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Guidelines for structure and content of research papers

General Requirements

The journal only accepts original papers that were not published earlier in other sources. The papers should be relevant to the remit of the journal (economic sciences).

The journal is in search of the papers that cover theoretical, methodological, hypothetical and practical aspects, deliver prognoses and consider foreign best practices. The journal welcomes the studies that not only present a scientist’s views in the form of theoretical propositions, but also verify and justify the latter with accurate primary and secondary data.

The decision about incompliance with formal requirements may be taken by the journal’s Editorial office on the basis of the primary review.

Types of Papers

The journal accepts the following types of papers for further review:

theoretical and empirical studies – works with clearly stated goals of research and based on comprehensive analysis of economic concepts and (or) economic-mathematical modeling and (or) examination of empirical data. In any case such papers should present managerial recommendations in the conclusion;

review papers – papers summarizing recent developments on a specific topic without introducing new data. The key requirements to this type are a critical look at the chosen set of problems and examination of an extensive spectrum of literature (foreign and domestic, classical and modern, journal papers and monographs). The papers of this type are expected to introduce archive materials, rare sources, findings of the recent research from leading economic journals;

methodology of economic research – works presenting new toolkit for studying economic concepts and processes. Such papers are supposed to sensibly consider techniques for building models, find and validate criteria, develop algorithms for managerial decision-making, measurement of indicators and data search.

Requirements to structure

In any case, the paper should be composed of the following sections:

Introduction. It should establish the context of the work being reported. This is accomplished by discussing the relevant primary research literature and summarizing the current understanding of the problem investigated. It should state the purpose of the work in the form of the hypothesis, question, or problem investigated and briefly explain a researcher’s rationale and approach and, whenever possible, the possible outcomes the study can reveal.

If the rationale for the research and the relevance of the paper are not clearly stated, the submitted manuscript can be rejected after primary review;

Main part. This part includes several subparts depending on the type of paper. The obligatory elements of the main part are a review of existing scholarly literature on the subject to provide sufficient background to the research and methodological justification of the theoretical borders and preconditions of the work. Further, the author(s) reveal(s) the process and methods of research and details the findings.

Conclusion. This part encompasses conclusions, recommendations made by the author(s) and highlights the research findings featuring scientific novelty as well as points out possible directions for further research.

In addition, the authors are kindly asked to take the following into account:

An author is responsible for reliability of information, accuracy of citation and references to official documents and other sources.

The published manuscripts should comply with the following:

–     clearly state the goals and novelty of the research (introduction);

–     accurately establish the context for proposed approaches and hypotheses by providing a brief and balanced review of the pertinent published literature that is available on the subject (main part);

–     provide an extensive list of references on the subject.