Editorial Policies

  • Editorial policies

Prepare your submission

These sections should appear in all manuscript types

  • Title: The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant. It should identify if the study reports (economics or informatics) trial data, or is a systematic review, meta-analysis or replication study.
  • Author List and Affiliations: Authors' full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. The standard format is used for affiliations.
  • Abstract: The abstract should be a total of about 150 words maximum. A short summary of the whole paper including a clearly defined aim, used methods and results. A length should be maximally 150 words. Stylistically, whole sentences, not slogans, should be used; without any abbreviations and quotation of publications. A dedication to a research grant within solution of which the paper is elaborated, is recommended.
  • Keywords: three to seven pertinent keywords need to be added after the abstract. We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.
  • Introduction: should contain main reasons for realization of the research, aims of the work as well as review of current knowledge of solved problems.
  • Materials and Methods: introduction of all procedures and used materials. Ways of data quality verification. Used analytical and statistical methods. Only original methods have to be explained in details, in other cases original papers have to be referenced and, if relevant, the differences from the original works might be briefly commented.
  • Results and Discussion: presentation of results should be transparent, preferably expressed in the form of tables and graphs with an appropriate commentary; the author should compare achieved results with data published by other authors. Here, it is essential to emphasize the significance of obtained results and eventually to open new questions to be solved. It is recommended to include a brief evaluation at the end of the section – whether and how the set objective was achieved, what are the conclusions of the authors etc.
  • Conclusions: around a half of page.
  • Acknowledgement: All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed. Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work and if you received funds to cover publication costs.
  • Corresponding author: At least one author should be designated as corresponding author at the manuscript, and his or her full name, including all academic, scientific and pedagogic titles and detailed address of the institution with postal code, phone, fax numbers and/or e-mail address and ORCID (if author has one). The corresponding author is responsible for all communication with the editorial office.
  • References: a list of used references in alphabetical order (around 40). Works which are not cited in the text cannot be included in the list. Please, add also ISBN, ISSN and DOI if they are available.

Preparing Manuscript, Figures, Schemes and Tables

  • Papers are accepted only in .doc, .docx or .rtf formats.
  • The file with paper text has to be named with a surname of the first author without diacritic marks. (an example: novak.doc).
  • Other files (graphs, figures, schemes and tables) have to be named with a surname of the first author without diacritic marks; further a type of supplement (a graph, a figure, a scheme) and the ordinal number of appropriate type of supplement follow. All words are separated with the underline mark "_", e.g. novak_graph_1.xls, novak_graph_2.xls, novak_fig_1.jpg, novak_scheme_1.jpg).
  • File for Figures and Schemes must be provided during submission in a single zip archive and at a sufficiently high resolution (minimum 1000 pixels width/height, or a resolution of 300 dpi or higher). Common formats are accepted, however, JPG, JPEG, PNG or TIFF are preferred.
  • All Figures, Schemes and Tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number in the order of their placement in the text (Figure 1, Scheme 1, Figure 2, Scheme 2, Table 1, etc.).
  • All Figures, Schemes and Tables should have a short explanatory title and caption.
  • All table columns should have an explanatory heading. To facilitate the copy-editing of larger tables, smaller fonts may be used, but no less than 8 pt. in size. Authors should use the Table option of Microsoft Word to create tables.
  • Before dispatch, all created files are inserted in one ZIP archive via electronic submission only named with a surname of the first author (an example: novak.zip).

Please, send the paper as a full text version (including tables, graphs, figures, schemes, etc.) for review purpose. Graphs, figures, schemes and tables must be sent as separate files too.

Manuscript general requirements

Before you submit your manuscript, please read carefully the following guidelines below.

  1. Manuscript must be original and cannot include borrowings from other works, which could result in liability of the publisher. Papers cannot infringe any third party rights.
  2. Manuscript must reveal the contribution of all individual authors in the creation of publications (with their affiliations and contributions, such as information about who is the author of concepts, principles, methods, protocol, etc. used in the preparation of publications).
  3. Manuscript cannot display any signs of "ghost-writing" that is not to disclose the names of authors who have made a significant contribution to the publication of the work, or otherwise contributed to its creation.
  4. Manuscript cannot display any signs of "guest authorship" that is assigning a person who did not significantly contribute to the creation of manuscripts.
  5. Manuscript must include complete information concerning sources of funding, the contribution of research institutions, associations and other entities ("financial disclosure").
  6. Editors and the Publisher will be documenting all forms of scientific misconduct and malpractice, particularly violations of ethics and violations in science. Any such cases will be reported to the employer of the author and to the relevant public and state institutions.

COPE | Committee on Publication Ethics

We follow Core Practices of COPE including Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelienss for Editors

Anti-Plagiarism Policy

Agris on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics uses the Crossref Similarity Check anti-plagiarism system with the iThenticate tool for researchers and professional writers to check their original works for potential plagiarism. Please see more: http://www.ithenticate.com/about.

The Submission Process

All manuscripts should be submitted through our editorial system by the corresponding author.

Papers or manuscript could be submitted continuously, all requirements are included in the Prepare of manuscript or Paper template.

