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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted to another section of FOE or another journal for consideration (otherwise an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  • The text adheres to all of the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

  • The submission fee is 200PLN +VAT (23%) and should be payed after the registration of the paper, immediately upon receipt of the invoice. When registering an article, details which allow issueing the invoice should be provided.

Author Guidelines

Submitting the manuscript is possible only for users with author's role. You can modify your journal roles by editing your profile (button in the upper left corner of the page)

1. Submission consist of two elements: metadata and submission's manuscript. Metadata consists of:

  1. information about authors (including the affiliation in the form of: full name of the department, faculty and university or full name of a non-academic institution);
  2. submission's title;
  3. abstract containing background of research, aims, methodology and conclusions;
  4. JEL classification codes (they can be found here, we sort the codes out starting with the one, that best reflects the content of the submitted manuscript)
  5. key words;
  6. supporting persons and agencies;
  7. references (attention: references should be also added at the end of manuscript).

Metadata should be entered directly into OJS system - in Polish and English separately. Change of form’s language is possible at the top of the page in 3rd step of submission’s registration, after choosing language from the menu and clicking “Submit”.

2. Basic requirements of submission's manuscript:

  1. RTF, DOC or DOCX file format;
  2. manuscript must be prepared to the blind review. It means, that all elements that can identify Author, should be removed from submission's file (from document's properties too);
  3. (suspended) manuscript's volume shouldn't exceed 1 publisher's sheet (ca. 40,000 characters);
  4. submission's title, abstract, keywords and JEL codes should be also included at the beginning of the manuscript in both languages: Polish and English. First goes the language, in which submission’s text was prepared.

3. Text's format:

  1. Times New Roman CE typeface;
  2. main text - size 12 pt., paragraph indent 0,7 cm, line spacing 1,5 pt., all margins 2,5 cm, justified;
  3. intertitles - numbered (Arabic numerals, dot after numbers, like 1., 1.1.), centred, bolded;
  4. footnotes' numbering in superscript;
  5. quotes in quotation marks;
  6. mathematical formulas numbered, editable; variables as italics; explanations directly under the formulas; references to particular formula in form of formula's number in parentheses;
  7. footnotes - justified, size 10 pt., paragraph indent 0,7 cm, single line spacing;
  8. references - size 10 pt., first lines of each references position without paragraph indent, second and following - indent 0,7 cm.
  9. quotes' localizations and citations in parentheses - author's surname, release year and page numbers after colon, e.g. (Hosmer, Lemeshow 1999: 123-124); this concerns also internet citations as well as sources for tables and graphs.
  10. continuous page numbering.

4. References prepared in the Harvard system:

  1. monographs - surnames and names' initials, publication year in parentheses, italic title, place of publication, e.g. Welfe A. (1998), Ekonometria, PWE, Warszawa.
  2. English-language journals - surnames and names' initials, publication year in parentheses, italic article's title, name of journal in quotation marks (" "), volume, number and pages, which include article, DOI Id (as far as possible, see: e.g. Kalleberg A. L. (2001), Organizing flexibility. The flexible firm in a new century, "British Journal of Industrial Relations", vol. 1, no. 39, p. 43-49,
  3. double names' initials separated with space.

5. Graphical objects (pictures, graphs, tables, diagrams etc.):

  1. housed in page size;
  2. marked with a proper number, title and reference to the source;
  3. tables - centred titles, above the table, without distinctions (e.g. bolds, italics, double spaces); sources under the table, first line with paragraph indent 0,7 cm; titles and text in tables: Times New Roman CE - size 10 pt, column and row titles in descriptive form (avoid symbols when possible), uniform accuracy of numbers within a column, with decimal separator in one position;
  4. pictures, graphs, diagrams - centred titles, under the objects, without distinctions (e.g. bolds, italics, double spaces), source after the title (size 10 pt.) with first line indent 0,7 cm after title, axis descriptions and indication of measurement units (where appropriate);
  5. placed in text or delivered in form of separated file (supplementary files in OJS system);
  6. editable by MS Word and MS Excel tools (scanned objects are not acceptable); if they are not editable (has been generated by specialized software), they must be saved as TIF, BMP or JPG file (with a resolution not less than 300dpi) and load to the OJS system assupplementary files.