INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
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Submission and Publication Requirements
Optimum. Studia Ekonomiczne is a general economics journal whose purpose is to document scholarly research and provide a platform for the exchange of opinions concerning mainly the methodology of economic studies, the theory of economics and management, the theory and practice of economic integration, economic policy, environmental economics, and sustainable development.
The editorial board accepts only original texts in Polish or English, written specifically for Optimum. Studia Ekonomiczne. The submissions can have the form of science papers, research reports, reviews, information on conferences, symposiums, or seminars.
A text can be qualified for publication on condition that it receives positive reviews. Details regarding assessment are available under the 'Review process' tab.
In view of the current standards concerning the ghostwriting prevention procedure introduced by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for science journals in order to warrant the authenticity of authorship, the authors of articles submitted for publication in Optimum. Studia Ekonomiczne are obliged to:
• provide information about the contributions made by all the co-authors (including their affiliation and indication of the authors of the conception of the paper, as well as the assumptions, methods, etc. used in the course of the work).
• provide information about the sources of financing, contribution of scientific institutions, associations and other subjects (financial disclosure).
Submissions should be sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Texts should be accompanied by a completed signed copy of license agreement and author declaration (linked at the bottom of this page).
The submissions qualified for printing are subject to scientific and technical editing, as well as proof-reading. For this reason, the editors reserve the right to shorten the accepted manuscripts, change their titles, and introduce editorial corrections in accordance with the standards of the journal.
Submitted texts should be preformatted as described in the editorial template (linked below) in a text editor that is compatible with Microsoft Word.
Scientific papers and research reports should be clearly divided into parts (introduction, chapters, sub-chapters, conclusion). They must be accompanied by an abstract containing the main theses of the paper in Polish and English, as well as key words.
The size of an article should not exceed one publisher's sheet (around 40,000 characters, or 20 pages of typescript), while the abstract should not be longer than 0.5 page. Figures and tables should be provided in an electronic version, preferably not shaded.
Information regarding sources should be given in the following format: [J. Kowalski, 2004, pp. 14-17], and in joint publications: [Makroekonomia…, 2003, pp.14-17].
References should be listed in alphabetical order according to one of the following formats: "author, title, publishing house, place of publication, year of publication" or "title, name of editor(s), publishing house, place of publication, year of publication". Electronic documents should be described in a way that will make it possible to easily find the website from which they are obtained; it is necessary that the retrieval date is provided.
The correct JEL code, in conformity with the classification given on the website https://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/jelCodes.php, should be placed under the key words.
In the case of co-authored articles, information about the specific contribution of each author should be provided (one-sentence descriptions of each author's contribution and their share in the joint work expressed in %). For example, Jan Kowalski: development of research conception, assistance in administration of surveys and analysis of their results, 40%; Anna Kowalska: collection of data, drafting of the introductory (theoretical) section, collaboration in research and analysis of outcomes, 60%.
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