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Studies in Microeconomics

Studies in Microeconomics


eISSN: 23218398 | ISSN: 23210222 | Current volume: 9 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually

Studies in Microeconomics seeks high quality theoretical as well as applied (or empirical) research in all areas of microeconomics. All manuscripts will be subjected to a peer-review process.

TOPICS: Topics include (but are by no means restricted to): rational choice and individual decision making, consumer choice, producer choice, choice under uncertainty, game theory (cooperative, non-cooperative, static and dynamic), market equilibrium, market failure (imperfect competition, public goods and externalities), information economics, general equilibrium , social choice, welfare economics and mechanism design, as well as theoretical or empirical research in industrial organization and public economics that uses a microeconomic framework. Additionally, we are interested in promoting research involving laboratory and field methods to address important economic as well as policy relevant questions that are difficult to examine using the more traditional naturally occurring data.

The intended audience of the journal are professional economists and young researchers with an interest and expertise in microeconomics and above.

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

Studies in Microeconomics seeks high quality theoretical as well as applied (or empirical) research in all areas of microeconomics (broadly defined to include other avenues of decision science such as psychology, political science and organizational behavior). In particular, we encourage submissions in new areas of Microeconomics such as in the fields of Experimental economics and Behavioral Economics. All manuscripts will be subjected to a peer-review process. The intended audience of the journal are professional economists and young researchers with an interest and expertise in microeconomics and above.

In addition to full-length articles MIC is interested in publishing and promoting shorter refereed articles (letters and notes) that are pertinent to the specialist in the field of Microeconomics (broadly defined).

MIC will periodically publish special issues with themes of particular interest, including articles solicited from leading scholars as well as authoritative survey articles and meta-analysis on the themed topic.

We will also publish book reviews related to microeconomics, and MIC encourages publishing articles from policy practitioners dealing with microeconomic issues that have policy relevance under the section Policy Analysis and Debate.

TOPICS: Topics include (but are by no means restricted to): rational choice and individual decision making, consumer choice, producer choice, choice under uncertainty, game theory (cooperative, non-cooperative, static and dynamic), market equilibrium, market failure (imperfect competition, public goods and externalities), information economics, general equilibrium , social choice, welfare economics and mechanism design, as well as theoretical or empirical research in industrial organization and public economics that uses a microeconomic framework. Additionally, we are interested in promoting research involving laboratory and field methods to address important economic as well as policy relevant questions that are difficult to examine using the more traditional naturally occurring data.

Chief Editorial Advisor
Nick Baigent Choice Group, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Methods, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Editor-in-Chief
Sahana Roy Chowdhury International Management Institute, Kolkata, India
Associate Editors
Catherine Bros Associate Professor of Economics, Université Paris-Est Marne La Vallée – ERUDITE
Kaustav Das Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Department of Economics, University of Exeter, UK
Utteeyo Dasgupta Associate Professor, Fordham University, New York, USA; IZA - Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn, Germany
Chandan Kumar Jha Madden School of Business, Le Moyne College, New York
Editorial Board
Marcos Agurto Adrianzen PhD in UBC, Lima School of Economics, Universidad de Piura, Perú
Tomás Rodríguez Barraquer Faculta de Economía, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Subhasish M Chowdhury Department of Economics, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Youngsub Chun Department of Economics, Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Republic of Korea
Giulio Codognato Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Statistiche, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Kaniska Dam Associate Professor of Economics, Center for Rese?arch and Teaching in Economics (?CIDE?), Mexico City, Mexico
Partha Gangopadhyay School of Business, Western Sydney University, Australia
Elisabeth Gugl Department of Economics, University of Victoria, Canada
Ludovic Julien Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense, Nanterre Cédex, France
Urmee Khan Department of Economics, University of California, Riverside, California, USA
Praveen Kulshreshtha Department of Economic Sciences, IIT Kanpur, India
Pushkar Maitra Department of Economics, Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia
Diganta Mukherjee Sampling and Official Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Gerald Pech Department of Economics, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan
Lakshmi K Raut Research Economist, Social Security Administration, Office of Policy, Washington, USA
Indrajit Ray Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK
Sudipta Sarangi Department of Economics, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Anindya Sen Pro Vice Chancellor, School of Social Sciences, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Koichi Tadenuma Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
Fang-Fang Tang China Center for Economic Research, National School of Development, Peking University, Beijing, China
Levent Ulku Associate Professor, ITAM (CIE and Department of Economics), Mexico City, Mexico
Roberto Veneziani School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
Ronald Wendner Associate Professor, University of Graz, Austria
Yongsheng Xu Department of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
Naoki Yoshihara Institute of Economic Research,Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
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  • Studies in Microeconomics

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Studies in Microeconomics is hosted on SAGE Peer Review, a web-based online submission and peer review system. Please read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below, and then visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/MIC to login and submit your article online.

    Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Studies in Microeconomics will be reviewed.

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

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Studies in Microeconomics will consider submissions of papers that have been posted on preprint servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the Journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the Journal's author archiving policy.

    If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.

    If you have any questions about publishing with SAGE, please visit the SAGE Journal Solutions Portal

    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
    2.6 Research data

    3. Publishing policies
    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 Supplemental material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript
    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    5.3 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 to Studies in Microeconomics, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    The types of manuscripts accepted in the journal are:

    • Articles
    • Book Reviews
    • Policy Analysis and Debate
    • Research Papers
    • Exposita Note

    Topics include (but are by no means restricted to): rational choice and individual decision making, consumer choice, producer choice, choice under uncertainty, migration decisions, firm level studies, game theory (cooperative, non-cooperative, static and dynamic), market equilibrium, market failure (imperfect competition, public goods and externalities), information economics, general equilibrium, social choice, welfare economics and mechanism design, labour market, social sector (education, health, gender) issues. We welcome submissions in all traditional fields of Microeconomics as well as the emerging new areas such as the fields of experimental economics, and behavioral economics. In addition, theoretical or empirical or applied research in industrial organization and public economics that uses a microeconomic framework is very much within the scope of the journal.
    We will also publish reviews of books related to microeconomics and highly debated policy issues. The intended audience of the journal are professional economists and young researchers with an interest and expertise in microeconomics and above.

    1.3 Writing your paper

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

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online 

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

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

    Studies in Microeconomics is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Studies in Microeconomics can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    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

    Studies in Microeconomics 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

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

    2.6. Research data

    At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, Studies in Microeconomics encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.

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    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
    Studies in Microeconomics
    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 plagiarized 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

    Studies in Microeconomics offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information on Open Access publishing options at SAGE please visit SAGE Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. A LaTex template is available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    The manuscript should be structured as follows:

    • Manuscripts should normally not exceed 6,000 words and should be submitted with the cover page bearing only the title of the article, author/s’ names, designations, official addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses. Author/s’ name should not appear on any other page.
    • All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–6 keywords.
    • Use British spellings in all cases rather than American spellings (hence, ‘programme’ not ‘program’, ‘labour’ not ‘labor’, and ‘centre’ and not ‘center’).
    • Use ‘z’ spellings instead of ‘s’ spellings. This means that words ending with ‘-ise’, ‘isation’, etc., will be spelt with ‘z’ (e.g., ‘recognize’, ‘organize’, ‘civilize’).
    • Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
    • Use ‘twentieth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
    • Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but used consistently.
    • Tables and figures to be indicated by numbers separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article. All Figures and Tables should be cited in the text. Sources for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.

    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, including maps, graphs and drawings, should not be larger than page size. Tables and charts should have self-explanatory titles and numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1,500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. 
    • Tables, figures, pictures and charts should appear at their original place in the text where they appear. They should not be provided at the end or in a separate file.
    • Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavour).
    • Please Note: All figures and tables should be cited in the text and should have the source (a specific URL, a reference or, if it is author’s own work, ‘The Author’) mentioned at the bottom of the tables/charts/graphs irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.

    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 Supplemental 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 supplemental files

    4.4 Reference style

    Studies in Microeconomics adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the Journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Studies in Microeconomics is hosted on SAGE Peer Review, a web based online submission and peer review system. Please read the manuscript submission guidelines, and then visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/sis to login and submit your article online.

    The authors need to register their account with their organizational email ID only (no exceptions).

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. 

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized. 

    The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this Journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more. 

    5.2 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. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. 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).

    5.3 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.

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    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 made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us 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.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Studies in Microeconomics editorial office as follows:

    s.roychowdhury@imi-k.edu.in

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