Editorial policy

Manuscripts preferred for publication are those:
1. Which are 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. Which are focused on the core aims and scope of the journal;
3. Which are clearly and correctly written in English - they should be clearly and grammatically written, in an easily readable style. Please note that authors who are not native-speakers of English can be provided with limited support in rewriting their contribution in correct English;
4. Which are delivered in electronic format.

Manuscripts should be submitted via an online submission system. All manuscripts are reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. The Editors evaluate the quality and potential impact of the work. However, the submission may be declined by the Managing Editor without review, if deemed inappropriate for reasons other than scientific merit (work incomplete, inconclusive, merely confirmatory and of insufficient originality).
In case of any problems manuscripts can be e-mailed directly to the Managing Editor: sstanisic@singidunum.ac.rs.

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 coauthors of the manuscript status throughout the submission, review and production process.

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 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. The authors are also expected to fully address the reviewer's suggestions. The Managing Editor only communicates the final decision and informs the authors about further processing.

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. In order to avoid it, upon submission of a manuscript, authors may suggest excluding any specific editors or reviewers from the peer review of their article.

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 the 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 Editor, the manuscript will be treated as a new one and will receive a new identification code along with a new registration date. 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, provided that 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 color images is not available, so all images should be grayscale.

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.

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.

As of 28th February 2013, The European Journal of Applied Sciences applies a new service for online editing – ASEESTANT (aseestant.ceon.rs/index.php/sjas), developed by CEON/CEES (Center for Evaluation in Education and Science). ASEESTANT is a part of the international SEESAME system aiming at journals in the Southeast Europe. It is based on the experience of CEON/CEES, with 26 national journals having been included into the e-Ur program since 2011.