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Instructions for Contributors

Manuscript Submission

The Journal of Demographic Economics has moved to online submissions. Papers should be submitted via the following website:

If you are unfamiliar with online manuscript submission you should click on the ‘Instructions and Forms’ link under ‘Resources’ on the login page. This link will lead you to the ‘ScholarOne Author Quick Guide’. Then follow the instructions provided. If you do not yet have an account on the ScholarOne Manuscripts site, please click the link "Register here" and follow the registration steps. You will be able to choose your user name and password during registration (and you can change them at any time if needed via the "Edit Account" link once you are logged in). If you are unsure whether you have an account or in case you have forgotten your login details, please enter your e-mail address in the Password Help field and click "Go".

Articles submitted to the Journal should be original contributions. They should not be under consideration by another journal, nor have been published or be awaiting publication elsewhere. Submission should have been approved by all co-authors

Article Format


- The title page should include the name(s) of the author(s), an informative title, the affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s), the e-mail address and telephone number of the corresponding author, an abstract of less than 150 words and a competing interest statement for each author.

- The decimal system of headings with no more than three levels should be used.

- Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They must be featured at the bottom of each page, not at the end of the article.

- Appendices must be numbered alphabetically.

- Appendices will not be published in the print version, they will be hosted on the journal website. Please provide them in a separate file when submitting the final version of your manuscript.

- The bibliography must be placed after any appendices.

- Every table or figure should have a title or caption and at least one reference in the text.

Data Replication

On acceptance of their paper, authors must submit a complete set of any data used in the paper. Computer code necessary to run a commercial program or the source code of a non-commercial program must also be submitted. The results of the paper must be capable of replication given access to any commercial program used to obtain the results. The data, computer programs, and code will be maintained in the data archive which is linked to the journal’s homepage.

Competing interests 

All authors must include a competing interest declaration in their title page. This declaration will be subject to editorial review and may be published in the article. Competing interests are situations that could be perceived to exert an undue influence on the content or publication of an author’s work. They may include, but are not limited to, financial, professional, contractual or personal relationships or situations. If the manuscript has multiple authors, the author submitting must include competing interest declarations relevant to all contributing authors. 

Example wording for a declaration is as follows: “Competing interests: Author A is employed at company B. Author C owns shares in company D, is on the Board of company E and is a member of organisation F. Author G has received grants from company H.” If no competing interests exist, the declaration should state “Competing interests: The author(s) declare none”.


References should be cited in the text by the author’s last name and the date of publication; however, the author’s full name must be given in the list of references (see below). Complete bibliographic information for each citation should be included in the list of references. References should be typed in alphabetical order in the style of the following examples:


Stokey, Nancy L. and Robert E. Lucas, Jr. with Edward Prescott (1989) Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics. Cambridge,MA: Harvard University Press.

Chapter in an Edited Volume:

Danthine, Jean-Pierre and John B. Donaldson (1995) Computing equilibria of nonoptimal economies. In Thomas F. Cooley (ed.), Frontiers of Business Cycle Research, pp. 65–97. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Journal Article:

Epstein, Larry G. and Stanley Zin (1989) Substitution, risk aversion and the temporal behavior of consumption and asset returns I: a theoretical framework. Econometrica 42, 937–969.

Article in Press:

Huang, He, Selahattin Imrohoroglu, and Thomas J. Sargent (in press) Two computational experiments to fund Social Security. Macroeconomic Dynamics.

Journal names should not be abbreviated


Authors are entitled to a PDF version of their article.

Publishing your article as Gold Open Access

You will have the option to publish your article as Gold Open Access, enabling the final published version to be made freely available under a Creative Commons license. You might be required to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) for Gold Open Access. You may be eligible for a waiver or discount, for example if your institution is part of a Read and Publish sales agreement with Cambridge University Press. For more information about your Open Access options, please see here. For more information about the benefits of choosing to publish Open Access, see here.

(Last updated 01/11/2021)