Brussels Economic Review
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Authors Guidelines

The Brussels Economic Review publishes articles in English only. Accepted papers must include short abstracts in English, French, German and Dutch.

Authors wishing to submit a manuscrit to the Brussels Economic Review should send an email with their manuscrit attached to the Editors-in-Chief, Ilan TOJEROW ( and Marcus DEJARDIN ( with the Editorial Secretary Annie SIOT ( in copy.

Each submission is subject to a double-blind refereeing process. The editorial board is committed to a swift and fair review procedure. Submitted papers are judged on the quality of their content only.

Contributors will conform to the following guidelines : 

The manuscript should be double spaced in 12 point font on one side of the paper only and be accompanied with a title, a summary of max. 100 words and a brief set of keywords and reference codes according to the nomenclature of the Journal of Economic Literature. The manuscript should be accompanied with the name of the author(s), their affiliation and possible acknowledgments together with the address details of the corresponding author. The author(s) should be careful to quote related articles previously published in the Brussels Economic Review.

The bibliographical references must conform to the following conventions :

a) In the manuscript, indicate the name of the author(s) followed by the year of publication, e.g. Keynes (1936);

b) At the end of the manuscript, in the reference section, a bibliographical list must be given in alphabetical order.

For monographs (books, reports …): Keynes, J. M. (1936) The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London : Macmillan.

For articles published in periodicals: Katz, M. M. and C. Shapiro (1987) “R&D Rivalry with Licensing or Imitation”, American Economic Review, 77(3), pp. 402-420.

Diagrams and figures should be in a form suitable for immediate reproduction. They should be accompanied by the basic statistics that were required for their preparation. Statistical tables should be clearly headed and numbered and be as self-explanatory as possible. Units of measurement, base dates for index numbers, notes and sources should be clearly stated.

Mathematical formulas should be numbered in an ascending order and contributors are asked to conform to the conventions adopted in recent articles of the Brussels Economic Review. In particular, circumflexes, bars, tildes and dots above letters should be avoided where possible and the layout of mathematical expressions especially alignments, centering, length of fraction lines, and type, position and closure of brackets should be carefully checked. 

After acceptance of the manuscript, contributors are responsible for providing additional abstracts in French, German and Dutch and, later on, for the correction of proofs. At this stage, changes should be minimal and the editors-in-chief reserve the right to refuse and/or/ charge additional fees for any changes made, other than corrections of printing errors.

For articles in collaboration, one of the authors represents the others and takes responsibility for satisfying the guidelines listed above.

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