I am in the process of submitting my first paper to a journal for publication and I would like the style to be flawless. I have used the AEA LaTeX template to prepare my manuscript, but I notice some differences in style between my compiled PDF and the papers noted in the AEJ Best Papers series, for example Li 2017.
Here are some of the differences I notice:
- The first letter is enlarged.
- Cross superscript on the title.
- No hanging indent on the abstract.
- JEL codes are non-italic, there is no colon after JEL, and there are parenthesis.
- Keywords are not visible.
- Running header is filled out.
All of these features except 6 appear to be different compared to the format built-in to the AEA LaTeX template. 6 is different simply because I don't know what to put in the running header before submission.
I'm hoping that these differences are normal, and that after I submit for review the editors simply apply a different LaTeX style set or something like that. Can anyone confirm, or am I missing something? Would these differences be grounds for rejection? I'm currently holding off on submitting because I'm not sure.