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Submission Guidelines for the Journal of Real Estate Research

Submission Requirements

Authors should submit a manuscript that is double-spaced and paginated. The cover page, which will be removed before the manuscript is sent to a referee, should contain: the title, all authors and their affiliations (mailing addresses), phone and fax numbers, and email addresses. Except for the cover page, all pages should be numbered consecutively. Submitted manuscripts should be original research, and the names appearing on the article should be that of the individuals who conducted the research. The article should not be under review simultaneously at another journal nor substantially resemble articles that are under review at another journal. Upon acceptance, ARES automatically owns the copyright of the article. The transfer of copyright will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.

Submission via email is strongly encouraged. Except for the final version, manuscripts can be submitted via email in Word or PDF file formats to Submitted papers will be sent to referees via e-mail, whenever it is feasible. For papers submitted via e-mail, the expected turn-around-time is 8 weeks. For hard copy submissions, the expected turn-around-time is twelve weeks. Upon acceptance, authors will have to submit an IBM-compatible disk containing the Word file of the manuscript, four style-correct hard copies of the manuscript, and a signed release form. The Editor does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of papers submitted.

Articles and correspondence can also be directed to:

Ko Wang, Editor
Journal of Real Estate Research
The Edward St. John Real Estate Program
Carey Business School
Johns Hopkins University
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202-1099
Tel: (410) 234-9459
Cell: (714) 280-7078                                                                                                   

Style Guidelines


An abstract of not more than 100 words, summarizing the research purpose, method and findings, is required.


Primary, secondary and tertiary heading should be indicated by numbering or in outline fashion (i.e., I, II, A, B, i, ii, etc.). Such outlining/numbering is for editorial purpose only and will not appear in print.


Each manuscript should include at the end of the text, a non-technical summary statement of the main conclusions.


Illustrations must be titled and numbered consecutively as exhibits with Arabic numbers. Please check that the text contains a reference to each exhibit. Verify that all numerical amounts add up to totals shown in the tables and that significant digits are rounded to no more than 2 or 3 numbers. All figures need to be sharp, clear and laser-quality.

Mathematical Proofs and Equations

Lengthy mathematical proofs and extensively detailed mathematical tables should be placed in an appendix (or omitted entirely) and every effort should be made to explain the proofs. Equations should be placed on a separate line, centered and numbered consecutively at the right margin.


Endnotes in the text must be cited consecutively. They should be double-spaced and appear on a separate page. Avoid numerous and lengthy endnotes.


References must be presented alphabetically by the last name of the author and be double-spaced. References must be dated, and the citations in the text must agree. Only those references cited within the text should be included. The references must fit the following format:

Deutsch, C. H., Commercial Property: Retail Space; For Retailers, It?s Space for Hard-Put Landlords, The New York Times, January 26, 1992, 10:1.

Judge, G. G., W. E. Griffiths, R. C. Hill, H. Lutkepohl and T.-C. Lee, The Theory and Practice of Econometrics, second edition, New York: John Wiley, 1985.

Kinnard, W. N., Tools and Techniques for Measuring the Effects of Proximity to Radioactive Contamination of Soil on Single-Family Residential Sales Prices, Paper presented at the Appraisal Institute Symposium, October 1991.

Mills, E. S., The Value of Urban Land, In H. S. Perloff, editor, The Quality of the Urban Environment, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1971, 229-253.

Shilton, L., W. O'Connor, K. Teall and J. R. Webb, Real Estate Taxation and Commercial Loan Underwriting, Decision Sciences, 1992, 23:5, 1162-1173.


Authors may include a brief acknowledgment. It should appear after the references.

Special Note

Authors are strongly advised to review a recent issue of the Journal of Real Estate Research to confirm that their manuscript is in the style the Journal requires.