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Author Guidelines

Instructions for authors

1. Submission of papers

Authors are invited to submit papers reporting recent developments in their field. The paper must be an original unpublished work written in English that is not currently under review by other journals.

All papers should be submitted electronically only, via our website ( Please do not submit papers by e-mail.

In order to submit a manuscript, the corresponding author must create an account on the online system.

There are no submission or publication costs for authors.

Manuscripts should follow the format style of the journal. The papers should not exceed 30 pages, including figures and references. Detailed background information on the submission of papers and reviews can be found in the Submission section.

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2. Format of papers


The abstract will not exceed 150 words.

It will mention the aim of the paper, research goals, and expected results. Please use a less technical language, able to provide an overview of the paper contents for people who have no special knowledge in the field.


Keywords: at most 5


JEL classification: JEL1, JEL2,

The codes must be written with two digits, e.g. G21, L13 

 Please find it at the following address:


Page format: A4. 

Body of the text - Times New Roman, 10 pts., justified, 0.75 cm indent, line spacing – 1 line.

1. Any notes explaining or commenting certain items in the text shall be placed at the end of the paper and NOT as footnotes (Times New Roman, 9 pts.).

References to other publications must be in Harvard style (

In-text citations should follow the following format:

-          One author: author's name followed by a comma, year of publication (and, if needed, the quoted page number) all in round brackets, e.g. (Levine, 2007, p. 23);

-          Two authors: Eichengreen and Hausmann (1999);

-          For three or more authors, the following format is used: (Frankel et al., 2001).

-          Where there are several works by one author and published in the same year, they should be differentiated by adding a lower case letter after the date: (Soros, 1966a, p. 256).





References to other publications must be in Harvard style (

We encourage you to use bibliographic software when preparing your reference list. Please select “Chicago Author-Date” when using bibliographic software.

 The list of References should be included at the end of the text.

It should only include quoted sources, with the names of authors listed alphabetically by author's last name and then by year.

All references should use only the Roman alphabet.


  • For books: Author, Initials., Year. Title of book. Edition. (only include this if not the first edition) Place of publication (this must be a town or city, not a country): Publisher.

Ballou, R. H., 1992, Business Logistics Management. 3rd edition. Eaglewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall International Editions.

Barker, R., Kirk, J. and Munday, R.J., 1988. Narrative analysis. 3rd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.


  • For chapters of edited books: Chapter author(s) surname(s) and initials. Year of chapter. Title of chapter followed by In: Book editor(s) initials first followed by surnames with ed. or eds. after the last name. Year of book. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher. Chapter number or first and last page numbers followed by full-stop.

Samson, C., 1970. Problems of information studies in history. In: S. Stone, ed. 1980. Humanities information research. Sheffield: CRUS, pp. 44-68.

Smith, J., 1975. A source of information. In: W. Jones, ed. 2000. One hundred and one ways to find information about health. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Ch. 2.


  • For journals: Author, Initials., Year. Title of article. Full Title of Journal, Volume number (Issue/Part number), Page numbers.

Boughton, J. M., 2002. The Bretton Woods proposal: a brief look. Political Science Quarterly, 42(6), p. 564.

Cox, C., 2002. What health care assistants know about clean hands. Nursing today, Spring Issue, pp. 647-85.

Perry, C., 2001. What health care assistants know about clean hands. Nursing Times, 97(22), pp .63-64.


  • Multiple works by the same author: The works by one author and published in the same year they should be differentiated by adding a lower case letter after the date.

Author, Initials., Year followed by a letter. Title of book. Place: Publisher.

Soros, G., 1966a. The road to serfdom. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Soros, G., 1966b. Beyond the road to serfdom. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


  • For Internet sources: Authors, Initials., Year. Title of article, Full Title of Magazine, [online]. Available at: web address (quote the exact URL for the article) [Accessed date].

Kipper, D. , 2008. Japan’s new dawn, Popular Science and Technology, [online] Available at:<> [Accessed 22 June 2014].

NHS Evidence, 2003. National Library of Guidelines. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 10 October 2014 ]

Boots Group Plc., 2003. Corporate social responsibility. [online] Boots Group Plc. Available at: <http://www.Boots-Plc.Com/Information/Info.Asp?Level1id=447&Level 2id=0> [Accessed 23 July 2013].



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor) and it was written by the Author(s) indicated in the paper.
  2. The manuscript has not been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.

  3. The manuscript does not contain statements, which do not correspond to reality, or material, which may infringe upon the intellectual property rights of another person or legal entity, and upon the conditions and requirements of sponsors or providers of financial support.

  4. The paper is written only in English (either British English or American English spelling may be used, but should be followed consistently throughout the article).

    Please carefully check the spelling before uploading the manuscript.

    All figures and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

    Please upload only Microsoft Word .doc or .docx files.

  5. Where available, URLs for the references and DOIs have been provided.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. The originality, importance, clarity and author’s contribution will be evaluated in a double-blind review system

    Authors will upload two files:
       1. The complete manuscript (will not contain any information about the author/authors), using the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined above. Please follow the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review in order to ensure the manuscript does not contain any personal information.  
       2. The cover/title page: will contain complete information about the author/authors (institutional affiliation, contact, etc.). Will be uploaded as Supplementary matherial, in the second step of the submission, after uploading the manuscript. 


    CrossCheck Plagiarism Screening System

    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of CrossCheck System’s users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy.CrossCheck is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

    A detailed description of the CrossCheck System can be found at:


Copyright Notice

All accepted papers are published on an Open Access basis

There are no submission or publication costs for authors.

Authors will need to sign a License of publishing. The Open Access License is based on the Creative Commons license. 

The non-commercial use of the article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License as currently displayed on

Under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license, the author(s) and users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit the contribution) under the following conditions:

1. they must attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor,

2. they may not use this contribution for commercial purposes,

3. they may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.


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