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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 is it before another journal for consideration
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder to reproduce any data, tables, schemes and figures for which copyright exists.
  • One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details: e-mail address, full postal address, orcid id
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'. All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

Dear Authors,

Submission and on-line publication is free of charges, There are no author charges, known as APCs, before release, and no charge for any reader to download articles.

I. Initial requirements:

  1. Full length papers should be 10-15 pages A4 long. 
  2. Editor evaluates all manuscripts first. Papers rejected at this stage are either insufficiently original, poor language or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Papers that meet the minimum criteria are passed to two reviewers for the in-depth review.

II. Initial data:

  1. Title. Concise and informative
  2. Authors' names and affiliations Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names and provide ORCID ID and the e-mail address of each author. Corresponding author should clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of publishing process.

III. Abstract

A concise abstract, of no more than 200 words that includes a statement about the economic or finance content of the paper, is required. The abstract should state briefly, the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the paper, so it must be able to stand alone.

IV. Keywords Provide a maximum of 5 keywords.

V. Structure of the paper. Divide your paper into clearly defined and numbered sections. 1. Introduction. This section is mandatory. In this required section, concisely state the objectives of the paper and indicate the contribution to the economics or finance literature. 2. Literature review 3. Methodology. 4. Results and Discussion. In this section authors should describe results of the research and explore their scientific significance.

VI. Acknowledgements Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the paper, before the references, if necessary.

VII. Formatting of funding sources List funding sources in accordance to funder's requirements, if necessary.

VIII. References

The Research Papers in Economics and Finance editorial style is based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: APA. We highly recommend using Zotero or Mendeley for citations and references. 

Citations in the text: (Nowak, 2009, p. 123), Nowak (2009, p. 271) claims that… , (Gorsuch, 2001, pp. 228-229), (Walker & Allen, 2004), (Bradley, Ramirez, & Soo, 1999). References: Strunk, W. i White, E. B. (1979). The guide to everything and then some more stuff. New York: Macmillan. Watson, R., McKenna, H., Cowman, S. i Keady, K. (Eds.). (2008). Nursing research: Designs and methods. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Mikosch, P., Hadrawa, T., Laubreiter, K., Brandl, J., Pilz, J., Stettner, H., & Grimm, G. (2010). Effectiveness of respiratory-sinusarrhythmia biofeedback on state-anxiety in patients undergoing coronary angiography. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(5), 1101-1110.

IX. Math formulae, tables and figures Please submit math equations and tables as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., A/B.

X. Submission Manuscript must be 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked' by authors. Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your paper details and uploading your files. You can track the status of your submitted paper online in OJS.

XI. Open access policy Articles are freely available to both registered users and the wider public. 

XII. Ethics a) Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. b) The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. c) Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. See more...

XIII. Plagiarism Policy The Research Papers in Economics and Finance follows an intensive plagiarism policy. It ensures that none of the parts of the manuscript is plagiarized from other sources and proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources. All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Plagiarism Detection Software: Grammarly Plagiarism, Premium Version. 

XIV. The procedure of reviewing [forwarding

XV. Publication Statistics

Average time for initial manuscript evaluation: 30 days
Average time over which manuscript reviews are conducted: 52 days
Average time for an article to be published: 90 days

Percentage of authors with external affiliation from among all authors of scientific articles published in the journal in year 2022: 69%
Percentage of foreign authors among all the authors who published in the Journal in 2022: 52%
Percentage of foreign reviewers among all the reviewers who reviewed for the Journal in 2022: 10%
Percentage of foreign members of scientific board among all the members who belonged to the Scientific Board in 2022: 70% 

The rate of acceptance, which is the ratio of submitted manuscripts to those published in the years 2019- 2022 : 88%. 
Journal's internationality index = number of articles published by authors affiliated outside Poland divided by the total number of articles published in the years 2019-2022 : 50% 
Journal's national index = number of articles published by authors with Polish affiliation divided by the total number of articles published in the years 2019-2022: 50% 
Journal's local index = number of articles published by authors affiliated at the Poznań University of Economics and Business (PUEB) in Poland divided by the total number of articles published in the years 2019-2022: 33% 


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