Paper format selected and author guidelines added

Journal of Real Options paper format has been selected.

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

Complete author guidelines including copyright information and article processing fees can be found under the “author guidelines page” or by following this link.

Building the Journal of Real Options site

As you can see the site for the Journal of Real Options is under construction. If you have helpful comments or ideas about the journal or if you are interested in contributing, please let us know! As you can see we are building the platform on WordPress.

The idea of the journal is to function at a minimum budget but still providing fast, high quality, double blind peer review, for every paper. The journal uses the easychair system for handling the submissions. Accepted papers will be published as pdf at the Journal of Real Options site embedded via the Scribd and will all be available for free download.

The idea is not to make money, but to promote the application and research of real options worldwide. The journal will publish under the “creative commons attribution license“.

The submission fee or the “article processing charges” is fifty euro per accepted article. This money is collected to ensure the capability to pay for the Internet service provision and some small costs arising from the publication of the journal.

The contact information is: [email protected]

A new journal for real options!

Journal of Real Options is a new, peer reviewed, open access journal that publishes original application oriented research articles within the framework of real options.

The journal will become operational in 2011. In the coming years the journal will have special and theme issues and will act as a topical publication outlet for real options researchers. The journal publishes application oriented papers on real options.

The journal covers all aspects of real options applications. Including, but not limited to:

Industrial applications
Case reports
Valuation models
Discussion papers
Review and state-of-the-art articles
Book reviews