Author guidelines

Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies
Author guidelines

The journal Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies welcomes original articles which fall within the aims and scope of the journal. Submission of a paper to the journal Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies implies that the paper has not been published previously, and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. If needed, prior to article submission, authors should clear permission to use any content that has not been created by them.

The journal Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies considers issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously; therefore, submitted articles are checked with text matching checking software. In cases of the breaches (plagiarism, compilations, etc.), articles are instantly desk-rejected. For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed.

Publishing in the journal is free of charge; manuscript selection for publishing is solely based on an article quality, ensured by the review process.

All articles submitted for publication in Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies are double-blind reviewed by at least two reviewers appointed by the Editors' Board. Reviewers stay anonymous.

The language of the journal is English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors are required to ensure clarity of the presentation and quality of the language of submitted manuscripts. Submitted texts need to be consistent and well readable for the reviewers and readers; imperfections of the language are a strong reasons for desk-rejection of a paper. To avoid this, authors are strongly advised to use professional language editing services or address to help of native English speakers prior to a paper submission.

Authorship and AI tools
Vilnius University Press agrees with COPE’s position on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in research: 

“AI tools cannot meet the requirements for authorship as they cannot take responsibility for the submitted work. As non-legal entities, they cannot assert the presence or absence of conflicts of interest nor manage copyright and license agreements. Authors who use AI tools in the writing of a manuscript, production of images or graphical elements of the paper, or in the collection and analysis of data, must be transparent in disclosing in the Materials and Methods (or similar section) of the paper how the AI tool was used and which tool was used. Authors are fully responsible for the content of their manuscript, even those parts produced by an AI tool, and are thus liable for any breach of publication ethics.” 

COPE position statement, 13 February 2023, 

As with all content submitted to the journal, the author(s) must ensure that they have permission to use all third-party content included within the submission, including those sourced using AI. 

General Data Protection Regulation
By submitting a manuscript, authors agree that their contact details (name, e-mail, affiliation) that are required for processing of manuscript and for publication will be used in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation.

Important: Only a Word (.docx) file that is prepared in accordance with Manuscript Requirements can be uploaded as an Article Text. The file should not include any indications of authorship in the file text, file properties (metadata) or file name. Information about authors will be provided separately during the process of submission, following the instructions of submission process. The submitting author is obliged to include all co-authors and provide full and correct information about them. If Authors like to include acknowledgements, to provide information about funding sources or other contributors of the research, this has to be written in a separate file, uploaded by choosing category “other”. Failing to follow these requirements leads to desk-rejection of a submission.

Manuscript requirements
Format guidelines
File type. Article files should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.docx) format.
Article Length. A desirable length is about 6,000 – 8,000 words, including references and appendices. Please count 300 words for each figure or table.
Formatting. Font: 12 point, Times New Roman. Text: double-spaced, left-justified. Page layout: 2.5 cm (one inch) margins on all sides with all pages numbered.
Style guidelines. Manuscripts are evaluated not only on the basis of scholarly contributions, but also on their clarity and whether they can be well read and understood. Therefore, papers should be written in a quality English and have a clear structure. Authors must ensure that the manuscript is complete, uses inclusive language, is free from style, spelling or formatting errors. Failing to comply with these requirements might result in desk-rejection of a manuscript.
Headings should be short, clearly defined and numbered (only Introduction and Conclusions sections may stay not numbered). Please, number sections and subsections: 1, 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. No fragments of the body text between section and subsection headings are allowed.
All tables and figures are expected to support and be relevant to research findings. They should be integrated in the article text, in places where they belong following the presentation logics, near after their references in the text. All tables and figures should have captions (above a table or a figure). If a figure is taken or adapted from other sources, a brief note to that effect is obligatory (below the figure). Footnotes should be avoided, if possible. If necessary, they have to be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals).

Manuscript structure
Title. It should be concise and informative.
Abstract. It presents a condensed text that discloses the essence and value of the study; 150-200 words.
Keywords. Please, provide 4-6 keywords that reflect the main aspects of the article.
Introduction. Please, present the main idea, relevance and adequate background of the study, indicate the research gap that is addressed. Detailed literature review or summary of the findings should be avoided.
The main text. The structure of the main part of the text may vary, depending on the specifics of a study. However, empirical studies typically should include (but not be limited to) sections of literature analysis, methodology, results, discussion and conclusions. Findings should be clear and concise.
References. Citations in the text and the structure of the list of references should follow the APA referencing style. All references mentioned in the reference list have to be cited in the text, and vice versa. References in the list are provided alphabetically, following APA style. if there are more than one publication of the same author(s), published in the same year, they should be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication. Please, use DOI in the reference list where possible.
Appendices (if required). They are used to provide the needed additional information (measurement scales, important calculations, etc.). If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.

The Most Typical Referencing Examples:
Reference to a journal publication:
Clark, M. K., Lages, C. R., & Hollebeek, L. D. (2020). Friend or foe? Customer engagement’s value-based effects on fellow customers and the firm. Journal of Business Research, 121, 549-556.

Reference to a book:
Wild, J. J., Wild, K.L, & Han., J.C.Y. (2008). International business: The challenges of globalization. New York: Upper Saddle River, Pearson Prentice Hall.

Reference to a website:
Giovanetti, F. (2019, November 16). Why we are so obsessed with personality types. Medium.

Reference to a conference paper:
Cacioppo, S. (2019, April 25–28). Evolutionary theory of social connections: Past, present, and future [Conference presentation abstract]. Ninety-ninth annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA, United States.

Submission procedure
All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you have not yet registered on the journal home page, please, do this first here.
Please, follow submitting instructions during 5-steps submission procedure in the section “Make a submission”. The key guidelines are here:

Step 1
Select the section you are aiming to: “Article”.
Agree with the terms of the Copyright Statement and with data management Policy Statement.

Step 2
Select the type of a file (article component) to be uploaded: “Article text”.
Upload the file, check whether everything is correct. Only Word (.docx) files that include no information about authors are allowed for article texts; submissions of other file types or files with indications of authorship will be desk-rejected.
If relevant, other components can be additionally selected and other files uploaded.

Step 3
Enter metadata:

  • You may leave the field “Prefix” blank
  • Enter the full title of the article
  • You may leave the field “Subtitle” blank
  • Copy the abstract from the article text file and paste it here. Abstract must be present in both places: in the article text file and here
  • Enter all co-authors (contributors) of the article, by providing their correct names, e-mails, country and affiliation
  • VERY IMPORTANT: please, provide ORCID iD into the field “User Details” and mark “Send e-mail to request ORCID authorization from contributor” below
  • Mark one of the co-authors as principal contact for editorial correspondence (corresponding author)
  • Enter Keywords (comma separated)
  • Enter References (they need to be revised again before publishing, if modified during the process of revisions).

Step 4
Please, confirm the submission.

Step 5
Submission is completed, please, select next steps.

Checklist before starting the submission:
Please, make sure that:

  • Journal policies detailed in the journal website have been reviewed;
  • The manuscript you plan to submit is developed in accordance with the Manuscript Requirements above;
  • The presentation style in the manuscript is fluent, the text is well structured and written in quality English;
  • The manuscript reflects awareness of authors about articles previously published in Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies on the topic of the article;
  • Information about all co-authors (names, addresses, affiliations, ORCID ID) is available to be provided during the online submission process.

If the answers to all points are “yes”, please, proceed to submission procedure here.