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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The Journal of Income Distribution provides a forum for analysis of the distribution and redistribution of income. It offers scholars the opportunity to disseminate their research on the measurement, the causes, and the consequences of income distribution and redistribution at virtually any scale. Submissions, containing either empirical or theoretical work, on the following and related topics (proposed in no particular order) and MORE will be considered for publication:
    Distributional aspects of living standards, economic inequality, mobility, and opportunity.
    Models which seek to explain income/wealth distribution.
    The interplay between demographics and income/wealth distribution.
    The intersection between family economics and inequality.
    Race, Ethnic origin, and/or Gender differences and inequality.
    Analyses of production-factor allocations.
    Micro- and macro-economic models of the (causal) relationships between inequality and socio-economic outcomes.
    Differences in income distribution and/or living standards between and among societal, regional or national groups, over time.
    (Causal) relationships between income distribution and growth.
    The redistributive effects of public policies related to taxation and/or social reallocation systems, including those connected to savings, education, medical care, pensions, etc.
    Methodological contributions dealing with statistical methods and data issues used in the analysis of economic distribution and redistribution.
    Econometric and statistical issues in working with administrative data and “big data”.
  2. Manuscripts, in English, for consideration for publication should be submitted through this website as directed or sent electronically to the Editorial Office of the Journal of Income Distribution: In the event electronic transmission is not possible, hard copy in quadruplicate and/or electronic manuscripts on disk or CDROM (with accompanying hard-copy manuscript) should be sent to: Professor O.F. Hamouda, Editor, Journal of Income Distribution, York Hall 365, Glendon College, York University, 2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M6. Electronic formatting of the text should be in LaTeX if possible, or in one of the TeX family of languages. For specific formatting directions and templates for text style, arrangement, reference style of the Journal, first-page information, footnoting, acknowledgements, the displaying of formulae, and the presentation of all graphics: please refer to the guidelines below. If a submission is prepared in another software language, Microsoft Word is preferred.
  3. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. The Editor does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of papers submitted. Upon acceptance of an article, author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Journal of Income Distribution. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.
  4. Manuscripts should be double spaced, with 1” margins, and printed on one side of the paper only. All pages should be numbered consecutively at the bottom. Titles and subtitles should be concise (fit ¾ of one line in the text). Care should be taken to maintain consistency in numbering subtitle levels throughout the entire paper. Levels should be indicated via numbering (i.e. 3.1.1) rather than font formatting.
  5. 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 100 words (iv) at least one classification code according to the Classification System for Journal Articles as used by the Journal of Economic Literature; in addition, up to five key words should be supplied;
  6. Acknowledgements and information on grants received should be included as the first footnote. Address of correspondence should be included individually for each author as an endnote(s).
  7. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals. They should be double-spaced and not include displayed formulae or tables.
  8. Displayed formulae should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc. against the right-hand margin of the page. Ensure that all subscript and superscript letters, as well as Greek symbols, are clearly indicated in all versions of the submitted paper. In cases where the 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).
  9. References should be submitted using JabRef according to the following manual: click here to get the manual. Submit your bibliographic database along with your paper.
  10. Illustrations, graphs, charts, tables, figures, etc. should be supplied in a separate file in addition to the paper. The images and tables should be editable (e.g. Excel (.xls, Word .doc, etc). Care should be taken that lettering and symbols are of a comparable size. As clarification, if the size of the lettering needs to be altered, the provided editable version of the image should enable this formatting procedure. Illustrations will be reproduced from originals supplied by the author. Each image should be submitted in multiple forms, but dependent on whether the submission is electronic or in hard copy: one high-contrast original, one gray-scaled, and one in .pdf format. Hard-copy illustrations should not be inserted in the text, but should be marked on the back with figure number, title of paper, and author's name. All graphs and diagrams should be referred to as Figures in their own heading and should be identified consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals.
  11. Tables should be submitted on pages separate from the text and placed at the end of the paper. The placement of the tables should be indicated in the text by writing "place table X here." Number tables consecutively in Arabic numerals. If a table spans more than one page (9” height) in length, indicate where the table should be divided by writing “Table X continued on the next page” at the bottom of the first subdivision and “Table X continued from the previous page” at the top of the second subdivision. If a table is meant to be viewed in portrait, but only fits in landscape, indicate how the table could be separated to best achieve the preferable placement by separating the table with || between the chosen columns. Give the source and any explanatory information in the footnotes in the table. Type table footnotes double-spaced beneath the table or on a separate page if they do not fit below the table. Do not mix table footnotes with text notes.
  12. 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. When proofs are sent out, they should be returned, corrected as necessary, within one week.
  13. All figures will be in an editable format and have white backgrounds with fonts large enough to be read when printed at 4-5 inches.

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