Formatting Instructions for Final Manuscripts

Front Page must give only, in the following order:

Main Text

Text must be double spaced, in a 12-point Times Roman font, with one-inch (2.5 cm) on all sides.

Tables and figures must be in 10-point, Times Roman font, with 1.5-line spacing.

Sections must be numbered as 1.0, 2.0, etc. and in bold type, centered

Subsections must be numbered as 1.1, 1.2, etc. and in bold type, ranged left

Further sub-sections must be numbered as 1.11, 1.12, etc. and in italics, ranged left

Paragraphs must be indented on the first line.
Equations must be centered, and numbered in parentheses ranged right.

Tables and Figures must be given on separate sheets and not set in the text, but attached to the manuscript.

Abbreviations such as e.g. and i.e. should not be used; ‘for example’ or ‘that is’ must be used instead; % should not be used in the main text, but written ‘per cent’.

Footnotes must be kept to a minimum and be as short as possible.

Authors are advised to limit appendices to 3-4 pages. However, if authors wish to make more extended appendices available from their own website, a link should be provided and a copy must be deposited with the Journal Office for reference purposes.


The Harvard System of Referencing must be used and only those works cited in the text may be included.

The list of references must follow the format:
Armstrong, J. S. (ed.) (2001): Long Range Forecasting from Crystal Ball to Computer, Wiley, New York.

Goodwin, P. (2002): ‘Integrating Management Judgment and Statistical Methods to Improve Short-term Forecasts’, Omega, 30, 127-35.

Granger, C., and P. Newbold (1974): ‘Spurious Regression in Economietrics’, Journal of Econometrics, 2, 111-20.

Sanders, N.R., and L.P. Ritzman (2001): ‘Judgmental Adjustment of Statistical Forecasts’, in Armstrong, J. S. (ed.) Long Range Forecasting from Crystal Ball to Computer, Wiley, New York, ch. 6.

Accepted Article:  Please note that a Word version of the article is required for typesetting purposes.  A ‘publish before print’ system is operated by the Journal in which articles are published online as soon as the final version has been accepted.

Manuscripts that do not comply with these formatting instructions will be returned for revision

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