Submit a paper
To submit a paper, at least one of the authors of the paper has to be a member of the Econometric Society. There is no submission fee or publishing fee; membership of the Econometric Society by at least one author is all that is required. If none of the authors is a member of the Econometric Society, please join at http://www.econometricsociety.org/memb.asp .
Papers must be submitted as pdf files; the size of the text font must be at least 12 point and the spacing should be 1.5 or double spaced. Please include each figure and table on the relevant page in the paper; do not collect figures and tables at the end of the paper. The list of references should appear after any appendices, at the very end of the paper.
Authors must post their submission on a publicly available website. (Editors may grant exceptions to this policy.)
A letter of submission need not be included unless it contains information pertinent to the review process. If the author has submitted related work elsewhere, or does so during the term in which Quantitative Economics is considering the manuscript, then it is the author's responsibility to provide Quantitative Economics with details. If the submission is on a topic related to earlier rejected submission to Quantitative Economics, the author should describe the relation and explain why he/she believes it is sufficient distinct to merit independent review.
References cited in all published papers must be published, available in a stable public archive (like SSRN), or provided by the authors of the manuscript at the time of final publication. (Editors may grant exceptions to this policy.)
The editorial process at Quantitative Economics is completely independent of that at Econometrica. However, if your paper has been previously rejected by Econometrica, in our submission process you have the option of requesting the transfer of the coeditor's decision letter, referees' reports, and referees' covering letters directly from Econometrica to us. (This transfer is completely optional. Not revealing that you previously submitted your paper to Econometrica is perfectly fine.) Note there is a presumption that we will consult referees different from ones consulted by the Econometrica coeditor.
In the ordinary course of events, we expect authors who are offered the opportunity to submit a revised version of their paper to return it within one year. If a paper is returned after two years there will be no presumption that it will be sent to the original Co-Editor (especially if he/she has left the board.)