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Submitted papers should typically not exceed 40 double-spaced typewritten pages. Final versions of accepted manuscripts (including notes, references, tables, and legends) should be typed double-spaced on 8.5 x 11 inch (22cm x 29cm) white paper with 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides. Sections should appear in the following order: title page, abstract, text, figure legends, references, notes, tables, and figures. Comments or replies to previously published articles should also follow this format with the exception of abstracts, which are not required. Manuscripts should be prepared carefully according to the Chicago Manual of Style, fifteenth edition.

Manuscripts submitted by authors who are SoFiE members are free of charge. All non-members are required to pay a US $65 submission fee. Authors from certain developing countries are exempt. The list of exempt countries is provided here:  http://www.oxfordjournals.org/en/librarians/developing-countries-initiative/participating-countries.html.

Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere.

Language Editing

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. If you would like information about such services please click here. There are other specialist language editing companies that offer similar services and you can also use any of these. Authors are liable for all costs associated with such services.

Title Page

The title page should include the title, name(s) of the author(s), and institutional affiliation for each author. It should also include name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence. Page numbering should begin on this page.


The text should begin on a separate page, starting with an abstract of not more than 100 words and a list of two to six keywords, along with JEL classification numbers, if applicable. The first numbered section should follow the introduction of the article. References in the text should follow the author-date format. Footnotes should be placed at the end of the text, beginning on a separate page, double-spaced. They should not be placed at the bottom of the page on which they are cited. Do not number author affiliations or acknowledgments of support or assistance. 


Tables should be typewritten, each on a separate page, and numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals; each should have a brief, descriptive title; each should be designed to fit on a page without undue compression. Vertical rules should not be used. They should be as self-explanatory as possible, incorporating any necessary descriptive material in an unnumbered footnote.

Figures and Illustrations

Figures should also be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. All explanatory material should be included in the legend and not in the figure itself. Figure legends should be typed together on a separate page, double-spaced. Submit review copies of each figure with the manuscript. Upon acceptance, final figures should be submitted in electronic format, preferably as TIFF or EPS files for images and Word, Excel or PowerPoint files for graphs. For optimal print quality, all images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch), and all line art should be at least 1200 dpi. Each figure should be in a separate electronic file, with the figure number in the filename. For useful information on preparing your figures for publication, seehttp://dx.sheridan.com.

If electronic files are not available, camera-ready hard copy figures can be submitted; however, typewritten or hand-drawn figures are not acceptable. Each hard copy figure should have a stick-on label on the reverse with the figure number and the author and title of the article.

Online-Only Color Option

The Journal of Financial Econometrics announces the launch of the Online-Only Color option, beginning for all articles accepted after April 1, 2009. All figures submitted to the journal in color will be published in color online at no cost (unless the author specifically requests that the figures be in black and white online). Figures will appear in black and white in the print issue. Color figures must have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch at their final size. A figure legend that works for both color and grayscale should be submitted for each figure. 


References should be typed double-spaced beginning on a separate page following the text and should follow the samples below.

  • Adams, G., R.Jones, and J. Doe. 1999. Article Title. Journal Title 9: 226-232.
  • Doe, J. 2002. "Title of Paper to Be Published." Working Paper 00-000, University of California, Berkeley; forthcoming in Journal Title.
  • Johnson, C., and P. Smith. 1985. Book Title. Boston, MA: Kluwer.
  • Shaw, J. 1986a. "Chapter Title." In R. Jones and M. Brown (eds.), Book Title, vol. 3. Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing.
  • Shaw, J. 1986b. "Title of Paper." Working Paper 00-000, University of Notre Dame.


The class file for the Journal of Financial Econometrics can be found here.

If the pdf produced by LATEX fails to be "converted" by the Scholar-One system, please do the following. Open your PDF file in Acrobat and save or print it as a "Adobe PDF"
document. Then submit the Adobe PDF document, it should be accepted without any problem.


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.

It is a condition of publication in the journal that authors grant an exclusive license to Oxford University Press; requests for permission to reprint material found in the journal should also come to Oxford University Press. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be disseminated as widely as possible. 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 as the publisher.


For information about this journal's policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving Policy page.


JFEC 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 JFEC can use the following Creative Common licence for their articles:

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

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 - £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). 

Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour 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 your account for your own local VAT correctly.


Permission to reproduce copyright material, for print and online publication in perpetuity, must be cleared and if necessary paid for by the author; this includes applications and payments to DACS, ARS, and similar licensing agencies where appropriate. Evidence in writing that such permissions have been secured from the rights-holder must be made available to the editors. It is also the author's responsibility to include acknowledgements as stipulated by the particular institutions. Oxford Journals can offer information and documentation to assist authors in securing print and online permissions: please see the Guidelines for Authors section. Information on permissions contacts for a number of main galleries and museums can also be provided. Should you require copies of this, please contact the editorial office of the journal in question or the Oxford Journals Rights department. 

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.


The Journal of Financial Econometrics does not accept papers that have been previously published elsewhere with the exception of working papers series. The Journal’s policy regarding working paper series is:

1. Pre-publication in working paper series is allowed where submission to the working paper series is prior to acceptance by the Journal. 

2. The working paper version may remain online after publication in the Journal. 

3. The working paper version should NOT be updated after acceptance by the Journal. 

4. Authors are requested to append the appropriate citation to the working paper version on acceptance by the Journal (if the working paper series allows this).



Submission by Editor/Co-Editor
A paper submitted by one of the Editors or Co-Editors will be handled by another Editor or Co-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 family member of Editor/Co-Editor or by author whose relationship with Editor/Co-Editor might create the perception of bias
If a paper is submitted by a family member of one of the Editors or Co-Editors, or by an author whose relationship with one of the Editors or Co-Editors might create the perception of bias (e.g. in terms of close friendship or conflict/rivalry), the Editor/Co-Editor will declare a conflict of interest and the paper will be handled by one of the other Editors or Co-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 or Co-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 feel there is a possible conflict of interest in your refereeing this paper, please declare it. 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/Co-Editors may use their discretion.


Details of all funding sources for the work in question should be given in a separate section entitled 'Funding'. This should appear before the 'Acknowledgements' section.

The following rules should be followed:

  • The sentence should begin: ‘This work was supported by …’
  • The full official funding agency name should be given, i.e. ‘National Institutes of Health’, not ‘NIH’ (full RIN-approved list of UK funding agencies) Grant numbers should be given in brackets as follows: ‘[grant number xxxx]’
  • Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma as follows: ‘[grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]’
  • Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon (plus ‘and’ before the last funding agency)
  • Where individuals need to be specified for certain sources of funding the following text should be added after the relevant agency or grant number 'to [author initials]'.

An example is given here: ‘This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health [AA123456 to C.S., BB765432 to M.H.]; and the Alcohol & Education Research Council [hfygr667789].’

All material to be considered for publication in the Journal of Financial Econometrics must be submitted in electronic form via the journal's online submission system at Manuscript Central. If you are not able to submit online please contact the editorial office jfec.editorialoffice@oup.com. Once you have prepared your manuscript according to the instructions below, further instructions on how to submit your manuscript online can be found here.

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.


The corresponding author for all articles will automatically receive a free link to the full text of their article. Corresponding authors may also purchase offprints using the Oxford Journals Author Services site.

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