Guidelines for Authors
The Transborder Economics (TE) editors ask authors to consider the following length guidelines when planning papers:
Reports of original empirical research or conceptual essays should be within the 20,000 and 25,000 characters (including spaces). Note: character counting includes main text and all the other elements, i.e. abstract, keywords, acknowledgments, references, or appendices.
Article must be prepared in English using template.
We will consider only original work for publication in the Journal, i.e. a submitted paper must not have been published before or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The author will be asked to confirm that article is not being submitted elsewhere.
Article should be sent as a file, preferably in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx file), attached to an e-mail message to the TE Editor firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article should be in a form ready for review and conform to the formatting. All elements of the paper being submitted (i.e. abstract, body/main text, tables and figures, etc.) must be compiled in one file, and placed where they would normally appear in the published paper, i.e. tables and figures should not be placed at the end of the paper.
The e-mail message to the editor should include:
- Agreement on completing a piece of work and transferring copyright signed by author and scanned.
- Full contact information for all authors, i.e., names, e-mail, institutional affiliation, complete mailing (postal) address, fax number.
THE REFEREEING PROCESS AND EDITORIAL DECISIONS
An incoming paper is at first screened by the editor, often in consultation with member(s) of the editorial board. If a problem appears, the editor will typically aim to provide the author(s) with advice on what seems to be necessary to change in order to make the paper suitable for a review, and eventual printing.
Papers which have passed such an initial screening are reviewed by an associate editor who also acts as an internal referee and may at times coordinate the review process that typically involves at least two external referees.
- to approve the article for printing as submitted (with no changes needed);
- to approve the article conditionally, after suggested (relatively minor) revisions are being made;
- to reject the article in the submitted form, but encourage the author(s) to re-submit a revised (rewritten) version of it for a future refereeing cycle; however, no promise is being made about the future acceptance of the revised paper unless it successfully passes a new refereeing cycle;
- to reject the article (as either not qualified or out of the scope of the journal).
The editor’s decision concerning the paper is mailed to the author directly after completing the refereeing process. Also, a copy of the anonymized reports from the referees is attached to such letter.