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Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research

Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research

Published in Association with National Council of Applied Economic Research

Editor
Shekhar Shah Director General, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, India
Managing Editor
Rajesh Chadha National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, India
Consulting Editor
Anuradha Bhasin National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, India

Other Titles in:
Applied Economics

eISSN: 09738029 | ISSN: 09738010 | Current volume: 13 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
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Margin—The Journal of Applied Economic Research, a peer-reviewed journal of original articles, is a focal point for the dissemination of empirical and theoretical knowledge in the broad area of applied economics-specifically in areas such as monetary and fiscal policies, trade and regulation, international investment, rural economics and development economics. A major emphasis is on policy analysis and application of modern quantitative techniques to development issues. The journal is intended at encouraging economic research and analysis to achieve a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the development process needed for policy making. The issues covered will have a broad scope of national and international importance.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, international journal published by NCAER in New Delhi in conjunction with SAGE International. It publishes papers that pay special attention to the economics of emerging economies, but is open to high-quality papers from all fields of applied economics. Empirical papers with significant policy implications are preferred, particularly papers with evidence-based policy analysis that apply modern quantitative techniques to sound data sets. At the same time, high-quality review articles are not excluded. The journal appeals to a broad international audience, and hence, empirical papers that cover a range of countries or analyse topics that are relevant outside a single country are often chosen. NCAER’s location, the rising global interest in India, and the growing size of India’s global presence mean that the journal inevitably carries some papers that explore the economics of the major economic, demographic, and social transformation that India is undergoing.
For further details, please refer to www.ncaer.org.

Editor
Shekhar Shah Director General, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, India
Managing Editor
Rajesh Chadha National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, India
Consulting Editor
Anuradha Bhasin National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, India
Editorial Board
Shankar Acharya Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, India
Kanchan Chopra Formerly, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India
Sonalde Desai University of Maryland, College Park and National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, India
Mahendra Dev Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India
Andrew Foster Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Kaliappa Kalirajan Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Deepak Lal University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Sudipto Mundle Emeritus Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Delhi, India
Dilip Nachane Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India
Arvind Panagariya NITI Aayog and Columbia University, New York, USA
Vishwanath Pandit Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Andhra Pradesh, India
Raghuram Rajan University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
M Govinda Rao Emeritus Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, India
U Shankar Honorary Professor, Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Margin—The Journal of Applied Economic Research 

    Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: Dr Anuradha Bhasin, Consulting Editor, Margin. E-mail: abhasin@ncaer.org 

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Margin will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission
    5.2 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript Margin, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    Papers submitted to it should make either a methodological contribution in applied economic research or a contribution to policy discussion. In this sense, papers may not report only empirical research but also conceptual viewpoints. They can relate to any branch of applied economic research, and may also draw from important findings from research projects.

    • Manuscripts of articles should not ordinarily exceed 8,000 words in length, inclusive of references, tables and figures.
    • Along with the submission, authors also need to send an undertaking that the same article is not submitted to any other publication.
    • Provide an abstract of not more than 150 words and 4–6 keywords for articles.
    • British spellings should be used throughout; universal ‘z’ in ‘-ize’ and ‘-ization’ words.

    There is no limit on the number of references allowed.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online 

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Margin adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Margin requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Margin encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    Margin and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication
    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Margin offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                            

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. The Word template is available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    Margin adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    5. Submitting your manuscript  

    Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to Dr Anuradha Bhasin, Consulting Editor, Margin. E-mail: abhasin@ncaer.org

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

    7. Further information

    For more information, please contact:
    Dr Anuradha Bhasin, Consulting Editor, Margin.
    E-mail: abhasin@ncaer.org

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