Economics and Business Review

Manuscript proceedings at the Economics and Business Review

Manuscript submission procedure for the Economics and Business Review 

    The manuscript  should be submitted by e-mail to  the following address:  When necessary  authors may obtain  all additional information from the EBR secretary.
    Submission of the paper to the EBR implies that:

  • it has not been published previously;
  • it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  • if accepted the paper will not be published elsewhere in the same form without the written permission of the EBR editor.

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder  to reproduce any data, tables, schemes and figures for which copyright exists.
    All papers submitted for publication in the EBR are independently and anonymously refereed, in the double blind reviewing procedure:

  1. All papers are reviewed initially by the Editor and at least one member of the EBR Editorial Board;
  2. These persons determine the scope of compliance of the submitted paper with the „Aims and Scope” of the EBR, initially to assess its academic level and a random check is made of the  text submitted with the use  of anti-plagiarism software and then propose Reviewers;
  3. Double-blind reviews are prepared by specialists from scientific centres other than the author´s (authors´) of the  article in question; 
  4. If the double-blind reviews are positive they are sent along with the sheet of  answers for the reviews to the corresponding author;
  5. The author is required to send back the corrected article in two versions: with trace changes and a clean copy, along with the answers to  the reviews in 15 days - otherwise it will be assumed to have been withdrawn;
  6. Based on the corrected versions of the paper and the answers to  the reviews the Editorial Board takes the final decision as to whether to publish the paper or not and sends it the EBR English Language Editor for linguistic inspection;
  7. If a paper’s  reviews are mixed the paper is sent to an  additional Reviewer. The Editorial Board, based on three double-blind reviews  once again discusses the paper and takes the final decision whether or not to publish the paper. In cases where a manuscript is returned to an author for major revisions it must be resubmitted within 30 days; otherwise it will be assumed to have been withdrawn.


Please sign the attached  Copyright assignment form and Author declaration. It can be either emailed, with your electronic signature(s), back to or to the postal address of Economics and Business Review.

Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be returned within four working days  of receipt by e-mail. Correction should be restricted to type settings errors only.

The manuscript

1.    Articles submitted for publication in the Economics and Business Review should contain original, unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere. Articles submitted should be written in an impersonal style without the use of "I" and "we”.
2.    Manuscripts intended for publication should be written in English, edited in Word in accordance with the  APA editorial guidelines and sent to: Authors should upload two versions of their manuscript. One should be a complete text, while in the second all document information identifying the author(s) should be removed from papers  to allow them to be sent to anonymous referees.
3.    Manuscripts are to be typewritten in 12’ font in A4 paper format, one and half spaced and be aligned. Pages should be numbered. Maximum size of the paper should be up to 20 pages. 
4.    Papers should have an abstract of not more than 100 words, keywords and the Journal of Economic Literature classification code (JEL Codes). 
5.    Authors should clearly  declare the aim(s) of the paper. Papers should be divided into numbered (in Arabic numerals) sections.  
6.    Acknowledgements and references to grants, affiliations, postal and e-mail addresses, etc. should appear as a separate footnote to the author’s name a, b, etc  and should not be included in the main list of footnotes.
7.    Footnotes should be listed consecutively throughout the text in Arabic numerals. Cross-references should refer to particular section numbers: e.g.: See Section 1.4.
8.    Quoted texts of more than 40 words should be separated from the main body by a four-spaced indentation of the margin as a block.
9.    References 
The EBR 2017 editorial style is based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). For more information see APA Style used in EBR guidelines.
10.    Copyrights will be established in the name of the E&BR publisher, namely the Poznań University of Economics and Business Press.


More information and advice on the suitability and formats of manuscripts can be obtained from:
Economics and Business Review
al. Niepodległości 10
61-875 Poznań, Poland

The procedure of reviewing at the EBR

Each paper submitted to the EBR is assessed by the Editor-in-chief and at least one member of the Editorial Board. When the following basic requirements have been fulfilled, namely

  1.  A sufficient contribution of the paper to knowledge;
  2.  Its high potential to attract the interest of an international audience

the text is sent to review.

If the answer to either of these questions is negative then the paper will not be deemed suitable for publication.

Each pre-selected paper is evaluated by at least two independent Reviewers.

The double-blind review process is applied. It means that neither the Author(s) nor the Reviewers know identities of the other.

The review is a written document which ends with a definite decision as to whether the article should be:

  • published as submitted;
  • should be published after minor author’s revisions by the Author as outlined in comments;
  • should be returned to the Author for major revisions as outlined in the comments and then submitted for re-review;
  • rejected entirely in its present form. In this case the paper cannot be re-submitted to the EBR.    

The detailed evaluation criteria are outlined in the Paper Reviewer Forms (see Paper Evaluation Form).

Every year a list of Reviewers collaborating with the Editors of the EBR is shown in the last (fourth) issue of the quarterly publication and on the website when all four issues of the journal have been sent to print.