About the Journal

Focus and Scope

A scientific quarterly focusing on Central and Eastern Europe as well as Emerging Markets in general.

ISSN 2353-883X

eISSN 2353-8821

Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review (EBER), as multi-disciplinary and multi-contextual journal, is dedicated to serve as a broad and unified platform for revealing and spreading  economics and management research focused on entrepreneurship, individual entrepreneurs as well as particular entrepreneurial aspects of business. It attempts to link theory and practice in different sections of economics and management by publishing various types of articles, including research papers, conceptual papers and literature reviews. Our geographical scope of interests include Central and Eastern Europe and emerging markets, however we also welcome articles beyond this scope. The Journal accept the articles from the following fields:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Studies (in particular entrepreneurship and innovation, strategic entrepreneurship,  corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship methodology, new trends in HRM and HRD as well as organizational behaviour, entrepreneurial management, entrepreneurial business, management methodology, modern trends in business studies and organization theory, policies promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, R&D and SMEs, education for entrepreneurship),
  • International Business and Global Entrepreneurship (especially international entrepreneurship, European business, and new trends in international business, IB methodology),
  • International Economics and Applied Economics (in particular the role of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur in economics, international economics including the economics of the European Union and emerging markets, as well as Europeanization, new trends in economics, economics methodology).

EBER is indexed and abstracted in:

  1. Scopus (Netherlands)
  2. Scimago Journal Ranking (Granada, Spain)
  3. Web of Science Core Collection - ESCI Emerging Sources Citation Index (USA)
  4. Clarivate Anatylics (Beijing, China)
  5. Publons (Web of Science Group)
  6. EconLit - American Economic Association (USA)
  7. DOAJ (Directory Open Access Journals)
  8. ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global, Entrepreneurship Database, (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)
  9. EBSCO Business Source Complete, Business Source Premier,  (Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA)
  10. Cabell's International (USA)
  11. ERIH Plus (Bergen, Norway)
  12. NSD Nordi Nordic List (Norway)
  13. EconPapers - RePEc (Reserach Papers in Economics - Örebro, Sweden)
  14. BazEkon (Kraków, Poland)
  15. BazHum (Warsaw, Poland)
  16. Google Scholar
  17. ResearchGate RG Journal Impact (Berlin, Germany)
  18. ROAD Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (UNESCO ISSN Register)
  19. WorldCat - OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (Netherlands)
  20. CEEOL (Cetral and Eastern Euopean Online Library, Germany)
  21. ECONIS - Datenbank der ZBW (German National Library of Economics - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften ZBW)
  22. ECONBIZ - Datenbank der ZBW (German National Library of Economics - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften ZBW)
  23. ZDB - Zeitschriftendatenbank (German National Library - Deutsche Nationalbibliothek)
  24. EZB - Elektroinische Zeitschriftenbibliotek (Electronic Journals Library), Universitätsbibliothek
  25. WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Berlin Social Science Centre)
  26. OAJI (Open Academic Journals Index, Russian Federation)
  27. PBN (Polish Scholarly Bibliography)
  28. CeON - Centrum Otwartej Nauki - Biblioteka Nauki (Poland)
  29. ARIANTA (Naukowe i Branżowe Polskie Czasopisma Naukowe, Poland)
  30. Crossref CrossRef Metadata Search (Lynnfield, MA, USA)


Submission statistics


published articles: 52

rejection rate (%): 76%

no. of authors (co-authors):  106 (100%)

            incl. foreign authors: 58%

           incl. domestic authors: 42%  of which local authors: 13%

number of reviewers:  --- (100%)

            incl. foreign reviewers: -- %

            incl. domestic reviewers:  -- %

Countries of origins of authors in 2019: Afghanistan, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Lithuania, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam


published articles: 46

rejection rate (%): 58%

no. of authors (co-authors):  98 (100%)

            incl. foreign authors: 53%

           incl. domestic authors: 47%  of which local authors: 2%

number of reviewers:  114 (100%)

            incl. foreign reviewers: 55%

            incl. domestic reviewers:45 %

Countries of origins of authors in 2018: Austria, China, Columbia, Croatia, Estonia, Israel, Italy, Lithuenia, Nigeria, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.



published articles: 43

rejection rate (%): 41%

no. of authors (co-authors): 87 (100%)

            incl. foreign authors: 46%

           incl. domestic authors: 54%  of which local authors: 13%

number of reviewers: 79 (100%)

            incl. foreign reviewers: 60%

            incl. domestic reviewers: 40%

Countries of origins of authors in 2017: Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Serbia, UK, USA


published articles: 45

rejection rate (%): 41%

no. of authors (co-authors): 77 (100%)

            incl. foreign authors: 35%

           incl. domestic authors: 65%  of which local authors: 10%

number of reviewers: 79 (100%)

            incl. foreign reviewers: 57%

            incl. domestic reviewers: 43%

Countries of origins of authors in 2016:



published articles: 34

rejection rate (%): 40%

no. of authors (co-authors): 56 (100%)

            incl. foreign authors: 64%

           incl. domestic authors: 36%  of which local authors: 20%

number of reviewers: 56 (100%)

            incl. foreign reviewers: 64%

            incl. domestic reviewers: 36%

Countries of origins of authors in 2015:



published articles: 24

rejection rate (%): 37%

no. of authors (co-authors): 44 (100%)

            incl. foreign authors: 68%

           incl. domestic authors: 32%  of which local authors: 14%

number of reviewers: 48 (100%)

            incl. foreign reviewers: 62%

            incl. domestic reviewers: 38%

Countries of origins of authors in 2014: 



published articles: 24

rejection rate (%): 33%

no. of authors (co-authors): 33 (100%)

            incl. foreign authors: 51,5%

           incl. domestic authors: 48,5%  of which local authors: 21%

number of reviewers: 42 (100%)

            incl. foreign reviewers: 52%

            incl. domestic reviewers: 48%

 Countries of origins of authors in 2013: 


