Author Instructions

The review process of the Review of Behavioral Economics is designed to provide authors with timely decisions. Submissions are initially reviewed in-house to filter out manuscripts that are inappropriate for various reasons such as excessive length, falling outside the scope of the journal, or generally lacking the requisite quality to warrant demands on referees' time. The remaining manuscripts are peer-reviewed under the supervision of the editors. The review process is double-blind with referees remaining anonymous. Referee reports are considered advisory but not definitive in the editors' decisions. Revise and resubmits are used sparingly.

Initial Submissions

RoBE accepts only electronic submissions. Manuscripts should be non-anonymous, double-spaced, and provided in a PDF format.

The Author(s) declares that the manuscript has not been previously published, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication is approved by all co-authors, if any, and any other authorities at the corporation/institute/university where the work was done. Further, if accepted, the work will not be published elsewhere in similar form.

Submit a Manuscript

Submissions must be emailed only via Editorial Express ( To expedite processing, your subject line should be RoBE submission.
In the body of your message, please include all of the following information:

  • Title of manuscript
  • Full name of each author
  • Contact information for each author
  • Postal address including institutional affiliation
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • JEL Codes (please see
  • Note to editors (optional)
Attach a PDF file to your message and send.

If you follow the instructions above, you will receive a confirmation of receipt of your manuscript. If the initial in-house review of the manuscript suitability for RoBE is favorable, the author(s) will be notified.

Authors of empirical papers may be asked to supply a replication data set for editors or referees. Upon acceptance of a manuscript, authors will be required to submit a replication dataset/archive prior to publication. The dataset, documentation, command files, etc. will be reviewed in-house and made available at this site coincident with publication. Online appendices, if any, will be handled similarly.

Authors of theory papers may be asked to provide an appendix with supplementary proofs for editors or referees.

General Instructions for Final Submission

Accepted manuscripts will be copyedited and proofread, so it is not necessary to prepare camera-ready copy.


Please provide an abstract of not more than 150 words. The abstract will appear in various online and printed abstract journals.

Citations and References

An alphabetical list of references must be provided at the end of the paper. During production, we will use these references to create links to the cited articles that are available on the Internet.
Citations should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style Author-Date style as follows:

Leeson, Peter T. 2014. "Human Sacrifice," Review of Behavioral Economics 1, no. 1-2: 137-165. doi: 10.1561/105.00000007. (journal)

Haurie, Alain, Jacek B. Krawczyk, and Georges Zaccour. 2012. Games and Dynamic Games. Singapore: now/World Scientific. (book)

Chaudhary, Sunil, Michelle Green, Ramin Mahmoudi, and Vicki Ting. 2007. "The Impact of New Information Technology on the US Mortgage Industry" In The Business and Information Technologies (BIT) Project, edited by Uday Karmarkar and Vandana Mangal, 251-287. Singapore: World Scientific. (chapter in an edited volume)

Figures and Tables

After a manuscript is accepted for publication, graphics for the final version must be submitted as separate files. When supplying color figures or halftones (photos), ensure that there is sufficient contrast to enable clear black and white printing. Use either Times New Roman or Arial typefaces on all figures. Do not put boxes around figures. Halftones should be supplied in 300 dpi resolution.


Please assign any keywords and/or subject-specific keywords, such as JEL codes, to your article.

Thank you for your interest in the Review of Behavioral Economics.