Author Guidelines


Manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission system. Only PDF (.pdf) or Word (.doc, .docx) files can be submitted through the system. There is no page limit, but 30 pages is considered a long article. Only online submissions are accepted to facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. In case of problems with the submission authors can contact [email protected] for support.

The submissions must be submitted as anonymous, id est, without author information in the submitted manuscript. Authorship information is collected by the easychair submission system.

Journal of Real Options uses the Springer LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format for any and all papers. Information on how to prepare the manuscripts including templates for LaTeX and MS Word can be found from the LNCS site: LINK

Further clarification: the in-text citations are to be in the format [1] (number in brackets) and that the submissions should not include any page numbering or headers / footers! See also the already published papers for guidance.

Terms of Submission

Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by any other publisher. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the necessary approval. By submitting the the submitting author guarantees that all authors agree to the on-line publication of the article at the Journal of Real Options website and to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license.

Application focus

The manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Real Options should have an application focus, id est, the manuscripts should present a real wold application of real options or present real option models that have a strong connection to real world applications.

Peer Review

All manuscripts are subject to double blind peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. Submissions will be considered by an editor and—if not rejected right away—by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.


Journal of Real Options articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.   For more information about the license see the Creative Commons “About the licenses page”

Article Processing Charges

Each accepted article is subject to 50,00 € (fifty euro only) article processing charge. The article processing charge has to be paid before the article is published on-line at the Journal of Real Options. Payment details are mailed to the corresponding author after a manuscript has been accepted to be published in the Journal of Real Options.

NB! Submission is free of charge, only accepted papers pay the article processing charge.

Journal of Real Options is an open access journal. The processing charges allow publishers to make the published material available for free to all interested online visitors.

For some special issues the processing charges may be waived, a such eventuality will be communicated in the call for papers of such special issues.