Types of contributions:

  • Original papers - (up to 8.000 words) report original research which must not have been previously published.
  • Preliminary communications - (up to 3.000 words) report unpublished preliminary results of sufficient importance to demand rapid publication.

It is essential that authors write and prepare their manuscripts according to the instructions and specifications listed below. The contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission, and to check the manuscript for conformance before submitting it for publication.

Instructions for authors

Manuscripts should be submitted using the Online Submission System (Instructions for using the system). The manuscript must be uploaded as a *.doc or *.docx file.

Manuscripts should be written in English (standard British English) with 1.15 spacing in A4 format leaving 2.5 cm for margins. The MS Word template is available here.

Manuscript elements are the following:

    1. Title page with:
  1. title (and short title)
  2. name(s) of author(s)
  3. name and address of workplace(s) – affiliation(s)
  4. personal e-mail address(es)
2. Abstract
3. Keywords
4. Introduction
5. Literature review
6. Methodology
7. Results and Discussion
8. Reference lists

Each of these elements is detailed below.

1. Title Page

     1.1. Title (and short title)

          We suggest the title should be relatively short but informative. If a long title is necessary, please prepare an optional short title.

     1.2. Name(s) of author(s)

          A list of all authors of the paper should be prepared. We need full first name and full last name. Initial(s) for middle name(s) is optional.

     1.3. Name and address of workplace(s)- affiliation(s)

          Authors' affiliations should be indicated in this section.

     1.4. Corresponding author’s e-mail address

          One e-mail address is needed. It will be used as the corresponding author's email address in all contacts with the authors.

2. Abstract

     An abstract must accompany every article. It should be a brief summary of the significant items of the main paper. The abstract should give concise information about the content of the core idea of your paper. It should be informative and not only present the general scope of the paper, but also indicate the main results and conclusions. The abstract should not normally exceed 200 words. It should not contain literature citations or references to the tables or illustrations. All non-standard symbols and abbreviations should be defined. In combination with the title and keywords, the abstract is an indicator of the content of the paper. Authors should remember that online systems rely heavily on the content of titles and abstracts to identify articles in electronic bibliographic databases and search engines. They are therefore requested to take great care in preparing these elements.

3. Keywords

List of relevant keywords proposed by the authors, separated by commas. Up to 5 key terms can be selected.

4. Text

General rules for writing:

  • use simple and declarative sentences, avoid long sentences, in which the meaning may be lost by complicated construction;
  • be concise, avoid idle words;
  • make your argumentation complete; use commonly understood terms; define all non-standard symbols and abbreviations when you introduce them;
  • Latin words, as well as the names of species, should be in italic, as for example: i.e. or e.g.
  • explain all acronyms and abbreviations when they first appear in the text.

Generally a standard scientific paper is divided into:

  • introduction,
  • main text,
  • conclusion.

Tables and figures and/or schemes should be embedded in the manuscript, and appropriately numbered and labelled.


     Authors should use tables to achieve concise presentation or where the information cannot be given satisfactorily in other ways. Tables should be prepared with the aid of the Word table function, without vertical lines. The minimum size of the font in the tables should be 10 pt. Tables should not be incorporated as graphical objects. Styles and fonts should match those in the main body of the article. Tables should be placed in the text and should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers and their position in the text should be indicated. Each table should have an explanatory caption which should be as concise as possible.


     Authors may use line diagrams to illustrate theses from their text. The figures should be clear, easy to read and of good quality. Styles and fonts should match those in the main body of the article. Lettering and lines should be of uniform density and the lines unbroken. Axis labels should be in bold face. Units should be placed next to variables in parentheses. Figures should be placed in the text and should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers.

Mathematical equations should be embedded in the text. Complex equations should be prepared with the aid of the Word Equation editor.

All equations must be numbered using Arabic numbers consecutively in parenthesis at the end of the line, as presented:


Footnotes/Endnotes/Acknowledgements: Number of footnotes is limited to 5. Information concerning research grant support or the assistance of colleagues should appear in a separate Acknowledgements section at the end of the paper, not in a footnote.

5. Reference list

     A complete reference should give the reader enough information to find the relevant article. The article should contain no fewer than 25 references, preferably published recently. Please pay attention to spelling, capitalization and punctuation here. All the references should be cited in the list of references and in the text. Completeness of references is the responsibility of the authors. Please avoid references to unpublished materials, private communication and web pages.

Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA style). The surname of the author and the year of publication appear in parentheses after the citation, for example (Fisher, 2010). If more than one publication by the same author appear in one year, they must be distinguished by an a, b, etc., for example 2001a, 2001b. In case of quoting the actual words of another author, the page number should be provided, e.g. (Hollard, 2010, p. 23). If the name naturally occurs in the sentence, only the year is given in parentheses, e.g. “Benoliel (1999) thinks…” If there are more than two authors, list all the authors in the signal phrase or in parentheses the first time you cite the source. Use the word "and" between the authors' names within the text and use the ampersand in the parentheses. (Berry, Fairfax, Thill, & Harlow, 1993) In subsequent citations, only use the first author's last name followed by "et al." in the signal phrase or in parentheses. (Kernis et al., 1993) The original journal title is to be retained in the case of publications published in any language other than English (please denote the language in parenthesis after the reference in the Reference list).

