AERNA Working Papers


Online collection of papers that, upon external evaluation by expert members, provides an opportunity for young researchers to disseminate their work and penetrate the scientific community with new ideas and new methodological and conceptual approaches.

AERNA Working Papers, emerges with the aim of contributing to the transformation of knowledge through the enhancement of frontier research and recognizing the inquisitive and critical spirit of young researchers in the field of Natural and Environmental Resources Economics. Young researches interested in publishing their work can send it, with  subject “AERNA Working Papers”, to

The Board of Directors biannually awards a prize to authors or coauthors of AERNA Working Papers. To be a candidate it is necessary to  present a paper published or accepted to be published  in a scientific journal included in the Journal Citation Report Institute Scientific Information (JCR), linked with the published AERNA working paper.

It is requested that the original work submitted for publication in the collection AERNAWorking Papers respect the issues that follow.

  • The first page of the manuscript should contain the following minimum information: job title, name of author/s, institution/position, telephone, postal address and e-mail.
  • Entries must be submitted typed in MSWord format with the Verdana font, size 10, 1.5 line spacing, margins of 2 cm (right, top and bottom) or 3 cm (left). All pages are numbered consecutively.
  • According to these indications the work shall not exceed 25 pages, including tables, graphs and other figures. Work also included on the first page should be a summary in English of 125 words and a list of keywords (no less than 3 and not more than 5). The summary, keywords, and the text included in the figures should be in size 8, while the title should be in size 9.
  • Figures (charts, graphs, maps, etc.) must be submitted in a separate file, to be the type MsExcel. The author must present each figure on different sheets, stating the footnotes of the model and source of the data in advance. Figures must be numbered consecutively and independently for each type of figure (Example: Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Furthermore, the author should note the text file and the approximate location of each of the figures (Example: [insert Figure 1]).
  • Mathematical equations and any other expression included in the text will follow the same type and font size of the text and must appear consecutively numbered, brackets and aligned to the right margin.
  • The text or the author must appear in italics, symbols should appear in this format in the document presented. Bold format is not recommended.
  • If the work is divided into different sections, they must numbered following the Arabic numerals, and the title of these must be presented in lowercase bold. Subsections have, likewise, a double numbering (Example: 1.1, 1.2; 2.1, 2.2). If the author wishes to make enumerations in order to outline the contents of points they will be used as an element of division.
  • The notes in the text must be numbered in ascending order and following superscript Arabic numerals (1, 2, …) and will be held at the foot of the page.
  • The figure footnotes should be indicated by an asterisk (*) the first two (**) the second and so on, always referring to general issues of the figure. The notes refer only to a particular aspect of the figure will be below the previous and listed following the lowercase alphabet and superscript (a, b, …).
  • References are entered in alphabetical order by author at the end of the work, entitled “References”; in no case shall be included as footnotes on the page. The references in the text to include up to three authors specify complete, if they include more than 3 authors cite the first followed by the Latin expression [et al.]. If references by the same author and year must appear to be distinguished by consecutive lowercase letters. In any case, the minimum to include data must conform to the following format:

ROMER, P. «Endogenous Technological Change». Journal of Political Economy, 80 (5), 1990, p. 71-102.

GRANGER, C.W.J.; NEWBOLD, P. Forecasting Economic Time Series. New York: Academic Press, 1977.

AUERBACH, A.; KOTLILOFF, L.J. «National Savings, Economic Welfare and the Structure of Taxation». En: M.S. Feldstein (ed.). Behavioral Simulation Methods in Tax Policy Analysis. Chicago: NBER-University of Chicago Press, 1983, p. 459-498. 

Those interested in applying for the award for best  AERNA Working Paper  should refer  a paper, published or accepted for publication to, together with an indication of quality (impact, number of citations, dissemination databases, etc.), indicating the subject “Award AERNA Working Papers”.

For these purposes it will be considered as the reference period which extends from the academic year in which the author published his  AERNA Working Paper  and the two subsequent academic years for publication.

The Board  of Directors will assess the merits provided by applying a weighting factor resulting from the “eigenfactor” ( A parity of “eigenfactor” prize will be shared equally.