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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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Open/LibreOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs and DOI for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.15-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Modern Economic Research (JMER) accepts only original manuscripts in English, which neither published before nor under review in any other academic publishing.

By submitting manuscripts for publication, the authors automatically agree with the assignment of copyright form.

The JMER uses double-blind review for ensuring the quality of the contributions. It means that both the reviewer and author identities are obscured from the reviewers, and vice versa, during the whole review process.

To ensure the manuscript is prepared for double-blind peer review in proper way, names and affiliations of the author(s) will be removed by the editors of the JMER. However, other but not mandatory steps could be taken by the authors to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give a way their identity:

  • Eliminate any identifying information, containing author names, from file names and ensure document properties are anonymized as well;
  • Use the third person to refer to previous author(s) work(s), e.g. replace any phrases like “as we have described before” with “… has been described before “[Anonymous, 2012]”;
  • To ensure blinding in the reference list identify: “[Anonymous 2012]” Details deleted for double-blind reviewing;
  • Refer to papers published by the Author in the text as follows:  “‘[Anonymous, 2012]”.
  • Do not remove crucial self-references or other references but limit self-references only to papers that are relevant for reviewers of the submitted paper;
  • Be sure figures do not involve any affiliation related identifier;
  • Eliminate references to funding sources;
  • Eliminate acknowledgments.

Full review process is typically takes 6-8 weeks. To avoid unnecessary delays, a manuscript may be returned to the author. This decision is made in the interest of the author to escape loss of valuable time. A paper may be rejected by the Editorial Board without being sent to reviewers or before full review if the editors conclude that it is not suitable for the journal, in particular, a paper is not consistent with the Aims and Scope of the Journal, or does not follow style requirements as outlined in the Guide for Authors.

Schedule of issues of the JMER:

№1 - March;
№2 - June;
№3 - September;
№4 - December.

Occasionally the JMER organizes special issues to emphasize new research directions once a year.

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Journal of Modern Economic Research publications is committed to the open-access model of publishing. This ensures free web access to the full-text results of research and maximum visibility for published papers. However, it requires the author or a supporting institution to pay the costs of the review process, typesetting, web publication, and long-term archiving. These article processing charges (APCs) for Journal of Modern Economic Research is 40 EUR per published article.

The structure of the manuscript should be the following:

Required size of submitted manuscripts is minimum 21 000 characters with spaces (excluding abstract, list of references, acknowledgments and annexes),

Title of the paper should be informative and brief without abbreviations.

Full name(s) of the author(s).

ORCID or/and RESEARCHERID (not mandatory, but strongly recommended)

Affiliation(s) of the author(s) should include the name of the department, faculty and university or other affiliation(s) with full post address and e-mail address of the author(s) if available

Abstract (200-350 words) should reveal the purpose  of the manuscript, results and research findings. If abbreviations are used in abstract, the explanation for them should be provided after the first use.

Keywords should contain up to 5 keywords divided by commas, preferably without general and plural terms, prepositions and not firmly established abbreviations in the field.

JEL classification should provide up to 5 classification codes divided by commas. The codes are available online at http://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/jelCodes.php?view=jel

Subdivision of the main sections. Please, separate your article into clearly, logically defined and numbered sections. Any meaningful subsection may be given a brief heading. Every heading should be on its own individual line. Subsections should be numbered 1.1, then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...1.2, etc. The abstract and list of references should not be incorporated in numbering of the sections.

Introduction should reveal the relevance of the research, state its objectives and provide a proper background, but without detailed literature review or a summary of research results.

Related literature and hypotheses should incorporate literature review on the research topic and development of research hypotheses. This section should broaden, but not duplicate theoretical background in the Introduction section and develop theoretical basis for further research.

Data and methodology should report about the research design involving respective explanation, logic and details. It should contain description of the data, methods of their collection, methods of research, research limitations, brief summary on existing, already published methods and tools in the field with corresponding reference. If any kinds of modifications to existing methods are used, they should be supported by respective explanation and description.

Results and Discussions should provide main outcomes of the research, their significance, described clearly and briefly. It should not contain extensive discussion of related literature.   

Concluding remarks should contain the main findings of research. May also be supported by discussion.

Acknowledgements (if necessary) should contain a list of individuals which contributed to the rpaper by their assistance during the research.

References should be formatted in APA 6th edition (American Psychological Association) style.

Tables and figures should have their titles.Tables should contain editable text, not in image format. Numbers of the tables and figures should be consistent with their appearance in the text and can be placed after the relevant text, or on separate page(s) at the end. Please, do not use shading in table cells. Figures should be provided Figures should be provided, where it is possible, in editable formats and captioned separately, not attached to the figure.

Abbreviations if used in the text should be defined in case they are not widely established in the literature at their first mention.

For more technical details about recommended manuscript formatting you can refer to the templates:

Open/LibreOffice template
Microsoft Office template
RTF template
PDF template

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY.

Privacy Statement

Both Editorial Board and editorial team are firmly committed to support trustful relations with the authors and reviewers.

Privacy policy principles of the JMER are totally consistent with The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy.

Privacy policy provisions of the JMER are the following:

  • All submitted papers are reviewed by Editorial Board and reviewers in complete confidentiality. Editors do not have a right to reveal any information which is incorporated in authors’ papers, in particular, receipt, content of the paper, current status of the paper in the process of review, comments of reviewers and final decision about the paper, to anyone than the authors and reviewers. Editors must not keep copies of the papers or share rejected papers with anyone. Reviews are not allowed to make copies of the authors’ papers and share papers with anyone. After reviewing the paper, reviewers must return or destroy all copies of the paper. Reviewer comments are not allowed to be published without permission of the reviewer, author and editor-in-chief. Reviewer comments have to be sent only to other reviewers of the same paper in order to let all participants of publishing process follow it. Reviews are allowed to know the final decision about the paper;
  • The Editorial Board and the editorial team are not allowed to use and share any personal data of the authors and reviewers for private purposes;
  • The Editorial Board and the editorial team are not allowed to track the IP addresses of the authors;
  • The Board and editorial team will share personal information concerning the authors strictly in cases of clarification of plagiarism or other disclosed misconduct;
  • Current workplace of the author and contact email are published on the first page of the author’s article and are in open-access. Since author’s workplace is indexed in the international databases, it is in open-access. The authors are strongly encouraged to provide the editorial team with these data when submitting papers. If the author is not willing to disclose his/her contact e-mail, he/she should inform the editorial team about his/her decision at least 5 business days before article will be available online.

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.