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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

I. Initial requirements: a) Full length papers should be 4,000-7,000 words long, b) Submission and on-line publication is free of charges, c) Editors evaluate all manuscripts first. Papers rejected at this stage are either insufficiently original, poor language or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Papers that meet the minimum criteria are passed to two reviewers for the in-depth review, d) Upon acceptance of a paper, authors will be asked to complete a VE Publishing Agreement.

II. Initial data: a) Title. Concise and informative, b) Authors' names and affiliations. Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names and provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and the e-mail address of each author, c) ORCID, d) JEL Classification Codes of the paper, e) Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of publishing process.

III. Abstract. A concise abstract, of about 200-250 words that includes a statement about the economic content of the paper, is required. The abstract should state briefly, the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the paper, so it must be able to stand alone.

IV. Keywords. Provide a maximum of 7 keywords.

V. Structure of the paper. Divide your paper into clearly defined and numbered sections. 1. Introduction. This section is mandatory. In this required section, concisely state the objectives of the paper and indicate the contribution to the economics literature. 2. Literature review. 3. Methodology. 4. Results and Discussion. In this section authors should describe results of the research and explore their scientific significance. 5. Conclusions.

VI. Acknowledgements. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the paper, before the references, if necessary.

VII. Formatting of funding sources. List funding sources in accordance to funder's requirements, if necessary.

VIII. References. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list and vice versa. References cited in the text: (Stiglitz, Akerlof and Spence 2017, pp. 55-57}. (Kwilinski 2017) References list: edition of APA style.

IX. Math formulae, tables and figures. Please submit math equations and tables as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., A/B.

X. Submission. Manuscript must be 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked' by authors. Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your paper details and uploading your files. You can track the status of your submitted paper online in OJS.

XI. Open access policy. Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public. For open access articles, permitted third party (re)use is defined by the Creative Commons License - Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work, as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

XII. Referees. Please submit the names and institutional e-mail addresses of several potential referees. The best referees are those who do research that is closely related to your submission.

XIII. Ethics. a) Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. b) The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. c) Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review.

 Template of a paper for the Virtual Economics

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