Call for Papers


Faculty of Economics Ljubljana, 27-28 November 2014

Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, is proud to host the 3nd Annual Conference of the Economic & Business Review (EBR).

For the past decades, the EBR has published high quality theoretical, empirical, applied or policy-oriented research papers on various fields in economics and business. It is our aim to promote research in the fields covered by the journal and to provide a regional forum for academic discussion of research results. We are proud to announce two plenary speakers at the conference. Professor Adamantios Diamantopoulos from University of Vienna will discuss whether the country of origin still matters in a globalized world. Professor Maximilian Röglinger, (University of Bayreuth, Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Information Technology) will talk about developing business process management capabilities at corporate level.

We cordially invite researchers to submit theoretical, empirical, applied, or policy-oriented research papers on any field in economics and business to our conference. We specifically welcome papers that relate to the main conference topics on business process management (BPM) and marketing.

Conference Format:

The Conference will span over two days. The programme will include plenary session each day devoted to the main issues of the 3rd annual conference and will continue with presentations of selected papers divided into parallel sessions by the field of specialization. Each session will consist of 3 papers, with 30 minutes devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.

EBR Special issue:

EBR will publish 6 selected papers from the conference in a special issue devoted to the EBR Annual Conference. Authors of other papers presented at the conference are cordially invited to submit a paper to the regular issues of the Economic & Business Review.


  • Deadline for extended paper summaries or full papers: 30 July 2014.**
  • Authors of selected papers will be notified about selection by 15 September 2014.
  • Conference programme will be available by 30 October 2014.

**Authors are requested to submit extended summary in English, describing the principal topic of the study, research questions, method and results expected or obtained. Extended summary should include between 1.500 – 2.000 words and should be up to 5 pages double spaced text long. Full papers should have between 8 – 10.000 words. Special invitation to graduate students: We have a special competition for graduate student participants. The best student paper will be announced at the conference and will be given a chance to be published in the EBR Special issue.

Author Guidelines

1.Prepare your manuscript as an MS Word or RTF document.

2.Check to be certain the final version of the manuscript is:

- Prepared in accordance with the latest edition of the APA Publication Manual.

- Double-spaced throughout, including tables, figures, quotes, headings, and references.

- Formatted with a running head and page number in the upper right corner of each page.

3. Extended Summary / Full paper

Authors are requested to submit an extended summary in English, describing the principal topic of the study, research questions, methods and results expected or obtained. Extended summary should include between 1.500 to 2.000 words and should be up to 5 pages double spaced text long.

Full papers should have between 8.000 to 10.000 words. 

4.Keywords and classification

Include 5–7 keywords that accurately describe the manuscript’s primary topic(s). Also include JEL (Journal of Economic Literature) Classification (, please use no more than 2-3 descriptors.

5.Subdivision - numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to "the text". Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

6.Tables and figures

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.


Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. All citations in the text should refer to:

1. Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;

2. Two or three authors: all authors' names and the year of publication;

3. More authors: first author's name followed by "et al." and the year of publication. Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.


"as demonstrated (Allan, 1996a, 1996b, 1999; Allan & Jones, 1995). Kramer et al. (2000) have recently shown ...."

Examples for reference list:

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.

Journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J. & Lupton, R.A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of the Sociological Communication, 163 (2), 51–59.


Strunk Jr., W. & White, E.B. (1979). The Elements of Style (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.

Chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G.R. & Adams, L.B. (1999). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In Jones, B.S. & Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing.

Web sites:

Factiva (2010). Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. (accessed June 5, 2010).

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2014-11-27.

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