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Author guidelines

Dear authors, please, consult carefully journal policies and guidelines. More details about each category are available at:

Submission Preparation Checklist
1. Prepare two files (.docx file format or PDF):
a) a title page with all authors’ information, abstract, and funding statement (if applicable),
b) a blinded manuscript, excluding any author information, acknowledgements, and funding statement.
2. Check to be certain the final version of the manuscript is:
a) Prepared in accordance with the latest edition of the APA Publication Manual.
b) Single-spaced throughout, including tables, figures, quotes, headings, and references.
c) Formatted with a running head and page number in the upper right corner of each page.
3. Structured abstract:
Include an abstract of no more than 200 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.

Structured abstract should be arranged under the following headings:

Background and Objective. Give a brief overview of the subject and in this context state the main objective of the study.

State the problem that motivated the research and briefly state the limitations of existing knowledge or the possibilities of addressing the problem. Explain the relevance of the problem and the importance of the study. (2-3 sentences) Explain what the main objective of the article is. (1 sentence)

Methods. Describe the basic design, subjects, and scientific methods.

Describe the sample population (if applicable), research design, conceptual framework, and/or analytic approach. What specific methods and/or data sets did you use? For example, comparative case study, semi-structured interviews, hierarchical regression, etc. (2-3 sentences)

Results. Describe the most important results of the study.

Explain what you found, whether it is an answer to the problem you wanted to study, and whether your hypothesis was confirmed. Include exact numbers instead of generalized results whenever appropriate. (2-3 sentences)

Conclusions. Describe the conclusions you drew from your results.

Include only conclusions that are supported by the data obtained and, whenever appropriate, the implications of the results (avoid speculation and exaggerated claims). (1-2 sentences)

Contribution/value. Present the value of your findings.

Explain the main contribution you make to theory, research methodology or practice. What should change as a result of your work? Refer to the background and objective stated earlier. (2-3 sentences)

4. Keywords and classification:
Include 5 keywords that accurately describe the manuscript's primary topic(s). Also include JEL (Journal of Economic Literature) Classification), please use no more than 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 and references are not included in numbering).
Introduction section is not numbered. 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
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Every reference from the list needs to be referred to in text. The in-text citations and reference list should follow the latest edition of APA.
8. Funding
All sources of funding should be clearly stated in a funding statement (on the Title page, after all authors listed). 9. Other considerations
a) Manuscripts should be checked for spelling and grammatical errors.
b) In case any copyrighted material from other sources is used, appropriate permission for use should be obtained.
c) Any conflict of interest should be declared.
d) Every submission is checked with anti-plagiarism software.

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Ethical and malpractice policy
In the process of publishing a peer-reviewed article standards of ethical behavior are respected by authors, editors, and reviewers.

All authors of research papers submitted to the journal should make a substantial contribution in the process of paper development. Authors should respect intellectual property rights when citing sources. Authors should defer to specific ethical standards when their research includes people and/or animals.

Editors are responsible for managing a timely review process, confidentiality, fair communication with authors and disclosure of potential conflict of interest.

Reviewers are responsible for providing a timely and an unbiased review of the paper. If the reviewer has specific, paper-related concerns, s(he) should discuss them with the editor only. Reviewers are also obliged to disclose any potential conflict of interest. Reviewers should keep the information about the review confidential and should not use any information from the paper before it appears in print.

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  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
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Economic and Business Review is an open access review. No publication charges or author fees are made.

Review Process
Economic and Business Review relies on a double-blind review process. All received papers are first assessed by the editors. Should the paper not fit the scope of the journal or be of appropriate quality, it will be immediately rejected (desk-rejection). Submission, considered as potentially suitable, will be sent to two independent reviewers, experts for a specific topic. Based on the reviews, the paper is either accepted, minor or major revision is required or the paper is rejected. The decision is final. Typically, the author (if revision is suggested) will also be suggested a period in which revisions are expected to the made.

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