Submission guidelines

Updated: February 2020

Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the submission has been approved by all of the authors and that the submission is not currently under review at another publication.

The International Journal of Central Banking accepts both electronic and paper submissions; however, electronic submissions are strongly preferred. There is no submission fee.

Manuscripts must be written in English and should be submitted with a concise abstract.

Submissions should be double-spaced, except for references, footnotes, and legends, which should be single-spaced.

Tables and figures should be collected at the end of the manuscript. Authors should keep in mind that the Journal is printed in black and white; therefore, any figures submitted in color will print in shades of black and white. Color figures will be displayed in color in the PDF files posted on the IJCB website. When preparing tables and figures, authors should also keep in mind the size of the Journal (6" x 9") and the fact that very large tables and figures may be difficult to portray in this format.

The Journal does not normally publish manuscripts longer than 40 pages, including references, tables and figures.

Electronic submission - preferred method

Authors may submit manuscripts online via the link below:

All manuscript files should be double-spaced. Portable Document Format files (PDF) are preferred. However, you may also submit online in MS Word (DOC), WordPerfect (WPD), or as files produced using LaTeX (TEX).

Paper submission - for authors unable to submit electronically

Authors may submit four (4) copies of the manuscript (single-sided, double-spaced), along with an electronic file in MS Word, WordPerfect or LaTeX format on disk to:

Managing Editor
International Journal of Central Banking 

Abstract instructions

Authors should place the abstract on the title page of the manuscript. The abstract should be an overview of the manuscript, including JEL codes, but excluding references and equations. Please limit the abstract to 100 words.