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Author Guidelines

The submission must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please ensure your paper includes an abstract, keywords, and at least three JEL classifications, plus an address for correspondence.

The use of mathematics should be kept to a minimum and, if it is substantial, it should be put in an appendix. The article should be clear without the reader having to understand the nuances of mathematics. Specifically the introduction, premises and conclusions should be non-mathematical.

Empirical material which cannot be easily accommodated in the body of the article should be made available in appendices.

Manuscripts should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.

Paper title 
Author name 
Author affiliatione.g., Department, University, Country
Author email address 
AbstractMax. 300 words
KeywordsMax. 6
Body textMax. 8000 words.
In English.
HeadingsHeadings should be numbered 1, 2, 3, with subheads 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
FootnotesNot endnotes.
DisclosureThe author(s) should disclose in a footnote any personal or professional links they may have with the industry/companies/institutions they are writing about.
CitationsIn the text citations should use the Harvard System of short referencing (e.g. Smith, 1986, pp. 10-11; Brown 1993a).
Include after each quotation – even if previously mentioned within the paragraph e.g. (Smith, 1986). Not ‘ibid’.
SpellingUK spelling used throughout.
Quotation marksPlease use single quotation marks, except where ‘a quotation is “within” a quotation’.
AcknowledgementsPlease ensure that input received from commentators on the OPD is acknowledged here.
ReferencesDavies, B. and Harré, R. (1990). Positioning: the Discursive Production of Selves. Journal of the Theory of Social Behaviour. 20, 43-65.Descartes, R. (1637). Discourse on Method. Harmondsworth: Penguin (1986).Descartes, R. (1641). Meditations. (Ed.) D B. Manley and C. S. Taylor. Dayton Ohio: Wright State University (1996).Dienes, Z. and Perner, J. (1996). Implicit knowledge in people and connectionist networks. In G. Underwood, (Ed.) Implicit Cognition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 227-256.


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