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Manuscript submission procedure for the Economics and Business Review

 

Manuscripts intended for publication should be uploaded with an on-line submit manuscript system or, alternatively sent to secretary@ebr.edu.pl. If the submit system is chosen then only the anonymous version of the manuscript should be uploaded. In particular authors should make sure that their names are not included in the document/file properties and the language of all parts of the document is set to English. If the authors prefer to submit their manuscript by sending an e-mail to secretary@ebr.edu.pl then two versions of the manuscript should be sent. One should be a complete text with authors’ details, while the latter should be anonymous.

 

The signed Copyright assignment form should be submitted along with the manuscript. If there is more than one author also the Author declaration be signed and submitted. It can be either emailed, with your electronic signature(s), back to secretary@ebr.edu.pl or to the postal address of Economics and Business Review.

 

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder to reproduce any data, tables, schemes and figures for which copyright exists.

 

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  • if accepted the paper will not be published elsewhere in the same form without the written permission of the EBR editor.

 

The EBR also considers articles based on studies published in conference proceedings or as working papers provided they have been substantially revised, expanded and rewritten. Such an article must be substantially different to make it a new, original work. The EBR requires the original paper to be supplied by the author along with the expanded article for the purpose of comparison. Moreover, the article submitted for publication in the EBR should have the following statement in a footnote: 'This article is a revised and expanded version of the paper entitled [title] accessible at [link or some other reference to the paper]' made in the online system when the manuscript is submitted, using the "Notes for the Editor" field. If applicable authors should provide standard written copyright permissions.

 

The manuscript

 

1. All articles (except those from Canada and the USA) must be written in British English.

2. In the EBR the standard academic de-personalised style of writing is used, i.e. without the use of "I" or "we”.

3. Manuscripts are to be edited in Word using the Times New Roman 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 8,000 words (including Figures and Tables, references, footnotes). It could be possible to exceed this limit in very special cases. At the same time brief articles (around 3,000 words) presenting insightful studies in a compact way are also welcomed.

4. The title should be as short as possible. Abbreviations should not be used in the title. It is important that the topic mentioned in the title is adequately covered in the paper itself.

5. Addresses and affiliations should contain the department, name of the institution, full postal address and e-mail address for each author and their ORCID iDs.

6. An Abstract should have no less than 100 words and no more than 150.

7. Papers should have keywords and the Journal of Economic Literature classification codes (JEL Codes). Keywords should consist of no more than ten words or short phrases. They need to correspond to the JEL codes areas.

8. 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. It should be also specified who is the contact author by adding the statement “Contact author.” at the end of that person’s footnote.

9. The article should be divided into sections and also into subsections, if necessary. Sections, except for Introduction and Conclusions, are numbered. Sections are divided into paragraphs. Each paragraph should have at least three complete sentences.

10. The Introduction should state the aim of the article, its literature background, research methods and also the contribution of the study to international literature. Its final paragraph should present the contents of the article.

11. The aims declared and presented in the Introduction and developed in the sections of the article should be reflected and addressed in Conclusions.

12. All Tables and Figures should be numbered and shown consecutively in the paper according to their numeration. They should be referred to before they appear in the manuscript. Data in Tables and Figures should be interpreted in the main text with reference to the numbers of the Tables and Figures. All Tables and Figures should be understandable on their own as much as it is possible – the readers should not have to check the main text to comprehend information presented in Tables and Figures. The sources of all data used in Tables and Figures must always be written. All diagrams including schemes and maps should be referred to as Figures.

13. If any Tables or Figures are in colour they will only appear in colour in the online version of the journal. In the printed version they will be in black and white. However if colour is essential to the figure a good quality colour image should be submitted. Tables and Figures should be free of any unnecessary decorative elements.

14. Equations should be numbered consecutively throughout the text using the Arabic numbers written in parentheses, e.g.: (1), (2), (3) …

15. Footnotes should be avoided. However if used they need to be short and numbered consecutively throughout the text in Arabic numerals. Footnotes should be set in Times New Roman 10’ font.

16. Cross-references should refer to particular section numbers: e.g.: see Section 1.4.

17. 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.

18. The Economics and Business Review uses the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition reference system for citations in the text with a detailed alphabetical list at the end of the article. Full references should include all authors’ names and initials, date of publication, title of article, title of publication (in italics), volume and issue number (of a journal), publisher and form (books, conference proceedings) and page numbers. All works cited in the text and only those must be included in the References section at the end of the article. For more information see APA Style used in EBR guidelines. Examples of references may be found in articles already published in the EBR.

All submitted articles are subject to anti-plagiarism control in the iThenticate system.

All accepted articles will be finally formatted for publication by the EBR publisher.

 

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

e-mail: secretary@ebr.edu.pl

www.ebr.edu.pl