HEI | History of Economic Ideas
History of Economic Ideas home page Fabrizio Serra Editore
Home » Authors Guideline

Authors Guidelines


1. Articles should be submitted via e-mail to: The Editor, HEI - History of Economic Ideas, Department of Economics, Faculty of Law, University of Pisa, via Curtatone e Montanara 15, 50126 Pisa, Italy; e- mail: hei@ec.unipi.it

2. The paper should be provided in anonymous form, with a separate cover where authors are required to indicate their name, affiliation and e-mail address.

3. Articles should be written in standard English and should not normally exceed 12,000 words, including footnotes and references. An abstract of about 100 words is also required, together with up to five keywords and three JEL classifications.

4. Authors should carefully check the conformity of their manuscripts to our editorial guidelines. In particular, they should obey the following requirements:

  • Non-English words should appear in italics.
  • Due attention should be paid to the use of single or double quotation marks. The first are to be used when highlighting a word or expression (e.g., the so-called ‘civilized’ society), the second only when reporting another author’s word or expression (e.g., Smith’s «impartial spectator»).
  • Full quotations should be between « ». If their length exceeds 40 words they should be displayed as separate from the main text. Please refer to one of our issues to see how this should be done.

5. References should be listed at the end of the paper as follows:

  • Weintraub E. R. 1991, Stabilizing Dynamics: Constructing Economic Knowledge, Cambridge and New York, Cambridge UP.
  • Shionoya Y. (ed.) 2001, The German Historical School, London and New York, Routledge.
  • Schumpeter J. A. 1950, «The March into Socialism», American Economic Review, 40, 2, 446-456.
  • Samuels W. J. 1997, «The case for methodological pluralism», in A. Salanti and E. Screpanti (eds) 1997, Pluralism in Economics, Cheltenham and Brookfield, Edward Elgar, 67-79. [Or: in Salanti and Screpanti (eds) 1997, 67-79 in case the volume is separately listed in the references].
  • Costa G. 2001, «Solow on exogenous and endogenous growth, and the Swan proposition», Studi e Ricerche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università di Pisa, n. 83.

6. References in text and footnotes should normally be written as: Weintraub 1991, 15-18.
The bracketed form Weintraub (1991, 15-18) should be used when the reference is part of a sentence. Please, avoid the use of p. or pp.

7. When quoting from, or making reference to, either reprinted or translated material, the main reference should always be made to the edition the quotations are taken from, while the year of the original edition should be put between square brackets. For example:

  • in text: Keynes 1973 [1936], 126
  • in footnotes: Keynes 1973 [1936], 126.
  • in the references: Keynes J. M. 1973 [1936], The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, London, Macmillan for the Royal Economic Society.
    Schumpeter J. A. 1961 [1912], The Theory of Economic Development, Cambridge (Mass.),
    Harvard UP; original ed. Theorie der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung, Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot.

8.Papers failing to satisfy the linguistic requirements will be rejected without consideration. All other papers will be double-refereed.

9. Headers of book reviews should obey the following format:

  • John B. Davis, The Theory of the Individual in Economics, London and New York, Routledge, 2003, viii+216.

Download full editorial rules (PDF)

Download list of referees (PDF)