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Guide for authors

General Instructions

The submitted manuscripts or substantial parts of them should not have been previously published or submitted for publication somewhere else. The abbreviated version of the contents for presentation at a meeting is not regarded as a publication.

All authors ensure that they have furnished a substantial contribution to the paper and that they are in agreement with form and contents of the manuscript. Corresponding authors confirm that they hold the copyrights to their articles as well as to the text and illustrations attached therein in the authors? contract. If material (e.g., illustrations or tables) is used from other sources, authors must submit a written statement from the holder(s) of the copyright(s) indicating they have obtained permission to publish this material in economics.

Authors should indicate, either in their cover letter or in the title page, whether the research reported in their paper was the result of a for-pay consulting relationship or if they or their employer has a financial interest in the topic of the paper which might constitute a conflict of interest.

In general, papers may be of any length but should be self-contained. Further, they should provide new findings or deal with new methods.

Guidelines for Manuscripts

Submission

Papers should be submitted electronically. By way of exception, they can also be submitted via email to the following address: mail@sbpub.uk.

Language

Papers should be clear, concise, well organized, and written in English, with correct spelling and good sentence structure. Authors are responsible for the use of correct English. By way of exception, they can also be written in German or in Russian with English title of the paper, name(s) of author(s) and main affiliations, an abstract and keywords.

Manuscript

The cover page should contain the following: title of the paper, name(s) of author(s) and main affiliations, and an abstract, complemented by JEL classification numbers and keywords. Acknowledgments and information on grants received should be presented at the end of the text. Footnotes in the paper should be numbered consecutively.

References

The reference list should appear at the end of the text, with hyperlinks to full-text papers on the Web, and should start on a new page. Issue numbers should be provided for all journals cited in the references.

Formulas

Displayed formulas should be numbered consecutively on the right as (1), (2), etc. All characters should be defined and used unambiguously. Standard italicization should be used. When referring to formulas in the text, only numbers in parentheses should be used, for example, (1). At the beginning of sentences, numbers in parentheses should be preceded by the word "equation", for example, Equation (1).

Tables

Tables should be of a reasonable number and size. Columns should be clearly designed and explanations should be given in footnotes using letters below the table body. Only the first word in each column heading and in each entry of the stub column should be capitalized.

Figures

Figures should be complete and clearly drawn. Special care should be taken to ensure that lettering and symbols are of a comparable size and readable. When labeling, initial capitalization should be used. Figures should not be overloaded with information.

Author's Contract

In submitting papers to Science and Beyond Publishing UK journals the authors certify that:

They are authorized by their co-authors to enter into the following arrangements.
They warrant, on behalf of themselves and their co-authors, that:

  • the article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal and does not infringe upon any existing copyright or any other third party rights;
  • they are the sole authors of the article and have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to economics are not in breach of any other obligation. If the law requires that the paper be published in the public domain, they will notify Publisher at the time of submission.
  • the paper contains nothing that is unlawful, libelous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy; they have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the article. To their best—and currently accepted scientific—knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.

The authors agree that their papers may be published by Publisher under a Creative Commons License - Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).