Frontiers of Economics in China

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Instructions for Submissions

◆ Papers should be submitted in MS-Word (doc) or PDF format by website:
◆ The content of the manuscript should be carefully checked to avoid the need for corrections at the proof stage. Submissions must be typed double-spaced according to the following format:
1. The title page should contain: (i) the title of the paper, (ii) a suggested running head (abbreviated form of the title), (iii) the full names of the authors and (iv) their positions at relevant institutions (e.g., Associate Professor at Tsinghua University), (v) the addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out, together with (vi) the full postal and email address, plus telephone numbers, of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent, (vii) an abstract in English of no more than 150 words, (viii) 8–12 key words, and (ix) between 4–7 JEL codes.
2. Sections should be numbered by Arabic numerals, potential subsections in the form 1, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.2, etc.
3. Figures are to be numbered consecutively in the form Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Preferably, the figures should be professional quality computer graphics. Figures should be captioned informatively, so that they can be understood without referring to the text. Figures must be reproducible on an appropriate scale, typically half a page to a quarter page. Legends with an unreadable small font and too thin lines must be avoided. 
4. Tables are to be numbered separately from the illustrations. Each table should have a short title. Tables should contain only horizontal separators and a double horizontal bar on top. Vertical separators are not acceptable. 
5. Formulas should be numbered consecutively on the right-hand side of the page in the form (1), (2), etc. 
6. References in the text and in footnotes should follow the author-date format, for example (Akerlof, 1970; Arrow, 1963). References should be typed in the following format.
Format for English References
Bernard A B, Jensen J B, Redding S J, Schott P K (2007). Firms in international trade. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21(3): 105–130
Lancaster K (1979). Variety, Equity and Efficiency. New York, NY: Columbia University Press
Arndt S W (2014). Fragmentation, imperfect competition and heterogeneous firms. In: S. W. Arndt (ed.), Evolving Patterns in Global Trade and Finance, 197–203. New Jersey, NJ: World Scientific
Baldwin R, Taglioni D (2011). Gravity chains: Estimating bilateral trade flows when parts and components trade is important. NBER Working Papers, No. 16672
Ando M, Arndt S W, Kimura F (2006). Production networks in East Asia: Strategic behavior by U.S. and Japanese firms (Japanese version published in 2007). Available at SSRN: or
Format for Chinese References
Rao P, Jiang G (饶品贵, 姜国华) (2013). The impact of monetary policy on the relationship between bank loans and business credits (货币政策对银行信贷与商业信用互动关系影响研究). Economic Research Journal (经济研究), (1): 68–82
Tian G, Chen X (田国强,陈旭东) (2014). China’s Reform: History, Logic and Future: Booming China (中国改革:历史、逻辑和未来——振兴中华变革论). Beijing, China (中国北京): CITIC Press (中信出版社)
Research Team for “China’s Macroeconomy Analysis and Outlook” at the Institute for Advanced Research (IAR), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) (上海财经大学高等研究院“中国宏观经济形势分析与预测”课题组) (2017). Mid-term Report for China’s Macroeconomy Analysis and Outlook 2017 (2017年中国宏观经济形势分析与预测年中报告 ). Visited on September 10, 2017, 4.1.10/attached/file/20170726/20170726155125_68834.pdf
7. The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged. Personal thanks and thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate. Acknowledgements should be provided between the text and the references.
8. Except the above, the author needs not to do any typesetting work. We will finish the work.