Please, send the manuscript as a full text version (including tables, graphs, figures, etc.) for the review purpose. Graphs, figures, schemes and tables must be sent as separate files too. Manuscripts are accepted only in .doc, .docx or .rtf formats. Figures should be supplied in one of our preferred formats: JPEG, PNG or TIFF (300 dpi). Graphs have to be also sent in .xls or .xlsx format including source data. All graphs and figures have to be numbered in the order of their placement in the text.

The manuscript file has to be named with a surname of the first author without diacritic marks, e.g. novak.docx.

Other files (graphs, figures, etc.) have to be named with a surname of the first author without diacritic marks; further a type of supplement (a graph, a figure) and the ordinal number of appropriate type of supplement follow. Use an underline symbol in file names, e.g. novak_graph_1.xls, novak_graph_2.xls, novak_fig_1.jpg, novak_scheme_1.jpg).

Before submission, zip all files and name the archive with the surname of the first author, novak.zip.

A separate author account is required for each journal you submit to. If this is your first time submitting to this journal, please choose Login or New registration option in the editorial system.

Please note that upon next log in to the system you will be asked for your username or email and password.


For further information regarding the Copyright Statements.

What can you expect next days?

You will receive an automated email from the journal editor confirming your successful submission. You will be notified by email of any change in the status of the manuscript. If you have any reason to suspect that the confirmation email you received might be fraudulent, please contact journal office via email or phone.

Review and decision process

All papers are submitted to a blind peer review process before publication. Reviewers’ overall recommendation can be as follows:

  • Accept the paper without revision. The paper is forwarded to the Editorial Board to be accepted for publication in the journal.
  • Accept the paper with a minor revision. Reviewers’ suggestions and comments are sent via notification email to the corresponding author‘s e-mail address. The authors should correct the paper according to the comments and re-submit the paper again through the journal electronic submission system; all changes should be described so that the editor will be able to follow them and confirm their adoption. It is author’s right to refuse some reviewers’ comments; in such a case, the author has to clarify his/her viewpoints in an accompanying text document that is submitted together with the final version of the paper.
  • Reject the paper. The paper will not be published in the journal. Reviewers’ reasons for the rejection of the paper are sent via notification email to the corresponding author‘s e-mail address.

As soon as the paper is published, the corresponding author obtains an email request for review of the final version of the paper (proofs) in PDF. After approving the final version in the electronic submission system, the corresponding author also needs to check and submit the consent for publication of the paper.
Since the proofs for review are in PDF, we recommend installing Acrobat Reader version 10.0 or higher.

Technical aspects (average time for acceptance 30 days)
Evaluation of the technical aspects of the article:

  • Tables - layout, correctness, quality
  • Schemes – layout, correctness, quality
  • Figures (including graphs, schemes, illustration, maps etc.) – layout, correctness, quality
  • Sources for tables and figures [yes / no]
  • Sources for statistical data and citations [yes / no]
  • List of references / bibliography - according to the required style or not

Review aspects
The evaluation criteria of the paper are as follows:

  • Relevance of the work: consistency of the manuscript content with the aim and scope of the journal;
  • Organization of the manuscript: consistency with required structure, clarity and narrative;
  • Research methodology and treatment: aim and hypothesis formulation, clarity, originality and novelty; choice of methods, correctness of methods application;
  • Correctness of English: quality, use of academic terminology and citations;
  • Originality of the work: value added, suggestions for further research, practical implications;
  • Significance of presented results: value added, suggestions for further research, practical implications;
  • Clarity in writing, tables and figures: clarity of presentation and interpretation, tables and figures;
  • Citations and references to other works: quality of theoretical background, complexity and logic.

Submission Statistics

published articles: 40
rejection rate (%): 74,03 %

published articles: 40
rejection rate (%): 75,00 %

published articles: 40
rejection rate (%): 76,33 %

published articles: 40
rejection rate (%): 71,83 %

published articles: 37
rejection rate (%): 71,54 %

Frequently asked questions

Is there a submission fee for the journal?
Agris on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics does not charge a publication fee.

How can I become a reviewer for a journal?
Please email the journal editor and provide your CV. email. In rare cases, the author of a published paper may be asked for a review of another paper.

Who do I contact if I want to find out which volume and issue my accepted paper will appear in?
Typically, papers are added to an issue according to their date of publication. If you would like to know in advance which issue your paper will appear in, please contact the Editorial Office. Once your paper has been published in an journal, you will be notified by email.

Who do I contact if I have a question about my submission?
Please email the journal executive editor – you will find their contact details. If you ever suspect an email you have received from Agris on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics might not be genuine, please contact the journal executive editor, whose contact details can be found on the Contacts.

Is my paper suitable for the journal?
If you have read the aims and scope on the journal page and are still unsure whether your paper is suitable for the journal, please contact the Editorial Office and provide your paper title and abstract. The Editorial Office will assess your manuscript suitability. You can find the Editorial Office contact details on the Contacts page.

How do I make a change to the list of authors once the manuscript has been submitted?
Authorship and the order in which the authors are listed on the paper should be agreed prior to submission. If you need to make any changes to the author information once the paper is under review or has been accepted, we will look into your request and closely follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) authorship guidelines.