Instructions for authors

emecon is a refereed online journal that aims to promote the development, advancement and dissemination of knowledge about socio-economic issues in Central and East Europe. emecon publishes theoretically informed and original research on the region from a multitude of perspectives and covering all aspects of economic life affecting wider society such as globalisation, transnationalisation, employment, unemployment, changes in work organisation, participation of civil society, and the demise of the welfare state, just to name a few.

Review process

The editorial committee checks all submissions for consistency with the journal’s general principles and mission. All submitted articles deemed appropriate will be subject to a double-blind review process. If the reviewers require some revisions to be done, the authors must re-submit their revised paper together with an accompanying letter explaining how the authors have responded to the reviewers’ comments.

The editorial committee relies broadly on the reviewers’ comments and decisions. However, especially where the reviewers make contrasting judgements, the editorial committee will take the final decision about acceptance or rejection.
Peer review is anonymous. We therefore ask you to submit a title page separate from the manuscript.

The title page should contain the title, authors name, institutional affiliation, and full contact details (postal, phone, fax, and e-mail),  if applicable, acknowledgements, and word count. If there are more than one authors, please indicate the corresponding author.

The main document should be kept anonymous and contain title, abstract, keywords, and main body of the document. Please refrain from any self-citations such as "authors' own" etc. in both text, footnotes and bibliography.

Submission guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted in an electronic format. Optimal font size is Times New Roman 12pt or similar. The manuscript should be one and a half-spaced. Please, prepare your manuscript text using a Word processing package (save and submit in .doc or .rtf format). The minimum length is 5.000 word and the maximum length is 15 000 words, including tables, illustrations, references, notes and abstract. The abstract should be no more than 150 words. Articles must be accompanied by 4 to 6 keywords. Authors should pay particular attention to the accuracy and correct presentation of citations and references in the text as well as in the reference list at the end of the manuscript. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum. They should be indicated in the text by figures in squared brackets, e.g. [1] and collected at the end of the article in numerical order (Arabic numerals). If you use the Word programme choose: Footnotes as endnotes. Illustrations and tables should be placed on separate pages at the end of the article. They should be numbered in Arabic numerals, and the author should mention where they should be placed in the text: e.g. Figure 4 to be placed about here. They should be comprehensible without reading the text, and the source has to be cited correctly. The size of tables and figures must not exceed one A4 page. Although Word, Excel, PDF and jpeg files are acceptable, the preferred file formats are high-resolution tif-files (1200 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for half-tone artwork). Please use the following reference style:

References in the text:

  • Mentioning of author(s): Smith (1990) argues… or Smith and Miller (1990) argue… or Smith et al. (1990) argue…
  • Reference to author(s): (Smith 1990) or (Smith/Miller 1990) or (Smith et al. 1990)

Quotation of author(s): (Smith 1990: 34) or (Smith/Miller 1990: 34) or (Smith et al. 1990: 34)

All references must be listed at the end of the article or research note in alphabetical order of the first author’s surname (no numbering) according to the following examples:

Przeworski, Adam (1991) Democracy and the Market: Political and Economic Reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Offe, Claus (1991) Capitalism by Democratic Design? Democratic Theory Facing the Triple Transformation in East Central Europe. Social Research 58(4): 865-92.

Greskovits, Béla (2006) The First Shall Be the Last? Hungary’s Road to EMU. In Kenneth Dyson (ed.) Enlarging the Euro Area: External Empowerment and Domestic Transformation in Central Eastern Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 178-196.

Important: Before submitting your manuscript electronically please make sure you have the following:

  • files: two types of files ready: 1 title page with author(s) information - if applicable, acknowledgements - and word count; 1 anonymous text file without this title page and without other information allowing to identify the author(s), including the abstract (maximum 150 words) below the title and keywords following the abstract;
  • language editing: it is the author’s responsibility to present papers in an acceptable form, both in terms of grammar and expression. Authors should check their manuscript for typing errors, spelling, punctuation, etc. Particularly if English is not your first language, please make sure before submitting your manuscript that you have had an appropriate language check. This is not a mandatory step, but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. If you would like information about professional help we can refer you to reliable low budget services. Authors are liable for all costs associated with language editing.

Accepted papers

Accepted papers should be sent electronically as one file. The file should contain:

  • title
  • authors details
  • a short biographical note
  • abstract
  • keywords
  • main text
  • illustrations, tables
  • references
  • footnotes
  • acknowledgements (Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references; do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).)