Journal of Economic Literature: Style Guide
Style Information for Articles
Abstract: We require an abstract of no more than 100 words. This should be a separate file on your diskette and a separate page in your manuscript.
Tables and Figures: Number figures and tables
consecutively (Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Do not number them according to
the section in which they appear. Please do not insert figures and tables
in the text. Instead, in the space immediately after the paragraph in
which the figure or table is first referenced, insert a text tag as follows:
Tables cannot be set broadside. Please format them to be set vertically on the journal page.
Reference Citations: Include the first name of each author when first mentioned, either in text or in footnotes. Each subsequent reference to an author should include only the last name, unless two or more authors have the same last name. Citations should take the place of footnotes whenever possible.
If you cite an article that is neither published nor accepted for publication, please make every effort to find an internet link to it, and include the web site address in the reference list, giving the full "http//" link. If you cite an unpublished article of which you are the author, you must make that article available on the web before the JEL article is in print.
Footnotes: Number footnotes in order, corresponding to numbers in the text, and place them at the bottom of the page (rather than as endnotes).
Reference List: Verify references carefully; they must correspond to the citations in text. List alphabetically by author's last name and then by year. See the Sample References for specific information.