  1. Book
    1. Book (one author) format:
      Author. (Year of publication). Book title. Place of publication: Publisher.
      Baxter, R. (1982). Exactly solvable models in statistical mechanics. New York: Academic Press.

    2. Book (two or more authors) format:
      Author1, Author2, & Author3. (Year of publication). Book title. Place of publication: Publisher.
      Kleiner, F.S., Mamiya C.J., & Tansey R.G. (2001). Gardner’s art through the ages (11th ed.). Fort Worth, USA: Harcourt College Publishers.

    3. Book chapter or article in an edited book format:
      Author(s) of chapter. (Year of publication). Chapter title. In Editors of the book (Ed.), Book title (Chapter page range). Place of publication: Publisher.
      Roll, W.P. (1976). ESP and memory. In J.M.O. Wheatley & H.L. Edge (Ed.), Philosophical dimensions of parapsychology (pp. 154-184). Springfield, IL: American Psychiatric Press.

    4. Proceedings from a conference format:
      Author(s). (Year of publication). Title. In Conference name, Date (Page range). Place of publication: Publisher.
      Field, G. (2001). Rethinking reference rethought. In Revelling in Reference: Reference and Information Services Section Symposium, 12-14 October 2001 (pp. 59-64). Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Library and Information Association.

    5. E-book format:
      Author(s). (Year of publication). Title. Publisher. Retrieving date, http address. DOI.
      Johnson, A. (2000). Abstract Computing Machines. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Retrieved March 30, 2006, from SpringerLink http://springerlink.com/content/w25154. DOI: 10.1007/b138965.

    6. Thesis format:
      Author(s). (Year of publication). Title. Information, Place of publication.
      Begg, M.M. (2001). Dairy farm women in the Waikato 1946-1996: Fifty years of social and structural change. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

    7. Government publication format:
      Institution name. (Year of publication). Title. Place of publication: Publisher.
      Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy. (1997). The national drug strategy: Mapping the future. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.

  2. Article
    1. Journal Article (one author) format:
      Author. (Year of publication). Article title. Journal Title. Volume (issue), range of pages. DOI.
      Nikora, V. (2006). Hydrodynamics of aquatic ecosystems: Spatial-averaging perspective. Acta Geophysica, 55(1), 3-10. DOI: 10.2478/s11600-006-0043-6.

    2. Journal Article (two or more authors) format:
      Author1, Author2, & Author3. (Year of publication). Article title. Journal Title. Volume (issue), range of pages. DOI.
      Cudak, M., & Karcz, J. (2006). Momentum transfer in an agitated vessel with off-centred impellers. Chem. Pap. 60(5), 375-380. DOI: 10.2478/s11696-006-0068-y.

    3. Journal article from an online database format:
      Author(s). (Year of publication). Article title [Electronic version]. Journal Title. Volume (issue), range of pages. Retrieved date of access, from name of database. DOI.
      Czajgucki, Z., Zimecki, M., & Andruszkiewicz, R. (2006, December). The immunoregulatory effects of edeine analogues in mice [Abstract]. Cell. Mol. Biol. Lett. 12(3), 149-161. Retrieved December 6, 2006, from PubMed database on the World Wide Web: http://www.pubmed.gov. DOI: 10.2478/s11658-006-0061-z.

    4. Newspaper article (no author) format:
      Article title. (Publication date). Journal Title. page.
      Amazing Amazon region. (1989, January 12). New York Times, p. D11.

  3. Other formats
    1. Web page format:
      Author/Sponsor. (last update or copyright date). Title. Retrieved date of access, from URL.
      Walker, J. (1996, August). APA-style citations of electronic resources. Retrieved November 21, 2001, from http://www.cas.usf.edu/english/walker/apa.html.

    2. Lecture note format:
      Author(s). (Date of presentation). Lecture title. Lecture notes distributed in the unit, at the name of the teaching organisation, the location.
      Liffers, M. (2006, August 30). Finding information in the library. Lecture notes distributed in the unit Functional Anatomy and Sports Performance 1102, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia.

    3. Patent format:
      Author. (Year). Patent number. The location. Issue body.
      Smith, I.M. (1988). U.S. Patent No. 123,445. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    4. Standard format:
      Issue body. (Year). Standard name. Standard number. The location.
      Standards Association of Australia. (1997). Australian standard: Pressure equipment manufacture. AS4458-1997. North Sydney.

    5. Computer software format:
      Author(s). (Year). Title [computer software]. The location: Company.
      Ludwig, T. (2002). PsychInquiry [computer software]. New York: Worth.

The most common mistakes in the manuscripts are the following:

  • Resolution of image is lower than required;
  • Inadequate graphic file format (only .jpg is accepted);
  • Tables are prepared as graphics;
  • Wrong reference list format.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Managing Editor at gdobrijevic@singidunum.ac.rs.

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.