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The author's statement including the copyright notice as well as the statement on ethics and good practice in science (including financial disclosure, ghost-writing firewall, guest authorship firewall) must be submitted alongside the manuscript according to the form provided – see the attachment (see the attachment – author’s  statement) as well as to be mentioned on the article title page (see the attachment – article template).

The detailed information on Ethics and Malpractice is available in the guidelines established by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of  Poland: “Scientific Research and Articles Solidity and Intellectual Rights Respect”


Extract from the “Scientific Research and Articles Solidity and Intellectual Rights Respect” guidelines:

  1. Articles must be original and cannot include borrowings from other works, which could result in liability of the publisher. Papers cannot infringe any third party rights.

  2. Articles must reveal the contribution of all individual authors in the creation of publications (with their affiliations and contributions, such as information about who is the author of concepts, principles, methods, protocol, etc. used in the preparation of publications).

  3. Article cannot display any signs of "ghost-writing," that is not to disclose the names of authors who have made a significant contribution to the publication of, or otherwise contributed to its creation.

  4. Article cannot display any signs of "guest authorship" that is assigning a person who did not contribute to the creation of publications.

  5. Article must include complete information concerning sources of funding , the contribution of research institutions, associations and other entities ("financial disclosure").

  6. Editors and the Publisher will be documenting all forms of scientific misconduct and malpractice, particularly violations of ethics and violations in science. Any such cases will be reported to the employer of the author and to the relevant public and state institutions.

COPE | Committee on Publication Ethics

We follow Core Practices of COPE including Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelienss for Editors


 Anti-Pliagarism Policy

 EBER uses the Crossref Similarity Check anti-plagiarism system with the iThenticate tool for researchers and professional writers to check their original works for potential plagiarism. Please see more: http://www.ithenticate.com/about


Peer Review Process

1. The editor-in-chief  provides a final opinion based on a very detailed process.

2. The editor-in-chief or another member of the editorial council will make a preliminary decision to either accept the paper for further review or reject the paper. The author will be notified of the decision as soon as possible. In certain situations, this decision will be made following consultation with a member of the editorial council specializing in a given area of research.

3. The reviews are prepared by at leat 2 indepented reviewers indicated by the editorial board. The independent reviewers are not associated with the author's parent institution (EXTERNAL PEER REVIEW PROCESS IS PROVIDED: In the years 2013-2014 external reviewers against the author's affiliation, which means the CUE staff can review exceptionally only articles prepared by authors from other universities. From 2015 we use fully external reviewers). Reviews are prepared using a double-blind peer review. This process is based on the rule that the author does not know the identity of the reviewer and vice versa. Each review is issued in written form and ends with an unambiguous recommendation:

  • Paper accepted for publication without changes
  • Paper accepted for publication after minor changes
  • Paper accepted for publication after major changes
  • Paper rejected / Paper is not eligible for publication.

4. In addition to the recommendations made by reviewers, the author may receive additional suggestions from:

  • the editor-in-chief, only in urgent cases,  
  • an issue editor / a thematic editor - as the exicutive editor responsible for the issue,  
  • an associate editor / a guest editor appointed by the editor-in-chief, if there is a special need,
  • a layout editor for technical and editorial comments,
  • a statistics editor if the paper contains statistics.

5. The author must reply to all comments and suggestions (secial form is reguired to be filled in and to be sent back).

6. Before publishing each paper is proofread by a language editor (a native speaker / a bi-lingual speaker).

For details please see:

  • Internal Review Form (pdf)
  • External Review Form (pdf)
  • Statistical Review Form (pdf)

  • Guidelines for Reviewers (useful for Authors) (pdf)

Before submiting your paper, pleaseread and apply the following rules:

The evaluation criteria of the paper are as follows:

  • Title - consistency of  paper's content with the title
  • Abstract - consistency of abstract with paper's content, required abstract structure
  • Structure of the paper - consistency with required structure, clarity, narrative
  • Research problem - aim and hypothesis formulation, clarity, originality and novelty
  • Literature review - quality of theoretical background, complexity and logic
  • Research methods - choice of methods, correctness of application
  • Findings - clarity of presentation and interpretation
  • Contribution - value added, suggestions for further research, practical implications
  • Language - quality, use of academic terminology and citations

Evaluation of the statistical aspects of the article:

  • Choice of statistical methods
  • Proper application of statistical methods
  • Correctness of the results of calculations
  • Presentation of the results 
  • Validity of the conclusions

Evaluation of the technical aspects of the article:

  • Tables - layout, correctness, quality
  • Figures (including graphs, schemes, illustration, maps etc.) - layout, correctness, quality
  • Sources for tables and figures [yes / no] 
  • Sources for statistical data and citations [yes / no]
  • List of references / bibliography - according to the required style or not