Abstract: 240 words in English (and Spanish and/or Portuguese, if possible—otherwise we will translate)
Biography of author(s): professional data, 150-word limit (per author)
Journal-length article: 13,000 (preferred), up to 15,000 words
We use the Chicago Manual of Style for working papers and recommend it as a resource for authors. If you use another style sheet, please alert us when you submit your paper. We copyedit lightly for house style, clarity and consistency. Please note the following:
Acronyms: Spell out in the first instance with the acronym in parentheses; use acronym thereafter, perhaps with a reminder of what it means later in the paper if there is a gap between mentions. Acronyms are usually in caps, even if the words are lower case.
- Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Names of foreign institutions: On first appearance, provide English translation with original language name in parentheses. If there is an acronym, include after the original language name followed by ‘comma or’
-National Housing Bank (Banco Nacional de Vivienda, or BNV)
Foreign names/words: Italicize non-English words or phrases that do not appear in an English dictionary, with translation in parentheses following the first mention
- Fujimori governance implied that people should hacer y luego hablar (act first; discuss later).
Commonly used foreign words that appear in English dictionaries do not need italics or translations (e.g., per se, hacienda, esprit de corps)
Citations and references: Kellogg prefers the author-date system, as outlined in the Chicago Manual, but we are willing to follow a variety of widely accepted styles, as long as you are consistent. All papers must include a reference list or bibliography.
Please do include the following information in your reference list or bibliography:
- Author, date, title, press name and location (for books)
- Author, date, title, journal name and volume identification (for articles)
- Page numbers (for chapters or journal articles)
- Web addresses for information obtained electronically