DOUBLE-BLIND PEER REVIEW CRITERIA
All research articles in this journal have undergone double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by two anonymous referees. In order to be accepted for publication in the journal the articles must satisfy certain criteria.
- All research papers submitted for publication are checked with plagiarism detection software to verify its originality and find similarity percent of a research paper. And the papers failing to satisfy the mentioned criteria are sent back to the author for modification.
- If plagiarism is detected in research paper, the author/s will be given a chance to resubmit the paper after necessary modification as suggested by the editor. However, if the editor decides plagiarism is a major issue in the research paper, it will not be considered further for publication.
- If plagiarism/fake identity is suspected or detected in research paper after its publication, the research paper will be removed from website till completion of verification.
- As a plagiarism is defined a level of similarity, periphrasing, and text distortions (as substitution of letters, spreads, micro spaces, white signs) above 20%.
1.1. Every author of paper is affiliated with his institution and country, as well as, contacts with the author are provided.
1.2. The article has the same abstract submitted in registration and approved previously by the Program Committee.
1.3. Keywords and JEL codes are included.
1.4. The article follows the basic technical requirements. The Editorial Board reserves the right to return to authors, without peer review, improperly formatted manuscripts or non-authorized submissions.
1.5. The article has Introduction, Literature Review, Methods and Methodology, Results and/or Discussion and Conclusion. Acknowledgments are written properly after the Conclusion and before the References.
1.6. All references are fully cited.
1.7. Self-citation is kept up to 30%.
2. Rationale of the study
2.1. The main purpose or thesis of the article is clearly stated in the introduction.
2.2. The claims of the study are properly placed in the context of the previous literature.
2.3. The literature review is complete and pertinent.
2.4. The significance of the study is explicitly formulated. The study makes contribution to a certain area of research.
3.1. The study is original/innovatory; it introduces new ideas, new techniques, methods, data and facts or different approaches; may stimulate discussion or alternative points of view.
3.2. The problem discussion is profound and balanced.
3.3. Research methods are appropriate and presented in detail.
3.4. Data/statistics/proofs are meaningful, reliable, validated and logical.
3.5. The analysis is adequate to the logics of the research and the conclusions.
3.6. The results are explained clearly, convincingly and avoid misinterpretation, speculations or assumptions.
3.7. The conclusions are logical and impartial, and are supported by the data.
3.8. The literature is current; the references reflect the latest work in the field; the references are indexed properly and are recorded in the bibliography.
4. Structure and language
4.1. The manuscript is logically structured.
4.2. The writing is clear and concise, in good English, correct from the grammar point of view.
4.3. The title is adequate to the content.The summary is sufficiently informative. It describes the purpose, the research and the results and conclusions.
4.4. The introduction specifies the purpose and tasks, thesis, methods, literature review, significance and contribution to the theory or practice in the research area.
4.5. All figures, graphs, tables and photos are appropriate and necessary, named and numbered. The measuring units are correct; the data source is indicated; the data are valued and interpreted correctly.
4.6. Terms, symbols and concepts are defined correctly. Appropriate usage of scientific terminology.