Editorial Policies

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 Human Capital (in particular entrepreneurship and innovation, strategic entrepreneurship,  corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship methodology, new trends in HRM and HRD as well as organizational behaviour),  
  • Management and Business Studies (in particular entrepreneurial management, entrepreneurial business, management methodology, modern trends in business studies and organization theory),  
  • International Business and International Economics (especially international entrepreneurship, European business, and new trends in international economics including the economics of the European Union and emerging markets, as well as Europeanization),
  • Applied Economics and Statistics (in particular the role of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur in economics – microeconomics and macroeconomics, new trends in economics, economics methodology, current research in statistics and demography),  
  • Public Policies and Business Education (in particular policies promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, R&D and SMEs, education for entrepreneurship, new trends in social sciences).


Section Policies

Thematic Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Other Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

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 (docx)
  • External Review Form (docx)
  • Statistical Review Form (docx)
  • Guidelines for Reviewers (useful for Authors) (pdf)
  • Guidelines for Authors (pdf)
  • Brief Instruction for Authors (pdf)
  • Check List of the Paper (docx)
  • Author's Statement after the Reviews (docx)
  • Copyright Transfer (docx)


Before submiting your paper, please use our template:

  • EBER Template (docx)

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


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, ghostwriting 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 title page).

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 "ghostwriting," 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's of the author and to the relevant public and state institutions.

We advise to read the following rules:


Abstracting & Indexing

All articles are indexed in international databases, including:

1) ABI/INFORM Global(Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)


2) ProQuest Entrepreneurship (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)


3) EBSCO Business Source Ultimate/Complete (Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA)


4) EBSCO Business Source Corporate Plus (Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA)

5) ERIH Plus (Bergen, Norway)


6)  EconPapers - RePEc (Reserach Papers in Economics - Örebro, Sweden)


7) BazEkon (Poland)


8) BazHum (Poland)  

9) DOAJ (Directory Open Access Journals)

10) CEEOL (Cetral and Eastern Euopean Online Library, Germany)


11) Google Scholar


12) PBN (Polish Scholarly Bibliography)


13) ECONIS - Datenbank der ZBW (German National Library of Economics - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften ZBW)


14) ECONBIZ - Datenbank der ZBW (German National Library of Economics - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften ZBW)


15) ROAD Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (UNESCO ISSN Register)


16) WorldCat- OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (Netherlands)


17) ZDB - Zeitschriftendatenbank (German National Library - Deutsche Nationalbibliothek)


18) EZB- Elektroinische Zeitschriftenbibliotek (Electronic Journals Library), Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg


19) WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Berlin Social Science Centre)

20) OAJI(Open Academic Journals Index, Russian Federation)

21) ARIANTA (Naukowe i Branżowe Polskie Czasopisma Naukowe, Poland)

22) Index Copernicus International (IC Journals Master List)

23) CeON- Centrum Otwartej Nauki - Biblioteka Nauki (Polan

24) CrossRef Metadata Search


All articles publsihed in EBER are tagged with an identification number employing the Digital Object Identifier System (DOI). 




Journal Scoring for Polish Researchers


In 2015 all articles published in EBER could receive 12 points out of 15 possible points as of the evaluation by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education of 23 December 2015 (List B, item no. 498).



EBER except for the jorunal ISSN and eISSN numbers provides also the ISBN number, which allows to treat each thematic issue of our journal as a monograph (a thematic book) and  each paper can get 4 points (as a chapter in English according to the ministerial rules).





Published papers: 45

Rejection rate: 40.8% (out of all submissions)

Authors and Co-Authors: 77 (100%)
International authors: 35,1.X%
Domestic authors: 64.9%
   incl. Local authors: 10.4%

External Reviewers in relation to authors: 79 (100%)
International reviewers: 57%
Domestic reviewers: 43%


Published papers: 34

Rejection rate: 39.9% (out of all submissions)

Authors and Co-Authors: 56 (100%)
International authors: 64,3.X%
Domestic authors: 35.7%
   incl. Local authors: 19.6%

External Reviewers in relation to authors: 56 (100%)
International reviewers: 64%
Domestic reviewers: 36%


Published papers: 24

Rejection rate: 36.8% (out of all submissions)

Authors and Co-Authors: 44 (100%)
International authors: 68.2%
Domestic authors: 31.8%
   incl. Local authors: 13.6%

External Reviewers in relation to authors: 50 (100%)
International reviewers: 62%
Domestic reviewers: 38%


Published papers: 24

Rejection rate: 33.3% (out of all submissions)

Authors and Co-Authors: 33 (100%)
International authors: 51.5%
Domestic authors: 48.5%
   incl. Local authors: 21.2%

External Reviewers in relation to authors: 29 (100%)
International reviewers: 51.7%
Domestic reviewers: 48.3%

Countries of our Authors:

So far the authors from the following countries have published with us:


Algeria, South Africa, Tanzania

Asia - South Asia, SouthEast Asia, Far East:

Indonesia, Malaysia.

