Margin—The Journal of Applied Economic Research, a peer-reviewed journal of original articles, is a focal point for the dissemination of empirical and theoretical knowledge in the broad area of applied economics-specifically in areas such as monetary and fiscal policies, trade and regulation, international investment, rural economics and development economics. A major emphasis is on policy analysis and application of modern quantitative techniques to development issues. The journal is intended at encouraging economic research and analysis to achieve a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the development process needed for policy making. The issues covered will have a broad scope of national and international importance.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, international journal published by NCAER in New Delhi in conjunction with SAGE International. It publishes papers that pay special attention to the economics of emerging economies, but is open to high-quality papers from all fields of applied economics. Empirical papers with significant policy implications are preferred, particularly papers with evidence-based policy analysis that apply modern quantitative techniques to sound data sets. At the same time, high-quality review articles are not excluded. The journal appeals to a broad international audience, and hence, empirical papers that cover a range of countries or analyse topics that are relevant outside a single country are often chosen. NCAER’s location, the rising global interest in India, and the growing size of India’s global presence mean that the journal inevitably carries some papers that explore the economics of the major economic, demographic, and social transformation that India is undergoing.
For further details, please refer to www.ncaer.org.
|Shekhar Shah||Director General, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, India|
|Rajesh Chadha||National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, India|
|Anuradha Bhasin||National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, India|
|Shankar Acharya||Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, India|
|Kanchan Chopra||Formerly, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India|
|Sonalde Desai||University of Maryland, College Park and National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, India|
|Mahendra Dev||Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India|
|Andrew Foster||Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA|
|Kaliappa Kalirajan||Australian National University, Canberra, Australia|
|Deepak Lal||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|Sudipto Mundle||Emeritus Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Delhi, India|
|Dilip Nachane||Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India|
|Arvind Panagariya||NITI Aayog and Columbia University, New York, USA|
|Vishwanath Pandit||Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Raghuram Rajan||University of Chicago, Chicago, USA|
|M Govinda Rao||Emeritus Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, India|
|U Shankar||Honorary Professor, Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India|
Notes for Contributors
Margin—The Journal of Applied Economic Research is a refereed journal. Papers submitted to it should make either a methodological contribution in applied economic research or a contribution to policy discussion. In this sense, papers may not report only empirical research but also conceptual viewpoints. They can relate to any branch of applied economic research, and may also draw from important findings from research projects.
Contributions to the journal should be original papers and not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. If another version of the article is under consideration by another publication, or has been, or will be published elsewhere, authors should clearly indicate this at the time of submission.
Journal papers should be submitted electronically to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers may be up to 35–40 pages in length (around 8,000 words), including figures and tables.
Contributors must include their affiliations, postal and e-mail addresses with their papers.
Each journal paper must also be accompanied by an abstract of around 200 words and by approximately six keywords. It should also list JEL classifications and keywords used in the paper.
The responsibility for copyediting the journal paper lies with the contributors, although the publisher will provide a final, light copyedit. The use of English spellings (UK or US) should be consistent throughout the paper. Poorly written papers will not be considered for further processing.
Citations Within the Text
References to other works should be provided in the text using citations written in the author-date method.
Author-date method: Follow the author-date method of in-text citation, e.g., (Jones, 1998).
Quotes: When directly quoting from a work, include the page number in the citation.
1. One Work by One Author : (Walker, 2000)
2. One Work by Multiple Authors: (Walker and Wasserstein, 2000)
3. Two or More Works by Different Authors in One Citation: (Balda, 1980; Kamil, 1988; Pepperberg & Funk, 1990)
4. Two or More Works by the Same Author(s) in One Citation: (Edeline & Weinberger, 1991, 1993)
5. Two or More Works Published in the Same Year by the Same Author(s): (Johnson, 1991a, 1991b, 1991c)
A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the paper.
Inverted names: In each reference, authors’ names should be inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use ‘et al.’ after the sixth author’s name.
Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
- References to be set according to American Psychological Association (6th edition)
Chronological listing: When there are more than one work by the same author(s), list them in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.
Calfee, R.C., & Valencia, R.R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
2. Article in an edited book
O’Neil, J.M. & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B.R. Wainrib (Ed.),Gender issuesacross the life cycle (pp. 107–23). New York: Springer.
3. Conference Proceedings
Schnase, J.L. & Cunnius, E.L. (Eds). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL ‘95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
4. Article from the web
Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving
5. Journal Article
Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(30), 5–13.
6. Newspaper Article
Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, pp. 1A, 2A.
Tables and Figures
All figures and tables should be cited in the text. Source citations with tables and figures are required irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway