Evolutionryary and Institutional Economic Review - The Japan Association of Evolutionary Economics
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Instructions to Authors

1. Copyrights
The authors transfer all copyrights of the final form of the manuscripts including rights of its publication in any form, in any language. The accepted manuscripts must be accompanied by the “Copyright Transfer Statement.” The authors, however, reserve the right of the reproduction of the manuscripts provided that the authors obtain written permission from the Japan Association for Evolutionary Economics in advance.

Copyright Transfer Statement   

2. Submission of Manuscripts
(a) Papers must be in English.

(b) As for non-native English writing, authors please note that upon request before submission, the EIER Editorial Office, International Academic Printing, will introduce authors to a proofreader who can check and improve the English of their papers at their own charge. Please contact

The EIER Editorial Office.
Kazuhito Ogawa,
Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University
Address: 3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita, Osaka 564-8680, Japan
TEL: +81-6-6368-0700, FAX: +81-6-6368-0700
E-mail: kz-ogawa@kansai-u.ac.jp

(c) Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work. Simultaneous submission to other journals is not permissible, nor should the paper have been accepted or published elsewhere. Papers published in languages other than English may be considered if the authors are permitted to submit to this journal by their publishers.

(d) All papers should be submitted via the ScholarOne Manuscript electronic submission system. The ScholarOne Manuscript is administered by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. Please enter:




for details. Authors are expected to submit their manuscripts in PDF, MS word, and LaTex files and other documentation in JPEG, EPS, PNG, and BMP.
Authors are expected to submit their manuscripts and other documentation in PDF format. MS Word file format should also be provided if a manuscript is finally accepted. For queries, please consult the Editorial Office mentioned above.

3. Preparation of manuscripts

3.1 General Instructions
(a) Manuscripts are solicited in two categories: 1) ARTICLES that deal with substantial topics in detail with original insights and full knowledge of existing researches (ca 2,000-10,000 words) and 2) NOTES that describe new ideas or findings briefly (under 3,000 words). Important materials are included in ARTICLES, news and comments in NOTES. Arrangements for DISCUSSION are also possible.

(b) Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with wide margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively. References, tables, and figures should be put on separate pages. The legends and titles on tables and figures must be sufficiently descriptive.

(c) The first page of the manuscript should contain the following information: (i) the title; (ii) the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s); (iii) an abstract of not more than 300 words; (iv) classification codes (max. three) according to the Classification System of the Journal of Economic Literature; (v) in addition, up to five key words should be supplied. Please note that this information must be included when submitting the J-STAGE submission page. It is therefore advisable to list this information on the first page of a manuscript.

(d) A footnote on the same sheet should give the name, and present address, fax and phone numbers, and e-mail address of the author to whom proofs should be addressed.

(e) Please do not put any text on the first page. Please also avoid putting authors’ names on any but the first page. The title of the paper should be repeated at the top of the first page of text.

3.2 Other Instructions
(a) Acknowledgements on grants received can be given before the references.

(b) Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.

(c) Important formulae should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc. on the right-hand side of the page.

(d) Figures are to be numbered consecutively and should be submitted separately. Figures of insufficient quality which have to be redrawn by the publisher may be charged to the author. Figures that require special treatment may be charged.

(e) Tables are to be numbered separately from the figures. Each table should have a short title. All unessential tables should be eliminated from the manuscript.

(f) The references should include only the most relevant papers and avoid gratuitous referencing. The references to publications should be as follows:
'Nelson and Winter (1982) reported that...'
'This has been pointed out previously (e.g. Nelson and Winter, 1982)'.
The references should be listed as:
For monographs:
Nelson, R.R. and S.G. Winter (1982) An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.

For contributions to collective works:
Witt, U. (1991) “Reflections on the Present State of Evolutionary Economic Theory,” in G.M. Hodgson and E. Screpanti (eds) Rethinking Economics: Markets, Technology and Economic Evolution, Edward Elgar, Aldershot, pp. 83-102.
For periodicals:
Dosi, G. (1991) “Some Thoughts on the Promises, Challenges and Dangers of an ‘Evolutionary Perspectives’ in Economics,” Journal of Evolutionary Economics 1.1: 1-3.

(g) Page proofs will be sent to the authors. Corrections should be limited to printer’s errors.