Author Guidelines

General Information

EBR publishes original scientific articles that are written according to rigorous academic research and ethical standards.

Duties of authors

  • Reporting standards
    Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. Review articles should be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. Authors should be prepared to provide public access to raw data in connection with a paper and retain such data for at least two years after publication. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

  • Originality, plagiarism and concurrent publication
    Authors should ensure their work is entirely original and that any work and/or words of others have been appropriately acknowledged (citing sources and referencing relevant work on which the manuscript is based). Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting essentially the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts that are improved versions of working papers or papers published in conference proceedings can be considered for review, however, the manuscript should not be simultaneously considered for publication in other journals. All submitted manuscripts are checked by using plagiarism detection software.

  • Authorship of the paper
    The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The EBR considers that a ‘substantial contribution’ is made when each and all authors participated in the following stages of manuscript preparation i) the conception of the work; ii) the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; iii) drafting and/or revising the important intellectual content; iv) final approval of the version to be published. Contributions to the work that do not meet these criteria of authorship may be accredited under Acknowledgments. Examples of such contributions include supporting the study, general mentoring, collecting data, and acting as the study coordinator. Any concerns regarding authorship issues raised during the review and publication process, and after publication should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief.

  • Corresponding Author
    Authors should designate a corresponding author who will be responsible for communication with the journal during the manuscript submission, peer-review, and publication process. The corresponding author should be available throughout the submission and peer-review process to respond to editorial queries and administrative requirements in a timely way. The role of the corresponding author also includes responding post-publication to any comments on the work, requests for data, or additional information. When submitting the manuscript, the corresponding authors are explicitly required to confirm:
    • that all co-authors of the manuscript submitted to the journal made a substantial contribution in the process of paper development,
    • that all co-authors agree with the submission of the manuscript to the journal,
    • that the submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published (or simultaneously submitted for review) elsewhere in any peer-reviewed publication in any language,
    • that any third-party materials have been referenced and permissions secured.
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest
    All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

  • Human and/or animal research subjects
    Authors should defer to specific ethical standards when their research includes people and/or animals.

  • Fundamental errors in published works
    When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and work with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Copyright and licensing policy

Economic and Business Review is an open-access journal. No publication charges or author fees are made. All articles are permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute. Permitted reuse is defined by the following user licenses: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND).

The authors retain the copyright in addition to the scholarly usage rights and the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business receives the publication and distribution rights.

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Manuscript Preparation

Title Page

Title of paper, author(s) name(s), and a brief abstract of no more than 200 words substantively summarizing the article. 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. Add acknowledgments and funding statements, if applicable.

Blinded Manuscript

  1. Manuscript first page
    Title of paper, abstract of no more than 200 words substantively summarizing the article. 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.

  2. Manuscript body
    The article should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections. The abstract, introduction and references are NOT included in the numbering. All sections after the Introduction should have numbered headings (Arabic numbers). Subsections may have headings that should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to "the text". Each section or subsection heading should appear on its own line.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 the text. The in-text citations and reference list should follow the latest edition of APA (APA 7).
    More info at https://apastyle.apa.org/.
    Reference examples: https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/reference-examples.pdf.

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Manuscript Submission

1. Prepare two files (.docx file format or PDF, .docx file is preferred) according to preparation instructions:

  • a title page with all authors’ information, abstract, acknowledgments, and funding statement (if applicable),
  • a blinded manuscript, excluding any author information, acknowledgments, and funding statement.

Note: Cover letter and dataset(s) are optional. For more information on open data recommendation, please visit Publication Ethics Policies > Data sharing and reproducibility.

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.
  • Manuscripts should be checked for spelling and grammatical errors.
  • In case any copyrighted material from other sources is used, appropriate permission for use should be obtained.
  • Any conflict of interest should be declared.

3. Submit at Editorial Manager for EBR

For successful submission please follow this procedure:

  • Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the process.
  • If you have successfully logged in, make sure, that your paper meets all content requirements.
  • From the Author Main Menu, click on “Submit New Manuscript”
  • Complete all the stages to submit your manuscript. You can move forward and come back to a stage (if needed). Please follow the instructions on the screen.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: To submit the manuscript, you must click on "Build PDF for Approval", and review the PDF. You will also receive an email. The submission is complete only after you view the PDF and approve it. If you do not approve the PDF, the submission is not complete and the manuscript will not be reviewed by the EBR Editorial Team.
  • Upon your submission, your paper is reviewed by Editorial Team and reviewers.
  • You will be notified via email about each paper status change (acceptance, rejection, etc.).

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