A. General

1. Papers submitted for publication will be considered only if they have not been and will not be published elsewhere without permission from the publisher and the Research Center for Mathematical Economics.

2. Every submitted paper will be subject to review. The names of reviewers will not be disclosed to the authors or to anybody not involved in the editorial process.

3. The authors are asked to transfer the copyright to their articles to Springer if and when these are accepted for publication.
 The copyright covers the exclusive and unlimited rights to reproduce and distribute the article in any form of reproduction. It also covers translation rights for all languages and countries.

4.Manuscript must be written in English. Its pdf file should be submitted by e-mail: maruyama@econ.keio.ac.jp
Office of Advances in Mathematical Economics
c/o Professor Toru Maruyama
Department of Economics Keio University
2-15-45, Mita Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, JAPAN

5. Offprints: Twenty-five (25) offprints of each paper will be supplied free of charge. Additional offprints can be ordered at cost price.

B. Preparation of Manuscript

1. Manuscripts should be submitted in the pdf format. If this is not possible, two printouts of the manuscript must be submitted to the above postal address.
 Manuscripts should be written in LaTeX. Please use Springer’s La-TeX macro package (download from ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/svjour/global/). After acceptance, sending the original source (including all style files and figures) and a pdf (compiled output) are required.
 Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format.

2. The title page should include:
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
 Please provide an abstract less than 100 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
 Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

3. Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.
 Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
 Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols. Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.

4. The Journal of Economic Literature index number (JEL classification) should be indicated and the statement of the 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) numbers is desirable. You can check JEL classification with Internet at http://ideas.repec.org/JEL/ as well as 2010 MSC numbers at http://www.ams.org/msc.

5. Main text: All tables and figures must be cited in the text and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals according to the sequence in which they are cited.
 For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. When preparing your tables and figures, size them to fit in the column width.
 Short equations can be run in with the text. Equations that are displayed on a separate line should be numbered.

6. Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:
1. Negotiation research spans many disciplines [3].
2. This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman [5].
3. This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].
 The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.
  • Journal article
    Hamburger, C.: Quasimonotonicity, regularity and duality for nonlinear systems of partial differential equations. Ann. Mat. Pura. Appl. 169, 321- 354 (1995)
  • Article by DOI
    Slifka, M.K., Whitton, J.L. Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. (2000) doi:10.1007/s001090000086
  • Book
    Geddes, K.O., Czapor, S.R., Labahn, G.: Algorithms for Computer Algebra. Kluwer, Boston (1992)
  • Book chapter
    Broy, M.: Software engineering - from auxiliary to key technologies. In: Broy, M., Denert, E. (eds.) Software Pioneers, pp. 10-13. Springer, Heidelberg (2002)
  • Online document
    Cartwright, J.: Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/ 11/6/16/1 (2007). Accessed 26 June 2007
Please use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see http:// www.issn.org/2-22660-LTWA.php

7. The purpose of the author proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor. After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.

8. Please use the standard mathematical notation for formulae, symbols etc.: Italic for single letters that denote mathematical constants, variables, and unknown quantities Roman/ upright for numerals, operators, and punctuation, and commonly defined functions or abbreviations, e.g., cos, det, e or exp, lim, log, max, min, sin, tan, d (for derivative) Bold for vectors, tensors, and matrices.