OECD Journal: Economic Studies


Call for Papers

Indicative Guidelines to Authors

OECD Journal: Economic Studies publishes articles in the area of economic policy analysis, applied economics and statistical analysis, generally with an international or cross-country dimension. Authors submitting a paper for publication may wish to consider the following indicative guidelines in order to minimise the length of the review and revision process:


  • The introduction of the paper should review the literature and identify the issues that remain open and that the paper intends to address. Further references to the literature should be kept to a minimum.
  • A separate section should present the analytical framework used and the empirical approach adopted to address those questions.
  • Data, their sources, their coverage and their possible limitations should be discussed. Details should be put in an annex.
  • A separate section is expected to provide the results of the empirical analysis and to discuss both their qualitative and quantitative implications. The link should be made with the questions raised in the introduction. Consequences for policy setting should be addressed. Detailed econometric results and tests should be put in an annex.
  • The conclusion should reassess the contribution of the paper to issues raised by the literature, and discuss its scope and limitations as well as areas for further work.
  • Papers submitted are expected to be between 5 000 and 20 000 words long, including annexes and bibliography. Papers longer than 30 000 words will not be taken into consideration.

If you would like to submit an article for publication in OECD Journal: Economic Studies, please contact Jean-Luc Schneider (jean-luc.schneider@oecd.org) and Catherine Brannigan Conway (catherine.branniganconway@oecd.org).

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