JPE Style Guidelines

The JPE uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, as its primary manual of style for usage, grammar, and citations. It specifically employs the Author-Date Reference citation style, capitalizing all titles (including  journal article titles), and with footnotes (no endnotes). In addition, it employs the idiosyncratic conventions noted below.

Use of Gendered Nouns/Pronouns:  The JPE asks authors to be mindful of the ascription of genders and their use of gendered pronouns in their work, especially when ascribing genders to the subjects of their examples or when speaking of a generalized group, such as humankind or humanity. Authors who submit work that typically use female subjects in examples with negative connotations will be asked to revise their examples, and the use of the term ‘mankind’ should only be used when referring to the kind to which all men belong rather than humanity in general.

Mutually Inclusive Disjunction (or): The JPE asks authors to use the term ‘or’ only to indicate a mutually inclusive disjunction rather than a mutually exclusive disjunction.

Mutually Exclusive Disjunction (either-or): The JPE asks authors to use the terms ‘either-or’ whenever indicating a mutually exclusive disjunction, and to maintain the use of the term ‘or’ to only indicate a mutually inclusive disjunction.

(Please note that the JPE does not require authors to ensure that their manuscripts conform to the style guidelines before submitting them for consideration. The JPE, however, does require authors to ensure that their final, pre-publication draft conforms to the style guidelines provided at the time of submission. The publication of any accepted manuscript may be delayed if it does not conform to the noted style guidelines.)