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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.
  • 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 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 et al., 2017, pp. 55-57), (Kwilinski, 2017), (Mazurkiewicz & Lis, 2018), J. Mazurkiewicz and P. Lis (2018, pp. 26-41), M. Tvaronavičienė (2014), Kwilinski et al. (2019a; 2019b),  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.

XIV. Plagiarism Policy The Virtual Economics follows an intensive plagiarism policy. It ensures that none of the parts of the manuscript is plagiarized from other sources and proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources. All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Plagiarism Detection Software: Grammarly Plagiarism, Premium Version. 

XV. Declaration of license grant and Author(s) declaration. Please sign Declaration of license grant and Author(s) Declaration. It can be either emailed, with your electronic signature(s), back to editor@virtual-economics.eu or to the postal address of the Virtual Economics.

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DECLARATION OF LICENSE GRANT

VIRTUAL ECONOMICS , ISSN 2657-4047, virtual-economics.eu, Publisher: The London Academy of Science and Business, 3rd Floor, 120 Baker Street, London, W1U 6TU, United Kingdom 
Please read the terms of this agreement, print, initial page 1, sign page 2, scan and send the document as one file attached to main document.

Title of the submitted manuscript (Work):

 

1.     Author’s name(s)

 

1.     Institution

 

2.     Author’s name(s)

 

2.     Institution

 

3.     Author’s name(s)

 

3.     Institution

 

4.     Author’s name(s)

 

4.     Institution

 

 

  1. We hereby declare that the manuscript has never been published before (in part or as a whole), nor has it ever been sent to be published elsewhere.
  2. We hereby declare that all graphs, schemes and pictures used in this paper are either of our authorship, or we obtained their authors' consent to have them published in our paper.
  3. We hereby give consent for our Work to be published on the Internet by the London Academy of Science and Business, hereinafter referred to as  LASB, the Publisher of the science journal entitled `'Virtual Economics'.
  4. We grant LASB exclusive, free of charge, temporally and territorially unlimited license to multiply the Work with the use of digital technology and make it publicly available, so as anyone shall be able to use it at a place and time suitable for them. I furthermore declare that I grant all interested parties the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) published by Creative Commons. This point means that everyone shall be able to use the Work not only within the scope specified in the act on limitations and exceptions to copyright, but they shall also be able to distribute it in the original version or its analysis, for any purpose, with the reservation that personal copyright laws are observed, especially with respect to keeping the information about the author.
  5. LASB may perform its powers through the infrastructure of digital repositories, databases and other selected infrastructures. The license encompasses the right to make modifications in the Work, without interfering with its subject matter, which is necessary due to the technical conditions of the infrastructure used by LASB.
  6. We declare that using the Work by LASB within the scope of the granted license shall not constitute violation of the rights of the third parties, and especially that We posses the author’s property rights within the scope necessary to grant a product licence (the author’s economic rights have not been transferred to other entities or I have proper agreements from these entities). In case the third parties shall have claims associated with the Work, We commit ourselves to take adequate action in order to free LASB from any possible liability.
  7. Conflict of interests. We hereby declare that we are not financially bound to or dependent on, any organisation or any party having a direct financial contribution to the object of the study or materials tested in a given study (e.g. by employment, consultancy, holding of shares, fees), except for those mentioned in the attachment. We understand that every subsidy for studies or the project has to be listed in a footnote of the first page of the paper.
  8. We give the above declaration acting for and on our own behalf.

This point means that the person who signs this declaration represents themselves, and the license is granted for their own rights.

Place and data: ________________________                                                          

  1. Name printed: ____________________Author’s Signature____________________
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THE AUTHOR(S) DECLARATION 

for  the following paper submitted for publication in the Virtual Economics, ISSN 2657-4047, virtual-economics.eu Publisher: The London Academy of Science and Business, 3rd Floor, 120 Baker Street, London, W1U 6TU, United Kingdom 

Title of the submitted manuscript (Work):

 

1.       Author’s name(s)

 

1.       Institution

 

2.       Author’s name(s)

 

2.       Institution

 

3.       Author’s name(s)

 

3.       Institution

 

4.       Author’s name(s)

 

4.       Institution

 

 
 
I. Declaration concerning „ghostwriting” and „guest authorship”

I / we are aware of the rules prohibiting  „ghost-writing” and „guest authorship”. I / we declare that this requirement has not been breached in the paper.

Authors’ participation

Authors

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Substantial contribution to the research idea

 

 

 

 

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Substantial contribution to the methods

 

 

 

 

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Substantial contribution to the discussion and conclusions

 

 

 

 

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Drafting of the manuscript

 

 

 

 

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Obtaining funds

 

 

 

 

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Statistical and technical support

 

 

 

 

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Research group leadership

 

 

 

 

 
II. I/we declare, that:
  1. the contents of this manuscript have not been copyrighted or published previously,
  2. the contents of the manuscript are not now under consideration for publication elsewhere,
  3. the work was prepared in accordance with guidelines and pattern - the work reported in accordance with the guidelines and pattern will not be reviewed.

III. I/we accept:

  1. the publishing agreement,
  2. ‘Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement’.
  3. I hereby certify that I have read, am well acquainted with and fully accept the information clauses regarding the protection of personal data included in the Regulations of the Virtual Economics https://virtual-economics.eu/index.php/VE/GDPR and I hereby give my consent to the processing of my personal data.

I/we certify that all the information contained in this declaration is accurate and truly reflects the actual facts with reference to the paper in question.

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 THE PROCEDURE OF REVIEWING AT THE VIRTUAL ECONOMICS

Each paper submitted to the VE is assessed by the Editor-in-Chief according to the criteria: 1) a sufficient contribution of the paper to knowledge; 2) its high potential to attract the interest of an international audience the text is sent to review. Each pre-selected paper is evaluated by at least two independent Reviewers. The double-blind review process is applied. It means that neither the Author(s) nor the Reviewers know identities of the other.

The detailed evaluation criteria are outlined in the Paper Reviewer Form

1. The significance of the paper
An important and well defined research problem, unique research area, the impact of the research performed on the existing state of arts. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

2. Research methodology
Quality of planning and conducting the research, criteria for selecting data, theoretical framework of the paper, research methods and their correct selection and application. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

3. The consistency of the paper
Clear layout, the cohesion between the main purpose, title and content of the paper, results coming from methods used in the paper. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

4. Paper form
Clear and precise language, correct terminology, the accuracy of references, articles from reputable journals used in the paper. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

5. Conclusions
a) Publication without amendment
b) Publication with minor adjustments
c) Important adjustments required to re-review
d) The rejection of the manuscript

Every year a list of Reviewers collaborating with the Editors of the Virtual Economics is shown on the website: https://virtual-economics.eu/index.php/VE/Reviewers_2019

Template of a paper for the Virtual Economics

 

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