any section this will indicate that not all the fields have been filled in correctly. You may either go back to the relevant page or click the nearest ‘edit’ button.
  • When you have finished reviewing this information press 'Submit'.
  • After the manuscript has been submitted you will see a confirmation screen and receive an email confirmation stating that your manuscript has been successfully submitted. This will also give the assigned manuscript number, which is used in all correspondence during peer review. If you do not receive this, your manuscript will not have been successfully submitted to the journal and the paper cannot progress to peer review. If this is the case your manuscript will still be sitting in the 'Unsubmitted Manuscripts' section of your 'Author Centre' awaiting your attention.
  • If you return to your 'Author Centre' you will notice that your newly submitted manuscript can be found in the 'Submitted Manuscripts' area. The ‘Status' section provides information on the status of your manuscript as it moves through the review process.
  • Log on to the online submission web site as before and, in the 'Author Centre', click on 'Manuscripts with Decisions'. At the bottom of the screen you will see those manuscripts that require a revision (or that have been revised). Create a revision of this manuscript by clicking on 'create a revision' under Actions. You will now be able to see the editor and reviewer comments and will be able to respond to these.
  • You will need to upload the files that constitute your revised manuscript. To facilitate the production process, it is essential that you upload your revised manuscript as a .doc, .rtf, or .tex file, and not in .pdf format. If you wish to finish this another time, you will find the manuscript in your 'Revised manuscripts in draft' list.
  • If you click on 'View comments/respond' you will see the editor's letter to you together with the referees' comments. You may cut and paste your responses into the text areas at the bottom of the screen.
  • IMPORTANT. Your images are required as high-resolution .tif files (1200 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for colour and half-tone artwork).
  • For useful information on preparing your figures for publication, go to http://cpc.cadmus.com/da .
  • Please note that publication of your manuscript will not proceed until figures suitable for reproduction are received.
  • Getting help. If you experience any problems during the online submission process please consult the Author's User Guide which provides more detailed submission instructions and 'movie tutorials' explaining how to submit your paper. Alternatively, please contact the journal editorial office who will be pleased to assist you.

    Colour illustrations are accepted, but the authors will be required to contribute to the cost of the reproduction. Colour figures will incur a printing charge of £350 each. Illustrations for which colour is not essential can be reproduced as black and white images in the print journal and, additionally, in colour as online as supplementary material. This option is not subject to colour charges. The availability of additional colour images as supplementary material should be mentioned where relevant in the main text of the manuscript.


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    It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors assign Copyright to the Cambridge Political Economy Society. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. In assigning copyright, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and Oxford University Press is notified in writing and in advance.

    Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.

    Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:
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    Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.

    You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are:

    Regular charge - £1600/ $2550 / €2100
    Reduced Rate Developing Country charge* - £800 / $1275 / €1050
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    Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour/page charges that may apply.

    Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the European Union, OUP will assume that the service is provided for business purposes. Please provide a VAT number for yourself or your institution, and ensure you account for your own local VAT correctly.


    Third-Party Content in Open Access papers
    If you will be publishing your paper under an Open Access licence but it contains material for which you do not have Open Access re-use permissions, please state this clearly by supplying the following credit line alongside the material:

    Title of content
    Author, Original publication, year of original publication, by permission of [rights holder]

    This image/content is not covered by the terms of the Creative Commons licence of this publication. For permission to reuse, please contact the rights holder.

    Crossref Funding Data Registry

    In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources, or state if there are none, during the submission process. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here .


    Authors will receive electronic access to their paper free of charge. Printed offprints may be purchased in multiples of 100. Rates are indicated on the order form which must be returned with the proofs. Orders for printed offprints received after the deadline will be subject to a 100% surcharge.


    Supporting material that is not essential for inclusion in the full text of the manuscript, but would nevertheless benefit the reader, can be made available by the publisher as online-only content, linked to the online manuscript. The material should not be essential to understanding the conclusions of the paper, but should contain data that is additional or complementary and directly relevant to the article content. Such information might include more detailed methods, extended data sets/data analysis, or additional figures (including colour).
    All text and figures must be provided in suitable electronic formats (instructions for the preparation of Supplementary material can be viewed here). All material to be considered as Supplementary material must be submitted at the same time as the main manuscript for peer review. It cannot be altered or replaced after the paper has been accepted for publication. Please indicate clearly the material intended as Supplementary material upon submission. Also ensure that the Supplementary material is referred to in the main manuscript where necessary.


    The Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society does not accept papers that have been previously published elsewhere


    Shirley Wayne
    Production Editor
    Journals Production
    Oxford University Press
    Great Clarendon Street
    Oxford OX2 6DP, UK
    Tel: +44 1865 354442
    Email: CJRES



    Editors Submission by Editor
    A paper submitted by one of the Editors will be handled by another Editor who is not at the same institution. The other Editor will select referees and make all decisions on the paper. The decision process will be handled in such a way that the submitting Editor does not have access to information or correspondence relating to the submission.

    Submission by an author at the same institution as one of the Editors
    A paper submitted by an author who is at the same institution as one of the Editors will be overseen by one of the Editors who is not at that institution, who will be responsible for the final decision on the paper.

    Submission by author whose relationship with Editor might create the perception of bias
    If a paper is submitted by an author whose relationship with one of the Editors might create the perception of bias (e.g. in terms of close family/partner/friendship or conflict/rivalry), the Editor will declare a conflict of interest and the paper will be handled by one of the other Editors. The Editor who has declared a conflict of interest will not be involved in selecting referees or making any decisions on the paper.

    General policy
    If an Editor feels that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest in relation to their handling of a submission, they will declare it to the other Editors, and the paper will be handled in the same way as described above.


    Potential conflict of interest for referee
    The invitation letter to referees will include the following wording: ‘If you think you know the identity of the author and feel there is a strong conflict of interest in your refereeing this paper, please let me know. By accepting this invitation, it is assumed there is no such conflict of interest.’ Standard policy will be not to use a referee if a conflict of interest has been declared, but the Editors may use their discretion.


    Sources of funding
    On acceptance, authors will be asked to provide a statement declaring all sources of funding relating to their paper, and the statement will be printed on the title page or at the end of their paper.

    Book reviewers

    Potential conflict of interest for book reviewer
    The invitation letter to reviewers should include the following wording: ‘If you feel there is a strong conflict of interest in your reviewing this book, please let me know. By accepting this invitation, it is assumed there is no such conflict of interest.’ Standard policy will be not to use a reviewer if a conflict of interest has been declared, but the Review Editor may use his/her discretion.

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