Final submissions stages
There is a 5 stage process of moving from a manuscript that is acceptable on substance to a final article in the Journal of Monetary Economics. The first 2 stages involve work with the JME editorial team, after you have received an “accept with minor revisions” decision. After the editorial team signs off on your manuscript, there are 3 additional stages of work with the Elsevier production team in the transition to a final article in the JME.
Stage 1: manuscript review
When an author receives an "accept with major revisions" decision letter, it is a requirement to implement the JME style. A manuscript will only move to an "accept" decision after these requirements have been met, which may require an "accept with minor revisions" stage in between.
Stage 2: uploading final version
When your manuscript is ready for publication, then you will receive an “Accepted - pending the upload of final version” decision. At this stage, we ask that you place your manuscript in 10 point type and single space mode. (This is the final mode if you are using the JME Shell in SW-TeX.)
You will submit your manuscript to JME via the EES system, providing the original source files (TeX, Word, … ) and files containing figures for the main manuscript. You will need to upload individual files for the main manuscript:
Please do not submit just a PDF document: it is in your interest and Elsevier's that source files are provided, so as to maximize speed of publication and minimize typesetting errors. At the same time, you should understand that the EES will automatically make a PDF document from your source code when you undertake the final submission.
This automatically generated EES PDF document may be incomplete or inaccurate for LaTeX users and those individuals using the JME Shell in Scientific Word-TeX. It will typically include error messages indicating the nature of the problem, most frequently the absence of style files. If you experience problems, please make sure that you have uploaded the appropriate style files as discussed earlier in this section. If you have not, please add these. If you have and if you continue to experience problems, it is OK to approve this PDF document as long as you are providing the main source files and also a correct PDF version of your manuscript. Irrespective of which word processor in which you are working, if you experience difficulties in uploading your document, please send copies of all of your materials to the journal's editorial assistant. Please make the elements into two ZIP files, markedManuscript.zip and Supplements.zip
Stage 3: production
If the above files are in order, your manuscript will move to the "Accepted" status and will be transferred to the Elsevier production team. No further changes can be made in the manuscript during this stage, without the prior and explicit approval by the Editors.
The corresponding editor will receive proofs and a list of queries about the manuscript from the Elsevier staff. Proofs should be corrected carefully; the responsibility for detecting errors lies with the author. You will have three (3) days to complete proof corrections if your article is to stay on track for publication. It is very important that you quickly complete all forms requested by the Elsevier production team, specifically the copyright form. If you do not do so, then your manuscript will not enter production and its ultimate publication will be delayed.
Stage 4: article in press
Your article will appear on Science Direct in three stages, where it will be available to readers of JME as "an article in press".
Stage 5: publication in JME
Senior Associate Editors
S. Borağan Aruoba