Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
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)
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)
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
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
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
b) Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
c) Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).