Instructions to Contributors

Please note: starting 1 January 2016, all manuscript submissions for RRPE (including book reviews, regular manuscripts, conference papers, and all other submissions) must be submitted via RRPE's Manuscript Central website,

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Please contact the Managing Editor of RRPE with any questions:

Enid Arvidson, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, Review of Radical Political Economics
College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
University of Texas at Arlington
601 W. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019

Detailed “Instructions for Contributors” are found toward the end of printed copies of RRPE and reproduced below for convenience (and also available on the Sage website).

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Manuscripts should be no longer than 30 pages or 10,000 words.

1. Papers must be in English.

2. All new manuscripts must be submitted electronically by accessing Files must be submitted in Microsoft Word format. RRPE uses a single-blind review process — for this reason, it is imperative that the electronic copy contain no reference to the author(s) in the text, foot notes, file name, and file meta-data. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Upon acceptance of an article, author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Union for Radical Political Economics. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. Authors must send a hard copy of their accepted article to the managing editor with the copyright form.

3. Electronic manuscripts have the advantage that there is no need for rekeying of text, thereby avoiding the possibility of introducing errors and resulting in reliable and fast delivery of proofs. Ensure that the letter “I” and the digit “1” and the letter “O” and the digit “0” are used properly, and format your article (tabs, indents, etc.) consistently. Do not allow your word processor to introduce word breaks and do not use a justified layout. Please adhere strictly to the general instructions below on style, arrangement, and, in particular, the reference style of the journal.

4. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with wide margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively. Titles and subtitles should be short. References, tables, and legends for the figures should be printed on separate pages. Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words.

5. A separate electronic page should contain the following information: (i) the title; (ii) the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s); (iii) the full mailing address of the corresponding author; (iv) an abstract of 50-75 words; (v) e-mail addresses of authors; (vi) 3-5 key words; (vi) 2-3 Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) codes; (viii) word count. (Manuscripts exceeding the 10,000-word limit may not be accepted for publication by the reviewers.)

6. Footnotes should follow the text at the bottom on the page where the footnote occurs, and should include only material that cannot be included in the text. Footnotes are numbered consecutively throughout the text by superscript numerals. They should be double-spaced and not include displayed formulae or tables.

7. Displayed formulae should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc. against the right-hand margin of the page. In cases where derivation of formulae has been abbreviated, it is of great help to the referees if the full derivation can be presented on a separate sheet (not to be published).

8. References to publications should be as follows: “Smith (1992) reported that…” or “This problem has been studied previously (e.g. Smith et al. 1969).” The author should make sure that there is a strict one-to-one correspondence between the names and years in the text and those on the list. The list of references should appear at the end of the main text (after any appendices, but before tables and legends for figures). It should be double-spaced and listed in alphabetical order by author’s name. The RRPE uses Chicago style author-date system. References should appear as follows:

For books:
Hawawini, G., and I. Swary. 1990. Mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. banking industry: Evidence from the capital markets. Amsterdam: North-Holland.

For chapters in edited books:
Brunner, K., and A. H. Meltzer. 1990. Money supply. In Handbook of monetary economics, eds. B. M. Friedman and F. H. Hahn, vol. 1, pp. 357-396, Amsterdam: North-Holland.

For journal articles:
Griffiths, W., and G. Judge. 1992. Testing and eliminating location vectors when the error covariance matrix is unknown. Journal of Econometrics 54: 121-138.

For Spanish-language citations, both surnames should be used. When a single surname must be used, the first one (that could be the father’s or the mother’s) is used, not the second:
Cámara Izquierdo, S. 2006. A value-oriented distinction between productive and unproductive labour. Capital & Class 30: 37-63.
Or: Cámara, S. I. 2006. A value-oriented distinction between productive and unproductive labour. Capital & Class 30: 37-63.

9. Illustrations will be reproduced photographically from originals supplied by the author; they will not be redrawn by the publisher. Care should be taken that lettering and symbols are of a comparable size. All graphs and diagrams should be referred to as figures, and should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals.

10. Tables should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals and printed on separate sheets.

11. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. Proofs should be corrected carefully; the responsibility for detecting errors lies with the author. Corrections should be restricted to instances in which the proof is at variance with the manuscript. Extensive alternations will be charged.

Any manuscript which does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for the necessary revision before sending out for review.

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