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 Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies. Submission of a paper implies that it 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. Prior to article submission, authors should clear permission to use any content that has not been created by them.

Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies consider issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously; therefore submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. In cases of the breaches, articles are instantly 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.

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

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

The language of the journal is English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

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

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

Important: the Word file that you will upload should not have any indications of the authorship: no author names on the title page, no indications of authorship in the file properties or file name. Information about authors will be submitted separately; you will be instructed to do this during the submission process.  

Manuscript requirements
File type. Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word 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 page numbers in the upper right corner.
Style guidelines. Manuscripts are evaluated not only on the basis scholarly contributions, but also on their clarity and whether they can be read and well understood. Therefore articles should be written in a quality English, in interesting, readable manner and have a clear structure. Authors must ensure that the manuscript is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical 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 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc.

Footnotes should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. All tables, graphs, and diagrams are expected to support and be relevant to research findings. They should be clearly referred to and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. They should be placed in the text at the appropriate paragraph (just after/below its reference) or on separate pages grouped at the end of the manuscript, with a note of their location in the text.

All figures and tables should have captions. In all figures taken or adapted from other sources, a brief note to that effect is obligatory (below the figure).

Manuscript structure.
Title. It should be concise and informative.
Abstract. It presents a condensed text that discloses the essence and value of the study; not exceeding 200 words.
Key words. Please, provide 4-8 keywords that reflect the main aspects of the article.
Introduction. Please, present the relevance, objectives and adequate background of the study, avoiding a detailed literature review or a summary of the results.
The main text. The structure 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.
Appendices (if needed). 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.

Please use APA referencing style; use of DOI is highly encouraged. For your convenience, here are
the most typical instances of the use of referred sources:

1. Referencing (summarising, paraphrasing) in text is made by stating author‘s name and year of

• Examples of referring to one author (or source):
- Debates have been raised whether the method is scientifically accurate (Brown, 2008).
- Several organisations have supported this activity (United Nations, 2008).
- Brown (2008) questions the scientific accuracy of this method.

• Examples of referring to two authors:
- Debates have been raised whether the method is scientifically accurate (Brown & Black, 2008).
- Brown & Black (2008) question the scientific accuracy of this method.

• Examples of referring to three or more authors:
- Debates have been raised whether the method is scientifically accurate (Brown et al., 2008).
- Brown et al. (2008) question the scientific accuracy of this method.

2. Direct quoting (citation) in text or referrals to specific ideas and exact figures is made by stating authors' name, year of publication, and page number. Quotation marks indicate the quote.

• Examples:
- „Special attention should be drawn to emerging changes“ (Brown, 2008, p.34).
- Increase in 34% was monitored (United Nations, 2008, p.34).
- Brown notes, that „special attention should be drawn to emerging changes“ (2008, p.34).

For quoting two or more authors, refer to the examples above.

3. List of references has to be numbered, sorted by name and date (year). If there are two publications of the same author(s), published in the same year, indicate them by (a), (b), (c).


In a journal
• Aaker, D. (2003). The Power of the Branded Differentiator. MIT Sloan Management Review, 45(1), 83-87.
• Talukdar, D., Sudhir, K., & Ainslie, A. (2002). Investigating New Products Diffusion across Products and Countries. Marketing Science, 21(1), 97-114.

In magazine or newspaper
• Goodwin, S. (2009, January 28). Will emerging markets manage the crisis? Business Gazette, p. A4.

In encyclopaedia or in a collection of articles
• Odean, T. (2002). Are investors reluctant to realise their losses? In D.Kahneman & A.Tversky (Ed.), Choices, Values and Frames (pp. 371-392). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

• Porter, M. E. (1992). The Competitive Advantage of Nations (3rd ed.). LondonBasingstoke: Macmillan Press.
• 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.