Editorial policy

Manuscripts preferred for publication are those:
1. Original papers or review articles - any text copied from previous publications will not be accepted. Figures and Tables from previous publications could be used in certain amount with obligatory citations;
2. Focused on the core aims and scope of the journal;
3. Correctly written in English - they should be clearly-written, grammatically-correct, properly-punctuated, in an easily readable style;
4. Delivered in electronic format.

Manuscripts should be submitted via an online submission system.

Submission of a manuscript indicates that the paper is not actively under consideration for publication in other journals. Once the paper is accepted, authors are assumed to have transferred the copyright of the paper to the publisher, Singidunum University.

Authors are asked to make their manuscript comply with instructions (see Instructions for Authors). Although the European Journal of Applied Economics can provide limited technical support, it is the author's responsibility to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the manuscript. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the co-authors of the manuscript status throughout the submission, review and production process.

The Editor in Chief evaluates the quality and the potential impact of the work and reserves the right to make the final decision with respect to publication. The submission may be declined without review, if deemed inappropriate for reasons other than scientific merit (work incomplete, inconclusive, merely confirmatory and of insufficient originality).

Every article published in The European Journal of Applied Economics has been through double blind peer review; its quality, validity, and relevance is assessed by independent peers within the relevant field. All manuscripts are reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. Authors are requested to suggest 3 persons competent (potential reviewers) to review their manuscript. However, this will be treated only as a suggestion, and the final selection of reviewers is exclusively the Editor's decision. The reviewers will attempt to provide constructive criticism to assist the authors in ultimately improving their work.

When the revision of a manuscript is requested, authors should return the revised version of their manuscript as soon as possible within 60 days. In case of the second revision, authors need to return their revised manuscript within 20 days. If these deadlines are not met, and no specific arrangements for completion have been made with the Managing Editor, the manuscript will be treated as a new one and will receive a new identification code along with a new registration date. The authors are also expected to fully address the reviewer's suggestions in a separate Word file named Response to reviewers. The Managing Editor only communicates the final decision and informs the authors about further processing.

Manuscripts, accepted for publication, are published online and may appear on the Website 1-2 months prior to regular print publication. Once a manuscript appears on the Website, it is considered as published.

A PDF offprint copies of the online published article will be provided free of charge to the corresponding author, and may be viewed, printed, or stored, if it is for the author's own use. Besides this, all authors from universities other than the Singidunum University can receive, upon request, printed version of the Journal which contains their article, free of charge.

Publication of colour images is not available, so all images should be greyscale.

It is the responsibility of authors to disclose in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript any funding sources for the project or other relationships that are relevant.

Potential conflicts of interest exist when an author, an editor or a reviewer has financial, personal or professional interests in a publication that might influence their scientific judgment. To avoid it, upon submission of a manuscript, authors may suggest excluding any specific editors or reviewers from the peer review of their article.

Scientific misconduct is defined by the Office of Research Integrity as "fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the academic community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research". In cases where there is a suspicion or allegation of scientific misconduct, the Editors reserve the right to impose sanctions on the authors, such as an immediate rejection of the manuscript and banning author(s) from submitting manuscripts to the Journal for a certain period of time.