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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.
  • Have you included in the cover page of the manuscript the title of the article, the author's name, the contact details (email), your titles and institutional belonging, ORCID, and a brief biography of 5/10 lines?
  • Have you included in the first page of the manuscript the Title of the article (+Subtitle), the Abstract of the article, max. 4 keywords and the JEL codes?
  • Have you duly anonymized the manuscript?
  • Have you followed the Harvard Manual of Style for your bibliography and in-text citation?

  • Are all graphs, tables and figures either inserted as objects or high quality images (min 600dpi)?
  • If you have any questions, you can review the section dedicated to manuscript presentation

Author Guidelines

Online Manuscript Submission- 

All manuscripts should be submitted to EE&CGs Journal through the registration page. To this end, please sign up as a user on the website by choosing the Authors tab. Then log in and go to the Authors tab in the personal area. Click on “Start a new submission” and follow the steps indicated by the system. 

The submitted manuscript should not have been published previously nor submitted for publication in any other journal. Prior to loading/sending a manuscript to the website, the editorial standards of the journal should be reviewed thoroughly and followed in its entirety.

Evaluation Process: The process consists of two main phases:

1) Screening by the journal’s editors.
2) Peer Review process.  

The screening phase by the editors assesses the manuscript’s overall quality and whether it falls into the scope and profile of the EE&CGs Journal. It also reviews the compliance with the editorial standards of the EE&CGs journal. In case a manuscript does not match the overall quality, scope and profile of the journal, it will be returned to the author. In case a manuscript does not match the editorial standards of the EE&CGs Journal, the editors will ask the author to revise and resubmit the manuscript. 

The peer review of the manuscript will be conducted by two experts through a double-blind evaluation process. The editors will select and send the manuscript to the reviewers, usually highly renowned academics with knowledge on the manuscript’s topic. In case of two negative reviews, the manuscript will be rejected. In case of one positive review and one negative, a third review of the manuscript will be asked and the results evaluated by the editorial committee to decide on an eventual publication of the manuscript. In case of two positive reviews, the publication process of the manuscript will proceed. In any case, the author shall attend the recommendations of the reviewers or give the reasons why he/she disagrees with any of them. The updated version of the manuscript shall be uploaded on the website. The associate editor may return the manuscript to the authors as many times as considered necessary until all its deficiencies are resolved and the manuscript is regarded as suitable for publication. During this process, the corresponding author may receive reminders to forward the corrected manuscript, with the aim of speeding up the revision process of the submitted manuscript. 

When the associate editor considers that the manuscript is ready for publication, it will be edited, formatted and prepared for the online publication, with a pre-print version submitted for approval by the author.

Manuscript Presentation: 

The file must be uploaded as a Microsoft Word or PDF file. Two files shall be submitted. The first is the Cover page, that includes all the personal information of the author(s) as specified hereafter. The second, duly anonymized, will include the First Page & Manuscript

Cover page. A cover page including the title of the article, the author's name, contact details (email), titles and institutional belonging, ORCID, and a brief biography of 5/10 lines.

In general, all Manuscripts shall include the following sections: First page, Text of the article, Bibliography, List of captions for figures, tables and graphs. The characteristics of each section are described below.

First page: Anonymized. Title of the article (+Subtitle), Abstract of the article (no more than 250 words), max 4 keywords and the JEL classification. These four elements must be submitted both in English, and in the original language of the submission.

Main text. Anonymized part of the manuscript. Make sure self-references are blacked out in the manuscript. All fonts and spacing are acceptable as long as the following rules are followed:

  • Font type and size Arial 12  
  • Use only three levels of titles: Title 1 (size 16), Title 2 (size 14), subtitle (bold). No numbering of titles. 
  • Organize your text so as to have two or three paragraphs per page. 
  • Short quotes are done in the text and highlighted in italic. Longer quotes must be made as an independent paragraph and highlighted in italic.
  • Complete bibliography at the end of the article. 
  • Bibliography. Manual of style: Harvard citation 
  • Footnotes: keep footnotes succinct and short.
  • Figures, graphs, tables and photos: they must be placed directly in the text as high quality images (min. 600 dpi) or as an object (original program). The number and caption will go above the figure, graph and table, in font size 12. Sources and authors of figure, graph and table must be acknowledged below, in font size 10.
  • Reference may also be made to the figures, graphs and tables cited in an appendix.  In the case of appendices, the name Appendix I, Appendix II, etc. should be used.

Bibliography. New page. Font size 10, as a single spaced list (bullet points). Follow the Manual of style: Harvard citation 

List of captions for figures, tables and graphs. New page. Font size 10, single spaced list.

Research articles

Research articles: Articles dealing with the current state of research on a specific research question and presenting an original contribution to the problem. Articles length should not exceed 8000 words (including bibliography but excluding annexes).

Research reports

Research reports: Articles that present the results of an applied research, in a synthetic way, emphasizing the importance of the results for social ethics. Articles length should not exceed 7000 words (including bibliography but excluding annexes).


Short articles that develop an original reflection in the form of an essay. Articles will have between 3500 and 5500 words (with bibliography).

Responses or Comments to previous articles published in the Journal

Short articles that enter into a critical dialogue with an article previously published in the Journal. Articles will have between 3500 and 5500 words (including bibliography).


Interviews. Interview with an author regarding either his whole academic work or one of his/her latest book. Articles should not exceed 6,500 words.

Book review

A critical review of a significant book recently published (no more than 3 years). The review should not exceed 2000 words.

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