Journal Submission Guidelines

Manuscript Requirements for Contributors to THE JOURNAL OF ENERGY AND DEVELOPMENT

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to The Journal of Energy and Development via email at

Your manuscript, including all tables and figures, should be formatted to a five-inch page width (margins at 1.75” right and 1.75” left), using letter-size paper (8.5” by 11”). The preferred font is Times New Roman, size 11 point. Graphs, figures, and tables should be editable (not pictures), in black and white or grayscale, including data points where applicable, and saved as a Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint file. Provide complete sources for all submitted data.

Your manuscript must use our documentation style, that is, endnotes. Do not use either the parenthetical form in the text and a references list or footnotes at the bottom of the page. In the text, citations should be consecutively numbered in superscript. Endnote styles include:


Author’s name, article title in quotation marks, complete periodical title in italics, month or season of issue (e.g., June or summer) and year of issue, page number(s) when applicable. If the month or season of an issue is not available, then give the volume number, issue number, and year.


1Steve A. Yetiv and Chunlong Lu, “China, Global Energy, and the Middle East,” The Middle East Journal, spring 2007, pp. 199-218.


2Stephen P. Holland, “Modeling Peak Oil,” The Energy Journal, vol. 29, no. 2 (2008), pp. 61-79.


Book Citation

Author’s name, title, city of publication, publisher, year of publication, page number(s) when applicable.


1Rondo Cameron, A Precise Economic History of the World (Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 1989), p. 187.

Other Citations

Chapters in edited publications, papers, government documents, and Internet sites.


1G. Ranis, “Towards a Model of Development,” in Liberalization in the Process of Economic Development, eds. L. B. Krause and K. Kihwan (Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1991).

2T. Gylfason, “Natural Resources and Economic Growth: What Is the Connection?” Working paper no. 530, Center for Economic Studies and Institute for Economic Research (CESifo), Munich, Germany, 2001.

3U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA), Annual Energy Outlook (Washington, D.C.: EIA, 2007), also available at oiaf/aeo/index.html.

Please note this example gives both hard copy/print and web source. When giving a web source, it might be useful to include a date and year when you accessed the site. Example: Accessed July 16, 2009.

In addition, please submit the following:

  1. a vita or brief background note for each author giving educational background, positions held, and selected publications
  2. an abstract of no more than 150 words
  3. 10 key words that describe the manuscript’s content