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Call for papers


Final ReNewTown Project Conference

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, February 11th and 12th, 2014

Call for Papers

The project entitled New Post-Socialist City: Competitive and Attractive (in short the ReNewTown project: has been implemented through the Central Europe Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Its primary focus is on reduction of disparities and improved quality of post-socialist urban environment (not only by positive transformation of residential landscapes but also by improved quality and accessibility of public spaces, increased provision of cultural and social events, increased support of entrepreneurial initiatives, strengthened identity, creation of common values, etc.). To this end several model approaches have been identified and four pilot actions implemented in post-socialist cities from four different Central and Eastern European countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia).

This call for papers is aimed to provide a broader perspective on the competitiveness and attractiveness of post-socialist cities in Central and Eastern Europe by providing a forum for exchange between academic researchers, urban planners and decision-makers dealing with these issues. We are looking for contributions that would address one of the following themes:

  • (1) New economic and social functions of post-socialist buildings, public spaces, estates and/or districts

  • (2) Identity of, and differentiation among, post-socialist urban settlements

  • (3) Values, well-being and sustainability challenge in post-socialist urban settlements

Participants are invited to submit an abstract (maximum 250 words) before September 10th, 2013. To submit your abstract e-mail Lejla Perviz (

Notifications of the acceptance of submissions will be sent out no later than October 10th, 2013.

Full papers submission deadline is December 10th, 2013.

Papers of the highest quality will be published in two peer-reviewed journals: Geographia Polonica ( and Economic and Business Review (

For detailed information please visit Conference page

Kind regards,

Irena Ograjenšek (
on behalf of the ReNewTown Final Conference Organizing Committee

Guidelines for Authors

  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.
    • Single-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. Abstract

    Include an abstract of no more than 100 words that provides a brief and comprehensive summary of the article’s contents (keep details to a minimum) as well as a good idea of the benefits to be gained from reading the article.

  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.

  7. References

    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).

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.
  1. The submission has not been previously published in, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in MS Word or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. These must be active.
  4. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. If manuscripts are not properly prepared author(s) will be required to resubmit.