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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 EBER tamplete has been used and the article includes a structed abstract and five main parts (Introduction, Literature Review, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (*.docx - preffered), RTF, or OpenOffice document file format.
  • 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).
  • Where available, DOI numbers or URLs for the references have been provided.
  • All illustrations, figures and tables are camera ready and they can be reproduced, their quality is sufficient.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • ORCID number was provided on the last page of the article and was provided in the OJS system.
  • Subject classification according to EconLit Subject Descriptors - JEL codes was provided in the OJS during the submission process.
  • I am aware that my article will be checked for antyplagiarism by CrossCheck.

Before submiting your paper, please use our template:

  • EBER Template (docx)     -   NEW FROM 2021


..:: Downlodable Files and Tools for Authors and Reviewers ::..

  • Guidelines for Authors (pdf)
  • EBER Template (docx).
  • Copyright Transfer (docx or doc) - needed to be signed by Authors prior the publication
  • Internal Review Form (pdf)
  • External Review Form (pdf)
  • Statistical Review Form (pdf)
  • Author's Statement after the Reviews (docx or doc)
  • Guidelines for Reviewers (useful for Authors) (pdf)


..:: Guideliness in Brief ::..

 The most important things to do in brief:

  1. The articles should be prepared in accordance with rules adopted by the Editorial Board. The editors reserve the right to reject texts not meeting these rules.
  2. Please read EASE Guidelines for Authors of Scientific Articles to be Published in English (version of June 2014).
    In Polish: Wskazówki EASE dla autorów artykułów naukowych publikowanych w języku angielskim (wersja z lipca 2014)
  3. During the submission process you must provide us with your ORCID number! Otherwise we will not proceed your submission.
  4. Provide us with the Subject classification - EconLit Subject Descriptors - JEL codes in the OJS.
  5. The article must follow the required structure (file)


Reference Style / Bibliography

APA is used. Please follow APA Manual 6th Edition as of 2009 (272 pages of very detailed rules) - the whole manual can be downloaded from

You may also read APA Quick Guide (a brief summary of 8 pages).



..:: 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:


Authors' Statements

Prior publication, the author must submit to the editorial board the following statements and documentation: 1) Authoror's Statement and 2) Copyright Transfer

  • ghostwriting firewall & guest authorship firewall
  • contribution share (for co-authored papers only)
  • financial disclosure (optional)
  • paper file (for bibliometrics purpose)


..:: Length of the Article and APF (Article Processing Fee) ::..

Articles not exceeding 50 000 characters are published free of charge, otherwise the article processing fee (APC) will be applied. 


Basic length of the article 

The submissions sent to the publication should not exceed the recommended size in accordance with established rules:

Each submitted article can be up to 50 000 characters  (i.e. including tables, figures, references, author’s box at the end of the article, etc.).

Each Table and each Figure must be recalculated to characters based on its space. 


Article processing fees for too long articles

Kraków – March 5, 2018

The Decision of the Editorial Board concerning


Unfortunately we received too long articles and it made the publishing costs much higher. We are an open access journal with no articles submission fees (ASFs) nor article processing fees (APFs).

We remind that all submitted manuscripts should not exceed the recommended size in accordance with established rules up to 50 000 characters  (i.e. including tables, figures, references, author’s box at the end of the article, etc.).  Each Table and each Figure must be recalculated to characters based on its space. 

Cracow University of Economics subsidises all articles in EBER, as we do not sale the copyrights to the databases, so we have no profits at all.  The average real costs of the articles are high and they include linguistic copyediting (65% of total costs), proofreading, DTP (setting), printing, postal costs. Additionally we have fixed costs for maintaining the website and database, human resources costs. We are still trying not to charge any fees from the Authors, but we kindly ask you to respect the maximum length of the submitted articles.

Although no article submission or article processing fees are charged for preferred length of articles, nevertheless the fee for each additional up to 1800 characters (exceeding the first 50 000 characters) is 20 EUR + 23% VAT which is 24,60 EUR (or 105 PLN). For example if your article includes 52 100 characters you need to pay 49,20 EUR. The payment will be transferred to the Publisher’s bank account after the article’s approval for publication.

The fee for additional pages should be paid to:

in EUR:

PL 19 2490 0005 0000 4600 4637 5105

(with the annotation: EBER + your full name)


in PLN

09 2490 0005 0000 4530 8510 4422

(z adnotacją EBER + imię i nazwisko).

Bank details:

Alior Bank Spółka Akcyjna
ul. Łopuszańska 38D
02-232 Warszawa


Name of the Recipient:

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie /Cracow University of Economics/

Address of the Recipient:

ul. Rakowicka 27

31-510 Kraków



on behalf of the Editorial Board

           /-/ Editor-in-Chief


..:: 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). 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 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).


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