Guide for Authors

1. Article structure

1.1. Subdivision

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections.

1.2. Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

1.3. Results

Results should be clear and concise.

1.4. Discussion

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

1.5. Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

1.6. Appendices

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on.

2. Essential title page information

2.1. Title

Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

2.2. Author names and affiliations

The author(s) name(s) should be indicated as clearly as possible. Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Provide the e-mail address of each author.

2.3. Corresponding author

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.

3. Abstract

The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

4. Keywords

Immediately after the abstract provide a maximum of 5 keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

5. Classification codes

Provide at least one standard JEL code.

6. Acknowledgements

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

7. Tables

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns.

8. Figures

Figures must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. All figures should be orientated like portrait. The figures with the landscape orientation are not suitable.

9. References

9.1. Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full.

9.2. Reference style

9.2.1. References

All citations in the text should refer to:

  • Single Author: the Author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication – Blanchard (1990);
  • Two Authors: both Authors' names and the year of publication – Alesina and Perotti (1996);
  • Three or more Authors: first Author's name followed by "et al." and the year of publication – Alesina et al. (1998).

In the references list references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same Author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.

9.2.2. Examples

Reference to a journal publication
Blanchard, O., 1990. Suggestions for a New Set of Fiscal Indicators. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No.79.

Reference to a book
Gruber, J., 2005. Public Finance and Public Policy. Worth Publishers, New York.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book
Chuhan, P., 2005. Debt and Debt Indicators in the Measurement of Vulnerability. In: Burnside, C., (Eds.), Fiscal Sustainability in Theory and Practice, The World Bank, Washington D. C., pp.81-112.

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