The Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues

Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues (RERCI)

For Authors

RERCI welcomes unsolicited manuscripts on all topics that use economic theory to analyse any issue relating copyright and economic theory. Relevant topics include (but are not restricted to) both theoretical and empirical studies on the economic theory of copyright, efficient utilisation of information and cultural goods, the economics of copyright law and alternatives, the causes and effects of copyright infringement (piracy), the effects of digitalisation on efficient information management, collective administration of copyright, royalty contract theory, remuneration mechanisms in general for intellectual property transactions, copying and sharing of information goods, copyright in an international context, and the economics of cultural goods and cultural policy. There is no submission fee. Submissions must be original, unpublished work, that is not under consideration at any other journal, and that will not be submitted to another journal while the manuscript is under consideration at RERCI. All submissions will be peer refereed. All submissions will be notified of an initial decision within 3 months of receipt of an electronic manuscript by RERCI.

Manuscripts and editorial communication must be written in English, and should be submitted to the managing editor at Richard Watt, Managing Editor RERCI, as an e-mail attachment to

In order to facilitate the submissions process, authors are urged to submit their manuscripts preferably in pdf format and using double spacing. All tables and figures should be clearly labelled and submitted in separate documents. Tables should be kept small. The manuscript should begin with a short abstract, and a short list of key words. Footnotes should be avoided where possible.

Each manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter that clearly indicates the authors’ addresses (both postal and e-mail) and affiliations as well as phone and fax contact numbers. It is understood that submission of a manuscript has been approved by all authors, and by the institution where the work was carried out.

For the initial stages of the review process, any clear format for references, equation numbering and other details may be used, but authors of accepted papers will be required to submit an electronic copy of their paper that adheres as closely as possible to the format used by RERCI. The preferred format for this electronic copy is either MS Word or TeX.

Authors are solely responsible for obtaining permissions to reproduce any copyrighted materials used in their manuscript. Where relevant, letters of permission should be submitted along with the manuscript. Also, it is understood that any person cited as a source of personal communications has approved such citation.

Submission of a paper to the journal is taken to imply that permission for RERCI to publish the paper, if accepted, in any and all versions of the journal, has been granted by the author(s).

Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, where possible as pdf files attached to an e-mail message. Only brief corrections will be permitted at the proof stage.