Guide for Authors

Journal of Research in Emerging Markets ISSN: 2663-905X

SUBMITTING TEXT FOR PUBLICATION

Please read the guidelines carefully and follow them closely to ensure that your manuscript is formatted properly and that the review process will be as quick and efficient as possible. The manuscript may be returned to the author if it is not prepared in accordance with these instructions.

Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Research in Emerging Markets (JREM) must NOT be considered at the same time for publication in other journals. Moreover, the manuscript must not have been published in the past.

Manuscripts submitted using the JREM online submission system available here

To assure anonymity, information on the authors (including names, addresses, employment, phone numbers, e-mail addresses) cannot be submitted together with the text, but should be sent separately on the title page. The mailing address of the author should be clearly specified. In the case of several authors, one address should be indicated.

The journal does not charge any article processing fees and article submission fees as well. The submission and publication of the article are free of charge.

 SUBMISSION COMPOSITION

The submission should be well-organized technically and include the following mandatory separate files:

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Title page.
  3. Main manuscript.

In the cover letter, the authors should indicate at least four potential reviewers of the submitted manuscript. Please indicate names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses.

The title page of an article should contain only the following elements:

  • the title of the paper (thetitle should be short, specific and informative);
  • the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s);
  • name and full contact address of the corresponding author (preferably, this should include a telephone number, fax, and e-mail details, as it improves the processing of the submission);
  • at least three keywords describing the areas and subject of the submission;
  • at least 1 JEL code (authors may provide several, depending on the number of the subject area of the submission). For further information on the JEL codes, please see http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php.

The main manuscript should be structured in the following way: abstract; main text introduction, data and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references, (as appropriate).

The abstract, which must have about 100-200 words. The abstract should be comprehensive and concise to the readers before they have read the manuscript. The references and citations should be avoided. The abstract may cover the justification of the undertaken topic, the aim of the study, methodology, and the main results, conclusions, and implications.

The articles can also include supplementary online material. Supplementary online material can be an appendix, video, dataset, sound file, or anything which supports (and is pertinent to) your paper. The supplementary material online on the journal’s website. Please refer clearly to the supplementary material in the text of the manuscript and provide it in a separate file(s).

In order to maintain the integrity, transparency and reproducibility of research records, JREM encourages authors to make their research and experimental data openly available either by publishing the data and files as supplementary information in this journal or by depositing into data repositories or. For work where novel computer code was developed, authors are also encouraged to release the code in a similar way. The name and version of all software used should be clearly indicated.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

A) Initial submissions

During the initial submission, authors may submit their paper in any scholarly layout or format. Manuscripts may be supplied in Word, rich text format (RTF), open document format (ODT), or PDF files. Figures and tables can be placed within the text or submitted as separate documents. Figures should be of sufficient resolution to enable refereeing.

Although there are no strict formatting requirements, all submissions must contain the essential elements including abstract, author affiliation, figures, tables, funder information, and references, as outlined in the previous section.

References can be in any style or format, so long as a consistent scholarly citation format is applied. Author name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title, year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate) and page numbers are essential. All bibliographic entries must contain a corresponding in-text citation. The addition of DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers is recommended but not essential.

To facilitate proper peer-reviewing of your manuscript, it is essential that it is submitted in grammatically correct English. The authors should make sure that their papers are free of any language errors. Spelling can be US or UK English so long as it is used consistently.

There is no page or word limit for the submissions.

Note that, regardless of the initial submission format, the revised and post-acceptance submissions need to be formatted according to the journal's standard and provided in editable files.

B) Revised submissions

The revised manuscripts must be submitted in accordance with the journal standard.

There is a template available for this journal: download template. The revised submissions should be prepared based on the template. However, the author data should be included only after the final acceptance of the manuscript. During the revision stage, the paper must remain blinded, i.e., no author data can be disclosed.

Submissions that are not formatted in accordance with the journal requirement will be returned to authors.

Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file. The corresponding caption should be placed directly below the figure or table.

Subsections: Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Equations: Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separate from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).

Footnotes: Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article.

Figures and tables captions: Ensure that each exhibit has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself). Also, each exhibit should contain a note below that allows a full understanding of the illustration. The exhibits should be self-explanatory. In particular, the authors should explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Tables: Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables should be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, and not on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.  The authors should avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells. Each object should be numbered in sequence using Arabic numerals. They should also have a title above and an explanatory footnote below (source).

The manuscripts have to be 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'. The manuscripts cannot include language, spelling, or grammar error. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.

C) References

The references in the revised submissions should be formatted according to the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Please refer to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

The APA citation and referencing guidelines could be also found here: APA guidelines.

The examples of references could be also found in the journal template: download template.

Please, avoid the footnotes in the main text - use only the Harvard style (author-date) for references.

Please include DOI numbers if possible. Use of DOI is highly encouraged

BEFORE THE PUBLICATION

Before the final publication, the authors will receive the proofs of a manuscript for final examination. 

Along with the proofs, the authors are also requested to fill, sign, and scan the Declaration of License Grant. A copy of the declaration is available here: download the declaration.

PREPRINTS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

JREM accepts papers which  have been previously made available as preprints (e.g., SSRN) provided that they have not undergone peer review. A preprint is a draft version of a paper made available online before submission to a journal.

High quality and expanded conference papers that have been previously published in proceedings can be submitted to JREM if they fulfil the following three requirements: (a) the artile should be expanded to the size of a research paper; (b) the conference paper should be cited and noted that the article has been previously published in proceedings; (c) if the authors hold the copyright of the published conference paper or obtained the appropriate permission from the copyright holder.

AUTHOR’S RIGHTS

As an author you (or your employer or institution) may do the following:

  • make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use make copies and distribute such copies (including through e-mail) of the article to research colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not commercially or systematically, e.g., via an e-mail list or list server);
  • post a pre-print version of the article on Internet websites including electronic preprint servers, and to retain indefinitely such version on such servers or sites post a revised personal version of the final text of the article (to reflect changes made in the peer review and editing process) on your personal or institutional website or server, with a link to the journal homepage;
  • present the article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the delegates attending such a meeting for your employer, if the article is a 'work for hire', made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g., training) retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any processes or procedure described in the article include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation;
  • use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings, books, or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of your article in the journal) prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise reuse portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.