PIEB guide to authors

PIEB journal guide to authors

Sample article template

  • Please read the following guidelines and use the PIEB article submission format for submission of your paper since only articles formatted accordingly may be accepted. This sample template can help you avoid mistakes in formatting process of your original article. Do not send us articles in other formats (e.g., pdfs). Improperly formatted articles will not be considered for screening and review process. We made this basic template to save your time in reading detailed instruction and guidance.

Screening, editorial analysis, and peer-review procedures

  • All articles submitted to PIEB undergo screening and followed with the peer-reviewing process. 
  • The corresponding author should send the formatted article and necessary attachments through the Online Submission form.
  • The author who submits the manuscript for publication accepts the responsibility of notifying all co-authors of the manuscript being submitted. The corresponding author must fill in and sign the Declaration of Contribution (in case there are two authors or more), which should be submitted together with the manuscript. 
  • After initial screening, the titles and abstracts of the articles, which receive a positive evaluation, will be published online. 
  • Every article proceeds double-blind peer-review analysis by editorial and external experts. The submitted paper is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers (outside of the authors' affiliated entity).The PIEB review form should contain a clear referees' statements concerning paper's publishing approval or its rejection. Reviewers should evaluate the quality of an article based both on established criteria and own views of experts. A reviewer is expected to fill the review form and send to the editorial department.

Quality control

  • Papers accepted undergo quality control by Editorial board and peer reviewers. All research articles in these journals undergo peer review process, based on initial editor screening and anonymous expertise of reviewers. Articles previously published, those under consideration by another journal, and those with a pre-existing copyright may not be submitted. An author must ensure that about half of the paper contents or core idea has not been published anywhere else.  In other words, authors should prove the considerable adjustment made and value added in their submissions.

Language

  • Articles must be written in English.

Title

  • Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations.

Author names and affiliations

  • Full names should be provided. Please indicate affiliations of the author. Indicate the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the Author's name and in front of the appropriate address.

Contacts

  • Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

Abstract

  • A concise abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research and the main results. An abstract must be presented in English and separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.

Classification codes and keywords

  • Provide at least one standard UDC code and also JEL code for the economics-related article and up to 5 additional keywords.

Illustrations

  • Graphics should be done in MS Word and must be editable.

Tables

  • Tables should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals and printed on separate sheets. Any manuscript which does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for the necessary revision before publication.

Footnotes

  • The use of footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.

References

  • References to publications should be as follows: “Nelson (1992) noted that...” or “This problem has been studied previously (e.g., Smith et al., 1969)”.
  • The author should make sure that there is a strict one-to-one correspondence between the names and years in the text and those on the list. The list of references should appear at the end of the main text. It should be double-spaced and listed in alphabetical order by author's name.
  • Examples of what references have to look like:
    • For monographs
      • Hamilton J., King R., 2006. The Economic Impacts of Financial Liberalization: Evidence from the Capital Markets, North-Holland, Amsterdam.
    • For contributions to collective works
      • Mayer T., Meltzer H., 1999. “Money supply”, in: Friedman B.M., Hahn F.H. (Eds.), Handbook of Monetary Economics”, Vol. 1. North-Holland, Amsterdam, pp. 357-396.
    • For journals
      • Griffiths W., Judge G., 1992. “Testing and estimating location vectors when the error covariance matrix is unknown”, Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 54, pp.121-138.
      • Nordhaus W., 2004, “Retrospective on the 1970s Productivity Slowdown”, NBER Working Paper No W10950, December.
    • For bulletins
      • ECB, 2004., “Labor productivity developments in the euro area: Aggregate trends and sectoral patterns”, ECB Monthly Bulletin, July.

Submission fee payment

  • Standard submission & service fee established for the 2018 year open-access publications is 95 Euro. 
  • The fee is subject to change considering the publisher occurring costs for sustaining and improving the open-access business model, as well as counting competitive publishing environment demanding to keep the high quality of international publication services. Changes in pricing happen only once per year, usually in the January-February.
  • The fee is due to pay only after accepting the paper by Editorial Boards and positive expertise review.
  • It is obligation and responsibility of an author to check the fee conditions to avoid the fee policy discussions after acceptance the article. Authors are responsible to read and accept fee (95 euro) payment obligations of the targeted journal. The website has clear information about publication fees and payment terms. When paper accepted and published the author is obliged to fulfill his/ her fee payment obligations in the shortest time after the invoice issued.
  • The fee provides compensation for the range of services related to the expertise, scientific and technical editing, online printing, electronic storing and web-managing. All papers are printed online (with corresponding online ISSN).
  • The major  version of PIEB publication is online (electronic) with eISSN 1804-0527 
  • The fee is not a subject to guarantee the sending printed copy via standard airmail  

Payments options

  • You will receive an invoice with several payment methods you can choose after the letter of acceptance.

Important

  • Payments must be done only after the final letter of acceptance of a paper for publication.

Electronic submission