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Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft

Ed. by Berthold, Norbert / Budzinski, Oliver / Goldschmidt, Nils / Hamm, Walter / Kerber, Wolfgang / Leschke, Martin / Mestmäcker, Ernst-Joachim / Möschel, Wernhard / Molsberger, Josef / Müller, Christian / Sally, Razeen / Schnabl, Gunther / Schnellenbach, Jan / Schüller, Alfred / Schweitzer, Heike / Vanberg, Viktor J. / Watrin, Christian

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    Aims and Scope

    About ORDO

    ORDO is a peer-reviewed academic journal first published by Walter Eucken and Franz Böhm in 1948. It focuses on the economic and political institutions governing modern society. Its mission is to provide a forum of debate for scholars of diverse disciplines such as economics, law, political science, sociology, and philosophy.

    Contributors include Nobel laureates James M. Buchanan, Milton Friedman, Friedrich von Hayek, and George J. Stigler, as well as Lord Peter Thomas Bauer, Franz Böhm, Gottfried Haberler, Erich Hoppmann, Otmar Issing, Paul Kirchhof, Israel M. Kirzner, Frank H. Knight, Irving Kristol, Ludwig Lachmann, Assar Lindbeck, Friedrich A. Lutz, Fritz W. Meyer, Alfred Müller-Armack, Sir Karl R. Popper, Wilhelm Röpke, Jacques Rueff, Carl Christian von Weizsäcker, Arthur Woll, and many other notable scholars.

    ORDO also contains book reviews. Articles are published in German or in English. If you wish to contribute, please read our submission guidelines.


    German, English
    Type of Publication:

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Submission guidelines

    ORDO strives to publish scholarly research of exceptional merit, demonstrating the highest standards of excellence in conceptualization, exposition, and methodology. As ORDO reaches a diverse audience of scholars and practitioners, authors must demonstrate how their analysis illuminates a significant research problem or answers an important research question of general interest in social science. For the same reason, authors must strive for a presentation that will be comprehensible to as many scholars as possible, consistent with the nature of their material. If you wish to publish in ORDO, please consider our submission guidelines:

    1. ORDO publishes original work. Therefore, authors should not submit articles containing tables, figures, or substantial amounts of text that have been published already or are forthcoming in other places, or which are included in other manuscripts submitted for review to publishers of books or periodicals (including online journals) or which have been submitted for publication elsewhere. In many such cases, subsequent publication of this material would violate the copyright of the other publisher. Furthermore, ORDO does not consider papers that are currently under review at other journals or that duplicate or overlap with parts of larger manuscripts submitted to other publishers (including publishers of both books and periodicals).
    2. Manuscripts may be submitted at any time.
    3. Your manuscript should contain approximately 10,000 words.
    4. Your manuscript should include a summary (abstract) of no more than 130 words, and 5 keywords.
    5. The main text should not include any information that identifies the authors, or any other collaborators in the work (including anyone responsible for creating tables or figures, if they are also an author/collaborator); and, do not thank colleagues in notes or elsewhere in the body of the paper or mention institution names, web page addresses, or other potentially identifying information. Only rejoinders of criticized authors may include their full name(s).
    6. A separate title page should be attached that includes the full manuscript title, plus names and contact information (mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail address) for all credited authors in the order their names should appear, as well as each author’s academic rank and institutional affiliation. In the case of multiple authors, indicate to whom correspondence should be addressed.
    7. ORDO now accepts only electronic submissions, preferably as a Microsoft Word document. Please send your manuscript to: submit@ordo-journal.com


    Peer review process

    ORDO uses a double-blind review process, which will take up to 3 months. The review process is organized as follows:

    1. Our editorial team will present your manuscript to one of the editors in charge. This editor will read your manuscript, delete your name and institutional affiliation, and ask two reviewers to comment on it. The reviewers are experts in the field of your article.

    2. The reviewers will comment on your paper, each providing a written report.

    3. To ensure anonymity, the reviewers will communicate their opinion via our editorial team. That is to say that you will receive copies of both reports. If your article is subject to major revisions, according to the reviewers, you may take their advice into account and submit a revised version of the manuscript.

    4. On consideration of both reports and your revised manuscript, the editorial board will decide whether to publish your article.

    5. If your article is accepted for publication, our editorial team will give you further instructions.


    Book reviews

    ORDO also publishes long (three pages) and short (one or two pages) book reviews. If you wish to publish a book review, note that reviews are not subject to the peer review process. You should contact Prof. Dr. Christian Müller (christian.mueller@wiwi.uni-muenster.de) in advance and inquire whether ORDO is interested in publishing a review of the book you wish to comment on.

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    ORDO is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • Celdes
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ReadCube
    • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Editorial board

    Editors in charge:

    Christian Müller (in charge)
    University of Münster

    Martin Leschke
    University of Bayreuth

    Josef Molsberger
    University of Tuebingen

    Alfred Schüller
    University of Marburg

    Thomas Apolte
    University of Münster

    Oliver Budzinski
    TU Ilmenau

    Nils Goldschmidt
    University Siegen


    Norbert Berthold
    University of Wuerzburg

    Clemens Fuest
    University of Cologne and University of Oxford

    Walter Hamm
    University of Marburg

    Wolfgang Kerber
    University of Marburg

    Hans Otto Lenel
    University of Mainz

    Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker
    Max Planck Institute for Private and International Law, Hamburg

    Wernhard Möschel
    University of Tuebingen

    Razeen Sally
    London School of Economics and European Centre for International Political Economy, Brussels

    Viktor Vanberg
    Univeristy of Freiburg and Walter Eucken Institute, Freiburg

    Christian Watrin
    University of Cologne

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