Asia - Middle East / Near East:


Australia & Oceania:

New Zeland


Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland. 

North America:

Canada, USA


Distribution to Libraries

EBER is distrubuted to the following 43 international libraries in 31 countries:

Australia: The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School McLennan Library, Carlton

Austria: University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Wien

Belarus: Belarusian State University Fundamental Library, Minsk

Belgium: KUL Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Centrale Bibliotheek, Leuven

Bulgaria: University of National and World Economy, Sofia

Croatia: National and University Library in Zagreb

Czech Republic: University of Economics in Prague, Praha

Denmark: Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg

Estonia: University of Tartu Library, Tartu

Finland: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus Library, Helsinki

France: Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, Paris

France: INSEAD Doriot Library, Fontainebleau Cedex

Germany: ZBW German National Library of Economics, Kiel

Germany: ZEW Center for European Economic Research Library, Mannheim

Hungary: The Central Library in Budapest, Corvinus University of Budapest

Ireland: Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Dublin

Italy: European University Insitute Library, Firenze

Italy: Library of Bocconi University, Milano

Italy: Le Biblioteche della Sapienza, Roma

Lithuania: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius

Netherland: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam

Netherlands: University of Utrecht Library, Utrecht

Norway: BI Norwegian Business School Biblioteket, Oslo

Portugal: Lisbon Institute University, Lisboa

Romania: Bucharest University of Economic Sciences, Bucharest

Romania: Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Biblioteca Centrală Universitară, Cluj-Napoca

Russia: St. Petersburg State University of Economics, St. Petersburg

Russia: State University of Management, Moscow

Serbia: University Library "Svetozar Markovic", Belgrade

Slovakia: Ekonomická univerzita v Bratislave, Bratislava

Slovenia: National and University Library, Ljubljana

Slovenia: University of Primorska, Koper

Spain: University of Navarra, Barcelona

Sweden: Stockholm University Library, Stockholm

Switzerland: University of St. Gallen Library, St.Gallen

UK: LSE Library, London School of Economics & Political Science, London

UK: London Business School, London

UK: The British Library, London

UK: The Sainsbury Library, Oxford University, Oxford

Ukraine: Kyiv National Economics University, Central Library, Kiev

USA: Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

USA: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

USA: The Library of Congress, Washington, DC


And in Poland to the following 26 libraries:

Białystok: Książnica Podlaska im. Łukasza Górnickiego w Białystoku

Gdańsk: Biblioteka Główna Politechniki Gdańskiej

Gdańsk: Biblioteka Główna Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego

Katowice: Biblioteka Śląska w Katowicach

Katowice: Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Katowicach

Kraków: Biblioteka Główna Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej w Krakowie

Kraków: Biblioteka Instytutu Geografii Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie

Kraków: Biblioteka Jagiellońska w Krakowie

Kraków: Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie

Lublin: Biblioteka Główna Uniwersytetu M. Curie-Skłodowskiej

Lublin: Biblioteka Uniwersytecka KUL w Lublinie

Łódź: Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Łodzi

Opole: Biblioteka Główna Uniwersytetu Opolskiego

Poznań: Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Poznaniu

Poznań: Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu

Szczecin: Biblioteka Główna Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego

Szczecin: Książnica Pomorska im. S. Staszica w Szczecinie

Toruń: Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Toruniu

Warszawa: Biblioteka Akademii Leona Koźmińskiego w Warszawie

Warszawa: Biblioteka Główna Politechniki Warszawskiej

Warszawa: Biblioteka Narodowa w Warszawie

Warszawa: Biblioteka Publiczna m. st. Warszawy

Warszawa: Biblioteka Szkoły Głównej Handlowej w Warszawie

Warszawa: Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Warszawie

Wrocław: Biblioteka Uniwersytecka we Wrocławiu

Wrocław: Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu