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Instructions to Authors

The Editors of the Journal of Competition Law & Economics welcome submission of articles concerning competition law and economics.

Please send an electronic version of your manuscript to either of the Editors:


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Open Access Option for Authors

Journal of Competition Law & Economics authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative 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 Journal of Competition Law & Economics can use the following Creative Common licence for their articles:

• Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY)
• Creative Commons non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND)

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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 - £1850 / $3000 / €2450

Reduced Rate Developing country charge* - £925 / $1500 / €1225

Free Developing country charge* - £0 /$0 / €0

*Visit our developing countries page (click here for a list of qualifying countries).

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In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources in the manuscript. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here.

Use of Mathematics

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 arguments into an appendix.

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