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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.
  • Duplicate submission of a single journal manuscript.

    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).

  • Manuscript submission format.

    The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.

  • URLs in the references.

    Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  • Technical formatting.

    Paper sizeA4 (21x29,7)

    MarginsTop 4 cm, bottom 4,5 cm, left 4,5 cm, right 3cm , gutter 0cm

    LayoutHeader 2 cm, footer 3 com

    FontTimes New Roman (TNR), size 11

    Spacing: Line spacing-single line; Before: 0, After: 0

    Text alignment: Justify

    Indentation: Left 0, right 0

    Footnotes: Should avoid - if used should be numbered consecutively Arabic numeral

    Type of documentMicrosoft Word Document (2001-2013)

  • Manuscript structure

    Title: Max 15 words (concise and informative)

    Information about authors: a) Name and surname, b) affiliation, c) address, d) e-mail, e) telephone number

    Abstract: 100-150 word

    Key words: 3-6 keywords

    JEL classification: Authors should use 2-3 descriptors to classify field of the manuscripts (https://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/jelCodes.php?view=jel)

    Introduction: Should state a) objective of the manuscript, b) scope of the research, c) present hypothesis and/or research goal

    Literature overview: Theoretical framework – review of previous research

    Methodology: Appropriate, valid and relevant to the topic

    Results and discussion: The results section should include summary of collected and appropriately analyzed data. Results should be described, is possible authors should include descriptive or inferential statistics and/or test of significance.

    In discussion authors should evaluate and interprets findings. If possible discussion part should start with support or nonsupport hypotheses.

    Conclusion: Should indicate results and the scientific contribution of manuscript. Should carry discussion and limitations of the research and/or findings and provide a link for the future research.

    References: APA style (sixth edition)

  • Manuscript formatting.

    Length: 5000-8000 words (without references)

    Headings: Numbered consecutively Arabic numeral

    Tables, figures, graphs and illustrations: Should have title, numbered consecutively Arabic numeral, black-and-with only. Note: Tables and graphs cannot be in form of photographs

    Equations: prepared in Word using Equation editor or in MathType format, numbered consecutively Arabic numeral

    References: numbered consecutively Arabic numeral


  • Author misconduct

    Any format of author misconduct (i.e. plagiarism, self-plagiarism, fabrication/falsification of results, duplicating publication, conflict of interest, unethical research or no ethics approval) is  intolerable and unacceptable. Any form of author misconduct may result in corrective actions

  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

  • Pictures, tables, figures copyright 

    Figures, tables, or videos that have been published elsewhere must be identified, and permission of the copyright holder for both the online and print editions of the journal must be provided

Author Guidelines

Technical formatting

Paper size: A4 (21x29,7)

Margins: Top 4 cm, bottom 4,5 cm, left 4,5 cm, right 3cm , gutter 0cm

Layout: Header 2 cm, footer 3 com

Font: Times New Roman (TNR), size 11

Spacing: Line spacing-single line; Before: 0, After: 0

Text alignment: Justify

Indentation: Left 0, right 0

Footnotes: Should avoid - if used should be numbered consecutively Arabic numeral

Type of document: Microsoft Word Document (2001-2013)

 

Manuscript structure

Title: Max 15 words (concise and informative)

Information about authors: a) Name and surname, b) affiliation, c) address, d) e-mail, e) telephone number

Abstract: 100-150 word

Key words: 3-6 keywords

JEL classification: Authors should use 2-3 descriptors to classify field of the manuscripts (https://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/jelCodes.php?view=jel)

Introduction: Should state a) objective of the manuscript, b) scope of the research, c) present hypothesis and/or research goal

Literature overview: Theoretical framework – review of previous research

Methodology: Appropriate, valid and relevant to the topic

Results and discussion: The results section should include summary of collected and appropriately analyzed data. Results should be described, is possible authors should include descriptive or inferential statistics and/or test of significance.

In discussion authors should evaluate and interprets findings. If possible discussion part should start with support or nonsupport hypotheses.

Conclusion: Should indicate results and the scientific contribution of manuscript. Should carry discussion and limitations of the research and/or findings and provide a link for the future research.

References: APA style (sixth edition)

 

Manuscript formatting

Length: 5000-8000 words (without references)

Headings: Numbered consecutively Arabic numeral

Tables, figures, graphs and illustrations: Should have title, numbered consecutively Arabic numeral, black-and-with only. Note: Tables and graphs cannot be in form of photographs

Equations: prepared in Word using Equation editor or in MathType format, numbered consecutively Arabic numeral

References: numbered consecutively Arabic numeral